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.
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.
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.