CyberStep has introduced a first of its kind DAW touchscreen smartbook, the KDJ-ONE, featuring an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, and multitrack audio editing with ACIDized WAV support.
Built-in speakers, mic, WLAN, and lithium battery are included to let the KDJ-ONE be used as a portable and wireless handheld production environment.
The KDJ-One also features something unusual for a DAW – a vibration system, which “adds force feedback to your music creating experience”.
At this point, it’s difficult to tell how serious of a device this will be. Their promo image, touting a “degital audio workstation”, has left us wondering.
Check out the details below – and then let us know what you think of the KDJ-One!
The KDJ-ONE features combination of multi-touch screen, keypad, and jog dial. Its runs Intel MeeGo Handset Edition as its OS, and supports all of MeeGo’s features including web browser, Skype, media player, and more. The built-in KDJ2 Synth features 10 synthesis algorithms, 20 effects, 7 filters, and 4 modulation units including step modulation.
ACID formatted samples may be loaded directly into KDJ-ONE’s audio tracks and time-stretched just as in ACID; likewise, patterns created with the KDJ-ONE may be exported directly to ACIDized WAV format.
The 6 track pattern sequencer includes automation/motion sequencing, loop recording, step recording, piano roll, and other standard sequencer features.
The KDJ-ONE also features a Unique Song Mode, which allows DJ style mixing of two patterns in real time and may be used as a VST, via built-in wireless LAN; internal settings and data are also editable from the computer.
The “QW” vibration system sends vibrations from your music directly to your fingertips, adding a new element of force feedback to your music production experience; the vibration system even works with KDJ’s built-in games.
CyberStep will be exhibiting the KDJ-ONE at 2011 NAMM Show (January 13th – 16th, 2011 Anaheim Convention Center). We’ll have more details as they are announced.