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November 19, 2004
Open Labs, designer and developer of music workstations, unveiled their latest keyboard/studio instrument, the NeKo LE. Based on the company's NeKo OpenSynth platform, the NeKo LE incorporates a full personal computer, powered by the Intel Pentium 4 processor and is targeted at songwriters, music producers, and hobbyists that want to play, record, mix, master, and burn their music in a single, portable unit. The NeKo LE is pricd at $2,595.00.
The NeKo LE provides an easy upgrade path to the fully featured NeKo64, and is also sold with a built-in 15-inch LCD monitor for a price of $3,195.00. The NeKo is capable of hosting up to 50-plug-ins simultaneously, and play up to 250-voice polyphony. A complete keyboard-workstation, the NeKo LE offers 24 bit/192 kHz audio quality and hardware accelerated DSP effects.
Designed with standard PC-compatible hardware and software in mind, the NeKo LE can play tens of thousands of sounds offered by industry-standard VSTi software synthesizers, samplers, and audio processing plug-ins. Any time that new sounds and effects are available, users can instantly install them into the NeKo LE.
Fully upgradeable and expandable, users can add more memory and storage, and can accommodate faster processors. A robust keyboard-computer, the NeKo LE has near-zero latency, so that users can concentrate on making music, and notrebooting their keyboard.
Other features of the NeKo LE include:
For more information, visit their web site at www.openlabs.com