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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?
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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.

Features
- 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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       11 Comments...  
    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/KORG-DS-10-Synthesizer-Nintendo-DS/dp/B001EB8CD6

    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 www.myspace.com/extensionchords

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPSqCT6b1zw

    29-Jan-09 01:33 PM


    midistickist    Said...

    See my DS-10 song at youtube or www.myspace.com/extensionchords

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPSqCT6b1zw

    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 @ http://www.archive.org/details/m3d053-cheap-dirt-by-ds10-dominator (free download / stream)

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