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?
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.
For the cost you could have more power and more portability.
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.
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.
Well it's Windoze-based for one. Small screen. I can't do without my 27" iMac. 24" lowest I'll go. Also, it kind of sucks not being able to move stuff around. I sometimes like having my keyboard (not midi keyboard) in my lap. I think this was a cool idea, but at the end of the day, people want variety and customization, not an all-in-one but not-for-all.
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.