Rain Recording is now offering the LiveBook mobile audio workstation, offering low power-consumption components and quadruple-vented convection design in order to meet the demands of audio recording and mixing. The LiveBook base model features a Pentium M processor with Centrino™ Technology, 1 Gig of RAM, four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire port, and a CD-RW/DVD combo drive.
The LiveBook is designed to handle sustained levels of intense hard drive and CPU utilization of 90 percent.
The modularized component design offers generous airflow cooling through the LiveBook’s four vents, and also makes field serviceability more straightforward.
LiveBook components such as the hard drive, memory, keyboard and CPU are user-replaceable. “Warranties are great, but when you need a system fixed in two hours, the modular nature of the LiveBook makes it possible to replace key components with readily available parts so that you can make it through a gig,” says Rain president Bill Paschick.
The LiveBook features a 15.4-inch widescreen, an internal hard drive with an 8 meg buffer. Other features include wireless b/g, and a built-in 5-in-1 media card drive, AC ’97 and High Definition Audio, 5.1/7.1-channel surround sound and two stereo speakers. To increase hard drive versatility, Rain also offers the Storm Drive Pocket external drive, which provides the same LiveBook hard drive performance in a shock-mounted USB 2.0/FireWire enclosure. MSRP: $2699.95.
Visit www.rainrecording.com to purchase or find a retailer.