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
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.