In the ideal world, you would find yourself working in a studio with separate mixing and recording rooms and dedicated racks full equipment and your computer system hidden out of both view and earshot. However in the real world the isn't always the room for this amount of separation and for anyone who needs to work in a small recording space, alongside highly sensitive microphones which may prove prone to picking up machine noise, the holy grail of recording systems has to be completely silent, whilst still being fully capable of getting the session done.
With this in mind we offer a number of silent systems and the FAi Silent Edition is our first ready to ship silent PC system. With no moving parts in the base configuration, passive coolers and SSD's for storage, the is simply nothing in this system capable of making noise and interrupting your session.
The FAi Silent edition is based around a i7 6700 quad core with Hyper-threading from the latest Intel Skylake series, running at 3.4GHz with a 4.0GHz turbo, which will offer enough performance for many recording, tracking and editing scenarios making this a great fit for many project studios.
During our initial in house validation phase we test with all of the popular audio sequencers including industry leaders such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar, Studio One, Reaper, Ableton & Bitwig to ensure the widest compatibility straight out of the box, meaning that you set it up with your audio interface & software of choice and be ready to go with the absolute minimum of fuss.
To install your applications on, we include a fast Samsung Evo 250GB SSD, which comes with your OS on and is ideal for running your sequencer and projects from, along with an additional 1TB SSD for storage and sample libraries. Of course many users wish to migrate over older project drives or prefer to make sure that additional storage can be added the future as required, so we made sure that this case has 5 more drive bays, making it extremely easy to accommodate any future storage expansions that you may wish to carry out. Please do be aware however that by adding in any mechanical hard drives, the machine will cease to be silent.
Other key features include 16GB of Corsair memory, which is suitable for most typical projects although once again we've made sure to leave plenty of room for extra expansion, allowing you to expand in years to come. The system makes use of the inbuilt Intel graphics which supports 3 simultaneous outputs over D-Sub (VGA) / HDMI / DVI allowing you plenty of output options and plenty of workspace to help optimize your workflow.
The ready to ship FAi Silent model is our most powerful silent configuration and fully capable of taking care of many recording and production requirements in any project studio.