Music Computing CoreMC – ‘The World’s Most Powerful Personal Computer’

coremc-computerMusic Computing has introduced CoreMC (Gen3), a new PC that they call “the world’s most powerful personal computer designed for audio and video production.”

According to Music Computing, their concept was to use enterprise-level components, which are designed for maximum performance and stability, to create compact computer systems for personal or studio use.

CoreMC can be equipped with up to dual Xeon 8-core processors (16-cores total), 768GB of RAM, 21TB of hard drive storage, high performance video cards and audio interfaces.

CoreMC Computers

Based on the Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system, CoreMC is capable of running any Windows compatible software for music production, HD video editing or gaming.

It is now possible for the user to virtually run all needed applications at once, load everything into RAM and leave the system on, so it can provide instant access whenever it’s needed.

“In the past there was a need for a product class to be created for average consumers requiring professional level products, this was called Prosumer.” Said, Victor Wong, CEO Music Computing. “Today we face the same needs but the demand has increased to even higher levels, the new EnterprisePro personal computing systems bring the absolute highest performance and quality to the masses.”

Each CoreMC is housed in a stylish black brushed aluminum chassis equipped with four (4) oversized 140mm fans providing ample airflow, yet able to rotate at reduced speeds for near silent operation. A front name plate is part of the design and acts as a baffle to further reduce operational noise. Extras include removable dust filters to keep the interior of the system clean, shock mounting for hard drives and optical drives to reduce noise and vibration, and even anti-vibration pads for the power supply. For those needing to overclock the system, four (4) coolant hose ports are provided on the rear of the chassis with star grommets providing a professional fit.

Four (4) PCI-E 3.0 (x16) slots, One (1) PCI-E 3.0 (x8) and One (1) PCI-E 3.0 (x4) are available, which can be equipped with video cards ranging from the 1GB high-performance card included in the base model to 3-way SLI GTX 680 cards or even a Quadro 6000 card with a GPU designed specifically for Adobe software acceleration.

Audio interface options include:

  • Echo MIA MINI Digital Audio card (2ins balanced, 2outs balanced, MIDI, S/PDIF, 24bit-96kHz)
  • RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652 (3 x ADAT digital I/O, 1 x SPDIF digital I/O, S/PDIF, 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC), 1 x ADAT Sync In (9-pin D-type), 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed MIDI, 12 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback on ADAT optical)
  • RME HDSPe RayDAT (36 Inputs / 36 Outputs, 4 x ADAT I/O (up to 192 kHz via S/MUX4), 1 x AES/EBU I/O (192 kHz), 1 x SPDIF I/O (192 kHZ), 2 x MIDI I/O, Supported sample frequencies: Internally 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz. Externally 28 kHz – 200 kHz)

The base configuration priced at $2,499 for the CoreMC is as follows: Xeon 6-core (2.0GHz) processor, 6GB RAM (3x2GB), 1TB HD, 1GB high-performance video card, DVD burner, SonicSource VSTi (3,000+ sounds / 16GB) and Windows 8 Professional (64-bit).

See the Music Computing site for more details.

32 thoughts on “Music Computing CoreMC – ‘The World’s Most Powerful Personal Computer’

              1. I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
                Because I’m easy come, easy go
                A little high, little low
                Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me…….

  1. Echo MIA? RME Hammerfall? Aren’t those cards like, Windows XP-era ancient? The HDSPe RayDAT is newer, but if you have to run that many I/O you’d pick a MADI solution or something.

    Also, this doesn’t look like it’s mountable in a 19″ rack and there’s no watercooling.

    1. A Mac Pro can have up to 12 cores and 512Gb of (solid state!) RAM.
      I think I could still do music with that AND relax knowing the company will still be around tomorrow.

    2. im a mac user and it always makes me happy to see macs get peed on like this, and it offers just a slight glimpse of freedom.

  2. i must say, as with all pcs, it looks silly to see a diesel black brushed aluminum case powerhouse machine that still has 1/8 inch mic and headphone jacks on the front like my compaq from 1998

  3. Reminds me a bit of my dad’s Porsche he picked up as if on cue when he turned 40 and the ol’ mid-life crisis hit. He could talk for hours about its engine stats, its phenomenal hp and torque, etc. But I don’t think he ever actually drove the thing more than 65 mph!

  4. Only 6GB of RAM in the base version? I barely manage with 8 these days with the size of the sample packs I use. Reason, Logic and a couple of decent sized packs takes me into the 8th GB. Strip back on the GPU and add some RAM man! How many uses does a high end GPU have in an audio workstation?

  5. eh, I’ve built a 16 core hackintosh thats way faster than this windows POS. And I bet cheaper too than their model with comparable specs… And no BD burner in this time and age? Come on really.
    Build one yourself, end of story.

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