Open Labs Timbaland MiKo

Open Labs MiKo Timbaland Edition

At the Summer NAMM Show, Open Labs introduced the sexy Timbaland Special Edition MiKo keyboard workcenter.

Building on the standard features of the MiKo LX, an all-in-one portable studio powered by Windows XP, the Timbaland Special Edition takes the instrument to a new level.

Timbaland Special Edition MiKo features an all-new Arctic White Chassis color scheme, E-MU’s new Proteus X2 Streaming Sound Module V2.5 with over 7,000 instruments, including the new Ensoniq Urban Legends Sound Library with the sounds from Ensoniq’s ASR/EPS/MR/ASR-X/ZR instruments. These sounds were specifically requested by Timbaland, and are only available in the Timbaland MiKo.

Here’s Timbaland talking to Open Labs about the MiKo:

“I’ve made the new Timbaland Special Edition MiKo with Tim’s Touch,” said Timbaland, “It’s got everything I need in a single box and when I use it, we make masterpieces.”

The Timbaland Edition MiKo contains over 24-gigabytes of premium sounds, constituting 25,027 presets. The street price for the bundled software and sound libraries is $2,967, which includes $487 worth of Open Labs Special Edition plugins, optimized by the software developers for use with the MiKo.

“Timbaland is really on top of the world right now. His music is everywhere,” said President of Open Labs, Victor Wong. “To think that he is using our gear to produce these hits is cool, but the fact that he has put a little bit of himself into the MiKo, making it an even better instrument, is incredible. This is all very exciting for us.”

“We are honored that Timbaland asked us to help create his ultimate instrument,” said E-MU’s Senior Product Manager, Ichi Nagai. “We are excited to put together the exclusive Ensoniq Urban Legends Sound Library for Open Labs that contains many of Timbaland’s favorite sounds that he’s used in his work over the years.”

The Timbaland Special Edition MiKo will start shipping on August 15, 2007. The estimated street price is: $3,899 and includes the following:

Timbaland Special Edition MiKo Technical Specifications:

Keyboard:
37-key semi-weighted synth action keyboard (World class Fatar® Technology)

CPU:
Core2 Duo® Dual-core 64-bits (2.1GHz)

Control Surfaces:
Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels, Trackpad with 2 Buttons, Keyboard (“QWERTY”) Module, Alpha Control Module (5 Faders, 5 Modes Buttons, 3 Transpose Buttons, 5 Directions Buttons and 5 Transport Buttons), DJ Module: Penny and Giles® Cross-Fader, 7 Knobs and 12 Buttons

Memory:
4GB RAM

Expansion Slots:
(3) PCI Slots (2 avail. for upgrades), (3) PCI-E Slots (2 avail. for upgrades), (2) 3.5” Bays: (1) Start Up Drive and (1) Available for Upgrades, (1) 5.25” Dual-Layer DVD-RW burner (8.5GB/disc)

Audio I/O:
(1) High Performance Audio I/O Card with Low Latency including 24-bit/96kHz professional 4-in/6-out : (2) mic/instrument preamp inputs (with Phantom Power 48V), (2) analog line inputs, (6) analog line outputs, S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial)

Storage:
MiKo LX (1) 250GB, 7200RPM HD; Upgradeable to 1.5 Terabytes

Drive:
High Speed Dual-Layer 8.5GB/Disk CD/DVD Burner

Display:
Internal 15” Color Touch Screen LCD High Resolution (1024 x 768), External VGA port for running Dual Monitors or a Video Projector

Connection:
Midi In/Out, 1) Sustain and (1) Expression ports, 2) USB 2.0 ports, 3) (1) FireWire 400 port, 4) (1) Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet port, 5) (1) Headphone Jack with Volume Control

Software:
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Open Labs Custom GUI (Graphic User Interface), Open Labs mFusion®, Open Labs Karsyn®, Open Labs MimiK (optional on SE Model), E-MU Proteus X2 Streaming Sound Module V2.5

PREMIUM Factory Sound Library V4:
25,027 presets (over 24GB of sounds) from over 60 virtual instruments including: including E-MU’s Ensoniq Urban Legends, Mo’Phatt X, Vintage X Pro Collection, Virtuoso X, and X2 Production Library, Truepianos, WusikStation V4, Extra Wusik Sound Libraries (Wusik Sound Magazine 1-13, HQ Strings, Choirs, GM), Purity, Sylenth 1, 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, Synth 1, Addictive Drums Demo, Ticky Clav, Delay Lama, Crystal V2.4, Sun RA, String Theory V1.5, Texture V1.2, Rez V2, 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, 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.

Included Accessories:
AC Cord, Start Guide, Owner’s Manual (PDF), Motherboard Manual, 2 Open Labs Sounds and Drivers DVDs, 3 Utility CDs, 3 Reference Maps, 2.5mm Wrench, Additional Screws and Washers for Hard-Drive Upgrade

Power Supply:
500 Watt Power Supply, Whisper Quiet Cooling Fans (Internal Chassis, Processor & Power Supply)

Dimensions:
36”(W) X 20”(D) X 7”(H), Weight (base configuration) 35 lbs.

23 thoughts on “Open Labs Timbaland MiKo

  1. MAN THAT DUDE WHO SAID THAT BOUT TIMBO MUST B OUTA HIS TINY MIND THERE IS SUCH A THING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WE CALL SAMPLIN N IF U GOT BEEF WIT THAT TAKE IT UP WITH KANYE HE IS THA KING OF USIN OLD TUNES BUT MAN U GOTA PROBLEM IF U DONT FEEL HIM OR TIMBALAND COZ THA MUSIC IZ 4REAL THA BEST AROUND IF U CONTINUE TO SLAG TIMBALAND U HAVE NEVER HEARD ANY OV HIS ALBUM STUFF AND IF U HAVE UR OPINION IS NOTED BUT DEFINATLEY WRONG THE MAN HAS SINGLE HANDLY SAVED AND KEPT HIP HOP GOIN 4 THE LAST TEN YRS AND I AINT NEVER HEARD OF U!?!?

  2. Timbo rocks fuck the haters, he is one of the best producers in the world and again fuck what you heard.I’m a producer myself looking up to people like Timbo, K West, Dre etc these people move our dance floors and you too when you are alone you rock to their music so sto beign haters, halla back at [email protected] for free beats and advice 🙂

  3. timbaland is a hack,
    he is creating generic bullshit.
    all sounds the same.
    CRAP vanilla wallpaper baby pablum.

    a joke!!!! amon tobin is a producer, dan lanois, jon brion, eno,
    these are producers. A guy with a big box of fancy generic digital recreations of the real. fake just like the music.
    this is the real truth.
    end of story.
    phil

    1. funny how you say amon tobin is a producer and that timbo is fake not real is he a robot or hologram? , amon one of my fav`s to as well as timbo . Amon well he samples`s like crazy , tho he`s very good and making them orginal and unrecognisable.

      Monkey see, monkey doo

  4. the ignorance in the coment about all the same sounds made me laugh my ass off. first of all none of timbos sounds are stock, you can scroll through any vitrual instrument or keyboard yo ass wont find one sound he uses, the only similarity in his tracks are his drums, which end to have similar grove, but if the tracks are sellin beautifully and the groove continues to grow and beat, why change em. sry phil, though old school analougue is dope, the only difference in the miko and analogues is that the miko has hundreds of thoudnds more samples. acting like hes fake cuz of his equipment is bull shit and if you kno producing you kno thats bull
    Luke

    1. Really man? Go out and Buy a Novation V-Station VSTi plug-in and tell me those sounds are ones that timbaland has used. Ive remade the guys beats sound for sound just off that plug-in broham

    1. why dont u go on youtube and learn something about hip hop? its called sampling and everyone does it Kanye and timbo are the best samplers becuz most of the time you cant even tell its a sample. In addition many of the samples used came from songs that wud NEVER get any exposure so in reality timbo and kanye are a BIG help to those artists.

  5. hey
    i am vikas
    i am fm italy
    i want 2 buy timbaland miko
    what is the prosiser to buy tombaland miko
    please reply
    i like very much who invented this keyboard

  6. Sup all, am 4rm Nigeria [9ja]. i have bin a producer since 2001 and am feelin tim’s boldness to help and encourage up coming producers like me. you guy dont know what its like to have a mentor and at the same time the same person paving way for young dudes like me. its very simply cos Tim and West are best , then other more in the hip-hop industry. Am highly impressed with Tim cos he is an agent of change and i respect that. am so eager to Use MIKO n NEKO consoles

  7. actually, timbo is known for sampling hits from other countries… these already famous artists get no recognition… plus the samples are not hidden at all….. and timbo doesn't just sample a second or 2; he is known for ripping off whole hooks. … he is not sampling. He is stealing

  8. I agree with hate on politics. We spend to much time hating on the wrong peps. Send the hates to the ones who steal your culture, you freedom and you`re civil liberties the………………

    Government

  9. I Wan't Open Labs Sounds and Drivers DVDs, 3 Utility CDs, 3 Reference Maps, 2.5mm Wrench, Additional Screws and Washers for Hard-Drive Upgrade
    I Format Openlabs and Install Window XP I don't Have CD Install Control Panel USB and Sound

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