Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The KORG DS-10 is a new title for the Nintendo DS. It isn't a game, though - it is a faithful reproduction of the Korg MS-10 analog synthesizer.
It features six two-oscillator voices (two synths and four drums), a 16-step pattern editor and a mini song sequencer.
It also lets you patch stuff together and apply some simple effects.
The DS stylus works great as an interface - particularly when controlling the "KAOSS" pad (essentially an X/Y axis input device for interactively modifying pattern data and synthesizer parameters).
I've been meaning to code my own FM synth for a while now, and playing with the DS-10 has finally got me started. More on that to come.
Here's a video of the original MS-10: