April 12, 2000 For immediate release CreamWare unveils the "Stage Frame One" keyboard system At the Frankfurt Musikmesse, CreamWare will display its Stage Frame One, a full-fledged synthesizer designed according to a new concept: the unit incorporates a complete PC and uses CreamWare's own DSP cards for sound generation. This means that the keyboard is not restricted to a single, fixed architecture, but can flexibly load a wide variety of synthesis configurations in the same way as CreamWare's Pulsar system. Thus, the Stage Frame One can deliver a broad spectrum of sounds from the grand piano from the sample library to virtual-analog simulations of classic as well as newer synthesizers all in the form of a keyboard instrument suitable for "live" use.
(As long as you have a muscular roadie - looks like it weighs a few pounds - ED)
The visual centerpiece of the device is a giant 14" touch-screen LCD display providing 1024 x 768 resolution in full-color for the effective visualization and operation of virtual instruments. A total of fourteen "infinite-rotation" control knobs is arranged along both sides of the display. These knobs provide direct access to synthesizer sound parameters.
More complete details regarding functionality, technical specifications and prices will be made available by CreamWare sometime next year, shortly before the product itself is to appear.