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Open Labs NeKo XXL Portable Keyboard Workstation

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With a 15" touchscreen, 61 keys, integrated QWERTY keyboard, and optimized Windows OS, NeKo XXL is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. Th...Click To Read More About This Product

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A full music studio to go, with 61-keys, external keyboard, 15" LCD touchscreen, software, and more.

With a 15" touchscreen, 61 keys, integrated QWERTY keyboard, and optimized Windows OS, NeKo XXL is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. This portable media production station was specifically designed with keyboard playability, fusing both worlds of studio engineering and live performance effortlessly.

The Open Labs NeKo XXL's optimized Windows 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 LX5 does it all with ease.

This Gen5 NeKo XXL is equipped with the 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, max level, fixed level fader, transport controls, chromatic mode, hold, pad tune, multiple groove preset, and eight engines with 24 presets per engine.

This special keyboard workstation is also equipped with the Open Labs Mix/Edit controller. The mixer section consists of multiple fully assignable controls including: (8) encoders, (8) lighted buttons, (8) faders, (4 X 4) 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 the Gen5 Open Labs NeKo XXL is the redesigned, fully mappable Alpha II Panel, which allows the user to control any parameter they desire, and two phantom-powered preamps in addition to the eight I/Os. A full version of the multiple award-winning Ableton Live 7 is also included for the first time in the XXL's history.

NeKo XXL is full of relevant and compelling sounds like Open Labs' The Master's Series Library produced by multi-platinum producer Mr. Porter (Denaun Porter), as well as Open Labs' own V5 sound, sample, and loop library.

Part of the included software package, Open Labs Riff is an entirely new concept in virtual instrument hosting. Written from the ground up by Open Labs, Riff encompasses over 6 years of live performance and studio production knowledge gathered from some of the world's top artists, engineers, composers, and producers. 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.

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 their online technicians can remotely view and diagnose any issue”while you are still in your own studio.

Included in the NeKo XXL's arsenal is over 200 world-class virtual instruments and effects, as well as over 20,000 presets with virtually unlimited capability for third party plug-ins and applications.

61-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard (World-class Fatar Technology)
Control Surfaces: Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels, Trackpad with 2 Buttons, External Keyboard ("QWERTY") Module, Assignable Alpha II Control Module (5 Faders and 5 Modes Buttons, 3 Transpose Buttons, 5 Direction Buttons and 5 Transport Buttons)
High Speed Dual-Layer 8.5GB/Disk CD and DVD Burner
Internal 15" color touchscreen LCD high-resolution (1024 x 768), external video port for running dual monitors or a video projector

Included software
Open Labs RiFF virtual instrument host
Open Labs Karsyn V1.6 independent host for all of your PC-based Virtual Instruments (VST)
4Front Technology Truepianos provides the real feeling of an acoustic piano
Wusik Wusikstation V3: powerful advanced hybrid vector & wave-sequencer sampler virtual instrument
Lenna Digital Sylenth virtual analog synthesizer with over 700 presets
Reaper DAW with unlimited tracks that records audio-MIDI and integrates all of your Karsyn presets in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop format

Also included:
Ableton Live 7
Livid Cell
Acronus OEM
Chicken Systems Format Converter
Digital Sound Factory Proteus 2000
Digital Sound Factory MoPhat
Digital Sound Factory Virtuoso
Dimension LE
Mr Porter sounds

New V5 Sound Library Software:
Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home, Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface), Open Labs Karsyn V1.6, Open Labs Riff, Open Labs MimiK, PC Angel

PREMIUM Factory Sound Library V5: Accordion, Addictive Drums, Artphase, EVM Bassline, EVM Ultrasonique, BB303i, Blood Bucket, Crystal, Cubix, Highlife, Lallapallooza Lite, MDA DX10, MDA JX10, Microsynt, Mini Erhu, Minimal, Monolisa, Motion, Mr. Alias, Mr. Ray 22, Mr. Ray 73, Mr. Tramp, Nanotron 2, Organized Trio, Phadiz, Plugsound Free, Protoplasm 21, RealGuitar, Rez, Rogue, String Synth, String Theory, STS-26, Super Spook Keys, Synth 1, Tiki Clav

Included Accessories:
Power cable
Quick Start guide
Allen wrench
CPU: 2.5 GHz Core2Quad
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 4TB
Expansion Slots: (1) 5.25" Dual-Layer DVD-RW burner (8.5GB/disc)
Audio I/O:
(1) High Performance Audio I/O Card with Low Latency including 24-bit/96kHz professional 10-in/10-out: (2) mic/instrument preamp inputs (with Phantom Power 48V), (8) analog line inputs, (10) analog line outputs, S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial), (1) Headphone Jack with Volume Control
Connection: MIDI In/Out, 1) Sustain and (1) Expression ports, 2) USB 2.0 ports, (1) FireWire 400 port, (1) Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port
Power Supply: 500+ Watt power supply, whisper quiet cooling fans (internal chassis, processor & power supply)
Dimensions: 46"W X 20"D X 7"H
Weight: 46lb.

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Open Labs NeKo XXL Portable Keyboard Workstation:

You'll pretty much be able to reduce a lot of your studio equipment to just the NiKO!!! I have actually sold a lot of my keyboards since I have the MimiK? software. I am flawlessly running Cubase, ProTool M-Powered8 & Reason4.0...and to make things better I can actually travel with my studio. When I am traveling I can bring my gear with me and still have sessions or produce, or do sound design, etc. Love it!!! People will try to compare it to a MAC...but I don't know why b/c this is total different from any MAC/PC or DAW

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