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KJandKT 9th November 2019 06:25 AM

Tc System 6000 MK I
 
Hi,

I was just recently given a TC 6000 Mastering unit by a friend. It is basically new - only used to mix one album. I know this is an old unit but is it still a unit mastering engineers are using? I was thinking of using it to master and running it through an A-Designs Mp2 (not driven hard) for a little analog warmth. I believe Bob Katz talks about doing something similar in his Mastering book. I also have izotope music production suite with Ozone. Has the software gotten to the point where it is as good or better than the hardware or does the TC still have its place?

Appreciate your thoughts in advance...blessings!

KJandKT 12th November 2019 06:59 PM

Also, interesting enough...I got a reply back from Music Tribe that they are no longer doing the MKII upgrade kits! So, my unit will remain at MKI. But it still has MD4 in it, the Reverb 5000 effects/reverbs, etc.

deedeeyeah 12th November 2019 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by KJandKT (Post 14318469)
Also, interesting enough...I got a reply back from Music Tribe that they are no longer doing the MKII upgrade kits! So, my unit will remain at MKII. But it still has MD4 in it, the Reverb 5000 effects/reverbs, etc.

don't excepect any support for gear from any manufacturer which got bought by evil b...

anyway, the m/s mastering options are useful but imo the system 6000 is actually more valuable as a reverb/efx device than as a mastering processor - enjoy!

Thomas W. Bethe 13th November 2019 02:45 PM

Still selling used for lots of money.See this SOS article https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews...ic-reverb-6000 FWIW

Joe_caithness 18th November 2019 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KJandKT (Post 14318469)
Also, interesting enough...I got a reply back from Music Tribe that they are no longer doing the MKII upgrade kits! So, my unit will remain at MKII. But it still has MD4 in it, the Reverb 5000 effects/reverbs, etc.

That's about enough processors to mix an entire album alone, let alone master ;)

You have a good friend.

I don't use the TC stuff anymore but I have good memories of it (RIP M5000 and 6000 poco..)

jayfrigo 20th November 2019 06:09 PM

TC 6000 with MD4 is great for mastering and still getting used in a lot of studios. There are more options for less money these days, but that doesn't mean it got worse, just that you're likely to see a more varied field.