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