Minneapolis, MN (February 13, 2009)–Engineer Ryan Toensing recently installed Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR abcSAN in his home studio, Sounds Good Audio Service.
Working on tracks for local musicians utilizing Pro Tools 7.4 LE, Toensing was searching for a solution that would enable him to achieve comparable results to working in Pro Tools|HD. According to Toensing, with the introduction of Pro Tools 8 LE, the 4-drive abcSAN will allow him to run 120 tracks off his MacBook Pro.
“Computers are so powerful and fast, but traditionally, the drives are lacking,” says Toensing. “Small Tree’s abcSAN allows the computer to achieve optimal performance and eliminates time wasted waiting for the bottleneck to clear.”
“Productivity for a one-man shop like mine is critical to completing projects and keeping revenue streams coming in,” Toensing continues. “Additionally, I have to be mindful of costs associated with running my studio. Rather than spending $15,000 for Pro Tools|HD, I’m achieving great performance and substantial savings by using abcSAN in conjunction with Pro Tools LE.”
The abcSAN is an iSCSI-based shared storage solution designed for audio engineers looking to manage shared and direct attached storage solutions. Deployable as either a NAS or a SAN, abcSAN is available in a 4- or 16-drive (1 TB) configuration.