The PowerCore platform was one of the first (other than Pro Tools) DSP booster systems for native processing power on the host computer. The PowerCore system comprises of a bunch of beefy DSP and RAM either on the PCI card (PCI version) or FireWire connected version that can run specially compiled plug-ins such as TC's excellent reverb, EQ and dynamics. There are also several third party plugs from the likes of Access - the Virus, Sony Oxford, Novation, Noveltech and TC-Helicon.
Version 2.0 makes a number of graphical user interface changes, improving feedback on CPU and RAM usage, plus license details on installed and running plug-ins.
PowerCore 2.0 enables a fully functional 20-hour trial version of a number of optional TC plug-ins. These plug-ins will be included with the installer in all future versions and simplify the download procedure when buying optional PowerCore plug-ins. With PowerCore 2.0, users will also be able to transfer optional plug-ins between PowerCore units. Only PowerCore FireWire, Compact, mkII and Unplugged users will be able to benefit from the trial version and license transfer facilities of the version 2.0. All PowerCore users are automatically eligible for a free upgrade to PowerCore 2.0, which will be available from www.tcelectronic.com in January 2006.