Digital Audio Workstations

Our Pro Audio PCs & workstations are fully optimised for recording and mixing music on your PC. We test our DAW PCs with a wide range of software & hardware with a focus on building powerful, low-latency, quiet digital audio workstations so that you can get on with writing and producing great music.

The right CPU for Audio workstations

At the heart of each Pro Audio system is the CPU and your system’s performance depends upon on this crucial component, determining how many tracks of plug in effects and VSTi’s you can work with inside of the project. This guide explores what processor you will need to power your music studio.

Audio PC CPUs

The Right Memory

Every PC and laptop needs system memory so you can run applications without relying on slow storage devices. This guide explores how much effect the quantity of system memory has on the performance of your digital audio workstation or audio laptop and recommends the optimum configuration.

Audio PC Memory

Audio Interfaces Explained

Audio interfaces come in a vast array of configurations, from external Firewire, USB, Thunderbolt ports to internal PCI-E cards. As the key component at the very centre of your studios recording capabilities, it’s critical you find the best fit for your requirements to enable you to get the very most out of your studio.

Audio Interfaces

Choosing an audio workstation

Scan 3XS produces a huge range of workstations at a variety of price points, each optimised for different applications and workloads. This guide explains what sort of workstation you’ll need for optimum efficiency, enabling composers and artists to be more productive.

Audio Workstations

Rigorously Tested

3XS Pro Audio PCs & workstations are professionally assembled in our state of the art factory in Bolton and burn tested for 24 hours before shipping. All our systems are protected by a three year warranty with the first year providing onsite cover. All three years of the warranty include both parts and labour, so if your system does develop a fault we'll repair or replace it free of charge.

Quiet Audio PC optimisation

Noise in the studio can affect you workflow, so whilst all of our systems are designed to keep this to the absolute minimum there are choices that can optimise this which are outlined here.

Audio Workstation Hire

Award-winning Scan 3XS audio workstations are also available for rental. You can completely configure the workstations you want to rent, enabling you to expand processing power when you need it for special projects. Audio workstations can be rented on a monthly basis for up to a year and are backed by our 7 day technical support for added peace of mind.

Audio workstation hire

Storage for your Audio PC

Models, textures, plug-ins and music software are taking up more storage space every year, so it's important to select the optimum storage configuration for your audio PC. This guide walks you through the pros and cons of the most common type of storage device.

Audio storage drives

Peace of Mind

3XS Audio Custom PCs and laptops are professionally assembled in our state of the art factory in Bolton and are protected by a three year warranty with the first year providing onsite cover. All three years of the warranty include both parts and labour, so if your PC does develop a fault we'll repair or replace it free of charge.

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