The Music OS 3.0 or MOS (moss) software application is designed to address the needs of both music creators and live performers. With over 7 years of integrated touch screen experience, MOS was purposely developed and optimized for touch screen use; however, a touch screen is not required when installed on PC desktops and laptop systems.
MOS was engineered to work in conjunction with traditional DAW programs as a professional ‘scratch pad’ when creating and performing music. MOS offers unique features, such as Live Controls and Elastique, allowing users to create customizable controls that can latch to any music software, VST, and hardware device. Essentially, what this means is that MOS can transform any DAW into a live instrument program with touch screen friendly controls.
Additionally, MOS allows users to import / export their musical ideas into traditional DAWs for further editing, mixing and mastering. If users already have a completed project and would like to perform with their D.A.W. tracks live on stage using MOS (i.e. using prerecorded backing tracks), all they have to do is export / import their tracks into MOS for greater performance, touch screen friendly control and stability.
Price: $299. Open Labs says they will be releasing an Apple OS X supported platform in early 2012.
A Music OS 3.0 Overview Video can be seen here: youtube.com/watch?v=OiznJKSwktA
Alliance with DELL Computers
Open Labs has also announced a technology alliance and creative partnership with DELL Computers. Open Labs and DELL will be offering powerful and affordable music computer bundles starting at $1499.
All music bundles will include an optimized Intel i5 or i7 touch screen laptop computer powered by DELL and Open Labs Music OS 3.0 software for creating and performing live music. Also included will be thousands of 3rd party sounds and presets from VST providers like Native Instruments, Cakewalk and others.
Other music bundles will include ‘extras’ such as a USB keyboard controller and a microphone preamp for recording vocals, guitars, drums and or electronic / acoustic instruments.
All music bundles can be purchased directly through Open Labs website.