Digital Audio Wave announced all new digital audio workstations based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology Extreme Edition 3.4 GHz* and Intel® 925X Express Chipset. The DAWin G5000 line of Digital Audio Workstations was introduced at the Summer NAMM 2004 Show on July 25 at the Nashville Convention Center. The system was present in the Digital Audio Wave—Yukatech ProAudio booth #231 located in Hall-1.

The ultra-quiet (18dB) DAWin G5000 digital audio workstation is a desktop system with Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting HT Technology Extreme Edition 3.4 GHz, two 74GB Western Digital 10000RPM Raptor SATA drives powered by Intel® Matrix RAID Technology, and NVDIA PCI Express X16 graphics card.

“Today’s high-resolution audio and graphics applications demand more PC performance for professional-grade editing, recording, and sharing. Keeping pace with current and emerging usage models requires faster PCs with support for the latest industry initiatives and features. Components such as the CPU, chipset, system memory, and system buses play important roles in delivering the experience users crave. This is why Digital Audio Wave brings you the revolutionary DAWin G5000 PC Digital Audio Workstation based on the Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting HT Technology Extreme Edition 3.4 GHz and the Intel® 925X Express Chipset,” said Frank Fatih Kara, president and chief operating officer at Digital Audio Wave. “G5000 will shift the paradigm in the industry for digital music making process. Producers and musicians of all types will have an access to an ensured stability and experience an amazing execution of creativity with the reliable performance of this power house.”

“The Intel-based Digital Audio Wave system is a good example of an Intel Product Dealer identifying a niche and providing the tools to meet the needs of producers, studio engineers and musicians,” said Steve Dallman, director of Intel’s North America Distribution and Channel Marketing. “The Intel® 925X Express chipset and the Intel Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology Extreme Edition provide exceptional computing power in a single platform and deliver new levels of performance for power users.”

G5000 Benefits: New Technologies that enhances your overall PC DAW experience.

—PCI Express bus architecture delivers over 3.5 times more bandwidth for graphics cards than AGP8X, supporting the latest high performance graphics cards. It also offers over 3.5 times more bandwidth than PCI for I/O cards, for top-notch performance with Gigabit Ethernet devices.

—Intel® Matrix Storage Technology enables increased storage
performance on dual hard drives via Native Command Queuing and RAID 0
stripping, while helping to protect your valuable digital archives
through RAID 1 mirroring. Native hot plug capability lets you swap hard
drives while your PC is running.

—Dual-Channel DDR2 533 memory delivers up to 8.5GB/s bandwidth for
incredibly responsive realistic high-definition audio, high-definition
video, faster 3D modeling, and better system performance.

G5000 Features: DAWin G5000 features deliver a compelling solution for both consumer and corporate market segments.

—800-MHz FSB (Front Side Bus) enables support for today’s highest-
performing Intel Pentium 4 Processors with HT Technology Extreme
Edition 3.4 GHz

—Optimized for Intel Pentium 4 Processor supporting HT Technology to
enable improved system performance and responsiveness.

—Enhanced performance architecture, with 800-MHz system bus processors
and DDR2 memory, optimizes data transfers between the processor and
system memory

—Flexible memory support, with dual-channel DDR2 533 / DDR2 400 memory,
providing up to 8.5GB/s memory bandwidth, in configurations up to a
maximum of 4GB of Random Access Memory (RAM).

—PCI Express delivers up to 4GB/s per direction for graphics bandwidth
and up to 500MB/ s concurrent data transfers for I/O.

—Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, with integrated Raid 0 and Raid 1
capabilities using the latest SATA interface, for accelerated disk I/O
performance. Serial ATA hard drives deliver enterprise-class
specifications with 10,000 RPM. The newest generation Western Digital
Raptor SATA drives offer the digital audio market 74 GB capacity, and
Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF) technology to maintain hard
drive performance in high-vibration environments. These new class of
hard drives match SCSI reliability and exceed comparable SCSI
performance in audio-video workloads while providing simplified
connectivity for less cost than SCSI drives. Serial ATA incorporates
significant technical enhancements over traditional ATA making it ideal
for RAID implementations. Along with several configuration benefits,
SATA technology improves data transmission through a point-to-point
topology, eliminating bus sharing and delivering a full 1.5Gb/s
bandwidth to each drive.

—Intel® High Definition Audio features eight independent DMA audio
engines (192 KHz at 24-bit converters) can enable multiple separate,
simultaneous audio streams with support for major audio formats, such
as Dolby Digital and 7.1 surround sound.

G5000 System Musician’s Tool-Box Productivity Package includes the following:

—Cakewalk Kinetic
—Cakewalk Pyro 2004
—Ableton Live Lite
—Reason Adapted Lite
—M-Audio ProSessions Sound and Loop Libraries CD containing high quality
loops and samples
—Mucismatch Jukebox, QuickTime, I-tunes
—Ahead Nero Burning Software