Kanye West is promoting a $200, handheld machine that he claims will allow customers to “customise any tune,” together with altering the tempo, including particular results and even taking part in a observe backwards.
The cream-colored, disc-shaped gadget — known as the “Donda Stem Participant” — lets customers change the velocity of music, isolate particular person instrumental elements and add results like echo and reverb, in line with its web site and movies shared on social media.
The machine, which prices the identical amount of cash as West’s current Hole collaboration jacket, shares a reputation with West’s upcoming album “Donda”. Orders are open now and the machine will ship to US and UK clients someday “this summer season,” in line with its web site.
West shared a video of the Donda Participant in motion on Twitter Wednesday, manipulating the machine to make loops and alter velocity utilizing an unreleased observe known as “JUNYA.”
The observe, which seems to be from West’s upcoming album, celebrates Japanese designer Junya Watanabe and options rapper Playboi Carti. Its one among a number of songs that West has teased at a two listening periods in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium.
One other video of the Donda Participant shared on Instagram by a West fan account confirmed the machine getting used to isolate vocals from an unreleased West observe, in addition to rushing up and reversing Beethoven’s fifth symphony.
The Donda Participant was developed in a collaboration between West’s Yeezy Tech model and UK-based electronics startup Kano.
The gadget options 4 touch-sensitive lights and eight gigabytes of storage. It helps widespread audio codecs like MP3 and FLAC — and may play audio by way of an inner speaker, a headphone jack or bluetooth machine, in line with its web site.
Kano and Yeezy didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
The Donda Participant’s reveal comes as West is planning one more Donda listening session Thursday night time in his hometown of Chicago, after which he’ll supposedly launch the album. The Chicago occasion is not going to require vaccines or destructive coronavirus assessments for entry — however will function a full-size recreation of West’s childhood dwelling.