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NAMM 2012: Cyberstep KDJ-One mobile music workstation

Cyberstep's KDJ-One: something a bit different.
Cyberstep's KDJ-One: something a bit different.

NAMM 2012: This year's NAMM show may have been flooded with iPad-related products, but Cybertstep was showing another mobile music making device in the shape of the KDJ-One.

Featuring a sequencer, synth and audio support, this is a Game Boy-style gadget that can be controlled using a combination of multi-touch screen, directional pad, jog dial and buttons. There's Acidized WAV support, while the synth can be used in your main PC/Mac DAW as a VSTi.

What's more, KDJ-One projects can be exported so that they can be worked on elsewhere.

The device's specs are below and there's a quick overview video above. It's available for pre-order now on the KDJ-One website and costs $799 without Wi-Fi and $829 with it. It's offered in white or black and red colour schemes.

Cyberstep KDJ-One specs

Hardware Specifications

  • CPU - Intel ATOM E640 1.0GHz
  • Display - 5.0 inch WVGA (800x480) with Multi-Touch Panel
  • Main Memory -512MBytes
  • SSD - 4.0GBytes
  • External Storage - microSD, USB Memory
  • Battery - Lithium ion battery 2000mAh x 2
  • Connection - USB 2.0 host x 2, slave x 1, wireless LAN
  • Audio I/O - Mic/Line in, Line out, Built-in mic
  • Speaker - 0.5W (0.25W+0.25W Stereo) 120Hz - 20,000Hz, QW Body Sonic Vibrator

Synthesizer

  • Max. Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Waveform Memory - 14 MB (Extendable)
  • Waveform - 240 Types (Multi-Layered)
  • Oscillator - 2 Units 10 algorithms
  • Filter - 7 Types
  • Modulator - 4 Units, 10 Algorithms (Correspondence to Step Modulator)
  • Num. of Programs - Preset: 200 Voices, 100 Drum Kits, 100 Audio Clips
  • Max. Audio Volume - 1GB Per Project
  • Effects - 20 Types, 2 Systems for Each Track, and Master Effect

Sequencer

  • Tracks / Pattern - 6
  • Patterns / Song Play - 4
  • Resolution - 384tick / Quarter Note
  • Tempo - 40 - 400
  • Recording Mode - Loop (Real Time) Recording, Step Recording
  • Score Editing Mode - Piano Roll
  • Pattern Length - 999 Measures
  • Song Length - 9,999 Measures
  • Number of Patterns - 999 Per Project
  • Number of Songs - 99 Per Project
  • Read - WAV (ACID Format), OggVorbis
  • Write - WAV (ACID Format), OggVorbis, SMF
  • DAW Plug-in - VST-i, Audio Unit
  • OS - Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Appearance

  • Keypad - 15 keys with LED Light and Octave Up/Down
  • Controller - Arrow Pad, Button x 6, Buttons with LEC Light x3, Jog Dial x 1, Sampling Button, and Etc.
  • Vibration - QW
  • Case Size - 126mm x 150mm x 27mm
  • Weight - 380g
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.