Rain & Avid Special Edition ION Artist Workstations
Two new custom audio workstations for running Avid Pro Tools HD on Windows 7 and XP 30/10/10
Rain UK has announced the release of two new custom audio workstations for running Avid Pro Tools HD on Windows 7 and XP. The first, based on the ION Artist Xeon workstation, is designed to run with the Avid PCI Express HD cards, offering blistering Xeon Quad and Hexa core host processing along with up to HD3 DSP power. The second, a custom made Quad Core i7 system, is designed for the older PCI-X HD cards.
Robin Vincent, Director of Operations at Rain UK explains:
"We get a lot of calls from Pro Tools HD users whose older generation Macs are coming to the end of their useful life. Apple ditched the PCI slot a few years ago and so they are finding themselves with no platform on which to install their older PCI format HD cards. There's a generation of Pro Tools users with older cards who want to keep on using the technology in a more up-to-date system – that's where our special edition ION Artist comes in."
Based on the Intel P55 chipset and running Quad Core i7 CPU's up to 3.06GHz the ION Artist SE PCI-X has the necessary three PCI slots together on the board with plenty of room for the cards length. With room for up to 5 hard drives this will breathe new life into an ageing Pro Tools rig. For a fully fledged Pro Tools HD system, old or new, running with the proven stability of Windows XP or taking on the potential of Windows 7 64bit Rain can provide all the expertise and support you need. Pricing and Availability:
ION Artist SE PCI Express from £1299 inc VAT
ION Artist SE PCI-X from £999 inc VAT More information: