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Press Release
October 26 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Introduces New Creation Station Computers
-- Rolls Out Completely Redesigned Line of Audio-optimized Computers --

Fort Wayne, IN, October 6, 2011 - Sweetwater, the third-largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the world, introduces a completely redesigned lineup of their popular Creation Station audio computers. Assembled on-site at Sweetwater, Creation Station PCs are optimized for audio production and built to provide whisper-quiet operation in critical studio environments.

The latest family of Creation Stations includes two 4U rackmount models and two 2U rackmountable models. Designed to suit everyone from home-studio hobbyists to performing musicians to professionals in commercial studio settings to engineers recording on location with a portable rig, these machines are constructed from top-grade components for maximum speed, performance, and reliability. All four models sport powerful processors, ample storage options, and extensive connectivity for interfaces and other peripherals.

Housed in a sturdy 4U rackmountable chassis, the flagship CS450 boasts 12GB of RAM, a 3.33GHz 6-core i7 processor, a 1TB system hard drive, and a 1TB audio/library drive. The CS450 includes a dual-output VGA/DVI port, and a multimedia card reader. Geared toward the professional producer or musician, this audio PC is built to handle the most demanding studio projects, from recording to using virtual instruments.

The more affordable CS400 model uses a 3.4GHz quad-core i7 processor and comes with 8GB of RAM, a 500GB system hard drive, and a 1TB audio/library drive. It also includes a dual-monitor video card and a multimedia card reader. Housed in a 4U rackmountable enclosure, this quiet but powerful CPU is ideal for recording and music creation setups.

The new Creation Station line also includes the CS400 and CS450, housed in compact, lightweight 2U rackmount cases sized to fit into any mobile rack. These computers feature 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz dual-core i3 and a 3.1GHz quad-core i5 processor respectively. The CS400 includes a 500GB system drive, while the CS450 adds a second 1TB audio/library drive. Both computers have dual-monitor video cards. With their lightweight, rackfriendly size, and durability, the CS400 and CS450 are ideal for portable/remote recording and music creation applications

Each of the next-generation Creation Station computers uses the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system and comes complete with a USB keyboard and mouse. In addition, Creation Station owners receive access to Sweetwater's industry-leading tech support team, as well as SweetCare Remote support, which allows for remote service. Sweetwater backs these products with their exclusive 2-year Total Confidence Coverage warranty. Detailed information about Creation Station computers is available at www.sweetwater.com.

According to Sweetwater founder and President Chuck Surack, "Sweetwater revolutionized the industry with our original Creation Station pro audio computers, and these brand-new, completely redesigned models are a quantum leap ahead of everything else on the market. Whether you need an ultra-powerful computer for use in the studio or a super-reliable computer for mobile use, we have a Creation Station that is perfect for you. We're excited to offer the music community a line of computers that are built from the ground up for music making and audio production."
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