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Microphone Month 2

The Powerful Heart of Your Audio Rig!

Create, record, and perform the way you want to! Our brand-new, blazingly powerful line of Creation Station audio computers gives you exactly what you need to get the absolute maximum out of your DAW, plug-ins, and virtual instruments — in the studio or onstage. Built from the ground up for audio, Creation Station computers are lab tested, tuned, and optimized by audio pros to give you the ultimate in speed, performance, and rock-solid reliability. Plus, three of the models are rackmountable, putting all the horsepower you'll need right in your rack. If you're serious about your music, don't use an off-the-shelf computer. Use a dedicated Creation Station.

  • Designed specifically for high-performance audio!
  • Blazing-fast speed to get the most from your DAW!
  • Tested, tuned, and optimized by audio professionals!
  • Designed to be incredibly quiet and to stay cool!
  • Solid-state boot drive in the 450, 400, and 250 for ultra-fast startups!

Creation Station Models

 
CS450v5
$2599
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CS400v5
$1799
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CS250v5
$1399
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CS100v5
$999
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Motherboard: Asus w/Z170 Chipset Asus w/H170 Chipset Asus w/H170 Chipset Intel Integrated
CPU: Intel 6th Gen i7
3.4 GHz
4 Cores / 8 Threads
Intel 6th Gen i5
3.3 GHz
4 Cores / 4 Threads
Intel 6th Gen i5
2.7 GHz
4 Cores / 4 Threads
Intel 6th Gen i5
1.9 GHz
2 Cores / 4 Threads
CPU Cooler: Noctua NHU98 Noctua NHU98 Noctua NHL12 Intel Active Cooling
Case Fan Front: ULN 120mm Noctua ULN 120mm Noctua ULN 80 mm Noctua (x2)  
Case Fan Rear: ULN 80 mm Noctua ULN 80 mm Noctua    
RAM: 32GB DDR4/2133 Mhz 16GB DDR4/2133 Mhz 8GB DDR4/2133 Mhz 8GB DDR4/2133 Mhz
System Drive: 500GB Samsung M.2 SSD
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
240GB Intel M.2 SSD
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
240GB Intel M.2 SSD
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
500GB Seagate
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
7200 RPM
Audio Drive: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
2TB Seagate Barracuda
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
1TB Seagate Barracuda
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
 
Sample Drive: 2Tb GB Seagate Barracuda
(SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
     
Optical Drive: DVDRW DVDRW DVDRW  
Removable Storage: 1 Removable Hard Drive Bay
(Hard Drive not included)
1 Removable Hard Drive Bay
(Hard Drive not included)
   
Card Reader: MultiCard Read/Write MMC,
Microdrive, CF, SD
SmartMedia, MemoryStick
MS/Pro
MultiCard Read/Write MMC,
Microdrive, CF, SD
SmartMedia, MemoryStick
MS/Pro
  SD Card Slot
Video: HDMI, DVI-I, DisplayPort, VGA
Supports up to 3 displays
HDMI, DVI-I, VGA
Supports up to 3 displays
HDMI, DVI/DVI-D, VGA
Supports up to 3 displays
HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
Supports up to 2 displays
WiFi: PCIe 802.11 b/g/n PCIe 802.11 b/g/n PCIe 802.11 b/g/n Internal 802.11ac, Bluetooth
Ports: 1 Gigabit Ethernet
(10/100/1000 Mb/s)
6 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (0 Available)
1 x SATA Express port (PCIe mode)
USB 3.0 – 2 back
4 USB 2.0 (2 back 2 Frt panel)
1 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Type C (back)
1 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Type A (back)
1 Gigabit Ethernet
(10/100/1000 Mb/s)
6 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (1 Available)
1 x SATA Express port (PCIe mode)
USB 3.0 – 2 back
4 USB 2.0 (2 back 2 Frt panel)
1 5Gb/s USB Type C
1 Gigabit Ethernet
(10/100/1000 Mb/s)
6 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (4 Available)
1 x SATA Express port (PCIe mode)
USB 3.0 – 2 back
4 USB 2.0 (2 back 2 Frt panel)
1 5Gb/s USB Type C
1 Gigabit Ethernet
(10/100/1000 Mb/s)
1 SATA 6.0 Gb/s port
USB 3.0 – 2 back
USB 3.0 – 2 Front
PCI Slots: 3 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 16
3 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 1(two available)
1 PCI Conventional
2 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 16
1 PCIe 2.0 x 16
2 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 1(one available)
2 PCI Conventional
2 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 16
2 PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 1(one available)
 
Case: 4U Rackmount 4U Rackmount 2U Rackmount Mini
Case Lining: Auralex SheetBlok-Plus™ lid treatment (prevents case rattle) Auralex SheetBlok-Plus™ lid treatment (prevents case rattle) Auralex SheetBlok-Plus™ lid treatment (prevents case rattle)  
Feet: AcoustiFeet (Isolating case feet) AcoustiFeet (Isolating case feet) AcoustiFeet (Isolating case feet)  
Power Supply: 750W Enermax 450W Enermax 380W Antec AC adapter included
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
System Restore: Acronis System Restore OEM Acronis System Restore OEM Acronis System Restore OEM Acronis System Restore OEM
Peripherals: USB keyboard & mouse included USB keyboard & mouse included USB keyboard & mouse included VESA adapter included
Keyboard & mouse not included
Warranty: Two years for the entire machine. Three years limited for hard drives. Lifetime for memory. Two years for the entire machine. Three years limited for hard drives. Lifetime for memory. Two years for the entire machine. Three years limited for hard drives. Lifetime for memory. Two years for the entire machine. Three years limited for hard drives. Lifetime for memory.

Fully loaded with what you need!

  • The finest quality components available!

    You want an audio PC that gives you the best performance possible for your money. That's why we chose components for our Creation Station computers that are not only the best in terms of build quality and performance, but also the best in terms of how well they interact with all of the other elements in the system.

  • The best processors for audio production!

    We painstakingly evaluated CPUs to determine which processors would perform reliably on Windows audio applications. For the Creation Station we choose blazing-fast Intel processors to provide uncompromised speed and reliability.

  • Compatible with Windows DAW applications

    Your Creation Station is compatible with virtually all major audio production packages, including PreSonus Studio One, Avid Pro Tools software, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR, Sony Vegas, and more.

  • High-quality motherboard — an essential component

    When you're working with audio, you need rock-solid, dependable performance. That's why we chose ASUS and Intel motherboards for the Creation Station, they're built to stand up to the rigors of the studio — and the stage.

  • The RAM you need for error-free performances

    You can rest assured you've got dependable RAM onboard for reliable performance. Unlike many generic memory, every single chip on every single board is tested and comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Quiet, cool operation

    We chose the highest-quality power supplies and Noctua cooling fans for our new Creation Stations, with ultra-quiet operation in mind. With optimized airflow, maximum efficiency, and the best components available, our audio computers give you the ultra-low-noise performance you need, without the risk of overheating.

PLUS — Every Creation Station audio computer comes fully loaded with this incredible suite of amazing programs and utilities:

  • Studio One Artist
  • iLok License Manager
  • Audacity Audio Editor
  • Audio Test Files
  • Motherboard Diagnostics Utilities
  • Music Trainer 2.12
  • Digital Track Sheet
  • LibreOffice
  • TeamViewer
  • Java
  • iTunes

Optional turnkey installs available. Call for details!

  • Integrated "Whisper Quiet" Operation

    Creation Stations are built by the most knowledgeable computer-audio specialists in the business, and the Noctua ultra-quiet fans ensure your computer is the quietest anywhere.

  • Finely Tuned for Performance

    Each Creation Station is tweaked and customized to squeeze every ounce of audio juice from your system. They're compatible with virtually all DAWs, including Pro Tools, Nuendo, and SONAR, as well as with most audio hardware.

  • SweetCare© Remote Support

    If you ever need assistance, you won't have to worry about shipping your computer to us. Using secure technology, we can safely log into your Creation Station whenever you need help.

  • World's Best Tech Support

    If you do need help, you can talk to the people who know your Creation Station inside and out. No one supports more systems than Sweetwater.

  • Amazing
    Warranty

    Your Creation Station is fully warrantied for parts and labor for two full years from the date of purchase. Also, Sweetwater supports all manufacturer warranties (some of which extend beyond two years).

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