Mac-Based Keyboard Production Station

Music Computing releases StudioBLADE for Mac OS X      08/06/12
Mac-Based Keyboard Production Station


Music Computing, the makers of all-in-one keyboard production stations and multi-touch touchscreens has released a Mac OS X compatible version of the StudioBLADE keyboard production station.
StudioBLADEs are all-in-one music production stations complete with piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and studio use. They allow users to compose, record, mix, and master songs that are ready for radio or direct Internet distribution.
Victor Wong, CEO of Music Computing, told Sonic State, "We have received numerous requests for a Mac OS X compatible StudioBLADE. We are happy to be able to give the people what they want."
Here's all the details in Music Computing's own words...
The new models of StudioBLADEs are powered by high-performance Mac® Mini computers utilizing Intel® Core i-series® latest-generation processors that are perfect for today's demanding musicians and the virtual instruments and software application they use. Options include i5 and i7 dual and quad core versions. The Mac OS X operating system is perfect for music production and can run virtually any software application or plug-in. Capable of running over 500 plug-ins at once, sequencing thousands of tracks simultaneously, and storing millions of sound presets, the StudioBLADE packs a serious punch for the money.
StudioBLADEs are available in 61-key and an 88-key versions, perfect for live or studio use. The keys are velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action, and are professional in feel and ultra-roadworthy. Pitch and Mod wheels as well as octave up and down buttons with indicators are also included.
StudioBLADEs all come with built-in Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth and even Thunderbolt.
StudioBLADEs are equipped with a built-in telescoping and tiling 10" touch screen that adjusts to your desired viewing angle, making it extremely ergonomic to use. StudioBLADEs also provide one (1) additional external video ports so the user can run up to two (2) monitors simultaneously in cloned or extended desktop mode.
The standard configuration for StudioBLADEs include a 24bit-48 kHz audio I/O with two (2) combo XLR & 1/4" mic/instrument 48V phantom power inputs, two (2) balanced outputs and a stereo headphone jack. The optional upgrade gives you a 24bit-96 kHz audio I/O with two (2) combo XLR & 1/4" mic/instrument 48V phantom power inputs, six (6) 1/4" balanced inputs (line-level), two balanced outputs and a stereo headphone jack.
Built into each StudioBLADE are Music Computing's ControlDAW™ midi controller and GeoMIDI™ midi mapping software. ControlDaw presents the user with four (4) banks of eight (8) plus one (1) master channel strips each with three (3) mappable encoders with LED indicator light rings, one (1) knobs for panning, solo and mute buttons and a high-quality fader. An 8X8 grid of lighted pads (64 total) is also provided that can be used as drum trigger pads, a Monome (with appropriate software) or as a trigger pad for sequences, etc. Controls for note-repeat enabled software and transport buttons are included as well as real-time feedback between the controllers and software making ControlDAW the ultimate midi controller for music production.
Each StudioBLADE is preinstalled with Music Computing's SonicSOURCE vst containing thousands of sounds as well as Studio One Artist (DAW), which also includes thousands of sounds and effect. For those who would like to clone their hardware keyboards and sound modules, third-party software can be installed and used in the StudioBLADE.
Pricing and Availability:
$3,999 More information:
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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Brian from USA    Said...

THOUSANDS of tracks on a Mac Mini? Good luck.

08-Jun-12 07:49 AM


PierreM    Said...

Is there really people buying this stuff at 4K? Pfff...

08-Jun-12 09:29 AM


Loopy    Said...

Another company setting itself up for failure with expensive and quickly obsolete hardware...

08-Jun-12 02:19 PM


Smedley    Said...

You'd think they would have learned by the demise of Open Labs Neko, but apparently they didn't.

09-Jun-12 09:22 AM


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