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The Neko has landed


Pim

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Finaly, we got it in The Netherlands! One problem: how to tell the wife... ;)

http://www.nederlandmuziek.com/bfhd/assets/images/IMG_1034.jpg

Fresh out of the box

 

http://www.nederlandmuziek.com/bfhd/assets/images/IMG_1037.jpg

It worked immediatly

 

http://www.nederlandmuziek.com/bfhd/assets/images/IMG_1144.jpg

Touch me baby!!!

:keys: My Music:thx: I always wondered what happened after the fade out?
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Pim, excellent!

 

I just had a thought ... the guys in LA get together once in a while and I was wondering if the Dutch members (though I'm American and just live here) would ever consider getting together.

 

We have Bob Wijnen (Superbobus), you, Ohtar, me ... am I leaving anyone out?

 

At any rate, enjoy your new toy! I'm still waiting for my P250 to arrive.

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Pim, which one did you get? A dual Opteron version?

 

I've been working on a review, slated to appear in the August issue of Keyboard. Pretty impossible to max out the dual 2GHz one.

 

I'll be interested to know how your experience goes. :) It's one unique, cool box, no doubt about it.

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Stephen, I work for a music store, Nederland Muziek. We are related to the Neko distributor and got some dual AMD 64bit processor Neko's.

 

To my Dutch brothers: I am working on a Neko preview/demo night/day. Maybe that's a nice occasion to meet (and drink...) I'll keep you posted.

 

We also got an Andromeda, Nord Electro and many more nice toys in the store. You won't be bored!

Our own Dave Bryce visited the store several times. Legendary appearances... :D

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Pim, had I known you worked for a music store, I would have asked you for a price quote for the P250 and a flight case. I just ordered mine about three or four weeks ago.

 

I will keep you in mind for my next large purchase.

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In general, harmonic complexity is inversely proportional to the ratio between chording and non-chording instruments.

 

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Originally posted by Stephen Fortner:

Pim, which one did you get? A dual Opteron version?

 

I've been working on a review, slated to appear in the August issue of Keyboard. Pretty impossible to max out the dual 2GHz one.

 

I'll be interested to know how your experience goes. :) It's one unique, cool box, no doubt about it.

Stephen, how cool for you that you get to review the unit; and how cool for us that we'll get to read about it! :cool:

 

Originally posted by Dave Horne:

I just had a thought ... the guys in LA get together once in a while and I was wondering if the Dutch members (though I'm American and just live here) would ever consider getting together.

Dave, as you probably know, I highly recommend meeting forum members offline! We LA folks are especially lucky in that regard. Not only do a lot of forum members live here, but musicians have been known to occasionally travel to LA as well. ;)

 

Factoring in NAMM shows, AES shows, and ordinary trips, I've probably met even more out-of-town forum members than I have LA members. It's been a blast every single time! :thu:

 

Have fun; I wish I could join you!

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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Very cool!

 

It seems like quite an amazing workstation. Ya gotta give us details.

RobT

 

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It seems as though they've removed the "build your own neKo" and price calculator from the Open Labs site. The "store" section says "coming soon." Hmmm. I wanted to go and re-entertain delusional fantasies of getting one of these...
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I'm confused; you say it works "fresh out of the box" but I thought the user needs to install software --e.g. soft synths, etc. for it to make any sounds . . . ? That is, I thought all it was is a computer and OS optimized for music production in the form of a keyboard and great user interface . . . ?
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Swandiver, I am not very much into the tech details of Neko, but the salesguys switched it on and they instantly got sound out of it.

 

It is my believe that there are some softsynths installed.

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Yep, there are, along with a host program to run them without your having to be in a DAW.

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Comes with this software installed:

 

Applications

 

Microsoft Windows XP Pro = Installed, CD included

Open Labs GUI = Installed only

Tracktion = Installed only

Orion Pro = Installed only

Karsyn (Forte 1.4) = Installed only

 

Virtual Instruments

 

Audio Nerdz Delay Lama = Installed only

IK Sample Tank = Installed CD included

LP Cronox = Installed only

LP Delta III = Installed only

LP RM III = Installed only

LP Organ = Installed only

MDA Epiano = Installed only

Tiki Clav = Installed only

Buzz Room Lollapalooza lite = Installed only

Buzz Room BB303i v2 = Installed only

Green Oak Crystal = Installed only

RGC Audio Triangle = Installed only

Big Tick cheese machine = Installed only

Elogoxa Sun RA = Installed only

TweakBench Toad = Installed only

TweakBench Tapeworm = Installed only

RumpelRausch Crazy Diamond = Installed only

Guido ORGANized Trio = Installed only

 

Virtual Effects

 

Spin Audio FXDesigner = Installed only

Spin Audio Room Verb = Installed only

Spin Audio Spin Delay = Installed only

kjaerhus Chorus = Installed only

kjaerhus EQ = Installed only

kjaerhus Flanger = Installed only

kjaerhus Master Limiter = Installed only

kjaerhus Classic Verb = Installed only

Big Tick Dual Delay = Installed only

Big Tick Hexaline = Installed only

Big Tick Nasty Shaper = Installed only

Buzz Room Filter One = Installed only

Buzz Room Watabe BUZ = Installed only

Buzz Room Octo Buzz = Installed only

Buzz Room Wox V.2 = Installed only

Buzz Room Twox V.2 = Installed only

 

Get the scoop on these VI's and effects here: kvr-vst

 

Sly :cool:

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Wow, that's an interesting list of pre-installed softsynths. Looks like negotiations with NI broke off and Linplug stepped in to fill the void.

 

Does SanmpleTank come with a starter library?

 

Most of those synths are freeware. I think I recall a much more "big name" list of instruments in older Open Labs literature. If they were able to negotiate with Linplug, perhaps they could have scored some of the better independent "pro" softsynths, like Z3Ta or Rhino. Something meaty.

 

Edit: I didn't mean to imply that this is a "lame" assortment of instruments. I use some of the all the time, especially Crystal and Triangle II. But it does seem conspicuoulsy lacking in marquee softsynths, which is interesting considering how ambitious and expensive NeKo is. Even Linplug's top shelf synth--Albino--is not on the roster, and the RM III has already been replaced by the far superior RM IV (I own both). Is there some reason that the developer world isn't buying in to the concept?

 

I wonder if this was part of the delay.

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