Music Computing™ Releases ControlBLADE™ keyboard production station…shatters sub-$2K barrier


Music Computing, the maker of advanced computer-based musical instruments announced today its new ControlBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations. Priced from $1,599, the line represents a new standard in value and performance.

ControlBLADEs 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.

ControlBLADEs are powered by high-performance computer cores utilizing Intel® Core i-series® second-generation (Sandy Bridge) processors that are perfect for today’s demanding musicians and the virtual instruments and software application they use. Options include i3, i5 and i7 dual and quad core versions. The Windows 7 (64-bit) operating system is pre-configured for music production and can run virtually any software application or plug-in. Capable of running over 500 plug-ins at once, sequencing thousands of tracks simultaneously, and storing millions of sound presets, the ControlBLADE packs a serious punch for the money.

“In the eight years I have been designing keyboard production stations, I’ve been cognizant of the fact they were simply too expensive for most people.” Said Victor Wong, CEO, Music Computing. “The ControlBLADE line puts real power into the hands of today’s musicians for less than the price of a typical keyboard workstation. This is what a lot of people have been waiting for.”

The ControlBLADE is available as 25-Key and 61-Key models. About the same size as a typical keyboard controller and weighing only 22-lbs (61-key) / 13-lbs (25-key)…FULLY LOADED, the ControlBLADE brings true portability to the keyboard production station world.

ControlBLADEs all come with built-in Wi-Fi standard. This mean the user can be online anywhere there is a hot spot. Send and retrieve files, log into remote servers, collaborate with others, or download new software and sounds directly into the ControlBLADE. Users now have the freedom to create virtually anywhere they like.

BladeCAST™ allows the user to stream the ControlBLADE’s desktop in real-time to any computer monitor or LCD TV using the optional BladeCAST USB transmitter and receiver. Play full 1080p HD videos and 5.1 surround sound audio right from the ControlBLADE to any entertainment system.

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