Next to the Konnekt audio interfaces TC Electronic today announced the new C300 compressor/limiter/gate/expander, the M350 dual engine rack processor and the PCI version of the PowerCore range, called the PCI Express (PCIe) version.
C300 is a single rackspace dual engine processor featuring analog and digital I/O, with both engines able to operate in compression/limiter or gate/expander mode. The 16 compression/limiter presets and 16 gate/expander sourcebased presets give the user real-world starting points to execute complicated compression at the flip of a switch. C300 is an excellent match for both stereo and mono sources. The flexible routing provides all combinations of parallel and serial link modes, and the stereo serial mode allows the user to process a composite signal on both engines simultaneously. C300 will ship in May 2006 at EUR 210 retail ex. VAT.
C300 is the perfect addition to PA and recording setups, fixed installations, and DJ systems where audio dynamics and transparency are at a premium. Based on years of research into dynamics, C300 utilizes TC’s thoroughly proven spectral compression in a user-friendly preset-based structure. C300 employs cutting-edge expansion and intelligent TC full-band and multi-band gating and compression algorithms which allow audio material to be effectively compressed without reducing the level of the entire signal when it exceeds the threshold. C300 also includes TC’s new style compression mode, based on parallel compression, which makes it possible to mix the compressed signal with the dry signal with a single button. New style compression allows the user to emphasize low level details, and bring out expression and character in vocals and other acoustic sources. The new C300 dynamics processor from TC Electronic offers engineers, performing and recording musicians and DJs an essential tool for optimizing any given audio material without having to adjust complex parameters.
The M350 combines 15 brand-new TC-quality reverbs with 15 multi-purpose effects
including delay, modulation and compression, and it is equally suited for live, install, and studio applications. M350 features a front panel user interface, which is optimized for easy and speedy operation in a live performance situation. Studio engineers and recording musicians will benefit from the included AU/VST compatible software editor, which allows for seamless control and editing integration with DAW systems. The M350 software editor enables the user to fully automate all parameters and presets of the M350, or to control them in real-time. With the M350, TC Electronic offers a high-end reverb/multi-effects tool at an affordable price. M350 ships in May 2006 at EUR 210 retail ex. VAT.
The M350 reverbs include classic TC hall, cathedral, ambience, room as well as a choice selection of plates and springs; reverb parameters cover decay, pre-delay and color. The comprehensive effects section features a number of compression, modulation, and delay variations, including de-esser, vintage phaser, tremolo, and dynamic delay. All reverb and effect types and parameters are accessible directly from the front panel, ensuring maximum flexibility in any given situation. The M350 has 256 factory presets as well as 99 user presets, in total, 355 presets are provided.
High density 24 bit processing and AD/DA conversion delivers the full transparency of TC reverbs and effects. The auto-sensing 24 bit S/PDIF input ensures bullet-proof input connection in any setup. Without digital input, the M350 automatically switches to analog. Furthermore, the M350 comes with an easy-to-read preset display, and provides MIDI in/out, MIDI clock tempo sync, pedal control of tap tempo, and global bypass. It provides 5 direct access parameters for quick and easy handling of parameter changes. The adaptive built-in power supply secures seamless operation at any main voltage with no need for clumsy wall-warts.
With PowerCore Express, all PowerCore plug-ins, including award-winning System 6000 reverb/dynamics tools and ground-breaking harmony effects from TC-Helicon, will be available for PowerCore users that have chosen to exploit the benefits of the new fast PCIe-equipped PCs and Apple Power Mac G5 computers. PowerCore Express ships with the same 14 included plug-ins and at the same price as PowerCore PCI mkII. TC Electronic will continue to offer the existing PowerCore PCI mkII and PowerCore Unplugged versions, ensuring the utmost compatibility with all PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express-equipped computers. PowerCore Express will ship in the summer of 2006 at EUR 1140 retail ex. VAT.