Music Computing Releases World’s Most Powerful Keyboard Production Station
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Music Computing, the makers of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations announced today the Gen2 versions, which represents a huge leap in performance and value. StudioBLADEs (Gen2) 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.
StudioBLADEs (Gen2) are powered by high-performance computer cores utilizing Intel Xeon mission-critical server platform processors that are perfect for today’s demanding musicians and the virtual instruments and software application they use. Options include dual 6-core processors totaling 12-cores, up to 192GB of RAM, and up to 6TB of hard drive storage. The Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) operating system is preconfigured for music production and can run virtually any software application or plug-in. Capable of running over 2,000 plug-ins at once, sequencing thousands of tracks simultaneously, and storing millions of sound presets, the StudioBLADE (Gen2) is by far the highest performance keyboard available today.
The first truly scalable music production tool, StudioBLADE provides the user with what they need, when they need it. This means the user can start with the base configuration with a single processor, one memory module and one hard drive, and add more as they need it. The company calls this the Goldilocks Principle and is designed to allow the keyboard to grow with the user.
“The goal was to produce products that would endure the test of time, or even better yet, the increasing shorter product cycles from the computer parts manufactures,” said Victor Wong, CEO, Music Computing. “By using server components, which are supported in terms of years or decades instead of months, the StudioBLADE represents a sound investment that will save its users time and money far into the future.”
StudioBLADEs (Gen2) 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, with prices start at: $3,499.
Complete StudioBLADE information and images: www.musiccomputing.com/studioblade .
An introduction video can be seen at:
Jul 11, 2011 @ 8:42 PM PDT
All I can say is game, set, match Music Computing (MC). In less than a year Victor has introduced his new company’s line of workstations, peripherals and gadgets while maintaining the moral high ground and let the past be the past. I think he has maybe set the bar to high for even himself this time? What the hell can MC do to top this in six months? Nothing! Unless Waves, Spectrasonics, Avid and the others all conspire to make one big ass super Frankenstein VSTi-DAW, that 192GB plateau is safe for a while. Granted it may never be a need for that much RAM, but remember it ain’t about the benchmark specs but rather the advertised specs. That’s how it is and always gonna be. So for now Victor and the gang can rest easy and get that ASCAP clearance for there new on-hold music theme, Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. While the other guys may wanna enlist Lil Jon to remix their new theme, “Taps”!