TC Electronics TC Electronics Film 6000 Audio Mixing Processor
The TC Electronics TC Electronics Film 6000 is as the name implies a special version of System 6000 MKII that is tailored for film production, offering all of the tools you need when creating and mixing audio for film.
When working with multichannel formats in film, it is absolutely key that your sense of space is consistent across channel formats.
Many reverbs will get more subtle, or almost seem to fade away, when going from 5.1 surrounds to stereo. This is not the case with the pristine reverbs of TC Electronics Film 6000 that appear equally vivid, realistic and crystal-clear whether in mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 or extreme multichannel formats like Auro and Dolby Atmos.
- Tailored for Film Production
Born to Add Magic to Epic Moments on the Big Screen
- Dedicated Film Tools
Pristine Reverbs, UnWrap HD, LM6 Loudness Radar Meter, AM6 Annoyance Radar Meter and More
- System 6000 MKII Platform
The Audio Backbone of Thousands of Film and Music Studios Around the World
Tailored for Film
Starting in the 80’s, we pioneered the field of digital audio and have provided the pro audio market with state-of-the-art tools ever since.
With TC Electronics Film 6000 we have collected all of the tools we know film creators use with System 6000. Capturing a visual moment perfectly is an accomplishment in itself, but true magic won’t happen until you add audio. TC Electronics Film 6000 will help you create those amazing, epic, scary, sad, moving, hilarious, exciting, thoughtful, evocative moments for cinema and TV.
In other words, it has become even easier for you to find the right combination of tools for this legendary platform. We have simply gathered and pre-installed all the tools relevant for film production so the system is ready to perform right out of the box.
Dedicated Film Tools
Creating realistically sounding spaces is key in film productionand reverb is absolutely essential in making this happen. TC Electronics Film 6000 comes with 19 of the best reverb algorithms known to audio in stereo, surround and even unlimited multichannel versions.
Another essential tool is our legendary UnWrap HD, which has been used for more than a decade by virtually all major Hollywood studios for unfolding a stereo signal to 5.1 surround.
Further, loudness has also become an issue in film. Obviously, movies have to co-exist with other types of program material in broadcast, but also in cinema, loudness normalization is being recognized as a meaningful way of measuring audio. To make sure all needs are catered for, we have included our ITU-compliant LM6 Loudness Radar Meter as well as the TASA-compliant AM6 Annoyance Radar Meter.
The hardware platform of TC Electronics Film 6000 has been tested intensively in the most demanding production environments since 1999.
You will find System 6000 in literally thousands of world-leading recording, film, post and mastering studios all over the world, and in quite a few OB vans and broadcast production studios as well.
The platform has won no less than three of the prestigious TEC Awards over the years. In 2000 for the original System 6000, in 2005 for Mastering 6000 and in 2010 for System 6000 MKII.
Skywalker Sound Chooses System 6000 Again and Again
Skywalker Sound was founded by George Lucas and apart from creating the sound for Star Wars, their credit list is nothing short of amazing. From Indiana Jones over Shrek and Harry Potter to Transformers and many, many more.
Skywalker Sound was among the first to integrate the original System 6000.”We installed our first TC System 6000 in 1999,” recalls Doug Ford, Skywalker Sound’s engineering supervisor.
“The quality of its algorithms, as well as ease-of-use and flexibility, meant that we had to increase our stock over the next year or so to a total of 11 units. Since purchasing the units our mixers and sound designers have collaborated with TC to modify and improve the algorithm libraryand some have even bought their own, personal 6ks!”
In 2011 Skywalker Sound upgraded all of its 11 System 6000 units to the MKII version.”This latest upgrade greatly improves our ability to move projects from one room to another by exchanging User Presets and Automation data over our corporate network,” continues Ford. “It’s remarkable that the core hardwarewhich we bought more than 10 years agocontinues to benefit from significant feature releases that made this year’s hardware upgrades a worthwhile investment.”
TC Electronics Film 6000 Tools
TC Electronics Film 6000 comes with all of the algorithms that was included with the legendary Reverb 6000Multichannel as well as Stereo Reverbs. Plus the 8-channel Rev8 algorithm that was not available for the original Reverb 6000.
On top of that, you get a lot of additional algorithms that are invaluable in film production, including UnWrap HD, LM6, AM6, Varipitch 8 and Toolbox 5.1.
Below, you will find a complete list of the tools included with TC Electronics Film 6000.
With this license you can access SpacePan and every reverb and delay preset, including the complete Halls of Fame bank and the Skywalker Sound Collection.
Unique room simulator for matrixed sound production. This algorithm turns the diffused field of the simulation into an Lt/Rt signal.
If you need to add reverb to an existing 5.1 or 6.1 signal or move sources around with a joystick, VSS 6.1 Reverb is your algorithm.
VSS 5.1 Source
A true 5.1 simulator algorithm with multi-directional, early-reflection patterns, a wide sweet spot and fully uncorrelated rendering.
4 discrete mono reverbs. Engineers often find such a setup more useful than using pre-configured structures for stereo, 5.1, 6.1 and other formats.
An extremely versatile delay and boundary effect that can reflect any environment. Easy to edit, so you can remain intuitive while mixing.
Our 8 input panning algorithm allows you to position any audio source precisely in a real-time or surround environment.
This license includes our very best stereo and dual source reverbs and delaysfor example VSS3, VSS4, Nonlin2 and Reflectorplus access to hundreds of film and music presets as well as the stereo section of Halls of Fame.
Highly advanced stereo reverb capable of treating source-related reflections from multiple angles with results of unrivalled precision.
What you get is simply a ‘true-to-life’ sound. We’ve designed this algorithm to painstakingly recreate room types that are incredibly convincing.
Envelope, Attack, Hold and Release parameters set you free to create compact vocal ambiance, dramatic eighties drum and percussion sounds, reverse reverbor your own new sonic creations.
Generic Reverb with a true vintage flavor and a flattering sustain effect. It complements Source Reverb very well, and both can be great for different types of reverb applications.
An extremely versatile delay and boundary effect that can reflect any environment. Easy to edit, so you can remain intuitive while mixing.
Reverb that’s great for percussive instruments. It comes with a well-defined and precise build up and the uncorrelated design ensures perfect mono compatibility.
Classic and true stereo reverb. Control decay time with four individually adjustable frequency bands and create sounds with virtually no audible early reflections.
Great effect for small room simulations. Professionals in film and post production have found this algorithm perfect for reproducing the short ‘tails’ of small rooms.
24 bit true stereo delay that gives you up to 2.5 seconds in each channels with basic feedback control. You can use it with sample rates up to 96kHz.
Delay with filtered feedback control. Now you can modulate delays with full control over the relative L/R phase to emulate chorus or tape delay perfectly.
High-resolution stereo chorus and flanging effects as well as modulated stereo delays of up to 650 ms per channel.
A Classic M5000 algorithm that gives you a digital version of the highly-acclaimed TC XII stomp box. It features several swept filter sections to control the impact of your effect.
Additional TC Electronics Film 6000 Tools
With TC Electronics Film 6000, you also get Reverb 8 for your multichannel sessions, the finest loudness meter on the marketour LM6 Loudness Radar MeterUnWrap HD for converting stereo to 5.1, AM6 Annoyance Radar Meter, VariPitch8 and the versatile Toolbox 5.1.
Reverb 8 for System 6000 MKII
Reverb 8 is your perfect, pristine-sounding solution for multichannel formats. Particularly useful for multichannel film production. Go from 8 to infinity…
Our UnWrap HD algorithm is the go to upconverter for film and mastering professionals. The sheer sound quality you achieve during upconversion is unrivalled and can be heard in countless cinema movies and music tracks.
Complete loudness overview at a glance, including Loudness History, Momentary Loudness, True Peak Level and universal descriptors that can show e.g. Program Loudness, Loudness Range.
The AM6 radar combines an intuitive and efficient way of visualizing annoyance of stereo or 5.1 content over time, while the integrated Leq(M) number indicates the status of the entire trailer or commercial.
High-quality pitch change, chorus and double tracking. Quite simply the best, most unobtrusive pitch control device you will ever find.
Support your surround productions with a palette of various Level, Test, Bass Management and Downmix tools.
Expand With Even More Tools
Apart from the wealth of included algorithms listed above, you can add even more worldclass audio tools.
No matter what your main area of production is, you might find optional tools that will fit into your workflow.
System 6000 Integrator
System 6000 Integrator is an audio & video software integration plug-in. In short, it allows you to integrate pristine TC processing with your DAW or NLE.
Simply save and reload the complete settings of your System 6000 as part of your project.
Total Control with the TC ICON Remote
We know you’ll love working with our intuitive and innovative TC ICON Remote. We’ve even included the remote as software so you can also run it on your Mac or PC.
- Incredibly Fast Touch Screen and Faders Response
- Intuitive and User-friendly Interface
- Controls Even More TC Studio and Broadcast Units with Dual Ethernet and Dual USB Ports
- Integrate Multiple Mainframes and TC ICONS/Editors Into Your Network
Your TC Icon display gives you an astonishingly fast and flexible way to connect your 16 physical I/Os to your 32 Internal Engine I/Os.
- Visual overview of all I/O connections
- Run all I/Os simultaneouslyat 96 kHz
- Parallel and Serial Routing of Engine I/Os
- Output various standards of 5.1 channels with ease
- Physical inputs feed several Engines simultaneously
- Mix Engine outputs on Physical outputs
- Store Routings separately from processing settings
With the System 6000 MKII hardware platform, you’ll always have the best possible signal path for your sonic creations:
- Up to 16 Physical Input and 16 Output Channels
- All Channels Run up to 96kHz Sample Rate
- AES/EBU or Analogor a Mix Between Them
- State of the Art AD/DA Converter Cards (ADA24/96)
- The Potential to Configure a Total of 6 AD/DA Converter Channels
Your System 6000 MKII always includes a Mainframe with 8 channels AES/EBU I/O, the TC Icon Remote as hardware as well as software for Mac and PC. But we want to you to know that you have even more options:
Two-Channel Analog Reference Quality I/O Module
Up to three of these ADA2496 cards can be fitted into one Mainframe, giving a total of six analog reference quality I/Os.
Additional 8 AES/EBU I/O Channels Card
System 6000 MKII is born with 8 channels of AES/EBU and one additional AES/EBU-8 card can be inserted into the Mainframe. The I/O connector is a 25-pin D Sub type and we’ve provided a D-Sub to XLR connector snake with the card.
500 Scene, 500 Routing and 1000 Engine User Present Locations
Our 1 MB PCMCIA Card gets you direct access to these from the library pages on the Icon Control.
A standard four-port Ethernet HUB that you can use to set up networks for multiple mainframes, TC Icon remotes and computers using Mac or PC-editors.
Keeping track of the multitude of issues around loudness can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve created a one-stop dedicated loudness website where you’ll find critical information on the most important issues.
The site is an answer to the highly relevant question: “What Is Loudness, and Why Is It Important?”
Triple TEC Award Winner
Our System 6000 platform has been praised right from the start. Not only by the pro audio press, but also by the TEC Foundation.
After the introduction of the original System 6000, the platform received its first TEC Award in 2000. Five years later, Mastering 6000, won another TEC Award. Finally, we received a third TEC award for the MKII version in 2010.
We are proud and honored, but we don’t rest on our laurels. We stand comitted to continuously refine the platform by developing new state-of-the-art tools and software.
System 6000 has stayed ahead of the curve for more than a decade, and we intend to keep things that way!
- Ultra-high quality comprehensive processor for film production audio offers a suite of high-end utilities tailored towards audio mixing for film on a tough, industry-proven hardware platform
- Special SYSTEM 6000 MKII version provides a complete pre-installed set of tools for film production audio to help you add compelling sound and a realistic sense of space to your creative visuals
- Core hardware platform has been heavily tested in the most demanding production environments since 1999 and is used by thousands of leading studios around the globe
- High-definition multichannel REVERB 8 algorithm lets you create infinite output channels* from any source, so you can deliver powerful content for even the most extreme surround formats
- Incorporates stellar multichannel and stereo reverb algorithms from the legendary REVERB 6000, including VSS3 and 4, Nonlin2, and Reflector, to give you immensely versatile and flexible sonic control
- UNWRAP HD algorithm delivers unparalleled 5.1 content from stereo sources and is the de facto industry standard for high-resolution upconversion processing
- ITU-compliant LM6 loudness radar meter gives you a complete loudness landscape overview of your audio at a glance
- TASA-compliant AM6 radar annoyance meter lets you visualize annoyance of stereo and 5.1 content over time and gives you the overall Leq(M) level plus true-peak measurement
- Additional staple technologies on board, including VariPitch 8 unobtrusive pitch control, and Toolbox 5.1 surround production support
- Expandable with a wide range of optional algorithm tools to let you further customize your setup to your unique production requirements
- SYSTEM 6000 INTEGRATOR AAX*, AU* and VST* remote control plug-in lets you integrate pristine TC ELECTRONIC processing with your DAW or NLE
- Intuitive ICON remote hardware interface with touch screen and motorized sliders makes it enchantingly easy to navigate audio options, and free ICON control software for PC or Mac* provides in-depth control remotely
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in Denmark
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