Knowledge Base

Topic Last Post
Rain Computers in Canada
Are Rain computers available in Canada? How does that affect the warranty? ...
4th Nov, 2010
Preventing 60 cycle hum, system noise problems, etc.
General causes and solutions for hum and noise during recording and playback ...
17th Nov, 2007
Returning Rain Computers products
The RMA procedure for returning Rain Computers products. ...
22nd Oct, 2010
Where are Rain computers built?
Information about the manufacturing of Rain computer systems and accessories ...
10th Jul, 2006
Does Rain Computers offer financing / institutional discounts?
An overview of financing and payment options currently available for the Rain product line ...
20th Jun, 2007
Backup and Recovery of your Rain Computer
Whether your system has been corrupted, or you just want to start with a clean slate, there are a number of ways to achieve your Rain Factory Image, or a Full Backup Restoration. ...
25th May, 2010
Performing a backup with Acronis True Image on Rain computers
How to perform an Acronis Backup on a Rain Recording Digital Audio Workstation ...
12th Dec, 2007
Notes on FireWire IEEE1394 Compatibility and Texas Instruments Chipset
Some FireWire audio interfaces may require the Texas Instruments chipset for maximum compatibility. This article offers advice on achieving the best compatibility. ...
24th Aug, 2008
Using RainZone
General information about the use of RainZone internet safe zone ...
25th May, 2010
Restoring your Rain Recording workstation with Acronis True Image 11
Step-by-step Instructions for performing a system restore of a Rain computer with RainCare Restore powered by Acronis True Image version 11 ...
11th Dec, 2007
How to resize Desktop icons in Windows Vista
The Desktop icons in Windows Vista can be as small at 12 X 12 pixels to as large as 256 X 256 pixel. Here's how to adjust the size. ...
25th May, 2010
Vista, Windows 7 compatibility for audio, 32-bit and 64-bit drivers, etc.
Updated list of Vista and Windows 7 -compatible sound cards, audio interfaces and audio production DAW software. Audio drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are covered. ...
29th Nov, 2009
System memory is less than expected with 4 GB of RAM
System memory reported by System Information is less than you expected with 4 GB of RAM installed. Why does this happen? ...
18th Jan, 2008
LiveBook: Disable Trackpad
You can disable the integrated trackpad on your LiveBook with the key combination: FN +F3. ...
17th Jun, 2009
About LiveBook notebook function keys or "Fn" keys
A complete list of what the LiveBook function keys do including control volume and toggle wireless and Bluetooth off ...
19th Jul, 2007
Information about LiveBook batteries
Tips and information about caring for and replacing the battery on LiveBook models ...
21st Jul, 2009
Product registration and warranty repair of Rain products
Information about product registration and initiating repair of Rain Recording computer systems and accessories ...
15th Apr, 2009
Restoring your Rain Recording workstation with Acronis True Image 12
Step-by-step Instructions for performing a system restore of a Rain computer with RainCare Restore powered by Acronis True Image version 12 ...
21st Jul, 2009
Digidesign compatibility
Rain Recording is not currently listed on Digidesign's website as an approved supplier, however, our systems have been rigorously tested to ensure compatibility with Digidesign products ...
29th Mar, 2006
Disabling the onboard audio system on Solstice
Step-by-step instructions for turning off the onboard audio on a Solstice computer. ...
2nd Mar, 2009
What does RainCare Support cover?
Information on RainCare support plans and a comparison of their coverage ...
24th Jun, 2007
Why is eSata throughtput rated differently than than USB 2.0. FireWire 400 or 800?
What are the actual throughput speeds of USB, FireWire and eSata external drives? ...
23rd Dec, 2008
Antivirus & Spyware Detection Utilities
This article describes the antivirus and spyware detection utilities recommended by Rain Recording to help avoid computer viruses, spyware and malware ...
23rd Dec, 2008
What does the Rain warranty cover?
Information about Rain product warranty and what it covers ...
10th Jul, 2006
Installing an optical drive in Nimbus workstation
Steps for installing an optical drive (CD, DVD, Blu-ray) in the Nimbus workstation ...
23rd Jun, 2008
GigaStudio Compatibility Info, GSIF, and using ReWire
Information about running GigaStudio on Rain computers. Including GSIF drivers, ReWire mode, and general compatibility information. ...
12th Jun, 2008
Upgrading Element, Nimbus and Solstice workstations
On Rain workstations there is plenty of room for upgrades and add-ons. The following is recommendations and considerations when upgrading a Rain workstations. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Installing an add-on card in Solstice or Nimbus workstation
This article outlines the steps to install an add-on card in the Rain Solstice or Nimbus workstation ...
30th Mar, 2008
Information about LiveBook onboard audio system
The LiveBook onboard audio system may ship in off mode if Rain has integrated audio hardware with your system. This article offers further insight about this practice. ...
13th Mar, 2008
What plug-ins come with Cubase LE?
Cubase LE is bundled with many sound cards and audio hardware. ...
1st May, 2007
Advice on using the Internet on a Rain computer
Get online safely without harming your Rain computer ...
17th Mar, 2008
Audio software certified to run on Rain systems
Rain computer systems are designed and optimized to work seamlessly with all popular recording and mastering hardware or software. The following is a list of software certifed to run. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Manuals for Rain Recording computer systems and peripherals
Information about obtaining replacement manuals for Rain Recording products ...
3rd Feb, 2008
Would using a Rain computer enable me to achieve true zero-latency?
Absolute zero latency is somewhat of a fairy tale. In the heydays of analog tape the distance between the playback and recording heads of a multi-track recorder could produce upwards of 8 milliseconds latency. ...
10th Jul, 2006
StormDrive installation and formatting for PC
How to install and format a Rain Recording StormDrive under Windows XP and Vista. ...
31st Aug, 2006
Drive Partitioning
The Rain Recording digital audio workstations come standard with the primary hard disk drive separated into system and sample partitions. Here are a few of the reasons for this. ...
5th Dec, 2007
System crash when loading ASIO drivers in SONAR 7
Problems experienced loading ASIO drivers in SONAR 7 may be attributed to certain Adobe software ...
15th Nov, 2007
Policy on cracked software
Using cracked software is a crime and can damage your system ...
10th Nov, 2007
UAD 1 Error : Card 1 not available: No system memory resources. MapRDRAM failed
This error message indicates that there is not enough base system memory resources to allocate to the UAD-1. ...
15th Oct, 2007
How to enable/disable wireless on LiveBook models
Information about controling LiveBook model wireless settings ...
6th Aug, 2007
4 pin vs 6 pin FireWire IEEE1394
What is the difference between 4 pin and 6 pin FireWire port? ...
16th Apr, 2007
Playing DVD's with Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player cannot play DVD videos without extra software ...
19th Jul, 2007
How quickly will my order be shipped?
Information about checking order status and shipment of orders. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Silent computer
Information on how Rain produces virtually silent computers. ...
25th Apr, 2006
How to upgrade to full version of Acronis True Image
Acronis True Image OEM ships with all our systems (from Sept '06) and can be upgraded. ...
2nd Jun, 2007
The optical drive on my LiveBook
The optical drive - it's hard to open. It doesn't pop right open when you push the button. ...
19th Apr, 2007
Multiple user profiles conflict with protection key
A recommendation of not using multiple user account logons for your Windows based DAW ...
14th Apr, 2007
List of software included with Rain computers
Rain Recording includes a variety of software with each system. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Are Rain digital audio workstations proprietary?
All components are PC audio specification industry standard... ...
10th Jul, 2006
Is a serial ATA drive better?
A fast IDE drive will work well in most recording situations. If your motherboard supports the newer serial ATA technology, the additional data transfer speed will help provide even better audio recording and playback. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Are your DVD-R drives dual layer?
Yes they are. They also read and write CD-R and CD-RW media. ...
10th Jul, 2006
Monitor screen seems to measure less then specified
Clarification on how computer displays are measured ...
21st Feb, 2007
SLI balloon pop up message in system tray
SLI balloon pop up message appears at Windows start up. How do I disable this? ...
20th Nov, 2006
Windows Product Key and Activation
Microsoft uses a form of copy protection which combines the use of a Product Key and something they call ìActivationî. What are they and why you have to do it ...
20th Feb, 2007
StormDrive installation and formatting for Mac
How to install and format a Rain Recording StormDrive under Mac OSX. ...
31st Aug, 2006
About Hard Drive spindle speeds
The hard drives we use in all of our Rain Recording products offer the highest throughput available for the given size ...
10th Jul, 2006
Blank screen after starting up the computer
You get nothing on the screen when you start up the computer. ...
31st Dec, 1969
Blank screen after Windows x64 install
The final reboot after a fresh install of Windows x64 results in a completely blank screen. ...
3rd May, 2006
Soundcard not certified, tested or signed by Microsoft
Donít worry, very few are, itís safe to continue ...
26th Apr, 2006
Enabling Windows System Restore
How to enable Windows System Restore function ...
25th Apr, 2006
Bus powered Firewire on Livebooks
Can you power devices from the Livebooks firewire port? ...
25th Apr, 2006
Hard drive management
Is it better to have your OS and audio on separate drives? ...
25th Apr, 2006
Inconsistent hard drive sizes
Why does a 200GB drive show up formatted as about 195GBs? ...
25th Apr, 2006
Using the onboard audio with music applications
The sound facilities built into a computer are designed for multimedia and games, not for serious audio use. However, they can be useful and this article shows how you can use them. ...
24th Mar, 2006
Running a CD/DVD drive vertically
Rack mounting an Element system means running it on itís side ñ how does this affect the CD/DVD drive? ...
29th Mar, 2006

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