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Timbaland Special Edition MiKo

Open Labs, designer and developer of computer based music production solutions, introduces the Timbaland Special Edition MiKo keyboard workcenter at Namm Summer Session 2007. Building on the standard features of the MiKo LX, an all-in-one portable studio powered by Windows XP that is capable of running virtually any Windows XP compatible software including a variety of DAW software, virtual instruments (VSTi), virtual effects (VST) and other music applications, the Timbaland Special Edition takes this robust instrument to a new level of performance and creativity.
The Timbaland Special Edition MiKo features E-MU’s new Proteus X2 Streaming Sound Module V2.5 with over 7,000 instruments, including the new Ensoniq Urban Legends Sound Library that contains the sounds from Ensoniq’s ASR/EPS/MR/ASR-X/ZR instruments. These sounds were specifically requested by Timbaland, and are only available in the Timbaland MiKo.
Running within the new Proteus X 2.5 environment, these keyboards are reborn inside the Timbaland Special Edition MiKo providing world-class audio quality, choice of instruments, and ease of use. When combined with the new Open Labs sound library V4, the Timbaland Edition MiKo contains over 24-gigabytes of premium sounds, constituting 25,027 presets.
“I’ve made the new Timbaland Special Edition MiKo with Tim’s Touch,” said Timbaland, “It’s got everything I need in a single box and when I use it, we make masterpieces.”
“Timbaland is really on top of the world right now. His music is everywhere,” said President of Open Labs, Victor Wong. “To think that he is using our gear to produce these hits is cool, but the fact that he has put a little bit of himself into the MiKo, making it an even better instrument, is incredible. This is all very exciting for us.”
“We are honored that Timbaland asked us to help create his ultimate instrument,” said E-MU’s Senior Product Manager, Ichi Nagai. “We are excited to put together the exclusive Ensoniq Urban Legends Sound Library for Open Labs that contains many of Timbaland’s favorite sounds that he’s used in his work over the years.”
The Timbaland Special Edition MiKo will start shipping on August 15, 2007.
Timbaland Special Edition MiKo technical specifications include 37-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard, Core2 Duo Dual-core 64-bits (2.1GHz) CPU, pitch bend and modulation wheels, trackpad with two buttons, keyboard (“QWERTY”) module, alpha control module (5 faders, 5 modes buttons, 3 transpose buttons, 5 directions buttons, 5 transport buttons), DJ Module, Penny and Giles Cross-Fader, 7 knobs and 12 buttons, 4GB RAM memory. Timbaland Special Edition MiKo also features three PCI and three PCI-E slots, a DualLayer DVD Burner, high performance 4-in/6-out audio card, phantom power 48V, 250 GB harddisk, and 15" colour touch screen. Connections include Midi In/Out, sustain and expression ports, USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 400 port, Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port, and headphone Jack with volume control.
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