Ready to make some music? So is the Indamixx Netbook MKII laptop. It's loaded with all the software tools you'll need.It now ships with software upgrades and improvements, including Transmission 4.0 OS, improved user interface, Stretchplayer, Hydrogen Drum Machine with multitrack recording to DAW, and LinuxDSP 'suite' of mastering plug-ins featurin... Click To Read More About This Product
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Ready to make some music? So is the Indamixx Netbook MKII laptop. It's loaded with all the software tools you'll need.
It now ships with software upgrades and improvements, including Transmission 4.0 OS, improved user interface, Stretchplayer, Hydrogen Drum Machine with multitrack recording to DAW, and LinuxDSP 'suite' of mastering plug-ins featuring JP1 a 'Total Recall' patchbay.
Winner of Remix Magazine's "Remix Technology 2009 Award", the Indamixx Netbook is a full-featured portable recording solution providing a robust multitrack recording environment that allows you to record, edit, equalize, audition, and mix audio, songs, or sound files (WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AIFF) at sample rates up to 32-bit at 96kHz. The computer's Transmission 4.0 Linux multimedia realtime Operating System (OS) features a pre-loaded software suite (no software or drivers to load) which includes 4 DAWs (Ardour 2.8.9, Audacity 1.3.12, Energy XT 2.5.2, and a demo version of Renoise 2.5), 260 plug-ins, drum machine, digital DJ software, analog synths, Internet radio station, old-school style sequencer, VST host, music player, Firefox browser, and more. The 3 digital audio workstation applications range in complexity from a basic one for beginners to a much more complex one for professionals. This Netbook also features a 10" wide LCD display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. Whether you are just starting out with music production or are a seasoned veteran, the Indamixx Netbook MKII contains all the audio applications you need to create your best mixes.
The Indamixx Netbook MKII Portable Studio not only delivers incredible music production applications to a mobile platform, but it also offers mobility features such as audio broadcasting, Internet radio, Skype (VoIP), instant messaging (IM), Internet browser, and FTP (file transfer protocol). With built-in WiFi and an ethernet port, you can stream audio live, upload files, check email, surf the net, take phone calls, listen to radio stations from around the world, and update your website from wherever you have an Internet connection.
¢Ardour 2.8.9: This powerful multitrack DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the premier application of the Indamixx portable recording studio. Rivaling applications such as Pro Tools and Nuendo, Ardour is a brilliant yet elegant full-featured recording application.
¢ArdourXchange: allows you to import sessions from Pro Tools and many other popular DAWs. Sessions can be transferred to Ardour using the Advanced Authoring Format (commonly known as AAF or AMW). ArdourXchange is the link that makes this possible.
¢Audacity 1.3.12: This is a custom version of the popular sound editor and lightweight multitrack DAW ported for a Jack server client. This feature in Audacity is ideal for users who desire stable, accurate, low latency, realtime performance audio operations. Additionally, this version of Audacity is ported for use of the 260 bundled plug-ins that come with the Indamixx Portable Recording Studio. These realtime effects are in addition to the standard effects which render to file.
¢ALSA Modular Synth: A realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor featuring MIDI controlled modular software synthesis, realtime effect processing, and full control of all synthesis and effect parameters via MIDI.
¢Audio CD Extractor: Allows the user to easily extract audio from compact discs and convert it into audio files. (Unit does not come with a built-in CD drive. Must use an external USB-enabled CD drive.)
¢Energy XT 2.5.2 (Indamixx Edition): An exquisite loop-based MIDI sequencer, this popular application makes music creation easy by allowing you to simply drag-and-drop your favorite loops and samples into an audio session. Simple but powerful, Energy XT is a full-blown DAW rivaling applications such as Logic and Fruity Loops. Combining Energy XT with Indamixx makes it a portable "baby Logic" machine.
¢Gnome ALSA Mixer: This lightweight mixer adjusts master volume, headphone monitoring, microphone input, and the onboard speakers.
¢Gnome CD Master: The preferred CD-burning software of audio enthusiasts who desire ease-of-use and control over the amount of spacing or dead air between tracks. (Unit does not come with a built-in CD drive. Must use an external USB-enabled CD drive.)
¢Gnome Mplayer: A rich and robust media and video player.
¢Hydrogen-Drums0.9.4: This virtual drum machine offers professional and simple pattern-based drum programming. It's an excellent drum machine utilizing the best features of well-known software applications like Fruity Loops, and hardware devices like the famous MPC drum machine. Hydrogen is the perfect hybrid of both, especially with the addition of a graphical user interface that allows you to view a mixer with effects and utilize 260 realtime plug-ins. Hydrogen's graphical nature makes it both a powerful sampler and a step recorder/sequencer. The Indamixx Netbook uses its onboard alpha keyboard to trigger drums and samples eliminating the need for an external USB controller.
¢IDJC: This streaming internet radio station software is one of the most relevant applications that Indamixx offers. Marrying the small form factor of Indamixx with the genius of IDJC provides a new synergy product that is ideal if you're a broadcaster, podcaster, DJ, or someone who desires to share their audio via the internet. It Utilizes Icecast2 to publish your audio.
¢Mixxx 1.7.2 Virtual DJ Software (Indamixx Edition): This feature-rich DJ software application is similar to Serato's Scratch Live or Stanton's Final Scratch. It gives you 2 virtual turntables, beat mixing, song sync, multiple CODEC recognition for headphone cueing, and an easy-to-use interface.
¢QJackControl”Graphical Jack Server Client: A superb graphical transport to control the backend of all of Indamixx's audio applications, the QJackControl audio engine ensures superior application connection similar to Rewire. It's a great ambassador to connect and sync all of Indamixx's audio applications flawlessly. It gives you the ability to connect all of your applications without any hassles, lockups, or crashes.
¢Rhythmbox Music Player: This feature-rich audio player plays and helps organize your digital music. It allows you to listen to global Internet radio stations, download podcasts, and locate new music from your favorite artists.
¢Stretchplayer: StretchPlayer is an audio file player that allows you to change the speed of the song without changing the pitch. It will also allow you to transpose the song to another key (while also changing the speed). This is a very powerful tool for musicians who are learning to play a prerecorded song.
¢Seq24: An old school-style loop-based MIDI sequencer, Seq24 was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing MIDI loops.
¢VST Host: This software application allows VST plug-ins to be loaded and controlled. Now you can put your VST's in your pocket, without lugging big pieces of audio equipment around.
¢ZynAddSubFX: A classic type software synth designed to rival some of the most popular and expensive synthesizers known, ZynAddSubFX is an ideal compliment to the mobile audio enthusiast.
The Indamixx Netbook Portable Studio will work with any class compliant USB device including the following:
M-Audio X-Session Pro
Numark Total Control
Akai MPK Series
Akai LPK Series
M-Audio Oxygen 25
M-Audio KeyRig 25
M-Audio KeyRig 49
Novation X-Station 25
Lexicon Omega - 4 Input Recording
M-Audio MobilePre USB
M-Audio Fast Track
M-Audio Fast Track Pro
Terratec Phase 26 - 4 Input recording
USB MIDI interfaces
Yamaha UX16 MIDI to USB
CEntrance MicPort Pro
MXL Mic Mate
MXL Mic Mate Pro
Includes LinuxDSP suite of mastering plug-ins
Dimensions: 10.2" x 7.1" x 1.2"
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This netbook is definately worth getting. I got it a few days ago, and it's so easy to record! Being one of the least-expensive recording computers out there, it is definately not lacking in anything. It has a ton of applications, and it's just great overall. I would definately recommend it to anyone looking to do some home recording.