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Open Labs OpenSynth neKo 64 Dual 1.4GHz Opteron 61-Key Workstation
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A powerhouse open-architecture synth/virtual studio that will never become obsolete!
Tired of having to replace your keyboard workstation every few years? Fed up with latency and sync problems with your synth controller and computer? Want to update your sounds to the hippest, freshest sounds available, but frustrated by dealing with one manufacturer? Then neKo is for you. Think of it as a complete portable studio that offers self-contained recording, editing, and mastering.
It pulls together the functions of a Digital Audio Workstation, MIDI controller, multiple control surfaces, and a 61-key semi-weighted keyboard into one unit that offers an array of I/O options. The all-in-one design eliminates the clutter and confusion of traditional desktop computer systems so you can focus on what really matters . . . the music.
The neKo utilizes industry standard micro-ATX motherboards, processors, and hard drives that allow you to run standard operating systems and use standard PC-compatible hardware. It can accommodate the fastest processors available, and more RAM and storage than any other music workstation. Which means when you want more power, more memory, or more storage--you get it. It also gives you near-zero latency even under high processor loads. Already have a few PCI cards (like from Creamware or Digidesign) you'd like to keep using? No problem. The neKo accepts full-size PCI cards. And unlike traditional computers that take minutes to start up, neKo utilizes a unique boot process that allows it to start in seconds.
Instead of a bunch of preloaded proprietary sounds, neKo can host the industry standard VSTi software synthesizers, samplers, and audio processing plug-ins of your choice. It can run any plug-in or application designed for the Windows XP operating system including products from Steinberg, Native Instruments, Synapse Audio, IK Multimedia, and many others. Plus an Ethernet port allows you direct access to the Internet, to quickly and easily download upgrades, sounds, and applications. A custom-built, user-friendly interface enables you to change settings and access programs quickly, easily, and effectively. A bank of interchangeable control modules provide a physical interface for easier control of software instruments and are designed to support virtually any future control options.
It includes a special audio-optimized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, a 15" LCD monitor, dual 1.4GHz 64-bit AMD Opteron processors, multiple audio control surfaces, integrated computer keyboard, 2-button trackpad, 61-key, semi-weighted, synth-action board, pitch and mod wheels, 512MB RAM (expandable to 8GB), 80GB, 7200rpm hard drive, a high-performance audio I/O card with extremely low latency, a high-speed CD-RW drive, and an assignable footswitch. You also have access to a headphone jack with volume control, 4 drive bays (2 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" CD-RW, 1 x 5.25" removable, hot-swappable 3.5" HD), 4 USB ports, a 10/100T Ethernet port, and 2 open full-length PCI slots.
10 in/10 out high-performance audio I/O supports 24-bit/96kHz digital audio and includes MIDI In/Thru/Out, S/PDIF, 1/4", Word Clock, and XLR mic inputs with preamps.
Audio-optimized version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Dual 1.4GHz 64-bit AMD Opteron processors
15" LCD monitor
Multiple audio control surfaces
Integrated computer keyboard
61-key, semi-weighted, synth-action board
Pitch and mod wheels
512MB RAM (expandable to 8GB)
80GB, 7200rpm hard drive
High-performance audio I/O card
High-speed CDRW drive
Headphone jack with volume control
4 drive bays (2 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" CDRW, 1 x 5.25" removable, hot-swappable 3.5" HD)
4 USB ports
10/100T Ethernet port
2 open full-length PCI slots
24-bit/96kHz digital audio
10 in/10 out high-performance audio I/O: MIDI In/Thru/Out, S/PDIF, 1/4", Word Clock, XLR mic inputs with preamps
Dynamic Range (weighted measured): 101.5dB (D/A)/99.6dB (A/D)
THD: < 0.002% (A/D and D/A)