Sweetwater Custom Computing CS400 4u Professional Audio and Video Production Workstation

Intel 6th Gen Core i5-6600 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Max Turbo Boost) Rackmountable CPU with 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD, 2TB HDD, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and Software Suite
Sweetwater Custom Computing CS400 4u Professional Audio and Video Production Workstation image 1
Sweetwater Custom Computing CS400 4u Professional Audio and Video Production Workstation image 1
$1,799.00
Sweetwater Savings: $600.00 MSRP: $2,399.00
Or make 3 easy payments
Special Financing - 9 Days Left

Or just $50/month§ for 36 months

0% interest for 36 months**. 36 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 7/6/2017. Learn more

Or make 3 easy payments of $599.67/month!

Plus $10 processing fee. Use any credit card! Sweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan lets you get your gear now and stretch your payments over time. Plus, we won't charge interest! Learn more

In Stock!
Available for immediate delivery!

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Sweetwater Custom Computing CS400 4u Professional Audio and Video Production Workstation
In Stock!

At Sweetwater, we understand that you need the absolute pinnacle of audio-processing power, and we designed the Creation Station 400v5 to be your ideal production solution. Built for peak pro-audio performance, the CS400v5 gives you the power, confidence, and reliability to say "yes" to any type of production project your studio is called on to perform. This recording and creation workhorse is made with the expandability you'll need to take on bigger projects as your studio grows. If you rely on a computer for your studio's success, putting Sweetwater's Creation Station 400v5 at the heart of your system is the right move to make.

Sweetwater Creation Station 400v5 Rackmountable CPU at a Glance:

  • Ready to rock with preinstalled applications and Windows compatibility
  • Solid-state boot drive for ultra-fast startups
  • Primed for production with quality components for processing speed and reliability
  • Convenient rackmountable chassis fits in your studio or stage rack
  • The versatile connections you need for your professional production gear
  • Total Confidence Coverage — the power you need with the support you deserve

Ready to rock with preinstalled applications and Windows compatibility

From music theory lessons to recording your music, your new Creation Station audio computer comes ready to rock. We have fully loaded it with an incredible suite of amazing programs and utilities to keep you and your studio creating and recording efficiently. The Windows 10 operating system with 64-bit architecture gives you the latest in Windows features.

We've included tools for making music that include Audacity audio editor recording software, Audio Test Files with white- and pink-noise signals, and a free license of Studio One Artist. Stay organized with the LibreOffice software suite and a printable PDF track sheet for logging your session information. Your Creation Station is compatible with virtually all major audio production packages, including PreSonus Studio One, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR, Sony Vegas, and Avid Pro Tools — we even install iLok Manager for you!

Primed for production with quality components for processing speed and reliability

You need an audio PC that gives you the best performance possible for your money. That's why we at Sweetwater chose components for our Creation Station computers that are not only desirable in terms of build quality and performance but also ideal in how well they interact with all of the other elements in the system. Your recording projects require hard drives that give you quiet, reliable performance. The Creation Station 400v5 features an ultra-fast 240GB solid-state system drive and a 2TB audio hard drive to effortlessly handle the demands of audio recording.

When you're working with audio, you need rock-solid, dependable performance, and because the motherboard is an essential component of that, we chose an ASUS motherboard for the Creation Station 400v5. It's built to stand up to the rigors of the studio — and the stage. We painstakingly evaluated CPUs to determine which processors would perform reliably on Windows applications for audio production. For the Creation Station 400v5, we chose a blazing-fast Intel 6th Gen Core i5-6600 to provide uncompromised speed and reliability.

You can rest assured you've got dependable RAM onboard for reliable, error-free operation. We install our RAM in matched sets, so your system can run in dual-channel mode for best performance. And there are two open slots for future expansion. You get the power you need and the reliability you want at a great value. And since your Creation Station is built by Sweetwater, you'll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your computer was designed and built by people who rely on technology to make their music, just like you!

Convenient rackmountable chassis fits in your studio or stage rack

Our new Creation Stations put incredible computing power and rock-solid reliability into a rackmountable format you can easily incorporate into your studio rig or take onstage. These no-compromise audio computers let you work the way you want to work. For ultra-quiet, cool operation, we chose the highest-quality power supplies and cooling fans for our new Creation Stations. 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.

To minimize case rattle from the 4U chassis, we install Auralex SheetBlok-Plus on the lid. And should you use your Creation Station as a desktop computer, we include a set of four AcoustiFeet for decoupling and vibration isolation, ensuring you get absolute operating silence. Whether you rely on virtual instruments for performance or you're tracking audio in the same room where your computer is located, you can depend on your Creation Station's strong, silent nature to get you through it all.

The versatile connections you need for your professional production gear

Sweetwater focused the design of the Creation Station around your projects, so we provided you with the fast, flexible connectivity you need to accomplish your production goals. With fast USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, your Creation Station 400v5 is flexible enough to make the connections you need for professional audio and video interfaces, MIDI controllers, and more. A USB-C connector yields speeds up to 5Gb/s, and its increased charging power is great for tablets and bus-powered devices.

A Multi-card reader makes it easy to transfer files to and from the memory cards used in your handheld recorders, samplers, digital cameras, and more. The optical drive lets you load a track for remixing or sampling and lets you burn your latest project to CD or DVD. For easy expansion of your processing power, we gave you multiple PCI and PCIe slots. And the Creation Station supports up to three displays with video outputs that include VGA, HDMI, and DVI-D — essential for customizing your workflow whether you're recording audio or doing video post production.

Total Confidence Coverage — the power you need with the support you deserve

Your Sweetwater Creation Station 400v5 is fully covered by our Total Confidence Coverage 2-year warranty plus a 3-year limited warranty on the hard drives, and your memory is covered for a lifetime! We even preinstall the TeamViewer application, so if you ever need help, our gurus can access your machine from the Tech Support offices right here at Sweetwater — you won't have to ship your computer back to us for the simple fixes. You get a machine that is designed, built, and fully supported by the same people who use computers in their music-making lives every day. We don't just sell you a computer — we take care of you!

Sweetwater Creation Station 400v5 Rackmountable CPU Features:

  • 4U rackmountable chassis for stage or studio use
  • 2 quiet fans prevent dangerous heat buildup
  • Acoustically treated to reduce operational noise
  • VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports support up to 3 displays simultaneously
  • Suite of amazing programs and utilities keeps you creating and recording
  • CD and DVD read and write capability
  • USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports enable connectivity with outboard gear and peripherals
  • Includes USB keyboard and mouse and rackmounting hardware

Tech Specs

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU Intel 6th Gen Skylake Core i5 3.3GHz (i5-6600)
Motherboard Intel H170 Chipset
Graphics/Video Intel HD Graphics 530
Memory - Included 16GB DDR4/2133 (4 slots/2 filled)
Memory - Max 64GB (4x16GB)
Storage - Included OS: 240GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SATA 6.0 GB/s); Audio: 2TB Seagate Barracuda (SATA 6.0 GB/s)
Optical Drive DVD-RW
USB Ports 1 x USB 5Gb/s ports (1 at back panel, Type-C, 3A power output), 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 back panel, blue), 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 port
PCI Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (1 used for WiFi), 2 x PCI
Card Slots MultiCard Read/Write: MMC, MicroDrive, CF, SD, SmartMedia,MemoryStick, MSPro
Video Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x VGA
Other Ports/Slots 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (used for SSD), 1 x SATA Express port, 6 x eSATA 6Gb/s port (3 in use)
Ethernet Yes
WiFi Yes
Included Keyboard 1 x USB Keyboard
Included Mouse 1 x USB Mouse
Height 7"
Width 19"
Depth 20.75" (Handles to Rear), 20" (Face to Rear), 19" (Ears to Rear)
Manufacturer Part Number 400.5

Customer Reviews

5/5
Based on 2 reviews
Write your review
5/5

Great great product

Can't find anything negative to say about this product it met all of my expectations would very much recommend it to any fellow artist
Music background: And play music now for about 40 years U
5/5

CS 400

Love it fits my needs to perfection
Music background: Old rocker
See also: Sweetwater Custom Computing, Sweetwater Custom Computing PC Desktops