PowerCore X8 - Sonnox Edition
PowerCore X8 is ideal for high-end production environments where unsurpassed quality and processing capabilities are required. It includes two highly acclaimed Sonnox plug-ins - the Oxford EQ and Oxford Dynamics from Sonnox - in addition to 14 included TC Electronic plug-ins.
More than just the world's best EQ and Dynamics
PowerCore X8 provides a massive amount of power, with 8 fast DSPs and oodles of RAM. It is ideal for high-end production environments where unsurpassed quality and processing capabilities are required. Designed for serious studios and professional applications, the PowerCore X8 is sure to deliver, and it will meet even the most demanding tasks and requirements. PowerCore X8 comes with 14 included plug-ins, among them, the renowned Dynamic EQ plug-in as well as the DeNoise plug-in from the acclaimed Restoration Suite package.
Even complex mixes are possible with just a laptop and one PowerCore X8. The unique combination of a floating-point Power PC with 8 Motorola DSPs, ensures tight integration into the native world while at the same time maintaining all of the advantages that DSPs offer for pristine signal processing.
PowerCore's software and hardware provide the utmost in quality and a future-proof design. Extremely power demanding tools like mastering dynamics, reverbs and other professional virtual processors run on PowerCore without draining the host computer's resources. With the introduction of the optional MD3 Stereo Mastering Package for PowerCore, even the most demanding mastering tasks, previously only known from System 6000, can now be performed with the PowerCore X8.
PowerCore X8 delivers an array of powerful tools right out of the box. Among the 14 virtual processors included, you get the most complete collection of dynamics processing available, including a virtual Finalizer (Master X), Vintage Compression and a Voice Channel Strip. Not to mention the two TC-quality Reverbs, Modulation Effects, EQs, Synthesis and more. From the large bulk of optional plug-ins from TC Electronic and 3rd party developers, there are choice treasures for virtually any professional application, among others the highly acclaimed Restoration Suite and the System 6000 plug-ins for PowerCore, like the MD3 Stereo Mastering package and the VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb. PowerCore X8 ships with PowerCore 3.0 software, which is the biggest update to the PowerCore software package yet, with lot of enhancements and new features based upon a great deal of input from our users.
We've given you the freedom to choose the plugs you want for whatever your application. TC Electronic is constantly developing new and professional optional plug-ins, most notably 1:1 ports of original and undiluted algorithms from the System 6000. And third party developers are always adding more PowerCore plug-ins to the mix, which gives you the choice of the best tools and instruments around.
September, 2017: Discontinuing support for PowerCore
Back in 2011 we ceased further development of the PowerCore platform.
Although we have been doing no official development with regard to the PowerCore software itself, for almost 7 years we have however been maintaining the PowerCore account system, and provided customer support for PowerCore users.
As we are reorganizing our server infrastructure as well as human resources, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot continue our current support of the PowerCore infrastructure.
Therefore, on December 31st 2017, we will discontinue:
- The PowerCore account system
- Customer support for PowerCore
After December 31st 2017 it will no longer be possible to log into your PowerCore account to register products, transfer licenses etc. and we will no longer be providing customer support for the platform.
There is of course nothing that prevents users from using their current PowerCore system, also, we will keep the PowerCore forum running.
TC Electronic will continue to focus on music production and mastering, and we will be providing revolutionary solutions in these fields moving forward.
Future development of the PowerCore platform has ceased
As part of a larger strategic review in early 2011, we decided to cease further development of the PowerCore product range, including hardware units as well as software for the PowerCore platform.
With the most recent software release, PowerCore is compatible with the following operating systems:
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
The PowerCore drivers support 64-bit operating systems, but note that all plug-ins are 32-bit.