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Open Labs NeKo EX5 Keyboard DAW Workcenter

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Perfect for studios, producers, and artists-on-the-go, the Gen5 NeKo EX5 is based on the superior quality and established reputation of Open Labs' ac...Click To Read More About This Product

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A portable professional music studio with plenty of I/O, fast CPU, 61-keys, 15" touchscreen, software, and more.

Perfect for studios, producers, and artists-on-the-go, the Gen5 NeKo EX5 is based on the superior quality and established reputation of Open Labs' acclaimed L-series workstations. The Gen5 E-Series products feature the same high-grade aircraft aluminum chassis, innovative touchscreen capabilities and pristine audio quality as the L-series. The Gen5 NeKo EX5 includes more than 7,500 high-quality preset sounds, a fully licensed version of Reaper (DAW), their live virtual instrument host Riff, and practically unlimited capability for third-party plug-ins, VSTi's and applications including Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Cubase, Ableton, Reason, and more.

The Open Labs NeKo EX5 DAW ships complete with more than 7,500 high-quality sounds, as mentioned above, a 15" touchscreen for hands-on control of any software parameter and a two-button touch pad. You also get Open Labs' proprietary virtual instrument host Riff” the ultimate tool for live performance using VSTi's, as well as unlimited capability for running 3rd-party plug-ins, VSTi's and applications, including Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton, Native Instruments, Serato Scratch Live, Reason and many more.

Giving it the power to do all it can do for your music, it has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. To save your ideas, the Open Labs EX5 DAW has a 500GB hard drive, and a dual-layer CD/DVD burner for sharing them when they are polished. It comes with a Windows OS specifically configured for music production by Open and is internet-ready for sharing your finished compositions or for sharing ideas quickly.

Other features on this keyboard workstation include a Master Control Panel with transport controls, 4-plus-1 mappable faders, transpose functions, and more; a 37-key semi-weighted, synth-action keyboard with after-touch; integrated "QWERTY" keyboard panel; and comprehensive I/O capable of up to 24-bit/96KHz audio with 4 In/6 out including 2 phantom-powered mic-preamps with instrument inputs, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 external/2 internal), 1 Firewire 400 port, 1 VGA Video port, and 1 Ethernet port.

NeKo EX5 Software Bundle:
Open Labs RiFF
Open Labs 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. The keyboard features Live Controls, which allows the user to create any number of virtual controls in realtime 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.

A Open Labs DAW with unlimited tracks, records audio-MIDI and integrates all of your Karsyn presets in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop format.

Luxonix Purity
Representing the generation of virtual workstations based on sampled PCM wave data, Purity includes lots of sounds of hardware workstations, sound modules, drum machines, vintage analog synths, and modern digital synths. The integrated pattern sequencer, the 16 arpeggiators, and the easy-to-use preset browser allows fast preset changes on-the-fly for over 1300 presets to inspire your musical potential.

Wusik Wusikstation V3
Powerful advanced hybrid vector & wavesequencer sampler virtual instrument features disk streaming for fast playback of large samples. The 32-bit high-quality sample engine allows you to tweak and obtain pristine sounds and even play your .WAV files from your personal Sample Libraries or the several compatible Wusik expansion packs from the third party developers.

V5 Sound Library Software
Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home, Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface), Open Labs Riff, and Reaper
Factory Sounds: Crystal, Highlife, MDA DX10, MDA JX10, RealGuitar

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Dimension LE

  • Keyboard: 61-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard (World-class Fatar Technology)
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo (2.8GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB (upgradeable to 4GB)
  • Storage: 500GB (upgradeable to 2TB)
  • Drive: High-speed dual-layer 8.5GB/disc CD/DVD burner
  • Control Surfaces:
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels
  • Trackpad with 2 buttons
  • Built-in Keyboard ("QWERTY") Module
  • Open Labs Master Control
  • Audio I/O:
  • 1 High Performance Audio I/O Card with Low Latency including 24-bit/96kHz professional 4-in/6-out
  • 2 mic/instrument preamp inputs (with Phantom Power 48V)
  • 2 analog line inputs
  • 6 analog line outputs
  • S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial)
  • Display: Internal 15" color touchscreen LCD high-resolution (1024 x 768), external VGA port for running dual monitors or a video projector
  • Connection:
  • Midi In/Out
  • 1 Sustain port
  • 1 Expression port
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 external/2 internal)
  • 1 FireWire 400 port
  • 1 Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port
  • Software:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Open Labs Riff
  • Open Labs mFusion
  • Reaper
  • PREMIUM Factory Sound Library:
  • Over 7,500 presets on the Neko EX5 and 1,000 song presets loaded into RiFF
  • One year of Open Labs Gold Support Services

Enjoy the sleek design and portability of this incredible workcenter. Order an NeKo EX5 now.

  • Power Supply: 500W, whisper quiet cooling fans (internal chassis, processor, & power supply)
  • Dimensions:
  • 46"W x 20"D x 7"H
  • Weight (base configuration): 46lb.
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