KORG DS-10 for Nintendo DS

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:33 pm

jimi_t wrote:Am I the only one seriously underwhelmed by this? The only real note of interest is that KORG are setting a precedent in terms of marketing serious music apps on portable formats. In terms of sounds its a bit too brittle for the synthheads and too sterile for the lo-fi junkies. If there was a MIDI out interface on the cart then I'd be busy buying a DS off the bay; as it stands I'd probably get a PDA of some description and try out the homebrew if I was to go down that route in the future. Great idea, poor execution - just look what amateurs are squeezing out of the c64, surely one of the biggest synth-centric music companies in the world could have made a better hand at the first *serious* console music app.
That's the problem...you are taking it way too seriously. It is basically a fun little app for the DS...a niche product. It is not meant to take the place of your current rig. I guess it is appealing to those of us who already are into the DS as well. I don't think Korg designed this either...I think they just endorsed it.
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Post by mao » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:58 pm

Just a question.. is the EUR/USA DS lite compatible with JAP titles? I'm not speaking about running the app on a SD through the R4 or similar... I mean the original JAP.

Is there any region lock in the DS?

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:23 pm

mao wrote: Is there any region lock in the DS?
No.
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Post by mathparty » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:00 pm

HOLY c**p

I was just about to sell my DS on ebay, since I never play it.

Now THIS would make long plane rides bearable.

Interstingly enough, I thought this thread was about the Korg DT-10 guitar tuner...
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Post by kylejun06 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:31 am

WOOOOOOO.
i'm glad i live in japan hahaha.
now i just gotta wait till july to get this bad boy.
after beating zelda: phantom hourglass i've used my ds for nothing.
now it's time to shineeeee.
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Post by JSRockit » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:04 pm

Confirmation... It will be released outside of Japan.

http://www.ds10blog.jp/
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Post by diezdiazgiant » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:27 pm

looks like ill be buying a ds, this looks like itll be great for the train ride to work.
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Post by fingerbib2000 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:52 pm

you guys don't use your DS? because of the new advance wars i don't use my synths! 2 birds with one stone now though...
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Post by cartesia » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:49 pm

been waiting for something just like this!

compared to the gayossillator this is aaawwwweeessooome, way to go korg.

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Post by ColorForm2113 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:55 pm

I dont know if i can wait till July! I want it now!

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Post by Architecture » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:29 pm

I AM SO STOKED ABOUT THIS! This has to be the most excitement I have had for any synth in a long time (maybe more than my Andromeda and MPC2000XL). I've always been a Chip Music fan, as I own Nanoloop 1.3 and Prophet 64. This is simply the coolest thing I have seen on a portible device like the DS yet. My ONLY question is, can you use more than just 1 16 step sequence? I mean with nanoloop, you can at least change patterns.

If it has multiple patterns ability, im SOLD.

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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:21 am

from the demo song, it sounds suprisingly good. I like the synth's sound. hopefully the real thing would sounds even better.
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Post by drummy » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:39 pm

crystalmsc wrote:from the demo song, it sounds suprisingly good. I like the synth's sound. hopefully the real thing would sounds even better.
Wow, I am seriously surprised and impressed!

Oh and guys, check out a Japanese title called Daigasso! Band Brothers. It's a game where you play every instrument part in a song (percussion, lead instrument, harmonies, lead drums, bass, strings, etc.). You can now play each instrument part in songs such as medleys of songs from games such as Zelda, Mario, & Pokemon! They even have songs like Smoke on the Water! I have done a lot of sampling from that game! Unfortunately, it's a Japan only game, but it's sweet. Wow. I sounded like an advertisement right there.

Also, if you get the expansion pack (Request Selection), which you put in the GBA slot, you can even play each instrument part in that Numa Numa song. Sick.

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Post by crystalmsc » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:28 am

drummy wrote:Daigasso! Band Brothers.
looks interesting, I might score one after the DS-10, meanwhile I'm having fun with the electroplankton on my Black Lite. can't wait for the DS-10.
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Post by mute » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:31 am

if you really want to enjoy music software on the ds, you need to get yourself some homebrew.

example:
http://www.glitchds.com/

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