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MusicMaker Music Production PC and Audio Card

Rackmount Music Production PC

Intel Z97 Chipset

Our MusicMaker™ Rackmount (LGA1150) Music Production PC is a workhorse DAW computer built for maximum speed, connectivity, and silence. The Music Production PC is one of the fastest builds available,and has options for ridiculously fast throughput for recording to external drives via 1394 (Firewire) or Thunderbolt 2.

We default our MusicMaker Rackmount (LGA 1150) DAW with a reasonably priced, but high-end Asus Z97-Pro Motherboard, and have options to upgrade to a premium, top of the line Asus Z97 Deluxe. Both of these Asus Z97 motherboards are compatible with the ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card, to add Thunderbolt 2 functionality for extreme throughput connectivity at 20Gb/s to Thunderbolt media devices.

Thunderbolt 2 or Firewire Options

Along with Thunderbolt 2 support, our Z97 Motherboards have the capability to support the new SATA Express connectors, that have transfer speeds of up 8Gb/s and 16Gb/s, versus the current SATA III speeds of 6Gb/s. The Z97-Pro has a single SATA Express connector, and the Z97-Deluxe supports 2 x SATA Express Connectors. The Z97 Deluxe also features built in Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

We also include an option for a TI Chipset based 1394 card for anyone who would like to use an external Firewire sound device. The TI chipset is an industry standard chipset for 1394 cards due to compatibility. We do not sure onboard 1394 connectors because almost all onboard 1394 does not use the TI chipset and causes audio devices to lockup. Be aware of this cost cutting corner other DAW manufacturers take when building their audio PCs.

Professional Sound Devices

Motu Logo

The 4U i5 MusicMaker™ features Motu's fantastic and extremely expandable line of PCIe based professional music devices (using the PCIe-424 card) ranging from anywhere between 8-96 Channels of 24bit 96KHz audio, or 12-48 channels of 192kHz audio.

Silent Work Environment For Music Production

Every single item in our Music Production PC (not just a select few) is geared to produce a completely silent work environment for audio recording. This silent environment is imperative when it comes to recording with an absolutely dry signal for cleaner mixes. A clean recording requires the added attention to silence that we bring to the picture, because you want to hear all of the beautiful details of your audio, and the last thing you want to hear in your recordings is your computer!

We do our absolute best to make sure our DAW PCs are immaculately assembled. We produce the best possible airflow, paired with the silence, so that your audio production PC will last you for many years to come. All of our DAW PCs come standard with a 2 year warranty, and are built with the highest quality parts available.

As always, we aren't limited to the options that are on our website, and would be happy to use any compatible motherboard, or component that you would like us to special order in for you.

Note: Not all Z97 motherboards support the ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card or Sata Express, which is one reason we hand selected the ASUS Z97 Pro for our Music Production PC.

Music Production PC Key Features

This Music Production PC is built around the iStar® D400 quiet rackmount case, but can be changed to a standard tower if desired. As always we replace the noisier stock fans with ultra quiet Nexus® case fans.

  • Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th/5th Generation Processors
  • Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
  • 1 x SATA Express Port
  • Up to 32 GB of Memory (Quad Channel Memory Architecture)
  • 4 Quiet Hard Drives
  • Rackmount
  • Easy Upgrades

Inside of the MusicMaker Music Production PC

Music Production PC Dimensions

  • Height: 7" (177.8mm)
  • Width: 19" (482.6mm)
  • Depth: 20.8" (528.3mm)
  • Weight starting at: 40lbs

Front Ports

  • 2x USB 2.0
MusicMaker Rackmount PC USB Ports

Music Production PC Core Components

Intel CPU logoLGA1150 Intel® 4th Generation Processor Ready This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

Fanless Video Cards We choose the quietest video cards available in the market. Every video card choice is silently cooled either with the manufacturer's fanless video heatsink or with a custom silent video card cooler. As well as being absolutely silent every video card offers support for at least two monitors simultaneously, many with options for more.

Quiet Hard DriveQuiet Hard Drives Every DAW (digital audio workstation) comes defaulted with some of the most silent hard drive options available. Additionally, for those of you requiring more silence, our systems include an option for the Smart Drive Neo hard drive enclosure, which further silences your hard drive without raising its temperature. Or if you are looking for total silence choose an SSD! Solid-state drives (SSD) have no moving parts, so they make no noise, have blazing fast read times, and are more reliable than standard mechanical hard drives.

Asus Motherboard logoQuality Asus Motherboard We feature the latest ASUS® motherboards in our quiet systems. ASUS® is the world's best selling and most award winning motherboard manufacture. They provide supreme reliability, top notch cutting edge features and excellent manufacture support. Our motherboards contain fanless heatsinks and heatpipes to effectively cool the chipset heatsink and voltage regulators, without the use of noisy fans.

High Quality Memory This system comes with high quality Kingston® memory. We use Kingston® memory because it is highly reliable and features a lifetime warranty. This Quiet Digital Audio Workstation has options for up to 32GB of RAM for those desiring ultimate performance!

Music Production PC Motherboard Features

  • 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x VGA
  • Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th/5th Generation Processors
  • Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
  • 1 x SATA Express Port
  • Max. 32 GB, DDR3
  • Intel®Z97 Chipset
  • 6 x USB 2.0 (2 at back panel)
  • 8 x USB 3.0 (4 at back panel)
  • 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 8-Channel High Definition Audio
  • ATX Form Factor

And like always, backs our DAW PCs with a two year warranty, along with the most professional and courteous technical support in the market today. Not sure what configuration would best suit you? Contact our Sales Team to receive a custom quote!

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Superior Quiet Technology We search the market everyday for the quietest, most reliable components available.
Extensive Testing Each of our systems go through a rigorous burn-in process.
No Outsourcing If you contact sales or technical support, your call or email will be answered by a live professional technician.
Clean Software Installs We will not install any trial software, advertisements or promotional offers like many of our competitors.
Custom Made In The USA Every single system is custom assembled with pride and care in Battle Ground, Washington.

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