iDS-10 is a hand-held system for creating electronic music 02/12/15
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Korg has released the iDS-10, produced in cooperation with the game music and app production company Detune. Described as a portable synthesizer studio for iPhone, the iDS-10 is based on the DS-10 for the Nintendo DS
A spokesperson told us, "The KORG iDS-10 combines a cutting-edge analog synthesizer, voice synthesizer, and analog drum machine inspired by motifs from the original KORG DS-10. This iPhone app gives you a hand-held system to easily create electronic music, which requires persuasive sound with a minimal number of notes."
Here's Korg's description of the new app:
Powerful analog synthesizer lets you visually learn sound design The analog synthesizer provides carefully selected parameters, making it easy to enjoy sound design. The unique patching function also lets you create sound in even deeper ways. Since all parameters can be automated, you have a wide range of song-production possibilities. Each synthesizer provides five types of effect with an oscilloscope that helps you see the sound. This cutting-edge synth engine takes full advantage of the iPhone's CPU to generate astonishing sound, and will heighten your enjoyment using the KORG DS-10.
Enter your lyrics, and the voice synthesizer turns them into a voice The voice synthesizer is one of the popular features of the KORG iDS-10. Based on a vocoder, its engine makes it easy to generate voices. It also supports input via a microphone which can be used as a conventional vocoder. The parameters are optimized for creating such voices, so you'll be able to enjoy sound design with a different character than an analog synthesizer, further widening the possibilities for your music.
Analog drum synthesizer makes it easy to produce the sounds that you want Drums are now more important than ever, and the iDS-10 provides an analog drum machine that's carefully tuned for easy creation of powerful sounds. With total control over six drum sounds (kick, snare, hihat1 / ihat2, tom, and percussion), you can create awesome tracks with high impact.
Smart keyboard and KAOSS mode make step-recording enjoyable The smart keyboard lets you specify a scale so that you can step-record without worrying about "wrong" notes. And of course there's also KAOSS mode, where you can produce a limitless range of great-sounding phrases, with just a touch of the keyboard. The scale setting is also applied to the sequencer's note display, so you can enjoy producing songs whether or not you have any musical knowledge or experience.
Pattern play that you can perform in real time The pattern play capability of the KORG DS10 has further evolved, generating amazing user performances. You can seamlessly play 32 patterns, and also manipulate track mute and solo settings in real time. It's guaranteed to result in the kind of protean acts that are notable in modern day DJ performances.
Send your songs by email for collaborative music productions There's a function that allows the transfer of song data via email, making it easy to exchange songs with your friends. Mystery bingo!? And then there's the enigmatic mystery bingo; as you continue enjoying the KORG iDS-10, the full picture will become clearer ...
Pricing and Availability: $9.99 at the app store. Half price until December 28th (normally $19.99)