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Open Labs™, the leading designer and developer of computer-based music production solutions, today introduced Mimik™, a new keyboard cloning software application that enables users to sample the sounds of virtually any MIDI-enabled keyboard or sound module directly into an Open Labs NeKo™ or MiKo™ keyboard station. Based on Open Labs' patent-pending OpenSynth technology, the Mimik software provides maximum flexibility for NeKo or MiKo users to upload music to their keyboard stations anytime, anywhere, using Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

In addition to sampling actual sounds, Mimik can virtually replicate intricate nuances, including keyboard after-touch, at up to 128 velocities, as well as any note range and length, and note-off sound at up to 96 KHz/32 bit samples, in both stereo and mono. The Mimik software can sample entire banks or sets of banks of MIDI sounds simultaneously with no loss of sound quality.

"Keyboard players and studio engineers now have a universal solution for consolidating virtually all of their MIDI-enabled keyboards and sound modules into one box," said Joel Willard, chief software architect of Open Labs. "Mimik is easy to use, and requires only a small amount of configuration to play and sequence your favorite cloned sounds, while using an Open Labs NeKo or MiKo keyboard station."

The Mimik set-up is easy; users need only to plug in a few cables, set up a few basic parameters, and press the 'clone' button. Individual sound samples are then saved in either .WAV or .OGG formats, depending on user preference. After set-up, users can instantly play favorite sounds right out of their NeKo or MiKo keyboard stations.

"Mimik is the latest innovation from Open Labs that provides cutting-edge convenience and liberates users from proprietary production technologies," said Victor Wong, CEO of Open Labs. "Users can seamlessly integrate their entire production process into one 'open' box and, thanks to the NeKo and MiKo keyboard stations' standard Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, one can easily upload sounds wherever they are."

The Mimik software is available direct from Open Labs for $199.00 through their online store.

Open Labs' award-winning line of NeKo products, the music industry's most powerful production stations, incorporate the AMD Athlon™64-bit single and dual core processor, which drives a powerful built-in, design-specific, full-featured, Windows XP™- based computer system.

The Open Labs MiKo is the first portable digital music, video, and animation system that provides the power of a fully-loaded Windows XP™-based computer, a world-class synthesizer, a video mixer/recorder, and a broadband Internet hub in an affordable unit that retails for $2,499. Available to a broader audience of users - which include DJs, VJs, music video hobbyists, and amateur musicians - MiKo users can literally record, edit, mix, master, burn, and distribute their creations, whether high-definition video or 7.1 surround sound audio, on DVD or audio CD or send straight to the Internet, either through Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

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