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TC Electronics System 6000
4-Engine Multichannel FX Processor Daily Rate: $150
Ultimate reverb and processing for any format - System 6000 is an industry milestone. It is a proven fact that processors have made a genuine leap forward during the past 10 years. System 6000 was honored with the prestigious TEC award in year 2000, but its software and processing capabilities have developed immensely since then. This development path offers System 6000 users a wealth of free additions and new license possibilities.
A System 6000 without additional licenses, AKA Reverb 6000, contains dozens of pristine reverb, delay and boundary effects for any format from mono, stereo, LCR, LtRt to 5.1 and 6.1. Among the hundreds of presets available, the Halls of Fame bank and the Skywalker Sound Collection provides presets created by some of the most respected people in the music and film industry. With internal double precision processing, superb jitter rejection and reference quality AD and DA converters, no other reverb on the planet comes close to the resolution and performance of Reverb 6000.
Clearly, a high quality realtime processor can be used for more than spatial effects. Numerous license extensions are available in order to turn the 6000 into a mastering processor, monitor matrix, format converter and much more. Upsampled limiters, multiband processors, up- and down-conversion, George Massenburg's wonderful MDW® Eqs and Pristine research-intensive processing a la carte can be used stand-alone or well integrated with large format consoles or digital workstations.
Reverb 6000 and Mastering 6000 offers the same core structure, features and hardware configurations, and therefore the following is valid for both products.
The heart of Reverb 6000 and Mastering 6000 is the Mainframe 6000 housing all processing, physical input/output and connections for external control. The main control surface is the TC Icon remote-head and CPU, which easily connect via Ethernet to the Mainframe. The TC Icon remote are also available as software editors for both Mac and PC. Multiple Mainframes and TC Icons/Editors can be integrated into a network.
Mainframe 6000 houses an extremely sophisticated and flexible processor structure, utilizing the leading DSP architecture.
One mainframe hosts up to four audio processors, referred to as "Engines. Each Engine can be loaded with any of the processing algorithms available in the Library banks.
All four processors have equal DSP-power and are supported with a large amount of external RAM. Therefore any Engine can be loaded with a variety of different algorithms from Reverbs and effects to Dynamics and EQ.
All four Engines handle up to 8 input and 8 output channels each, depending on the loaded algorithm type. This enables to create a wealth of configurations: e.g. four stereo-reverbs; or two stereo-reverbs and a 5.1 reverb; or have a full 5.1 mastering setup with EQ, dynamics and format-conversion in one mainframe - the number of combinations are endless.
Mainframe 6000 has up to 16 physical input and 16 output channels. All 16 channels are able to run at 96kHz sample rate, thereby not diminishing the number of available I/O-channels when running at high rates.
As a standard Mainframe 6000 comes with 8 AES/EBU I/O-channels. On top of this, optional eight channels can be configured with either additional 8 AES/EBU I/O-channels, or three dual-channel analog I/O-cards, giving a total of six AD/DA converter channels.
The dual-channel AD/DA converter cards (ADA24/96) are state of the art Mastering grade quality, which compares to any high-end stand-alone converters on the market. This means that no matter your application, you will always have the best possible signal path for your precious material.
Connecting the 16 physical I/Os to the 32 internal Engine I/Os is done in the easiest possible way and at the same time with the largest flexibility imaginable.
A display on the Icon controller designed as a path-bay makes it very easy to get an overview of all I/O connections and to change them fast.
Advantages with the Routing structure:
16 physical I/Os assignable to 32 internal I/Os - all capable of running simultaneously up to 96kHz sample rate.
Free assignment of I/O channels sequence. This makes it easy e.g. to output various standards of distributing 5.1-channels.
Parallel and Serial routing of Engine I/Os.
Physical inputs can feed several Engines simultaneously.
Engine outputs can be mixed on the physical outputs.
Routings can be stored and recalled separately from processing settings.
See product documentation
SUPPORT DOCUMENTS, DOWNLOADS AND MANUALS:
- TC Electronics System 6000 Operation (PDF, 750.1 M)
- TC Electronics System 6000 Quickstart (PDF, 952.8 M)
- TC Electronics System 6000 Specs (PDF, 189 M)