Open Labs has started shipment of the OpenSynth neKo64 open platform keyboard workstations. The OpenSynth combines the power and flexibility of personal computers with the real-world playability of traditional electronic keyboards, allowing musicians the ability to use virtual instruments and effects plug-ins in a studio or live performance setting.
The release and shipment of the OpenSynth marks over a year of intense research and development by Open Labs. During this process, Open Labs was able to further increase the processing power of its product line by introducing the OpenSynth neKo64 equipped with up to dual AMD Opteron processors running at 64-bits.
Shipments commenced with the 61-key AMD Opteron version with the 76-key to soon follow. The complete line of Open Labs' products can be purchased directly through the Open Labs website or one of its authorized dealers worldwide. Authorized dealers will be listed on the Open Labs website as they start to stock products for their inventory.
Open Labs will offer custom configured versions direct from its website. Preconfigured versions and upgrade components will be available directly from its resellers.
Bundled software includes: GigaStudio 32, SonicSynth with Sample Tank LE, Traction, Orion Pro, Karsyn, and over forty (40) VST and VSTi plug-ins totaling hundreds of sounds and effects.
Due to customer requests, all neKo series have been upgraded to include the pro-audio I/O with 10 ins/out and all four (4) control modules. The entry-level model will not include the optional 15" LCD touch screen, but will include built in video support for an external monitor. Street price for the neKo series keyboard workstation starts at: $3,445.
The first 1,000 units shipped will be the signature series marked by hand numbered signatures of the founders, framed certificate of authenticity, black colored endbells, and additional limited edition goodies.