The Open Labs MiKo LX4 Keyboard Workcenter is an entirely new class of portable music instrument specifically designed for electronic musicians. Built using PC-architecture, a 15" touch-screen, and th... Click To Read More About This Product
The Open Labs MiKo LX4 Keyboard Workcenter is an entirely new class of portable music instrument specifically designed for electronic musicians. Built using PC-architecture, a 15" touch-screen, and the Windows OS, MiKo's optimized Windows OS natively supports virtually any music application or plug-in developed for a PC. From Pro Tools to Nuendo, Native Instruments to Spectrasonics, DJ to VJ, Miko does it all with ease.
Today's modern music production is dominated by computers. Nearly every kind of instrument and piece of audio gear has been recreated as a computer application or virtual instrument equaling or exceeding the performance of the original. Since virtual instruments do not have to exist within the limitations of the analog or hardware world, they provide almost limitless creative opportunities for musicians.
While computer-based music does make many aspects of the process more efficient it can be a burden to with technical tasks like getting the computer, multiple applications, and controllers to work together and actually make music. Some embrace the technical challenge, some endure it, and others just give up and end up with music technology museums in their closets.
MiKo LX4 offers all of this in a super mobile, compact package. The Open Labs LX4 is ideal for working in a project studio or performing live--where creating beats, guitar, vocal multi-tracking, and DJ/VJ capabilities are as necessary as playing keyboard.
The MiKo's assignable Master and DJ controllers elevate live performance to the stratosphere. For example, you can trigger MP3's in real time, grab audio waveforms via the touchscreen, and top things off by throwing in some real-time drum, bass, and vocal lines down on top of your mix.
Back in the studio, kick back and re-assign your MiKo's controllers as a channel strip for Cubase LE, or task them to tweak your VST's while you audition them by the dozen. Whatever moves you to create your music, MiKo can make it happen.
Need some help? Open Labs instruments are equipped with an Ethernet port allowing access to the Internet via a broadband connection. You can then log-in to Open Labs tech support where their online technicians can remotely view and diagnose any issue ” right in your own studio.
It comes included with over 60 world-class virtual instruments and effects, over 1,000 presets, for unlimited capability for user presets.
This MiKo LX4 delivers tons of performance firepower with an ultra-fast CPU and additional memory to take the enhanced Open Labs software bundle to warp speed. Plus, the included MimiK cloning software frees you from having to haul any other keyboards or modules to a gig. Other features that will help you complete your dream of making original music include a 37-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard with Fatar Technology, Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels, a Trackpad with 2 buttons, a Keyboard ("QWERTY") module, an Alpha Control Module (5 Faders, 5 Modes Buttons, 3 Transpose Buttons, 5 Directions Buttons and 5 Transport Buttons), and a DJ Module (Penny and Giles Cross-Fader, 7 Knobs and 12 Buttons). It also has a PreSonus FireBox audio interface built-in so when you add a guitar, bass, vocals, or any other instrument to the mix, you'll be getting premium audio quality. And, when all is said and done, you can produce your finished products on the built-in high-speed dual-layer 8.5GB/Disk CD/DVD burner.
The PreSonus FireBox is a 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Recording System with a 6-in, 10-out computer recording interface. It boasts 2 crystal-clear Class A preamps with 45dB gain, ultra-wide 10Hz-50kHz frequency response, and professional 24-bit/96kHz converters with 110dB dynamic range for a big, musical sound.
It has 2 mic/instrument preamps with 48V phantom power conveniently located on the front panel. It gives you 2 balanced TRS line inputs, 6 balanced TRS analog outs, as well as MIDI and S/PDIF I/O. You can record through 6 inputs and playback through 8 outputs simultaneously. It also has a stereo headphone output and the main volume control on the front panel.
The FireBox is compatible with both Windows XP and Mac OS X and is compatible with many popular ASIO/WDM and Core Audio based applications including Sonar, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Premier, and many others.