Kanye West, who will soon have to be called Ye (court papers have already been filed), has released the Donda Stem Player. This is the device that accompanies the “Donda” album and is capable of playing it in a special way.
Developed by Kano, the Donda Stem Player breaks down West’s music into individual elements and mixes it into four channels. In this way, any Kanye West fan with a Donda Stem Player in hand can hear “Donda” in their own way, setting the ratio of vocals, drums, bass and samples.
Sound effects can then be added to the mix, all in real time and with adjustable playback speed. The novelty is equipped with Bluetooth, provides for exchange of mixes between different Donda Stem Player. In addition to the headphone output, the device has a loud (97 dB) speaker.
All of this is enclosed in a case in the shape of a fairy tale kolobok flattened on both sides. On the front side there is a button with cross-shaped diverging illuminated slider sensors. The other controls and the speaker perforation are located on the side surface.
The device is covered with soft synthetic leather – by all appearances, it will fit nicely in your pocket. In addition to the album “Donda”, the novelty is ready to store and play music not created by Kanye West (Ye) – on board 8 GB of memory.
The novelty plays music files aiff, aif, flac, m4a, mp3, wav, wave, aac, alac, and mp4 – though 4-channel mixing in this case will remain in question. The Donda Stem Player’s USB-C connector is responsible for power and data transfer.
In the U.S., the Donda Stem Player will cost $200.