If you are the kind of person who would always insist on open source technologies, you would definitely support using MeeGo based gadgets.
MeeGo is a Linux-based mobile OS that has been used in several gadgets including mobile phones and information appliances. For the first time in the world, CyberStep announced the KDJ-ONE, a mobile audio workstation at the Embedded Systems Expo. The KDJ-ONE would run on MeeGo and is designed to be an all-in-one audio workstation.
It would allow budding music producers and sound makers to create full music using just one machine. It comes with a cool 5″ multi-touch screen and it has a pretty decent resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It offers an intuitive interface which includes keyboards and jog dials. Initially, KDJ was a software that was used in CyberStep’s games, but now they are going to offer a fully functioning music composing device.
The KDJ-ONE would come with 512 MB of RAM, 4.0 GB of internal storage, wireless LAN, USB, 1GHz Atom processor and 2 batteries. It can run several Linux applications and will also allow you to browse the Internet on Firefox and make calls on Skype. The KDJ-ONE could be used by core musicians to make amazing music, and also by novices who have just begun to create and make music. Thus, it is a device that could be used by anyone who is into music and sound production.
It would be launched sometime this year and would cost between 60,000-70,000 yen. It could be a great way to make sure that budding music composers get to make music on an open source device that would not require a hell lot of expensive software that need to be bought. You could also take a look at the iFrogz DJ Headphones, the Valentine Turntable and the DJ Booth that we had written about sometime back. I am sure music lovers would have a great time experimenting with different sounds now!