Computer For Game Sound Designers And Composers

Rain Recording announces the new Solstice Dragon EditionAudio Workstation      20/05/09
Computer For Game Sound Designers And Composers

Rain Recording have announced their latest Audio + Game Workstation, Solstice 'Dragon Edition', a system tailored specifically to audio production for game development. Here's all the details from their press release...
This special edition to the acclaimed Solstice line of music computers is housed in a striking crimson red aluminum skin and is powered by AMD's new "Dragon" platform to provide superior graphics and processing performance allowing the composer to experience the game just as the user would. Game development studios now have a powerful and stable platform for the industry standard tools used to create music and sound for games.
Solstice "Dragon Edition" addresses the unique needs of the game developer community - specifically sound designers and composers who require not only a stable audio creation platform, but also the ability to test and deploy on a system that mirrors a gamer's own experience.
Rain Recording CEO Kevin Jacoby explains, "With the game industry now rivaling Hollywood we recognize the need for tools that address the unique challenges of the game development community. We're truly excited to announce Solstice "Dragon Edition", the result of Rain's partnership with award winning composers who score some of the hottest games in the world like Batman and Grand Theft Auto."
Based on a complete platform developed by AMD (NYSE: AMD) for superior gaming performance, Solstice "Dragon Edition" combines the most powerful Phenom II 955 X4 quad core processor with a RAID-0 array of high performance drives and up to 16GB of low latency memory. To provide the highest level of graphics performance, users can choose up to two ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Terascale Graphics Engines providing a stunning high definition visual experience and superior 3D rendering.
Pricing and Availability:
Solstice "Dragon Edition" audio + gaming workstation is available now from Rain Recording, through Rain Authorized Dealers and at the Rain Custom Shop More information:


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    Jchase    Said...

    I find it a little worrisome that there's no mention about noise isolation / custom low noise cooling solutions apart from "silent power supply". The HD4870 is far from quiet with stock cooling, but in knowing hands can be made damn near silent at the cost of space. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but it really seems like this is little more than a gaming rig with a few added USB ports and a TI firewire chip for audio stability. Which in no way warrants the price tag of $3299.00 for the base model.

    20-May-09 08:02 AM

    Eddy Robinson    Said...

    Yeah, it's just marketing to dummies.

    20-May-09 03:36 PM

    urafool    Said...

    yeah... what a bunch of bs.

    whoever falls for this nonsense idiotic marketing, deserves to get ripped off (as anyone that buys this obviously will be)

    next they will come out with a "specialized" computer for making music for documentaries, then another for movies, then short movies, maybe one specific for hip hop, another for rock, so on so on

    22-May-09 12:15 AM

    loneraver    Said...

    This reminds me of the special CD-R's in the early 2000s that were marked as being specialized for music instead of data.

    28-May-09 04:35 PM

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