We have tailored a special version of System 6000 MKII that is optimized for all types of music production.
We love music and want it sound its best at all times, so developing the best tools and effects for music production was second nature to us.
You can use it for any type of music production and in every stage of your production. Create amazing spaces and control your dynamics in a subtle and transparent way - or compress harder and go for extreme effects for creative purposes.
The choice is yours. We just offer you the best tools known to audio.
Tailored for Music ProductionPerfect for Recording, Mixing, Post, Remix, etc.
Cover Your SpacesPristine Reverbs, Stereo Dynamics, Loudness Metering, Hi-Res EQ and More
System 6000 MKII PlatformThe Audio Backbone of Thousands of Music and Film Studios Around the World
Tailored for Music
Music 6000 is tailormade for music production in all forms.
Regardless of whether you're tracking and need to setup a bit of subtle comfort reverb for the performer, or have reached the mixing stage, Music 6000 delivers all of your favorite tools and effects.
You can even keep an eye on your loudness level at all times with the LM6 Loudness Radar Meter, which is particularly important if your content is meant for broadcast.
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 music production so the system is ready to perform right out of the box.
Cover Your Spaces
Music 6000 gives you no less than 18 pristine, multichannel and stereo reverbs plus the M5000 state-of-the-art delay, chorus and phaser effects as well as hundreds of presets.
For dynamics processing, our acclaimed MD3 and MD4 multiband compressors as well as Brickwall Limiter 2 have you covered.
Also included is Matrix 88, a digital 8-channel summing mixer, offering upsampled limiting, 48 bit summing, accurate delays and bit transparency.
On top of this, you get our famous LM6 Loudness Radar Meter and the unmatched, sweet MDW HiRes EQ developed strictly to the personal specifications of the legendary George Massenburg.
The hardware platform of Music 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.
Al Schmitt's Number One Mixing Tool
Al Schmitt is a renowned recording engineer who has worked with such artists as Paul McCartney, Gloria Estefan, George Benson, Toto, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Norah Jones and many more. Oh, and winning 18 Grammy Awards for engineering kind of speaks for itself!
System 6000 is always part of Al's productions, and if he is working in other studios he always makes sure they have a System 6000. If they don't, he will simply bring his own.
"It's such a natural sounding unit, and the control you have over everything is great. It's the number one tool in my arsenal - I don't do anything without it."
Music 6000 Tools
Music 6000 comes with all of the algorithms that were included with the legendary Reverb 6000 - Multichannel as well as Stereo Reverbs.
On top of that, you get a lot of additional algorithms that are invaluable in music production, including pristine Stereo Mastering tools, our LM Loudness Radar Meter and the state-of-the-art MDW EQ by George Massenburg Labs.
Below, you will find a complete list of the tools included with Music 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.Learn More About VSS™ Surround
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.Learn More About VSS™ 6.1
VSS™ 5.1 Source
A true 5.1 simulator algorithm with multi-directional, early-reflection patterns, a wide sweet spot and fully uncorrelated rendering.Learn More About VSS™ 5.1 Source
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.Learn More About VSS™ M4
An extremely versatile delay and boundary effect that can reflect any environment. Easy to edit, so you can remain intuitive while mixing.Learn More About Reflector6
Our 8 input panning algorithm allows you to position any audio source precisely in a real-time or surround environment.Learn More About SpacePan
This license includes our very best stereo and dual source reverbs and delays - for example VSS3, VSS4, Nonlin2 and Reflector - plus 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.Learn More About VSS™ 4HD
What you get is simply a 'true-to-life' sound. We've designed this algorithm to painstakingly recreate room types that are incredibly convincing.Learn More About VSS™ 3
Envelope, Attack, Hold and Release parameters set you free to create compact vocal ambiance, dramatic eighties drum and percussion sounds, reverse reverb - or your own new sonic creations.Learn More About NonLin2
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.Learn More About DVR2
An extremely versatile delay and boundary effect that can reflect any environment. Easy to edit, so you can remain intuitive while mixing.Learn More About ReflectorLCR
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.Learn More About Reverb-2
Classic and true stereo reverb. Control decay time with four individually adjustable frequency bands and create sounds with virtually no audible early reflections.Learn More About Reverb-3
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.Learn More About Delay 1
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.Learn More About Delay 2
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.Learn More About Core-2
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.Learn More About Phaser
High-resolution stereo chorus and flanging effects as well as modulated stereo delays of up to 650 ms per channel.Learn More About Chorus
Stereo Mastering Tools
Our three stereo mastering algorithms are the absolute high-end tools for Multiband Compression, EQ, Expanding, Normalizing, and Brickwall Limiting. The result: nothing less than a flawless sound for every end listener.
Advanced, high-resolution, multiband dynamics algorithm that includes the innovative DXP mode, allowing you to lift up low-level detail individually in each band.Learn More About MD4
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.Learn More About MD3
Brickwall Limiter 2
The ultimate True-peak protection of your signal without sacrificing loudness. We've designed this processor to show if a signal is contaminated with 0dBFS+ peaks - and to remove them.Learn More About Brickwall Limiter 2
Digital 8-Channel Mixer. Achieve maximum resolution with the intelligent limiter, advanced digital summing mixer, accurate delays and bit pattern transparency.Learn More About Matrix 88
Additional Music 6000 Tools
On top of the Reverb and Mastering tools, you also get the finest loudness meter on the market - our LM6 Loudness Radar Meter - plus the pristine MDW EQ by George Massenburg Labs, VariPitch8 and the versatile Toolbox 5.1 for your surround productions.
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.Learn More About LM6
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.Learn More About MDW HiRes EQ
High-quality pitch change, chorus and double tracking. Quite simply the best, most unobtrusive pitch control device you will ever find.Learn More About VariPitch8
Support your surround productions with a palette of various Level, Test, Bass Management and Downmix tools.Learn More About Toolbox 5.1
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.
Suffice to say, I left that night feeling very excited with a huge grin on my face. It's been quite a while since outboard gear has done that to me.Check out the full review by Audio Media
I could find nothing to fault with this machine. It is stunningly simple to use, incredibly versatile, and sounds absolutely superb.Check out the full review by Sound on Sound
The S6000 offers an unprecedented range of capability for a single device and its designers have made a determined effort toward sonic excellence throughout.Check out the full review by Pro Audio Review
The S6000 is a pleasure to operate. During the course of this review, it was difficult to pinpoint any inadequacies within the system. Ergonomically, it is easy to navigate and sonically beyond reproach.Check out the full review by Mix
For serious multichannel music or postproduction work, this surely rates as a ‘must-have’.Check out the full review by Resolution (PDF)
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 simultaneously - at 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 Analog - or 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
This frame is shown with AES 8 and ADA 2496 optional cards.
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
"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!
In the Press
There's a reason that world-leading broadcast magazine regularly invite us to share our knowledge: we've been pioneers in the digital audio world since 1985.
We've taken part in research studies and the definition of international broadcast standards right from the start, donating technology which has become a crucial part in new, open international standards.
Broadcast & Production Sales Team
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System 6000 mkll by Robbie Bronnimann - Summing up on System 6000 mkll
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System 6000 MKII in Engine Room New York