Kanye West announces Donda Stem Player
Image credit: Kanye West
The device that allows you to ‘customise any song’ is available to pre-order now for $200.
Kanye West is yet again finding his way into headlines across the world as he continues to market his latest album ‘Donda’. Yesterday the rapper announced he was formally changing his name to Ye, now he has unveiled his new gadget called the Donda Stem Player. The device allows users to customize any song’, according to the device’s website. It’s available for pre-order for $200 and has a vague release date of “Summer”, however, the website also states it will ship “with Donda”, which is slated for a late August release.
The device was created by Kanye’s Yeezy tech brand and developed with electronics company Kano. It looks like a tan hockey puck and is apparently made out of “soft silicone blended skin.” it’s equipped with a headphone jack and Bluetooth support. It can also do simultaneous Bluetooth and audio jack playback. There is also a USB-C port, volume buttons, speakers, a haptic engine, and 8GB of storage. The four light bars are touch-sensitive sliders, which allow you to control the device and customize songs. It also supports a wide range of music formats, such as AIFF, AIF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WAVE, AAC, ALAC, and MP4.
According to the website the Donda Stem Player allows you to:
- Control vocal’s drums, bass, and samples
- Isolate Parts
- Add effects
- Split any song into stems
It also comes with the following tools:
- 4-channel lossless audio mixing
- Realtime loop and speed control
- Tactile effects
- One hit
- Live samples
- Save, playback, and share mixes
- Customize colors
- Content and software updates from your browser
Here’s the Donda Stem Player in action:
The announcement of Kanye’s stem player follows a string of public events and stories about Kanye during the run-up to his latest album ‘Donda’. Since the announcement of the album, Kanye has done two live listening parties, both of which broke Apple’s Livestream records, applied to change his name to Ye, posted Drake’s address on Twitter, and now the stem player.
Kanye is also planning a third album listening party in Chicago where fans won’t have to have proof of covid vaccination or negative test.
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