What is Kanye West's Donda Stem Player? Plus what it costs and how it works

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(Pocket-lint) - Those of you who are inactive fans of Kanye West mightiness beryllium funny successful a caller euphony gadget he's created. It's called the Donda Stem Player.

What is the Donda Stem Player?

Donda Stem Player is simply a puck-shaped instrumentality that lets you “customise immoderate song", according to the device’s website. It's named aft West's mother, who passed distant years agone and is the inspiration for his "Donda" upcoming album. The instrumentality was developed by West’s Yeezy Tech marque and electronics institution Kano.

What does the Donda Stem Player feature?

The Donda Stem Player is made of a tan “soft silicone blended skin".

Features see a headphone jack and Bluetooth enactment (it does simultaneous Bluetooth and audio jack playback), a USB-C port, measurement buttons, speakers, a haptic engine, and 8GB of storage. There are besides 4 "touch-sensitive airy sliders" connected apical that let you to - supposedly - power it and customise songs.

Donda Stem Player supports respective euphony formats, too, specified as:

  • .AIFF
  • .AIF
  • .FLAC
  • .M4A
  • .MP3
  • .WAV
  • .WAVE
  • .AAC
  • .ALAC
  • .MP4.

How does the Donda Stem Player work?

From what we tin tell, the Donda Stem Player is simply a euphony instauration gadget that allows you to set "any song" to your liking.

But determination are inactive a batch of unknowns. According to the device's website, here's what you tin bash with it:

  • Control vocals, drums, bass, and samples
  • Isolate parts
  • Add effects
  • Split immoderate opus into stems

It besides claims to connection the pursuing tools and capabilities:

  • 4-channel lossless audio mixing
  • Realtime loop and velocity control
  • Tactile effects
  • One hits
  • Live samples
  • Save, playback, and stock mixes
  • Customise colors

Are determination examples of the Donda Stem Player successful action?

Yes. There are immoderate videos floating astir the net that look to amusement however the Donda Stem Player works. Here's 1 example:

When volition Donda Stem Player beryllium available?

Donda Stem Player presently has a “summer” merchandise date. But West is notorious for not releasing his albums connected clip oregon arsenic promised, truthful this could get delayed.

How overmuch does Donda Stem Player cost?

Donda Stem Player is disposable to pre-order present for $200 successful the US. The device's website said it volition vessel with West’s upcoming “Donda" album.

When does the 'Donda' medium travel out?

West's adjacent medium has a 29 August 2021 merchandise day connected the iTunes Store.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published connected 26 August 2021.

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