If GameBoy, Linux, and Vocaloid had babies: KDJ-ONE

It's got a gamepad on it, but it's not a GameBoy. It's got a keyboard on it, but it's not a synthesizer.  It's running on Linux, but it's not a server. It's got a full-blown sequencer and it's not a tracker! It's KDJ-ONE!

Anyway, KDJ-ONE is a "handheld all-in-one music production device for beginners and professionals alike", according to the Kickstarter project description, which already has enough backers to be funded successfully in 4 days.  It also looks like a vocaloid helped design this oriental tech masterpiece... or DaftPunk (I'm kidding, dont' google it).

The specifications are quite impressive and they shamelessly use Teenage Engineering's OP-1 to highlight the KDJ-ONE's superior specifications.  The demo videos exemplify some common sequencing tasks and the use of the various controls, including the touch-screen.

Here are some of the KDJ-ONE specs:

  • 1GHz CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage
  • 5-inch 800x480 display
  • Touch Panel
  • Velocity-enabled keyboard
  • USB and MicroUSB connections
  • Synthesizer
  • Sequencer
  • Piano Roll editing
  • Sampler
  • Extensive Automation
  • Internet connectivity
  • Win/Mac Application
  • VSTi/AU Plugin
  • SDK

You can get an early bird special KDJ-ONE for $395 right now at Kickstarter--the campaign will close on Tue, Jan 13, 2015.

audio, audio production, web/tek

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