About this project
We're offering the KDJ-ONE in 5 different colors! Pre-order your favorite color now for the Super Early Bird value!
DIGITAL WALLPAPERS! (5 USD)
Happy Holidays! Thank you for supporting our project! As a token of our gratitude, we wish to send all backers these exclusive digital wallpapers of the KDJ-ONE! It comes in multiple sizes to fit your PC, Android, and iPhone. We hope you like it!
Here are samples:
These will be available in following sizes:
For PC : 1600 x 1200 (4:3), and 1920×1200 (16:10)
For iPhone : 320x480, 640x960, 640x1136, and 744x1392
Android : 1440×1280, and 2160×1920
The KDJ-ONE is more than capable of creating music from all sorts of genres. Whether you're interested in making game music, chiptunes, dubstep, hip-hop, or any other kind of EDM, the KDJ-ONE will handle it all. We've partnered up with a number of artists to provide exclusive tracks, preloaded on every device! Scroll down for sample presets!
Yasunori Mitsuda - Phantasm (created with KDJ-ONE)
This New Age track delicately lays out clear notes together to create a beautiful harmony.
NEW! Yasunori Mitsuda - MITSUDA3 (created with KDJ-ONE)
Hiroki Kikuta - KIKUTA (created with KDJ-ONE)
A complex arpeggio backing bass synth makes a catchy and surprisingly melodious short tune.
Nobuyoshi "sanodg" Sano - SANODG 04 (created with KDJ-ONE)
An energetic mixture of Eastern and Western musical elements in one unique electronic synth package.
Kimitaka Matsumae - DARKNESS87 (created with KDJ-ONE)
Dark ambience with industrial undertones. Effective use of distortion and delays with the noise generator creates a wave of darkness that slowly washes over you.
NEW! Kimitaka Matsumae - DUUBUUDEE (created with KDJ-ONE)
Takeshi Yokemura(YMCK) - CHIPGROOVE (created with KDJ-ONE)
A prime example of chiptunes. With light and airy notes, it's somehow remniscient of the soundtrack to an old video game.
Professor Sakamoto - PSKMT 01 (created with KDJ-ONE)
Let's hope that he's got couple of more lives to continue.
SQUID_sideM - DRIVE ONE! (created with KDJ-ONE)
Lyrics: "Mirai ni hirogaru uta wo kimi no te de tsukuri dashite! Mugen ni hirogaru yume to, kibou, watashi ni misete!" (Shape your song with your own two hands and let it bring you to the future! Grasp your dreams and show me your world!)
While we'd be the first to admit that the OP-1 is a cool device, we're confident that the KDJ-ONE will prove itself to be a completely different beast. Check out the chart below:
We'd like to thank all backers and potential backers, we successfully reached the $100,000 goal! We have decided to set a stretch goal seeing that there is more we can do with the product going through this wonderful project!
Reach 150,000 USD and get... X-Y Pad Mode for Intuitive Sound Creation! Use your finger as an instrument! Utilizing the touch panel, we will create a X-Y pad mode where users can generate sounds intuitively using their fingers.
1. Everything you need for music production is already included
The KDJ-ONE includes a synthesizer, sequencer, and sampler.
You have 6 tracks for any combination of instruments or sounds you wish to use.
Use the synthesizer to change and mix wave forms, toggle ADSR parameters, select effectors to use, and add LFOs to spice things up.
If that doesn't make any sense to you, don't worry. You can use any of the several hundred preset instruments as-is. Each was created by industry leading sound designers Davide Carbone and Josh Abrahams, plus the synth master Katsunori Ujiie.
Once you've selected a sound, you can lay notes down on an intuitive piano roll using the sequencer. There are various ways to record your sound; real time recording, step recording, or by just tapping on the touchscreen as if using a pen. Use whichever method you're most comfortable with to make the music that you want to make.
If you need to change the sound parameters at a particular time, you can use automation. Various parameters including volume, pan, and more may be changed according to the timing you want.
Need vocals on your track? Attach an audio interface via the USB port, connect your microphone, and turn on the sampler. You will get the vocal audio data, and you can even change the pitch or tempo without affecting the actual data, thanks to the ACIDized wav format.
2. Create sound continuously for 10 hours
3. Intuitive controls with the Touch Panel, Jog Dial, Keypads, Analog Stick, and D-Pad
4. USB enables Wi-Fi, MIDI controllers, Audio Interface, PC, and storage connectionsThe KDJ-ONE is able to connect to various devices and networks via USB. Plugging in a Wi-Fi card will get you online to share your pattern data with others using SoundCloud, Facebook or Twitter, or download samples. While connecting a MIDI controller will allow you to control the KDJ-ONE with your favorite device. Audio interfaces can be connected to record from an external audio sources such as guitars or microphones. The KDJ-ONE also uses a USB connection to connect to your PC or storage device, allowing you to backup and secure your work or import/export samples and audio data such as vocals, guitar, or recordings of other live instruments.
5. Win/Mac App & VSTi/AU Plugin support
6. Perform live as a DJ!
7. SDK to create your own Apps
Risks and challenges
The biggest issue the KDJ-ONE project currently faces is the manufacturing process. As the KDJ-ONE is CyberStep’s first commercial electronic device, we are new to the process and are faced with a seemingly endless list of suppliers and parts, with no assurance concerning quality or reliability. CyberStep has already begun correspondence with factories in these regions in order to ensure a swift transition from parts selection, to manufacturing & assembly, and finally to distribution.
Currently, there is a possibility that some of the necessary parts may take up to 6 months to ship, which is why the shipment date has been tentatively established at July 2015. We will be providing our backers with updates as we progress through each step of the development process.
CyberStep prides itself on embracing innovative ideas and looks forward to seeing the KDJ-ONE project become reality. A lot of resources have been invested into redeveloping the device, and with your help, we’d like to make the final drive to bring these long-held dreams to fruition. Thank you for your support. We eagerly look forward to seeing what you’ll make with your KDJ-ONE!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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