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anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« on: December 24, 2019, 04:21:50 AM »
as is common knowledge at this point: TC Electronic have discontinued the Powercore platform back in 2011
not sure when the product was first introduced? 2001? 2002?

im just taking a quick look back at this topic that i previously largely overlooked; (in favor of UAD)
my questions for those more versed than i on this topic are:

is it still possible to buy + use TC powercore Products in macos9 in 2020?
im alot less familiar with this topic then with the uad-1 product;

how many different powercore products were there?
let me see if i can answer that.. if anything is missing or incorrect please correct me

PowerCore (Original?)
http://web.archive.org/web/20040409041843/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCore

PowerCore PCI mkII
http://web.archive.org/web/20051123115129/http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=1233

PowerCore Compact
http://web.archive.org/web/20050829194948/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCoreCompact

PowerCore Element (is this the first "Mk1" version? or a budget scaled down version?)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050901082227/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCoreElement

PowerCore Firewire
http://web.archive.org/web/20050831112915/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCoreFireWire

PowerCore Express
PowerCore Unplugged (i'm guessing this version comes with 0 plugins?)
PowerCore 6000
PowerCore X8
PowerCore X8 Sonnox Edition


http://web.archive.org/web/20011214123248/http://www.tcelectronic.com/products.asp?page=overview
http://web.archive.org/web/20040409041843/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCore
http://web.archive.org/web/20050907013812/http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCoreComparison
http://web.archive.org/web/20120516234658/http://www.tcelectronic.com/powercore.asp
http://web.archive.org/web/20120517120154/http://www.tcelectronic.com/powercorefamily.asp
http://web.archive.org/web/20120520010529/http://www.tcelectronic.com/powercore3.asp
http://web.archive.org/web/20120520155424/http://www.tcelectronic.com/powercoreconcept.asp
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/tc-electronic-powercore-firewire

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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 11:07:40 AM »
I believe I am one of the last 10 guys (5 maybe...) in the world playing with the TC Powercore in Cubase VST...
The only model you can play with, is the original PCI version.
None of the further releases (PCI MKII, FW, etc, ) are what working in OS9...
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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 01:57:53 PM »
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TC Electronics PowerCore (Hardware Driver, Plugin Suite) - Version 1.6.1

The Download Folder also includes the World-class 247C Compressor and ClassicVerb Reverb Plugin Installs

Here is all our Powercore software
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1146.0.html

The only caveat is the Master X3 that was authorized per serial number on the board,
I still have six originals with the Master X3 authorized Cubase Master X3 if you need one inexpensively

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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 09:45:05 AM »
I still have six originals with the Master X3 authorized Cubase Master X3 if you need one inexpensively

I might be interested in one of these.. I'll send a DM...
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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 12:28:20 PM »
Interestingly enough, if you happen to have a Hackintosh with PCI ports, the original PCI powercore cards work perfectly fine up to at least 10.14...
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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2021, 02:49:52 PM »

powercore license unlocker is now available.

we needed 2-3 people with a card and missing licenses (such as someone who has not yet installed his master X5) who can test something before we post it here.

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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2021, 01:42:17 PM »
Where can you read about it? Need to flash the card or have a patch?

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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2021, 02:02:23 PM »
you need to put the card into a computer which can boot into windows, then try to patch the OS9 and OSX PPC demo versions under windows.

OSX intel works this way, PPC is still untested but should use the same encryption. eventually we need to restructure the resource forks later.

do you have a spare win computer with PCI around?

i am not going to search for the demo installers when nobody can help / wants it for himself. :)
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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2021, 04:01:58 PM »
Thanks for the answer. One of these days I'll try to get a Pentium 4 from my friends.
Should this be done in Windows XP or Windows 7?

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Re: anyone using TC Powercore in 2020? (Discontinued in 2011)
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2021, 04:03:23 PM »
the later one wont hurt i think.
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