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