New Workstations Tailored For Audio

Aug 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

Rain WorkstationRain Recording has announced their first AMD processor-based audio workstation line, called Solstice. Solstice workstations are a new addition to Rain’s line of computers, which are built specifically for the needs of professional audio and video production.

Powered by AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, the Solstice 01 and 02 workstations can support demanding audiovisual applications, according to Rain, without the potential bottleneck of a traditional front side bus.

Here are the specs:

Solstice O1
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ with HyperTransport
  • RAM: 2GB (800MHz)
  • OS Drive: 250GB
  • Audio Drive: 250GB
  • Price $1,499.95

Solstice O2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+ with HyperTransport
  • RAM: 4GB (800MHz)
  • OS Drive: 250GB
  • Audio Drive: 500GB
  • Price $1,799.95

“Incorporating these new AMD processors into the Solstice line has allowed us to attain equilibrium between power and affordability like never before,” says Bill Paschick, Rain Recording US President.

‚ÄúRain’s commitment to balance and stability mirrors our own philosophy. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor line is in good hands at Rain and we’re excited to be at the core of their new Solstice Digital Audio Workstation,‚Äù said Ron Myers, AMD Validated Solutions, Senior Manager.

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