Yamaha S90 Keyboard
Emu Audity 2000
Emu Proteus 2500
Alesis Ion
Novation Supernova II
Ibanez RG350EX Elec. Guitar
Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar


TC M One XL Multi Effects
TC Triple C Compressor
Yamaha MG 16/4 Mixer
RME ADI-8 DS Dig Converter
SPL Transient Designer 2
Focusrite Twintrak Pro Preamp
Line 6 Pod XT Guitar Processor
AKG C4000b Microphone
AKG C451b Stereo Pair Mics
Shure SM58 Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 H/phones
AKG K240DF Headphones
Neutrik Patchbay


Millennium Dual Athlon PC
RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
MOTU Midi Express XT
Universal Audio UAD-1 card
> TC Powercore Firewire <
M-Audio Firewire Solo
Sonar 2, 3 and 5
Wavelab 4
Cubase SX 2 and 3
Steinberg Groove Agent
Fxpansion BFD
NI Kontakt 2
Vember Audio Shortcircuit

TC Powercore Firewire DSP System

TC Powercore Firewire
A 1U rackmount version of the classic TC Powercore Plug In DSP system which connects to the PC using a standard firewire connection. Approximately twice as powerful as the PCI card version, the Firewire version is essentially the same product but with more oomph. It only runs VST effects and instruments but, after the version 4.4 release of the Cakewalk VST Adapter, which converts these into DX items, received full plug-in delay compensation I got hold of one tested it and kept it.

The reverbs are second to none, Classicverb is a dream and very easy to work, Megareverb takes more effort, but is still great. The dynamics are not quite as good as the UAD-1 but it does have a multiband mastering tool called the Master X3 which is nothing short of fabulous. There are other plug-ins such as a channel strip and a voice channel, a capable 4 band EQ called EQSat and Powercore 01 which is a VSTi monosynth. As with the UAD-1 card, I have not attached screenshots of all the plug-ins, they are readily available at the TC Electronic website.

There are lots of 3rd party plug-ins available, of great quality - you could certainly spend a lot and work this unit hard. I bought it principally to up the quality of my reverb gear, which is does nicely. You can read a full review I wrote for Samplecraze here: Samplecraze TC Powercore Review

Visit the TC Electronic Website Here

Or you can mail me here, glen@abstractfriends.com
if you want to ask me anything, I'll do my best to answer if I can.