We’ve seen this breed of machine before when OpenLabs first arrived at NAMM. Obviously in recent times OpenLabs went under, then were resuscitated under new ownership. A new company - Music Computing also makes dedicated all in one computers music production - the ControlBLADE being their latest.
Available in multiple configurations and starting at $1599, ControlBLADE are all-in-one music production stations complete with monitor, keyboard controller, trigger pads, knobs and slider sitting with an Intel Core i-Series processor running Windows 7 64-bit OS. The ControlBLADE is available as 25-Key and 61-Key models. About the same size as a typical keyboard controller and weighing only 22-lbs (61-key) / 13-lbs (25-key)...FULLY LOADED, the ControlBLADE brings true portability to the keyboard production station world. ControlBLADEs all come with built-in Wi-Fi standard. This mean the user can be online anywhere there is a hot spot. Send and retrieve files, log into remote servers, collaborate with others, or download new software and sounds directly into theControlBLADE. Users now have the freedom to create virtually anywhere they like. BladeCAST™ allows the user to stream the ControlBLADE's desktop in real-time to any computer monitor or LCD TV using the optional BladeCAST USB transmitter and receiver. Play full 1080p HD videos and 5.1 surround sound audio right from the ControlBLADE to any entertainment system.