The KDJ-One portable studio soon on KickStarter
After a two-year absence, Cyberstep announces that its portable workstation project for musicians should soon be available.
We discovered Cyberstep and its KDJ-ONE back in 2011 at NAMM, and we met them again one year later at Musikmesse, but since then, nothing! The team reworked the concept and changed the design of its portable workstation that now looks less like a giant Game Boy, and improved its specifications, with a new ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz CPU.
Here are the specifications announced on the Cyberstep website, changes can still happen before the final version:
- 5” WVGA touch screen (800 x 480 resolution)
- 512MB of memory
- 4GB SSD drive
- External storage on USB
- Powered by a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
- 16 velocity-sensitive pads
- Octave up/down, volume and Tap Tempo buttons
- Controllers: D Pad, 4 buttons, jog wheel, pitch bend and modulation stick
- 64 voices of polyphony
- 14MB of memory for the waveforms (expandable)
- 240 multi-layer waveforms
- 2 oscillators with 10 algorithms
- 7 types of filters
- 4 modulators with 10 algorithms (including a Step Modulator)
- 200 synth patches, 100 drum kits and 100 audio clips included
- 20 types of effects, 2 Systems per track and master effect
- 6-track/pattern sequencer with loop and step recording, automation recording
- Piano Roll
- 999 bars per pattern, 999 patterns per project, 99 Songs per project and 9 999 bars per Song
- Tempo from 40 to 400 BPM
- Mic/line input
- Line output
- Headphone output
- Built-in microphone
- 2 x 1W speakers (250Hz - 20kHz)
- USB 2.0 host and micro USB ports
- Dimensions: 174.2 x 115.5 x 29.5mm
- Weight : 480g
Cyberstep will soon launch a KickStarter campaign to fund its KDJ-ONE and finally launch the commercial version. You can follow the evolution of the project at www.kdj-one.com and discover the machine in this presentation featuring Sid Wilson, an early adopter of the workstation:
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