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Price: $1,639.00
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SKU: pc-daw-d400-6-a-1151-d4

Music Production PC

Intel Z97 Chipset

Our MusicMaker™ Music Production PC is a workhorse DAW computer built for maximum speed, connectivity, and silence. The Music Production PC is fast, but affordable, and has options for ridiculously quick throughput, for recording to external devices via Thunderbolt 3 or legacy 1394 (Firewire).

Thunderbolt 3 or Legacy Firewire Options

We default our Music Production PC with a reasonably priced Asus Z170-A Motherboard, along with an option to upgrade to a top-of-the-line Asus Z170 Deluxe. Both of these Asus Z170 motherboards are compatible with the ASUS ThunderboltEX III Expansion Card, to add up to 40 Gbps of Thunderbolt 3 extreme connectivity to your media and audio devices.

Along with Thunderbolt 3 support, this Z170 motherboard have the capability to support NVMe M.2 PCIe x4 connectors, with transfer speeds of up to 3500 MB/s, versus the SATA III SSD speeds of up to 550 MB/s. The Z170 Deluxe motherboard also features built in Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as HDMI 2.0 for a true 4K experience built into the board.

We also include an option for a TI Chipset based 1394 card for anyone who would like to use a legacy external Firewire sound device. The TI chipset is an industry standard chipset for legacy Firewire devices due to stability and compatibility.

Professional Sound Devices

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Our DAW PCs feature a variety of professional-level Digital Audio Interfaces, including options for External USB, Thunderbolt, as well as PCIe connectivity. Our interfaces feature anywhere between 8-112 Channels of 24bit 192KHz audio.

Silent Work Environment For Music Production

Every single item in our Digital Audio Workstations (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 studio recording, with an absolutely dry signal for cleaner mixes. A clean recording requires the added attention to silence that we bring to the picture. You want to hear all of the beautiful details of your audio, and the last thing you want to hear in your studio recordings, is your PC!

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.

Music Production PC 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 1151 for 6th/7th Generation Processors (Skylake/Kaby Lake)
  • Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX III Expansion Card
  • Up to 64 GB of DDR4 Memory (Quad Channel Memory Architecture)
  • Up to 4 Quiet Hard Drives
  • Rackmount PC
  • Easy Upgrades
  • System Net Weight Starting At: 36lbs

Inside of the MusicMaker Music Production PC

Music Production PC Dimensions

  • Height: 7" (177.8mm)
  • Width: 19" (482.6mm)
  • Depth: 20.8" (528.3mm)

Front Ports

  • 2x USB 2.0
MusicMaker Rackmount PC Front USB Ports

Music Production PC Core Components

Intel CPU logoLGA1151 Intel® 6th Generation Processor Ready This motherboard supports Intel® 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, up to 64GB DDR4 memory and 20 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics and data crunching performance. Intel® 6th 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. 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 computers. ASUS® is the world's best selling and most award winning motherboard manufacture. They provide supreme reliability, top-notch cutting-edge features and excellent manufacturer 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 DAW comes with high quality Kingston® memory. We use Kingston® memory because it is highly reliable and features a lifetime warranty. Our Music Production PC has options for up to 64GB of RAM for true professional audio recording performance.

Music Production PC Z170-A Motherboard

  • 1X HDMI | 1X DVI-D | 1X VGA | 1X DisplayPort
  • Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th/7th Generation Processors
  • Thunderbolt 3 Header for ASUS ThunderboltEX III Expansion Card Support
  • Max. 64 GB, DDR4
  • Intel®Z170 Chipset
  • 2X USB 3.1 (At back panel - Up to 10 Gbps transfer rate - Type A/C)
  • 6X USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel)
  • 6X USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel)
  • M.2 PCIe x4
  • 8X SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports (2x from SATA Express)
  • 2X PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8, x8) | 1X PCIe 3.0 x4 | 3X PCIe 3.0 x1 | 1X PCI Expansion
  • 8-Channel High Definition Audio
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Manufacturer Link

Optional Prime Z270-A Motherboard Also Includes:

  • Extra M.2 Drive (PCIe only)
  • Realtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel Sound
  • 24 Chipset (Compared to 20 of Z170 PCIe Bus Lanes)
  • SLI HB Bridge (2-Way-M)
  • Manufacturer Link

Optional Z170-Deluxe Motherboard:

  • 4K - HDMI 2.0 (4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz) and DP
  • WI-FI - 1x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0)
  • FAST - 5x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Reversible (all at back panel)
  • 5x USB 3.0 Type-A, 5x USB 2.0 Type-A (1 ea at back panel)
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8/x8, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4, 4x PCIe x1 Expansion Slots
  • Manufacturer Link

In addition to all these features, backs all of our DAW PCs with a Two-Year Warranty, includes Free Shipping and our meticulous packaging, and provides 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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