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puuluu
05-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Oh great, Openlabs Neko is now coming with EWQL sounds, and of course 24 karat gold finishing.
Only $24000. Get in line!
http://www.openlabs.com/neko-lux-overview.html

nickysnd
05-09-2008, 04:54 PM
Oh great, Openlabs Neko is now coming with EWQL sounds, and of course 24 karat gold finishing.
Only $24000. Get in line!
http://www.openlabs.com/neko-lux-overview.html
NOW you got me frustrated! :p I want that baby! 24k is actually a very good price, considering all those libraries and synths inside...

Martin Hines
05-09-2008, 05:07 PM
24k is actually a very good price, considering all those libraries and synths inside...

The software that comes with the "neKo LUX" keyboard is worth about $5,000 at retail prices, meaning you are paying $19,000 for the gold-plated neKo.

$24,000 is a ridiculous price, and that is why the only people who will buy this are people with more money than sense.

nickysnd
05-09-2008, 06:39 PM
The software that comes with the "neKo LUX" keyboard is worth about $5,000 at retail prices, meaning you are paying $19,000 for the gold-plated neKo.

$24,000 is a ridiculous price, and that is why the only people who will buy this are people with more money than sense.
__________

... software package including:
E-MU’s Mo’Phatt X,
Virtuoso X,
Old World Instruments and the full X2 Production Library (with the 1024 original presets of the Proteus 2000),
Truepianos,
WusikStation V4,
Extra Wusik Sound Libraries (Wusik Sound Magazine 1-13,
HQ Strings,
Choirs, GM),
Purity,
Sylenth 1.21,
VB3 OL SE,
Mr. Ray22,
Mr. Ray73,
Mr. Tramp,
Organized Trio V3,
Realguitar V2.1 OL SE,
Discovery V2.10 OL SE,
Vertigo V2.6 OL SE,
HighLife V1.4,
WIVI Trial Edt.,
Suburban Guitarist,
Lollapalooza Lite OL SE,
BB303i V2,
Addictive Drums Demo,
Ticky Clav,
Delay Lama,
Crystal V2.4,
Sun RA,
String Theory v1.5,
Texture V1.2,
Rez V2.0,
Motion V2.8,
Plugsound Free,
Mini Dizi,
Mini Erhu,
EPiano Module,
Rhodes Module,
Bass Module,
Rock, SFZ Player Free,
Bass Line,
UltraSonique V1.1,
Syncoder 32-2,
Spook Keys,
Super Spook Keys,
Cubix V1.0.1,
Minimal V1.5,
Optik v1.4,
Pandemonium V2.0,
X-Fortuna,
Lazer Blade Free,
Protoplasm 21 Free,
STS-25 Free,
Ph0ne,
Rogue,
MicroSynt,
Artphase V1.5,
Mr. Alias V1.02,
Blood Bucket V1,
Monolisa V1.12,
String Synth,
PhadiZ,
Accordion.

... including the following keyboards:
- E-MU™ Proteus™ 2000
- E-MU™ Mo’Phatt™
- E-MU™ Modular System™
- ARP™ 2600™
- ARP™ Axxe™
- Roland™ JD800™
- Roland™ Jupiter 8™
- Roland™ JX-8P™
- Roland™ TB-303 Bass Line™
- Roland™ Juno 60™
- Moog™ Memorymoog™
- Mini™ Moog™
- Moog™ Taurus Pedals™
- Sequential Circuits™ Prophet 10™
- Sequential Circuits™ Prophet 600™
- Elka™ Rhapsody™
- Mellotron™ Mark II™
- Korg™ MS20™
- Solina™
- Oberheim™ OB™ & X™
- Hammond™ B3™
- Rhodes™ Electric Piano™
- Hohner™ Clavinet™
- Yamaha™ CP-70™

... Software Bundle:
- Native Instruments Komplete 5 including:
Kontakt 3,
Guitar Rig 3 (software edition),
Massive,
Reaktor 5,
Absynth 4,
Battery 3,
Akoustik Piano,
Elektrik Piano,
B4 II,
FM8,
PRO-53,
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Pro
- KORG Legacy Collection Analog
- KORG Legacy Collection Digital
- IKMultimedia RAW Gold
- Arturia V-Collection
- EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP COMPLETE COMPOSERS COLLECTION (130GB) including:
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Complete,
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs,
Quantum Leap Colossus,
Quantum Leap RA,
Quantum Leap StormDrum,
EastWest Percussive Adventures 2,
EastWest/PMI Bosendorfer 290 Grand Piano
- Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition (Full)
- Spectrasonics Atmosphere
- Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded

__________


if all these cost 5k, I'll buy them tomorrow :)

V o n h ö g e n
05-09-2008, 07:02 PM
$24,000 is a ridiculous price, and that is why the only people who will buy this are people with more money than sense.

Are you kidding?? At the current Dollar-Euro exchange rate, this is a real bargain!
You know what, let's just buy two of these, why not? One for my studio, and one to take with me to the beach. :D

I think I'm gonna have a lot of friends, this summer... :cool:

- Jerome Vonhögen

Stefan Podell
05-09-2008, 08:04 PM
It's funny because it's true...

Jacob Falling
05-10-2008, 07:02 AM
Man, now I really gotta pimp my keys...

Martin Hines
05-10-2008, 10:29 PM
if all these cost 5k, I'll buy them tomorrow :)

Many of the titles in the first third of your list are freeware. Some of the others are just product details of other products (e.g. E-Mu Emulator expansions). Some products are no longer available.

I did a quick retail price check when the product was first announced:

-- $1,000: Native Instruments Komplete 5
-- $ 400: Propellerhead Reason 4
-- $ 199: Steinberg Hypersonic II (estimate: discontinued)
-- $ 129: Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Pro
-- $ 199: KORG Legacy Collection Analog
-- $ 149: KORG Legacy Collection Digital
-- $ 399: IKMultimedia RAW Gold
-- $ 599: Arturia V-Collection
-- $ 700: EastWest Bundle: Colossus, RA, Choirs (estimate -- exact bundle no longer available)
-- $ 420: Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition (Full)
-- $ 369: Spectrasonics Atmosphere
-- $ 379: Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded
=========
$ 4,900 (approximate retail cost)

** Update ** -- I see they changed the EastWest titles to the CCC, so you can add $300 more. You can add some more for the E-MU Emulator and True Pianos. The Wusikstation stuff was available at a group buy a few weeks ago for $60.

At most, the software is worth $6,000, so you are paying $18,000 for a 76-key keyboard with PC running Windows XP.

The other problems are if you already own some of these titles or don't want some of them. You can't choose which titles you want.

It will be interesting to see if they really make 24 of these. I can't imagine there are 24 people stupid enough to buy one.

If you think it is a great value go for it!!

A.Leung
05-11-2008, 03:24 AM
Lol. U caught all that freeware too! I think P. T. Barnum had something to say about those that might buy into the golden carrot.

nspaas
05-11-2008, 06:18 AM
^lol.

nickysnd
05-11-2008, 11:31 AM
Many of the titles in the first third of your list are freeware. Some of the others are just product details of other products (e.g. E-Mu Emulator expansions). Some products are no longer available.

I did a quick retail price check when the product was first announced:

-- $1,000: Native Instruments Komplete 5
-- $ 400: Propellerhead Reason 4
-- $ 199: Steinberg Hypersonic II (estimate: discontinued)
-- $ 129: Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Pro
-- $ 199: KORG Legacy Collection Analog
-- $ 149: KORG Legacy Collection Digital
-- $ 399: IKMultimedia RAW Gold
-- $ 599: Arturia V-Collection
-- $ 700: EastWest Bundle: Colossus, RA, Choirs (estimate -- exact bundle no longer available)
-- $ 420: Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition (Full)
-- $ 369: Spectrasonics Atmosphere
-- $ 379: Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded
=========
$ 4,900 (approximate retail cost)

** Update ** -- I see they changed the EastWest titles to the CCC, so you can add $300 more. You can add some more for the E-MU Emulator and True Pianos. The Wusikstation stuff was available at a group buy a few weeks ago for $60.

At most, the software is worth $6,000, so you are paying $18,000 for a 76-key keyboard with PC running Windows XP.

The other problems are if you already own some of these titles or don't want some of them. You can't choose which titles you want.

It will be interesting to see if they really make 24 of these. I can't imagine there are 24 people stupid enough to buy one.

If you think it is a great value go for it!!
I think you are missing the forest for the trees. Also, I think you are oversimplifying. First, I have serious doubts about "many" of those being freebies, but let's say they are. Now, tell me where I can get these synth banks for free:
- E-MU™ Proteus™ 2000
- E-MU™ Mo’Phatt™
- E-MU™ Modular System™
- ARP™ 2600™
- ARP™ Axxe™
- Roland™ JD800™
- Roland™ Jupiter 8™
- Roland™ JX-8P™
- Roland™ TB-303 Bass Line™
- Roland™ Juno 60™
- Moog™ Memorymoog™
- Mini™ Moog™
- Moog™ Taurus Pedals™
- Sequential Circuits™ Prophet 10™
- Sequential Circuits™ Prophet 600™
- Elka™ Rhapsody™
- Mellotron™ Mark II™
- Korg™ MS20™
- Solina™
- Oberheim™ OB™ & X™
- Hammond™ B3™
- Rhodes™ Electric Piano™
- Hohner™ Clavinet™
- Yamaha™ CP-70™
I think many of them are not even available in software format. So, if I was to pay for all those keyboards above, how much they would have cost?

Do you think you can get this for free? -
"Clone any keyboard in the world. MimiK, Open Labs' keyboard cloning software, comes standard with the NeKo LUX. Now, you really can have all the sounds you want in a single instrument."

Having all those sounds and the possibility to record each and every synth bank on the Earth in ONE single keyboard and then take them with you on the road - how much would you think that should cost? How much space for them? How much would cost to carry them around to live gigs?

You pay for the service, not for hardware or software. If you want such a "monster" and have the money, then I guess you just buy it, for there's no competition to it. I don't care about the gold plated and the looks -- if I had the money, I would buy that baby in a moment. Here are my reasons: I hate computers and technology technicalities, I hate keyboard chains, I'd love to have all those sound libraries on a single keyboard, I'd love to be able to collect in my keyboard every synth bank, for free.

You have all the right to think differently than I do, but I think all these advantages are worth 24k. BTW, I don't think that people are stupid only because they have different preferences than I.

EDIT -
How much is a Lamborghini? ;)

puuluu
05-11-2008, 11:52 AM
The 15" touchsceen is cool too.