It's an awesome thing not having to worry about the background noise of your computer bleeding into microphones. You'll find its complete silence unsettling to start with as we've become so accustomed to the background noise of fans and hard drives - it seems odd when it's not there. Our latest Muse takes advantage of the latest Core i5 and i7 processors and although it can't quite reach the performance heights of the Z series this is our most powerful Muse yet. It's perfect for recording live instruments, performances and vocals and its silence lets you mix undistracted. It will also greatly improve the environment of any office or studio space. As it's passively cooled it will get hot, which is perfectly normal, and needs to be in the open air, not in a box or cupboard. Combined with a USB audio interface it makes for a fabulous studio solution.