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KORG DS-10 Synthesizer

Released on 10 October 2008

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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The KORG DS-10 Synthesizer is a music-creation software for the Nintendo DS that combines the superior interface of the Nintendo DS and the design concept of the famous MS-10 synthesizer.

The sound sources in KORG DS-10 Synthesizer come from KORG - one of the world's top musical instrument producers - and no effort was spared in creating these ultra-high-quality sounds. The Nintendo DS's dual-screen touch panel is used to the fullest to provide a feel and operability that is unsurpassed, and combined with the sensory input mode at the touch-control screen, this unit can be appreciated by the complete novice as well as the seasoned professional.

In addition to the two analogue synth simulators and drum module, a 6-track/16-step sequencer enables precise control and provides a wide range of musical possibilities. Several units can be connected and played together through a wireless link, and this and other features make the Nintendo DS and KORG DS-10 Synthesizer almost limitless in their application - they can take you places that no single synthesizer can.
  • Unique software allowing users to create music from scratch
  • World's first music tool software created for the Nintendo DS
  • 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 and 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

customer Reviews

 Average rating (7 reviews)

 At last: The music title that makes full use of the DS!

| | See all TheodoreKerabatsos's reviews (12)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

As an owner of a Korg MS-10 synth - one of the models on which this program is based - I was sceptical about how good a job they'd do with this DS release. When I switched on my Nintendo I was quite impressed. As I delved further into the submenu screens I was blown away.

I always knew that there was great potential to use the DS as a music making machine, but I didn't think that something of this scale and quality would ever be seen on the handheld. It is amazing.

The synth itself is based on the MS mono-synth series of the early 80s, but also there is a drum sequencer with editable sounds and a pared-down Kaoss pad thrown in too. The synth has 2 VCOs which can be synchronised or detuned to beef up the sound and there are a range of waveforms to select from too, just like on the hardware synths. To complete the package there are a few FX such as flange and delay, which while not being great in themselves are a welcome addition to an already great package.

If this were released as a standalone instrument, you could expect it to set you back a couple of hundred pounds, so anyone with the slightest interest in music and analogue synths in particular would be missing a trick if they overlooked this cartridge. You will not be disappointed.

 Fantastic Gizmo

| | See all fyntan's reviews (1)

This is so much fun. There's a lot to it and you can get a great tune going really quickly - then you find you can save that one - copy it to a second bank - tweak it and start up another load of sequences of tunes. The drum beat and piano can be set dynamically to jam and retain the last bit you play. The drums can be recorded with on screen pads as well as using the editor. The patch bays are really fun and the whole thing will keep you amused for hours.
Cant offload stuff directly to PC but could use headphones to do this or connect it to an external mixer / PC or recording device.
Get one now.

 Seriously usable synth! Awsome.

| | See all Synthman's reviews (12)

Top 100 PC Reviewer

I saw the demo of this on the net with the guy using 4 of them sync'd up and was blown away! This is a games console after all. You get two mono synths and a 4 part drum machine. All the sounds are fully editable including the drum sounds with ADSR (ADS on drum sounds), VCO, VCF, VCA and a patch lead section to modulate the VCO/F/A. You also get a mixer section and overall FX section plus each drum sound can have its own effect (there are 3 FX, Chorus, Flanger and Delay). The sequencer is based on 16 beats per bar and 1 bar per pattern and there are 16 patterns. The patterns can then be arranged in song mode. You get some pre created sounds so you can start playing straight away. You can play with the 4 drum buttons or the 2 octave keyboard or the kaoss pad all on the touch screen. The kaoss pad function can either play notes or be used to control the oscillator functions in real time. If you already have a DS for gaming then this is a cheap way to have a synth. The only drawback is the limitations of the DS audio output but if you like a gritty 8 bit sound with a bit of noise then that is not a problem either, I use it to put down ideas which I can then copy on to my big synths (If only it had MIDI I could easily use it in my studio). If you like synths and want one you can take anywhere then this is it. If you just want to play about making up you own tracks like my 9 year old then this is it. You can have up to 8 of these play together with WiFi or Mix this up with Electroplankton and you have got some great music making fun.

 Excellent piece of kit!!

| | See all BruceyBaby's reviews (13)

This is seriously good fun, it can be used as just a boys toy if u have a slight intrest in music. But if like me you write you own music and are allways looking for new sounds. I ws suprised how much you can do on it and what a range of sounds and beats you can do im really blown away with it im definantelly gonna be busy playing with the korg ds 10 for alongtime.

Rating3+ (PEGI)