MeeGo Based Mobile Audio Workstation Woos Music Composers

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!