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So what was wrong with the Neko/Miko/D-beat?

I mean besides the high price what was wrong those machines? It seemed like the perfect combination of hardware and software. From what I understood, you could run what ever DAW you wanted. Any insights? Anyone know of productions that were made using any of them?
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Just price. I would have loved one and even considered making my own budget version... touch-screen windows version maybe? Maybe I would have preferred better AD/DA than the presonus units they used but thats neither here nor there as they could be bypassed.
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Just price.
For the cost you could have more power and more portability.

Macbook
Logic
Komplete/Kontact
Apogee Duet

On the ho take what you need. Along with it though, how often have you need to take your rig with you? Its usually copy session or audio to a hatd drive and go. So even the portability pitch is oversold.


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I always wanted one, thought they were cool. May grab one off ebay as a Bday gift to myself
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i got the the miko (timbaland edition) and i love it works great had it about 4years now even used it as a mobile studio
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If I remember correctly, the original company went out of business. Then they were bought by someone, or some investors. Maybe they just filed for bankruptcy.. Can't remember all of the details
But I'm sure that kind of turned the few people that could afford one off , as the warranty and support was kind of not there for a while. But hey, I read that on the Internet a while back, so who knows.


For the price of one of those things you can get a laptop an fl studio, logic, etc. and some plugins.
A laptop is more portable plus it has a bigger screen so I don't think it makes much sense for most people.

A few people still use them though.
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i got the the miko (timbaland edition) and i love it works great had it about 4years now even used it as a mobile studio
Have you had any issues that would make you warn against getting one? What DAW are you running?
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I wanted one since I watched the OpenLabs promo vids from Mysto & Pizzi, they did crazy stuff with it. Unfortunatly, I didn't have enough money to spend on gear but if I see one on Ebay, its mine.
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Have you had any issues that would make you warn against getting one? What DAW are you running?
not at all i like the newer ones that are coming out with the drum pads too
and the DAW it comes with is Reaper but you can always install your preference of choice because it runs on Windows
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2nd worse purchase ever my first was the ASR-X Pro.
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makes no sense.

you really can't customize the unit, whatever it has your stuck with.

my macbook pro has way more power than that over prices keyboard.

Plus i can buy a midi keyboard and a better interface and spend around the same amount of money.

plus a laptop is more portable. just buy a 25 key keyboard, a decent pair of headphones and you have tons of power.
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What was wrong with the asr?

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Ive changed lots of stuff in mine, just put a haswell in and I still use an asrx almost everyday, highly underated sampler btw.
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What was wrong with the asr?

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The ASR is dope the ASR-X had a buggy sequencer.
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Ive changed lots of stuff in mine, just put a haswell in and I still use an asrx almost everyday, highly underated sampler btw.
Highly underrated! I just sent my Asr-x to thesoniq in Cali to have it repaired. Depending on my mood it's either maschine or asrx.
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Yea, i never could get the seq to work for me. u never know where the notes would land, but thats why i have mpcs.
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Absolutely nothing wrong With Openlabs products. The price range was steep.. And It seems like they were only geared more towards serious musicians.
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I use one with Reason as a live board, best workstation I've ever had. Got it cheap, wouldn't pay full price.
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Had a chance to "play with" one over the weekend. Seems o.k to me. I don't see where the dislike comes from. I guess it's one of those love it or hate it items.
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I don't there's anything wrong with it simply its just an really expensive item for what is just a dressed up PC. Plus with the tech nowadays at your disposal and people becoming more modular in adding and subtracting equipment its much easier and less expensive than buying a Neko.
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2nd worse purchase ever my first was the ASR-X Pro.
Yea I know a guy that picked up a Asr-x, also disappointed.

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