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Open Labs introduces MiKo

Open Labs introduces its MiKo portable digital media workcenter that is specifically designed for the modern-day electronic artist at the Winter NAMM 2006 conference in Anaheim, from January 19-22 in booth #5804, hall B. MiKo is a portable digital music, video, and animation system that provides the power of a fully-loaded Windows XP-based computer, a synthesizer, a video mixer/recorder, and a broadband Internet hub in one unit.
The Open Labs MiKo extends the power of Open Labs' NeKo production station to a broader audience of users, which include DJs, VJs, music video hobbyists, and amateur musicians. At the heart of the Open Labs MiKo is the AMD AthlonT64-bit single and dual core processor, which drives a built-in, design-specific, full-featured, Windows XP- based computer system. 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.
The Open Labs MiKo is the first integrated portable digital media workcenter to provide a production hub for all digital artistic elements, including the first portable production unit to support HD video a 37-note musical keyboard, with a 4-input/6-output, 24-bit/96 KHz audio section, a 15" XGA LCD touchscreen, support for non-linear video editing, real-time controls including a dedicated control section for DJ, camcorders, expanded podcasting capabilities, as well as support for high-quality playback of digital music and video files via the Internet with full 7.1 surround sound.
MiKo features Open Labs' suite of applications - Karsyn, mFusion, and the Open Labs Navigator - which are a set of technologies that allow users to control different musical keyboard devices and software packages through a single interface. Together, they create a clean, efficient environment for creation and performance. Instead of a complicated general-purpose computing environment, MiKo presents a streamlined user experience ideally suited for efficiency in the studio, and clarity and speed on stage. Included with each MiKo is the Open Labs sound library, which contains more than 5,000 preset sounds and hundreds of effects, as well as Cubase LE for direct- to-disk recording and mastering.
01/2006 pro-music-news
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