Just about any computer has the basic sound processing abilities to handle simple playback and content creation tasks, but the moment you start adding tons of channels into the mix, need connectivity for exotic hardware or simply require an even higher standard for sound quality, the pressure to upgrade is quick to set in. And that makes perfect sense, because building a world-class digital audio setup depends on having the right computer components in place to power it. In this section, you can find all the high-tech essentials you need to take your Mac or PC audio production to the next level.
Internal components are the workhorses of your professional hardware kit, including those that go into your machine (like the Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad) as well as those that go into the hardware to connect to it. For instance, there's the Universal Audio Thunderbolt 2 Option Card, which allows Apollo 16 interfaces to take advantage of high-speed PCIe drivers, opening up their potential with increased UAD plug-in support and all-around performance and speed improvements.
For very high-end setups, you might encounter a situation where you've simply run out of space to add more PCIe cards. When that happens, the easiest way to include more is to use an external enclosure like the MAGMA ExpressBox 3T or the MAGMA 3-Slot PCIe-PCI Expansion System. Need to upgrade to Thunderbolt 2 to support the latest components and expansion bays? No problem - just look to the MAGMA Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Kit to get the job done.
Considering the importance of digital tools in a modern audio production environment, it's no surprise that this selection of computer components seems to be growing bigger and bigger. That's a trend you won't see stopping anytime soon - and when it's time to upgrade your personal setup, you can make this section your destination for the critical hardware additions that will help you realize your goals.