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In-depth Feature:  Sonic LAB: Korg DS-10 Music In Your Pocket
William H takes a look at this tiny music making gizmo - tool or toy?
William H writes: .

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When Korg first announced the DS-10 a music system with synthesis based on the classic Korg MS-10, with drum machine and sequencer running on the Nintendo DS, we all thought it was a cool idea, but now it’s finally here (or nearly), does it really do anything worthwhile?

Synthesis expert William H took a poke around with his stylus to see if he could beat the high score.

The Korg DS-10 is not yet available outside Japan, but it will be shipping on October 14th 2008.

- Two patchable dual-oscillator analog synth simulators: - Four-part drum machine that uses sounds created with the analog synth simulator - Six-track (analog synth x 2, drum machine x 4) /16-step sequencer - Delay, chorus and flanger sound effects available from the mixing board - Three note-entry modes: touch-control screen, keyboard screen, matrix screen - Real-time sound control mode via touch-control screen - Exchange sounds and songs and play multiple units simultaneously through a wireless communications link

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    Alex    Said...

    enjoy the silence

    13-Sep-08 01:22 PM

    Hidden Driveways    Said...

    Will not, can not, must not buy video game stuff.

    Good review though!

    15-Sep-08 12:53 PM

    EQ    Said...

    awesome post.

    actually it seems like KORG DS-10 is schedule to come out in October in the US.

    16-Sep-08 05:35 PM

    Jordaan    Said...

    Excellent review, one of the best I've seen so far on this site. Bravo!

    18-Sep-08 12:24 AM

    flux302    Said...

    so whats the chance of midi control via wifi on it? I've got a copy on preorder with amazon now. also check out jam sessions for ds

    19-Sep-08 09:17 PM

    flux302    Said...

    I already pre-ordered a U.S. copy of this over at amazon!

    26-Sep-08 12:05 PM

    Walter    Said...

    @Alex: actually, the song is called "Stripped" :-P

    12-Oct-08 04:19 AM

    midistickist    Said...

    See my DS-10 song at youtube or

    29-Jan-09 01:33 PM

    midistickist    Said...

    See my DS-10 song at youtube or

    29-Jan-09 01:33 PM

    Rutger "DS-10 Dominator" Muller    Said...

    Great review. Ace software. Check my 100% Korg DS-10 Dancefloor ready album @ (free download / stream)

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