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A Timbaland-inspired, all-in-one music production station.
The Timbaland Special Edition NeKo (NeKo TSE) is an all-in-one production studio powered by Windows XP, capable of running virtually any Windows XP compatible software, including a variety of DAW software, virtual instruments (VSTi), virtual effects (VST), and other music applications.
Timbaland, one of the hottest producers in the past decade, wanted the ability to work on his music from home on a larger unit and still be able to travel easily with his other Open Labs creation, the MiKo. So Open Labs obliged with the NeKo, which utilizes the same gear with matching specs and software. It provides the features that most people are looking for, at a more affordable price.
These Gen4 models are equipped with Intel Core2Quad processors providing exceptional processing power. With the edition of Translator, specially written for Open Labs by Chicken Systems, users can easily convert and manage many different file types within the Open Labs environment. Also included in the preinstalled software is Reaper from Cockos, a DAW with unlimited tracks, which records audio-midi and integrates all of the user's Karsyn presets in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop format.
The NeKo TSE features E-MU's new Proteus X2 Streaming Sound Module V2.5 with over 10,148 instruments, including the new Ensoniq Urban Legends Sound Library that contains the sounds from Ensoniq's ASR/EPS/MR/ASR-X/ZR instruments. These sounds were specifically requested by Timbaland, and are only available in the TSE units. Running in the Proteus environment, these keyboards are reborn, giving you an incredible combination of high-end audio quality with virtual instruments that would cost you over $60,000 were you to buy the actual models individually.
Included in this special edition is the Open Labs sound library V4, which contains over 35-gigabytes of premium sounds, constituting 28,074 presets and Open Labs Special Edition plugins, optimized by the software developers for use with the NeKo.
Some of the other features include a 61-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard, pitch bend and modulation wheels, a trackpad with 2 buttons, a full (QWERTY) keyboard module, assignable alpha control module, DJ Module, an internal 15" color touch screen LCD with high resolution, and a built-in Presonus FireBox audio interface.
The PreSonus FireBox is a 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Recording System with a 6-in, 10-out computer recording interface. It boasts 2 crystal-clear Class A preamps with 45dB gain, ultra-wide 10Hz-50kHz frequency response, and professional 24-bit/96kHz converters with 110dB dynamic range for a big, musical sound.
It has 2 mic/instrument preamps with 48V phantom power conveniently located on the front panel. It gives you 2 balanced TRS line inputs, 6 balanced TRS analog outs, as well as MIDI and S/PDIF I/O. You can record through 6 inputs and playback through 8 outputs simultaneously. It also has a stereo headphone output and the main volume control on the front panel.
The FireBox is compatible with both Windows XP and Mac OS X and is compatible with many popular ASIO/WDM and Core Audio based applications including Sonar, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Premier, and many others.
Phat beats. Mesmerizing melodies. Complete compositions. They're all possible with the NeKo TSE. Get yours today!
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Excellent machine at what its supposed to do. However, be careful when plugging in USB or Firewire components to the back of the unit. This may cause your audio interface card (presonus firebox) to go out of sync, making your unit useless. Google: Presonus Firebox Redlight.
The best piece of production equipment ever!!! what is it that u cant do with this machine???