Open Labs Teases New NeKo & MiKo Production Workstations

Open Labs has revealed that they are going to take the wraps off their new Gen5 series of NeKo and MiKo keyboard/computer production workstations. The Gen5 models incorporate new features including the MPC inspired Bump MP.

Bump MP, a 17-pad drum module controller with software sequencer, brings MPC-like functionality to the NeKo and MiKo. The combination provides flexibility and usability in a single, coherent instrument with new technologies such as One-Touch-Beat-Making. Included with Bump MP, is the first in the Master’s Series sound library, exclusive to Open Labs. Featuring the latest sounds from producer Denaun Porter, Bump MP allows the user to create beats using the fresh sounds.

Riff, an entirely new virtual instrument (VST) host has been developed from the ground up by Open Labs. It encompasses over six years of live performance experience gathered from major touring acts such as: Morris Hayes (Prince), Jessie Carmichael (Maroon 5), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Rickey Pageot (Madonna), Keith Emerson, Charlie Steinberg (father of VST) and many others. Its 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 control any number of other virtual controllers to provide automation for virtual instruments and effects. Rewire allows for this powerful host application to be used within any DAW program.

No pricing has been announced. More information on Open Labs Gen5 models.

Author: FutureMusic

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