Our Story

Different PC

It all started with two guys in a garage in Los Altos, California… oh, wait… no. That was that other company. We’re different. In fact, Different PC is a custom computer builder based in Bergen county, New Jersey, born out of the music studio at MusicPlayers.com.

But don’t think of us like just another computer company. Think of us like your favorite musical instrument or pro audio gear manufacturer, but delivering the tools you need to harness those favorite instruments and recording gear so that you can make and record music on your own terms and without limits.

Consider this: you have favorite musical instruments, favorite audio interfaces, favorite mics and preamps, favorite DAWs, and favorite virtual instruments. Those tools empower you to create and/or record music. So why shouldn’t you also be excited about the computer that powers your virtual instruments and records your albums?

At Different PC, we’re not just computer geeks. We’re also musicians, audio engineers, music producers, and recording artists. Just like you. Well, maybe slightly more techie. And after trying for years to find just the right computers to fit our needs as music creators, we realized that none of the available products were a great fit. So we decided to do something about it.

The Different PC Mission:
To be the premier PC manufacturer of computer systems for musicians and audio professionals.

We are in the early stages of building the company, so bear with us while we get all of the right policies and procedures in place to provide the highest level of support that you as a musician or audio professional deserve. You’ll see many changes taking place over the next few months. But one thing is certain: if you’re ready for a Different PC, we’re ready to build it for you.

Who We Are:

Founder and CEO Scott Kahn is well known as the Editor in Chief of MusicPlayers.com, the widely read, online magazine for serious musicians. But what you may not know is Scott’s history working in Silicon Valley, CA. Scott began his career during the booming ’90s, working for visionary tech companies and some of the Valley’s most legendary leaders.

During that time, Scott also wrote for leading tech industry publications like PC Week Magazine, PC Magazine, and NewMedia Magazine. While pursuing a tech career by day, he was also a musician outside of work, playing the San Francisco club scene and making indie records across a variety of rock genres.

VP of Engineering Sal Picheria is a computer hardware expert who built his first PC before he was in middle school. He has designed bespoke storage arrays, workstations, and servers for scientific and commercial applications, and presently works as a cyber security consultant for one of the “Big Four” accounting and professional services firms.