Digital Audio Workstation
This is the very nature of the Nimbus, to fulfil the role as the creative centre of your recording environment. It can stream multi-track, high definition audio without breaking a sweat and then take on stacks and stacks of effects and instrument plug-ins. Whether live recording, writing orchestral scores, building tracks with loops or messing around with monstrous virtual synths the Nimbus Project Studio enables you to get stuck in.
Combining the latest Intel "Sandy Bridge" Core i5/i7 processors with high performance Intel motherboards brings a level of stability and compatibility not often found in other combinations. Bottle necks are virtually nonexistent, the integrated memory controller ensures solid data through-put, the enhanced connectivity of the H67 and P67 chipset means there's no compromises or risk of hardware clashes. Even the onboard firewire port has the chipset favoured by most interface manufacturers. Nimbus Project Studio is the fastest, most stable and most connected platform we've seen in a long time and with Windows 7 it's unstoppable.
Project Studio or Project Studio Plus?
Previously the "Plus" version of a Rain system is the same as the regular one but with a number of upgrades. With the Nimbus this is different. The Sandy Bridge platform has given us two different chipsets and motherboard, one that favours the integrated nature of the CPUs and another that pushes the limits in terms of overclocking. The regular Project Studio features a smaller motherboard and uses the Intel HD graphics thatâ€™s now baked into the CPU itself. This allows us to offer a very powerful system at a fabulous price â€“ hundreds of pounds cheaper than the previous Nimbus but much more powerful. The Project Studio Plus exploits the features of the Intel "Extreme" P67 chipset motherboard to allow for unlocked CPU performance boosting power to 4.5GHz when you need it most. The CPU is watercooled for complete stability under pressure and the board also uses discrete graphics which can be upgraded as far as you like. Which should you choose? The Project Studio Plus is always the more powerful choice, however the regular Project Studio is certainly no slouch and for the money thereâ€™s nothing to beat it.