High-performance PC streamlined for audio production, with Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB memory.
The Rok Box MC 3 from PC Audio Labs is part of an extremely fast and efficient line of audio computers aimed strictly at the task of high-performance audio production. Designed to fit your unique workflow, the Rok Box series is made to accommodate many types of music software and music hardware. The entire Rok Box MC line feature powerful Intel processors that will change the way you make music by providing the power for more plugins and lower latency. Your music just got better with Intel. Fine-tuning of the operating system, hardware and system setup give Rok Box MC as much as an 80% improvement in performance over off-the-shelf PCs, while dedicated system and audio hard drives keep your files streamlined and guarantee smooth, consistent results everyday.
Studio Quality Intel Core i3 performance
Intel’s next generation Core i3 processor delivers a high level of audio processing, power and performance in a single processor design.
Integrated Memory Controller
New for the Core i3 processor is a built in memory controller. Using two channels of DDR3 memory connected directly to the processor helps to lower latency, speed up rendering, reduce sample library load times, and improve overall system responsiveness.
Fast, Efficient, Smart Cache
Cache is a smaller, faster memory inside the processor and it stores the most frequently used memory tasks. Rather than have a separate cache per processor, Smart Cache dynamically shares 100% of the total available cache with each processor to improve overall performance.
Direct Media Interface 2.0 (DMI)
DMI 2.0 is a very efficient point-to-point, bi-directional connection between the processor and the H67 chipset, the hard drives, USB ports, PCIe cards, FireWire, network, and any other devices and peripherals connected to the computer. The Rok Box MC 3 has a DMI 2.0 speed of up to 20Gb/s.
Dual Display Graphics
See more of your projects and stay organized. Dual-head graphics cards allow you to hook up two screens and organize your DAW windows any way you please for a more fluid workflow.
ATI Radeon HD5450
The power of the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card, with 512MB of video memory, makes audio editing a breeze on multiple displays. Supports Dual-Link DVI for 2560x1600 screen resolution.
More Drives, More Songs
Smooth playback is what Rok Box MC 3 is all about. Rok Box MC 3 comes with two dedicated hard drives to keep your files streamlined and guarantee consistent results everyday.
500GB System Hard Drive
Windows 7 is installed to this hard drive. All software titles should be installed to this hard drive as well.
500GB Audio Hard Drive
Your music projects and all recorded audio files should be saved to this hard drive for best playback and recording results.
Full-length PCIe and PCI cards
A case design with room for full-length expansion cards like Pro Tools HD gives you the choice to use the tools you need to make music. Enough wiggle room for the most demanding audio and DSP expansion cards. Whether it’s a Pro Tools HD system or a TC Powercore card, Rok Box MC 7x has what you need to get started and even more room to grow.
Whisper Quiet Operation
The special blend of cooling fans and power supply work in harmony to create a quiet and stable audio computer. So quiet, in fact, that you might not even notice it's in the same room.
The award winning Quiet Power Supply has the ability to consistently deliver power in a way that is both very quiet and very efficient. The extremely quiet chassis fan design keeps things cool on the inside while the super silent processor fan and heatsink, designed to match the Intel Core i7 processor's thermal characteristics, ensures the best possible audio performance all year round.
Safe and Sound
Real world testing scenarios that go beyond the benchmarks make Rok Box MC 3 the ultimate off-the-shelf solution for composing, recording and live production. The native CPU power of the Intel Core i3 processor lets you load more instrument tracks than ever before without the need to freeze tracks. Record multiple takes with confidence, overdub vocals to create harmonies, layer rhythm guitars for a full sound, and score a film. Do it all with Rok Box MC 3.
Loops and Sample Libraries
Enough RAM and storage to make a solid foundation for working with REX files, audio loops, as well as some sample instrument libraries.