Open Labs announces DBeat


Open Labs has announced the DBeat, its latest tool for DJs using VSTi’s in a live setting, playing and programming beats and recording your next full production.

The DBeat instrument was engineered for portability and power. Encased in an ultra-light aluminum chassis and weighing only 20lbs, the DBeat boasts more than 10,000 sounds with an additional 14GB of sounds that come with the included, full feature version of Ableton™ Live 7. Live DJ performance capability is taken to the next level with the inclusion of Open Labs’ edition of GURU™ and the proprietary virtual instrument host Riff™ – making DBeat the ultimate tool for using VSTi’s in a live setting.

Open Labs DBeat

DBeat comes loaded with a plethora of fully mappable real-time controllers, including Open Labs’ exclusive Bump MP™ drum pads, the Mix/Edit digital audio workstation panel, and comprehensive DJ controls including a cross-fader. DBeat puts “the feel” back in making music by including an integrated trackball, iPod-compatible cradle and 12-inch capacitive touch screen, which will be multi-touch capable with Windows 7 update.

The ability to directly connect USB turntables and the compatibility with virtually any software, including Deckadance™, Serato Scratch Live™, Traktor™, Pro Tools™, Reason™ and many more, make DBeat the ultimate DJ solution for studio, stage and club use.

DBeat features

  • More than 10,000 high-quality sounds, plus an additional 14 GB included with the full-feature version of Ableton™ Live 7.
  • Open Labs’ proprietary virtual instrument host Riff™ – the ultimate tool for live performance using VSTi’s.
  • Bump MP™ 17-pad drum module controller paired with Open Labs’ edition of GURU™ that includes eight engines, note repeat, chromatic mode, transport and more, gives DBeat all the feel of an MPC with none of the limitations.
  • Mix/Edit digital audio workstation controls include 8 plus 1 fully customizable faders, knobs and soft keys, and an additional 8 mappable knobs with a 2×20 LCD readout.
  • DJ panel with cross fader, 7 knobs, 2 encoders for pitch/BPM and 8 buttons all assignable to key parameters for live performance.
  • 12-inch capacitive touch screen (multi-touch capable with Windows 7 update) with an integrated trackball and an iPod-compatible cradle.
  • Comprehensive I/O capable of up to 24bit/96KHz audio with 4 in / 6 out including 2 phantom-powered mic-pres with DI’s, S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O.
  • Unlimited capability for running third party plug-ins, VSTi’s and applications, including Deckadance™, Serato Scratch Live™, Traktor™, Pro Tools™, Reason™ and many more.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, and FireWire, USB, DVI-I Video and Ethernet ports for easy connectivity.
  • Portability perfect for DJs, music producers, and musicians on the go (26″L x 14″W x 5″H) and weighs approx. 20lbs.
  • Open Labs’ Edition of Windows™, specifically configured for music production.
  • One year of Open Labs Gold Support Services which include: one-hour “Get to Know Your Machine” session, remote desktop support via Internet in addition to phone and email support, and full parts/labor warranty coverage.

The DBeat will be available in June 2009 for $3,999 USD. There’s a $500 USD Rebate for pre-orders before June 10st.

Visit Open Labs for more information.

  • OGC

    seriously for 4000.00 you could get alot more than this Mazerati,,,,


    Did they forget that George Bush and Dick Cheney ran off with all the money in the World in November 2008?

  • mr terror

    love the open labs dbeat want to get one.
    can native instrument maschine software work with the open labs dbeat?

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