TC Electronic Mastering 6000 MKII is all about audio mastering. Starting in the 80s, TC pioneered the field of digital audio and later did the same regarding perceived loudness. Since then, they have provided the pro audio and broadcast markets with state-of-the-art tools.
With Mastering 6000 they have collected all of the tools the world's most respected mastering engineers use with System 6000.
In other words, it has become even easier for you to find the right combination of tools for this legendary platform. TC has simply gathered and pre-installed the full package so the system is ready to perform right out of the box.
Mastering 6000 includes the finest stereo and multichannel dynamics tools known to audio: MDX 5.1, MD 5.1, MD3 and MD4. All of these algorithms work with multiple bands of dynamics control, and as a final safety net, you also get the legendary Brickwall 2 Limiter. EQ is also essential in mastering, so TC havs added EQ 5.1 and the amazing MDW Hires EQ by George Massenburg Labs. To meet loudness delivery specs for broadcast, you also get the LM6 Loudness Radar Meter, and if you need to deliver in 5.1 surround, UnWrap HD lets you upconvert a stereo signal into a convincing 5.1 surround version. Finally, you will get Matrix 88, Varipitch 8 and Tolbox 5.1 for your surround mastering sessions.
The hardware platform of Mastering 6000 has been tested intensively in the most demanding production environments since 1999. You will find System 6000 in literally thousands of world-leading mastering, recording, film and post 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.
Mastering 6000 Tools
The latest incarnation of Mastering 6000 comes with all of the algorithms that was included with the original version - Multichannel as well as Stereo tools.
On top of that, you get a lot of additional algorithms that are invaluable in mastering, including UnWrap HD, our LM6 Loudness Radar Meter and the state-of-the-art MDW EQ by George Massenburg Labs and more.
Compressor, Expander and Limiter for multichannel signals in one algorithm. Extensive linking and priority parameters enable you to control your processing with precision.
Support your surround productions with a palette of various Level, Test, Bass Management and Downmix tools.
High-resolution dynamics processor for multichannel signals. This algorithm gives you a sophisticated approach to dynamic range control.
Six mono channels of 4-band fully parametric EQ. Use this analog-sounding effect alone or in conjunction with other algorithms.
Advanced, high-resolution, multiband dynamics algorithm that includes the innovative DXP mode, allowing you to lift up low-level detail individually in each band.
This high-resolution, multiband dynamics processor has been the industry standard for more than a decade. It will split your audio into individual frequency bands before expanding and compressing.
Brickwall Limiter 2:
The ultimate True-peak protection of your signal without sacrificing loudness. TC has designed this processor to show if a signal is contaminated with 0dBFS+ peaks - and to remove them.
Digital 8-Channel Mixer. Achieve maximum resolution with the intelligent limiter, advanced digital summing mixer, accurate delays and bit pattern transparency.
The 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.
MDW HiRes EQ:
There can be absolutely no doubt that George Massenburg has a great sense of audio, and the MDW® HiRes EQ has been developed strictly to his personal specifications. As the MDW® design complements the TC Electronic EQ alternatives, you simply get the opportunity to choose between several desirable EQ flavors, each with their own specific advantages.
High-quality pitch change, chorus and double tracking. Quite simply the best, most unobtrusive pitch control device you will ever find.