Rain Computers ION A2 3.2GHz Intel Ivy Bridge / i5 Quad Core / 8GB / 1TB HDD / Rackmount Audio Workstation
3rd generation Intel Xeon: The gold-standard for audio production.
From Pro Tools HD to Adobe CS6, your professional creative software works best on server-class technology like Intel's 3rd generation Xeon platform, code named "Sandy Bridge-E". Featuring Hyper Threading for up to 6 additional "virtual" cores and Turbo Boost 2.0 for speeds up to 3.9GHz per core, everything becomes possible with this much power.
Windows 8 tuned by Rain
Introducing the world's most powerful, stable and compatible OS for audio and video production. Forget what you thought you knew about Windows. This is a whole new ballgame, optimized for amazing performance with your creative software and hardware from Pro Tools to Premiere Pro.
Afterburner Performance Optimizer
Rain Afterburner for Windows 8 is like the Sport button in your car. One click is all it takes to change your Rain from a stretched limo to a Formula 1 racer, ready to bring you mind-altering power with no crashing, glitches or drop-outs.
Windows 7 optional.
If you're using software or hardware that isn't ready to make the jump, Windows 7 is available as an option on ION AFX, tuned just the way you like it for unprecendented audio production power.
Everything you want, nothing you don't.
Rain computers ship completely free of bloat-ware, "free" trials, annoying pop-ups, and anything else that could get in the way. It's tuned like a race car and ready to go.
All the high-speed ports you need.
All FireWire is not created equal. ION AFX is available with FireWire ports on the audio industry-standard TI Chipset to help you avoid pops, clicks, glitches and drop-outs. They call it Super Speed USB 3.0. That's a good name for it. Enjoy streaming up to 4.8 gigabits per second and backwards compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices.
Quiet Cool Design - because you don't need extra noise.
Unless you're creating sound effects for Top Gun, there's no reason your computer should sound like a jet engine. Quiet Cool™ Design is an intelligent cooling system designed to keep the heat low and the noise even lower. Hear the sounds you want, not the ones you don't.
There's always room for more
With four drive bays, 8 memory modules and 6 PCI Express slots, amazing expandability is built right in to ION AFX so you can always get more power, storage and features.
Even the keyboard is musical.
You don't use a keyboard like everyone else. For you it's about Play, Pause and Record. It's about hitting a button that takes you right to the bridge and then back to the verse. Your ION AFX includes the Rain Aluminum Keyboard, a work of art for your desktop. Featuring dedicated media buttons, soft-touch precision keys for comfortable typing, and a full numeric keypad for your transport controls and memory points.