Anyway that did not happen (sad face).
But it does not change the fact that it is already one of the big Android music apps in the sense of being a full on workstation.
As each workstation app like this has its strength and weaknesses this one too of course.
Maybe the most glaring one is eight tracks only but think that it is enough for making full tracks with. The strengths are the very nice and flexible synthesizer engine and the workflow is excellent. Plus that there is sampler in there with direct recording and a simple editor.
So this is the app version of a hardware workstation that has been on Kickstarter and about now is starting to get sent out to backers. The app is still not officially released but anyone can download this "beta" version.
Spent maybe one hour with it and it seems to be all fine and smooth to me.
Must say it feels very solid.
What would be nice to know is how much the full version is going to cost when released before spending a lot of time on it to find out that it will cost a lot later.
Personallye definitively think that it is worth at least what is charged for any of the great workstation apps already on Android. Will absolutely get this if not crazy expensive.
It is easy to get to grips with if having experience with more advanced music software/apps and will be able to understand all functions in half to one hour or so.
One thing that I did not find out that was mentioned in the manual was that there is supposed to be stretching algorhitms for samples.
The manual was for the hardware version though, but everything else seems to be just the same for the app version so it should be there as well.
The videos below are made for the hardware when it was on Kickstarter but like mentioned it seems to be a direct copy outside of real rotaries and keyboard. It works with midi keyboard though.
So hello KDJ-ONE and welcome to Android!
Introducing the smartphone app of the world’s first portable audio workstation, the “KDJ-ONE”!
(Well that is not true at all!!! /Frank)
Compose a song in just 5 minutes on your smartphone device!
Compose your own music, or mix existing tracks and use it as your own personal “DJ Machine”. Utilize your imagination and ideas to create your own music as if you were in a professional studio. Boasting a selection of more than 200 preset tracks and over 400 instruments to choose from, you can compose your own music without a musical background. Create a short melody in 5 minutes, or use the mute function and song mode to mix and easily play music like a DJ.
Beginners looking to create their own music!
People who want to create music on the go! On tour, vacation… and more!
People creating music for games and performances!
People who want to experience the hardware version of the KDJ-ONE!
Preset Samples: Over 200 tracks!
Preset Instruments & Sounds: Over 400 varieties!
Modes: Sequencer (Insert different instruments and sounds into your composition)
Synthesizer (Synthesize waveforms to form a timbre)
Sampler (Record and modify sounds from external audio inputs)
Song Mode (Arrange and playback your composition)
Android OS 4.4 or later
KDJ-ONE Official Site:
About the Public Test:
This app is based on the hardware version of the “KDJ-ONE” and may differ with regards to development and functions.
Certain functions may require a fee after the public test period.