The TC Electronic System 6000 is a multi-channel digital effects processor. The system consists of a Mainframe unit housing all processing, which uses an extremely sophisticated and flexible processor structure, featuring leading DSP architecture, physical input/output and connections for external control. The mainframe is controlled by the TC Icon remote-head, connected via ethernet.
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.
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.
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