Linux-based Samsung Q1 Ultra now sold as Indamixx Portable Studio
Unless your interests include both UMPCs and audio remixing/producing, you may have missed the news this summer that the Samsung Q1 Ultra traded its Windows coat for a Debian/Ubuntu-inspired Linux outfit called Transmission and began hanging out at clubs. Not to worry, though, as Linux.com just pulled the story out from the back of the closet and put it back into circulation.
"Conceived as the intersection of pro audio engineering and mobile computing" by US-based Trinity Audio Group, the 40GB UMPC has been rechristened the Indamixx and comes preloaded with audio goodies like DAWs (digital audio workstations), analog synths, plug-ins, a drum machine, and digital DJ software.
First unveiled as the Trinity DAW back in 2006, the concept jumped into the Q1 Ultra’s body after its makers teamed up with Intel and Samsung. The result of the partnership, the Indamixx, now enables DJs, producers, and remixers to take their studios with them wherever they go.
In addition to the audio apps, which provide a "robust multi-track recording environment that allows a user to record, edit, equalize, audition, and mix audio, songs, or sound files (WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AIFF) at sample rates up to 32 bit at 96Khz," Indamixx also includes Skype, Pidgin, and a web browser.
Indamixx is available now for $1199 and can be purchased directly from Trinity. It can also be ordered through Dynamism.
Indamixx user guide (PDF)
Introductory flyer (PDF)