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Open Labs NeKo LX5 Keyboard Workstation

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The Gen5 NeKo LX5 is the latest addition to the Open Labs® products line. Using a 15” touchscreen, 61 black and white keys, external QWERTY keyboard and running Windows® OS, NeKo LX5 is an ent...

The Gen5 NeKo LX5 is the latest addition to the Open Labs® products line. Using a 15” touchscreen, 61 black and white keys, external QWERTY keyboard and running Windows® OS, NeKo LX5 is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. This portable media production station was specifically designed with keyboard playability, fusing both worlds of studio engineering and live performance effortlessly.

NeKo LX5’s optimized Windows OS natively supports virtually any music application or plug-in developed for a PC. From Pro Tools™ to Nuendo™, Native Instruments™ Komplete™ to Spectrasonics™ Omnisphere™, NeKo LX5 does it all with ease.

NeKo LX5 is equipped with the new Bump MP™ integrated drum module, designed to allow the user to create beats and trigger any sound, loop or sample in real-time. Enhanced with a special Open Labs version of Guru™ from FXpansion™, key features of the Bump MP include: (16 plus 1) fully assignable pads, note repeat, max level, fixed level fader, transport controls, chromatic mode, hold, pad tune, multiple groove preset and eight engines with 24 presets per engine.

NeKo LX5 is also equipped with the new Open Labs Mix/Edit controller. The mixer section consists of multiple fully assignable controls including: (8) encoders, (8) lighted buttons, (8) faders, (4 X 4) banks (total of 128 channels) and (1) master volume fader. The edit section consists of multiple, fully assignable controls including: (8) encoders, (1) LCD display (for encoders), (4) buttons and (4) banks (total of 32 control parameters).

NeKo LX5 has the most relevant and compelling sounds including: Open Labs The Master’s Series Library™ produced by multi-platinum producer Mr. Porter (Denaun Porter), as well as Open Labs’ own V5™ sound, sample and loop library.

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. It’s advanced features include: Live Controls™, which allows the user to create any number of virtual controls in real-time 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.

The NeKo offers superior mobility in a compact package. It’s perfect for working in a project studio of performing live – where creating beats, guitar and vocal multi-tracking, and DJ/VJ capabilities are as necessary as playing a keyboard.

The NeKo’s assignable DJ controllers elevate live performance beyond normal application. For instance, you can trigger Mp3’s in real time, then grab audio waveforms via the touchscreen. To top things off, throw some real-time drum, bass, and vocal lines on top of your mix.

Open Labs instruments are equipped with Firewire, USB, PCI EXPRESS and an Ethernet port, allowing access to the Internet via a broadband connection. Open Labs tech support can log-in to your system, and our online technicians can remotely view and diagnose any issue – while you are still in your own studio.

We’ve included over 200 world-class virtual instruments and effects with over 20,000 presets with virtually unlimited capability for third party plug-ins and applications.