Linkin Park PC with Music OS Software: More Info

July 6, 2012

As announced HERE and HERE recently, my bandmates and I have teamed up with Dell and Open Labs to release a limited edition PC, containing Music OS software and a large library of exclusive, original Linkin Park sounds.  With it, you can write, record, and perform your own songs — even using LP sounds and loops if you like.

Why Music OS / Open Labs?
As I mentioned in the video above, I was using basic keyboard and samplers on stage for a while, and I outgrew them.  They couldn’t do all the things I needed to do; then I found Music OS.  Music OS is a software that does a lot on its own, but also allows me to run all my favorite software inside it.  In other words, if I use 25 different virtual keyboards, samplers, and effects in various songs, I can just open those inside Music OS and play the exact sounds from the record on stage.  I also enjoy using the touch-screen feature; the software is designed with performance in mind.

Why PC?
It’s no secret that I use Apple devices for much of my everyday stuff.  But on stage, I’ve been using Music OS on PC for years.  In testing, Open Labs found the PC to be a more stable touring unit, and that’s what we need in concert.

Why Dell?
This year, I visited Dell with the Open Labs team, and got a chance to see and try out some of their new laptops and desktop computers.  They were awesome (I personally loved the touch screen XPS 17, with the JBL speakers).  They’re also less expensive than Mac, which we figured might be helpful for the LP fans who are interested in getting this.

The info and purchase page is below.  There are only a few hundred available worldwide, and we’re not making more, so if you’re interested, now is the time.

Click here to find out more or purchase.



  1. peryman on July 8, 2012 at 4:31 am

    “There are only a few hundred available worldwide”

    After numerous discussions with Dell US and Dell Australia, this is only available for citizens of the US only. I really wanted to buy one of these bad boys but nobody will take my money which sucks. Especially when you say its available worldwide.


  2. juniorny94 on July 7, 2012 at 12:35 am

    That’s good amazing job, Mike !!!

  3. romanticabyssofthealmost on July 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I would really really love this laptop. Would you say this would be a good tool for audio engineering? I’m planning on majoring in it, but i’m not sure if this would be the right tool to kind of get started. But that’s not my only plan for music with this laptop. And my family needs a new computer anyway because everyone’s always working on something. And i like Dell. If these laptops are still in stock this winter then i could possibly get it, and i really want it.

  4. rocksylvie on July 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I, surely, am out of topic, but I know that shirt!!! I’ve been there, at that concert!!! One of the best living things of mine!

  5. Alexandra Nofi on July 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    After the rant I gave you about our ode to Steve Jobs, I’m sure you know how much I love seeing something non-Apple. I noticed a lot of people though have been asking for OS and platform stuff outside of Apple for a couple of years now, especially after 8-Bit Rebellion came out. You have made a lot of PC users very happy.

    Of course I have a laptop that works perfectly fine, and is even voice activated and has touch features too, but should it break, I will keep the LP one in mind!

  6. evooba on July 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I’d love to get one of these but can’t afford it unfortunately. I had the chance to play around with Music OS a couple of times and it is indeed exactly how you describe it. I found it easy to use too, the touch screen is definitely a pro. Those into music making that can afford this will have a powerful tool in their hands for sure! 🙂

  7. ellzworth on July 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I agree that using PC based software and electronics on stage is far more superior but I’m having a hard time accepting an LP endorsed Dell PC station?
    Well, I can’t hate on it because I’m sure they mean well. Can’t wait to hear these exclusive sounds.

  8. therosko on July 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Can’t believe I got such a nice keyboard… I meant 5 Years old.. not 5 ears… lol 😀

  9. therosko on July 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I’ve been wondering for a couple of days now… The laptop I am using now is 5 ears old and totally bad. I managed to work on it for the Female Merch Project, but it would crash 4-5 times a day. Some people told me to get a Mac if I am going to be doing more designs in future or even editing photos and making videos. I am not making music myself, just playing piano. Seems like it’s not a Dell that I am looking for or am I wrong? What would you say? You are way more into those stuff…
    Thanks 🙂
    – Rossi

  10. nephthysphoenix on July 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I like dell. I been using fell desktops for years. Even though I won’t be getting this I still think it’s a great idea. I don’t use Mac and I always been pc so this is very cool def.

  11. vickykun on July 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hm, am I weird for liking Dell? I mean, apparently evryone hates Dell.
    I kinda like it. It was my first notebook and I didn´t regret my decision at all.

    But just like the first guy said, I don´t work with music or something like that, so it would not be very… Useful for me.

    Anyways, I´m glad to see you guys sharing your tools,etc… That makes your musician fans very happy!

  12. YoMarquesLP on July 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Awesome stuff! I personally can’t afford it, but I’m sure there are some people out there who are connected to the music world and who will find this really interesting and a great opportunity 🙂

  13. adiek84 on July 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Reblogged this on Linkin Park Fan Corner and commented:

    Isn’t this awesome? If you’re into music production, you’re gonna have a lot fun with this!

  14. angelsrc79 on July 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I’m not a music creator, so I won’t be buying it. Limited edition, so I’ll leave it for those who can put it to good use. Make some awesome music, everyone!

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