TC are very pleased to welcome them aboard 02/04/04
V-Station on PowerCore
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I seem to recall moaning about the lack of virtual instruments for the TC PowerCore platform way back when first reviewed the DSP platform. Now that TC have introduced the PowerCore FireWire, a whole new host of third-party plugs are arriving.
It seems my prayers have been answered (although I'm sure it's not down to me). Winter NAMM saw the introduction of The Access Virus to PowerCore. MESSE heralds Novations excellent V-Station, the virtual rendition of the much acclaimed K-Station 8-voice polysynth (see our original review).
V-Station|PowerCore comes with three powerful oscillators providing all the classic waveforms, including a sine wave for sub-bass floor-shaking grooves. Proprietary Liquid Analog filters, 8-voice polyphony per instance, 6 simultaneous effects per instance and phatt sounds only found in a genuine Novation synth, are just some of the features included in the V-Station|PowerCore.
All the primary sound-shaping controls are readily available on the main screen and for serious tweaking there are three additional screens providing a wealth of possibilities. An arpeggiator with programmable speed, synchronization and sweep range is available within each instance, enabling comprehensive synchronization of time-based effects.
V-Station|PowerCore ships with 200 factory sounds, covering a huge sonic range from leads to pads, and delicate electric pianos to phatt funky bass, although, you'll want to get your hands on the controls and make your own - I can assure you it's most rewarding.