Rain Recording, creator of purpose-built
computer systems for audio production, has announced the LiveBook
Zephyr mobile songwriter laptop - the newest addition to the
line of LiveBook mobile audio workstations.
LiveBook Zephyr is an ultra-portable songwriter's notebook. Weighing in at
just 4.3 pounds, Zephyr is the lightest and smallest LiveBook ever, making
it, say Rain, the perfect mobile studio for laying down a quick guitar part, some
vocals and a drum loop wherever inspiration strikes.
Also now available is the RainPAK counterpart to LiveBook Zephyr called
ZPAK. ZPAK is a complete songwriter digital tool-kit including LiveBook
Zephyr, the Tascam US122L audio interface, a Tascam LD-74 microphone and
a mic cable and desktop mic stand. ZPAK also includes copies of Cubase
LE and Gigastudio 3 LE.
ZPAK, the first RainPAK (Professional Audio Kit) is designed to give the
modern, budget-minded songwriter everything he or she needs to make
high-quality recordings, demos and sketches at home or on the road. ZPAK is
completely set up for plug & play when it arrives with drivers installed,
cables included and every component tested and optimized for performance
including a copy of Windows XP specially tuned for audio production.
Rain President Bill
Paschick told us, "ZPAK with LiveBook Zephyr is very much a Rain product in that it provides a
complete solution for a specific purpose. Our mission is to provide transparent technology so our customers
can get right down to the job of creating - which is why they got a Rain
computer in the first place. When you have a great idea for a song, the last
thing you want to do is sit on the phone with tech-support".
The RainPAK program is designed to provide a complete solution, tested and
certified for optimum performance, for a specific purpose like songwriting,
DJ'ing or mobile recording. Rain say that they are in the business of making it easy for
creative people to harness technology and that other RainPAK products including
MixPAK, StudioPAK and GuitarPAK are scheduled for release in early 2008. Pricing and Availability:
LiveBook Zephyr: Price: from $1499.95 (As low as $46/month)
ZPAK: Price: from $1649.95 (As low as $51/month)