AMD Supports Composers And Audio Engineers With Revolutionary AMD64 Digital Audio Workstations
-AMD Opteron™ processors help pioneer new dimensions of performance and production for extreme music creation and editing-
NEW YORK --
At the 115th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its collaboration with Open Labs, RackSaver and Steinberg Audio to offer AMD Opteron™ processor-based digital audio workstations (DAW). AMD also announced its recent role in the digital editing of Fuel’s Natural Selection and the forthcoming Korn record, Take a Look in the Mirror.
“Musicians and audio engineers have access to such an amazing array of virtual instruments and software-based production tools that require sophisticated power and performance to keep up with their level of innovation,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit. “The
AMD64 platform is designed with these users in mind, offering the simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing necessary to power an ultimate creativity machine. Music is a personal area of interest for me, and it is simply unbelievable what can be done with these new solutions.”
“I’ve been using Nuendo on AMD processor-based workstations, and helped edit Korn’s Take a Look in the Mirror and Fuel’s Natural Selection,” said Fred Maher, DAW engineer and Nuendo specialist. “Over the years, I’ve been pleased with this combo, and the AMD Opteron processor-based DAW will allow me to tackle even more complex projects than what’s currently possible with a 32-bit machine. I will be able to handle all the tracks, virtual instruments and sample libraries for extremely large projects. This kind of power at your fingertips is truly revolutionary.”
“Our NeKo 64 keyboard workstations offer real-world playability with some of the most powerful processing power available today,” said Victor Wong, CEO, Open Labs. “The 64-bit power of AMD Opteron processors combined with Steinberg’s Nuendo gives our customers the freedom to compose and create without being stifled by system limitations far exceeding traditional electronic keyboards.”
“RackSaver has been working closely with the entertainment industry for years,” said David Driggers, CEO, RackSaver. “Our NemeSys DAW64 digital audio workstation now extends our advanced technology to create end-to-end 64-bit digital solutions that deliver the performance and capability needed to meet the demanding expectations of today's top professional audio engineer.”
“Our Nuendo 2.0 Media Production System combined with AMD Opteron processor-based workstations is a perfect example of the power and flexibility native systems offer today’s audio and post-production professionals,” said Brian McConnon, US Marketing Manager of Steinberg, the Audio Group of Pinnacle Systems. “Native processing has truly arrived and is currently employed on some of the biggest projects in music, film, and multimedia.”
The AMD Opteron processor-based NeKo 64 and DAW64 are both showcased at the AES Convention in Steinberg’s booth #462.
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