As an announcement for Summer NAMM 2007, Audio Impressions is releasing their highly anticipated, new DVZ Powered Strings Library as part of a turnkey computer system built by the VisionDAW company.
The turnkey system costs $12,000, and consists of three high-end computers in rack mount enclosures.
The software alone can be purchased for $3,500.
The press release says "To play all of the sounds at once in the library requires 3 Apple Mac Pro's or Intel Pentium IV PC's (2 GHz or faster) at 44.1-48 kHz. You're able to go from composing music in the studio to performing live theatrical-stage productions by simply adding computers for higher audio resolutions."
I'm sure this is a worthwhile product that achieves new levels of realism. And if you're a major Hollywood composer who has scored dozens of movies, I guess it's a reasonable business expense.
I'm just curious as to what the market is like for such systems; how successful and profitable can a company be when developing products in this price range?