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      Open Labs MiKo EC5 Keyboard DAW Workcenter (105342018)
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A fast CPU, 37-keys, 15" touchscreen, software, QWERTY keyboard, and the I/O for a complete package.

Perfect for studios, producers, and artists on the go, the Gen5 E-Series MiKo EC5 is based on Open Labs' acclaimed L-series workstations. The Gen5 EC5 DAW from the E-Series features the same high-grade aircraft aluminum chassis, innovative touchscreen capabilities and pristine audio quality as the L-series. The Gen5 MiKo EC5 includes more than 7,500 high-quality preset sounds, a fully licensed version of Reaper (DAW), their live virtual instrument host Riff, and practically unlimited capability for third-party plug-ins, VSTi's and applications including Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Cubase, Ableton, Reason, and more.

The Open Labs MiKo EC5 ships complete with the more than 7,500 high-quality sounds as mentioned above, a 15" touchscreen for hands-on control of any software parameter and a two-button touch pad. It also comes with Open Labs' proprietary virtual instrument host Riffâ?? the ultimate tool for live performance using VSTis, as well as the unlimited ability to run 3rd-party plug-ins, VSTis and applications, including Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton, Native Instruments, Serato Scratch Live, Reason and many more.

Giving it the power to do all it can do for you musically, it has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. To save your ideas, the EC5 has a 500GB hard drive, and a dual-layer CD/DVD burner for sharing them when they are polished. It comes with a Windows OS specifically configured for music production by Open and is internet-ready for sharing your finished compositions or for sharing ideas quickly.

Other features on this state-of-the-art keyboard workstation include a Master Control Panel with transport controls, 4-plus-1 mappable faders, transpose functions, and more; a 61-key semi-weighted, synth-action keyboard with after-touch; integrated "QWERTY" keyboard panel; and comprehensive I/O capable of up to 24-bit/96KHz audio with 4 In/6 Out including 2 phantom-powered mic-preamps with instrument inputs, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 external/2internal), 1 Firewire 1394 port, 1 VGA Video port, and 1 Ethernet port.

MiKo EC5 Software Bundle:
Open Labs RiFF
Introducing exciting advances in virtual instrument hosting, Open Labs Riff was written from the ground up by Open Labs and 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 features Live Controls, which enable the user to create any number of virtual controls in realtime 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.

Reaper
A DAW with unlimited tracks, records audio-MIDI and integrates all of your Karsyn presets in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop format.

Sounds
Luxonix Purity
Representing the generation of virtual workstations based on sampled PCM wave data, Purity includes lots of sounds of hardware workstations, sound modules, drum machines, vintage analog synths, and modern digital synths. The integrated pattern sequencer, the 16 arpeggiators, and the easy-to-use preset browser allows fast preset changes on-the-fly for over 1300 presets to inspire your musical potential.

Wusik Wusikstation V3
Powerful advanced hybrid vector & wave sequencer sampler virtual instrument has disk streaming for fast playback of large samples. The 32-bit high-quality sample engine allows you to tweak and obtain pristine sounds and even play your .WAV files from your personal Sample Libraries or the several compatible Wusik expansion packs from the third party developers.

V5 Sound Library Software
Software: Microsoft Windows XP Home, Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface), Open Labs Riff, and Reaper
Factory Sounds: Crystal, Highlife, MDA DX10, MDA JX10, RealGuitar

Also included
Acronus OEM
Dimension LE

Open Labs MiKo EC5 Keyboard DAW Workcenter Features:

  • Keyboard: 37-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard (World-class Fatar Technology)
    CPU: Intel Core2 Duo (2.8GHz)
    Memory: 2GB (upgradeable to 4GB)
    Storage: 500GB (upgradeable to 2TB)
    Drive: High-speed dual-layer 8.5GB/disc CD/DVD burner

    Control Surfaces:
    Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels
    Trackpad with 2 buttons
    Built-in Keyboard ("QWERTY") Module
    Open Labs Master Control

    Audio I/O:
    1 High Performance Audio I/O Card with Low Latency including 24-bit/96kHz professional 4-in/6-out
    2 mic/instrument preamp inputs (with Phantom Power 48V)
    2 analog line inputs
    6 analog line outputs
    S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial)

    Display: Internal 15" color touchscreen LCD high-resolution (1024 x 768), external VGA port for running dual monitors or a video projector

    Connection:
    Midi In/Out
    1 Sustain port
    1 Expression port
    4 USB 2.0 ports (2 external/2 internal)
    1 FireWire 400 port
    1 Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port
    1 Headphone Jack with Volume Control
    1 DVI-I Video Port

    Software:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface)
    Open Labs Riff
    Open Labs mFusion
    Reaper

    PREMIUM Factory Sound Library:
    Over 7,500 presets on the Miko EC5 and 1,000 song presets loaded into RiFF

    One year of Open Labs Gold Support Services


Open Labs MiKo EC5 Keyboard DAW Workcenter Specifications:

  • Power Supply: 500W, whisper quiet cooling fans (internal chassis, processor, & power supply)

    Dimensions:
    32"W x 19"D x 7"H
    Weight (base configuration): 46lb.


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  • The Future Of Music Production

    As reviewed by Scott Free on 9/23/2010

    I use to use an MPC 2000 for all of my sequencing.I would run a midi signal from my Triton keyboard and Motif rack directly into my Akai.The beats I would make were good,but at times it would take me an hour & a half to produce a full song (without vocals).The problem was I would have to switch back and forth from my instruments to my sampler and vise-versa.That's when I heard about the Miko EC-5.I was watching a you tube video of Open Labs interviewing the producer Polow Da Don.The interview was around 10 minutes long,so I was getting a lot of information about the Miko because he spoke about it the entire time.I wanted one as soon as I closed my Internet Explorer.I bought one shortly after from Guitar Center,and when I got in the mail I made my first beat on it that night.I started on it during the day around 3PM but I didn't finish until around 7PM.I didn't mind though it was my first time using it and it's a fun learning expierence.I was hooked!The thing I loved about my Miko was that I didn't have to go back and forth from one machine to the other because everything is all in one.I thought to myself if I didn't already own a studio and I was looking to buy one,I would just purchase a Miko, (or Neko)speakers and maybe a microphone...nothing else.That's the neat thing about the Miko.You can also record vocals.You can even type in a word or phrase from the typewriter and the Miko itself will sing it for you! It comes with Windows XP,a cd burner,dvd burner,windows media player, and Reaper.(For editing)The cool thing about Reaper it reminds me of pro tools.You can see the waveform as if it were designed for vocals.It is, but you can also import instruments as well as plug-ins for your instruments and vocals!The Miko EC-5 is the best piece of studio equipment I have ever owned.

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