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A powerful solution with keyboard playability and maximum studio functionality
Powered by the latest Intel Core i5 processor and using a 15" touchscreen, 61 black and white keys, built-in QWERTY keyboard and running Windows 7 OS, the GEN6 NeKo XXL is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. NeKo XXL is specifically designed with keyboard playability and maximum studio functionality.
Open Labs has included over 200 world-class virtual instruments and effects, with thousands of presets, with virtually unlimited capability for third party plug-ins and applications.
Unlike all other dedicated electronic musical instruments and workstations, Neko XXL's optimized Windows 7 OS natively supports virtually any music application or plug-in developed for a PC. From Pro Tools to Nuendo, Native Instruments Komplete to Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Neko XXL does it all with ease.
Neko XXL is equipped with the new Bump MP integrated drum module, designed to allow the user to create beats and trigger any sound, loop or sample in real-time. Enhanced with a special Open Labs version of Guru from FXpansion, key features of the Bump MP include: (16 plus 1) fully assignable pads, note repeat, fixed level fader, transport controls, chromatic mode, hold, pad tune, multiple groove preset and eight engines with 24 patterns per engine. This also allows up to 512 step sequences per pattern.
NeKo XXL is also equipped with the new Open Labs Mix/Edit controller. The mixer section consists of multiple fully assignable controls including: (8) encoders, (8) lighted buttons, (8) faders, (X4) banks (total of 128 channels) and (1) master volume fader. The edit section consists of multiple, fully assignable controls including: (8) encoders, (1) LCD display (for encoders), (4) buttons and (4) banks (total of 32 control parameters).
Exclusive to NeKo XXL is the redesigned, fully mappable Alpha II Panel, which allows the user to control any parameter they desire by configuring shortcuts and special functions designed to streamline workflow and increased productivity. Also included are two Phantom powered preamps in addition to the eight I/Os.
NeKo XXL has the most relevant and compelling sounds including: Open Labs The Master's Series Library produced by multi-platinum producer Mr. Porter (Denaun Porter).
Riff is an entirely new concept in virtual instrument hosting. Written from the ground up by Open Labs, Riff encompasses over six years of live performance and studio production knowledge gathered from some of the world's top artists, engineers, composers, and producers.
Simply speaking, Riff is a multi-effect and multi-instrument rack for musicians and sound designers. It is also a VST host that runs as a standalone application.
Its advanced features include: Live Controls, which allows the user to create any number of virtual controls in real-time that can be mapped to various effects and other parameters. Advanced intelligence allows any number of virtual controllers to manipulate any number of other virtual controllers, providing automation for virtual instruments and effects. Rewire allows for this powerful host application to be used within any DAW program.
Riff allows a user to stream the ASIO or VST input signal through chains of individual VST effects so you can use your Open Labs instrument as a real-time multi-effect processor.
It enables a user to play several VST instruments at the same time. You can layer several instruments to create complex sounds. Or, users may play instruments on different MIDI channels: It turns a computer into a multi-timbral sound generator.
Open Labs Riff is the new standard in VST hosting. Split, layer and chain VSTs in any configuration you desire. Your production station never sounded this good.
Own Every Sound
MimiK keyboard cloning software will clone the sounds of any MIDI equipped keyboard or hardware sound module. Put all your keyboards in your NeKo.
Open Labs instruments are equipped with Firewire, USB, PCI EXPRESS and an Ethernet port, allowing access to the Internet via a broadband connection. Open Labs tech support can log-in to your system, and Open Lab's online technicians can remotely view and diagnose any issue — while you are still in your own studio.
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Comments about Open Labs Neko XXL Computer Keyboard Workstation:
I have owned a ton of studio equipment over the years. Each being the very best at what it did. Always looking to downsize and automate my workflow, to get the very best out of my studio in the least amount of time. I found out about the XXL through Michael Jacksons keyboard player. It is a god send, not only for minimizing your studio... but for workflow in general.Out of the box, the board has all of the software and sounds you need... in order to record a commercially radio playable hit. The beauty lies in the fact, that if you dont find something you like... you can always upgrade to what you will. The possibilities are endless, which is why this unit could be the end all, be all of your recording studio.You can record, master and print your latest album from the confines of a 61 key workstation. On top of that, it is portable. Allowing you the freedom to take your studio on the road with you... knowing that the quality of some of the best studios in the world... is at your fingertips, wherever you go.The initial sticker price, may be a shock to the system of many artists... but knowing that you will never need for another piece of equipment and having the endless expandability no further than a download away... makes it very easy to absorb.Buy it now, if you never want to worry about buying for your studio again. Once and done and you are ready to record like the pros.