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KORG DS-10

KORG DS-10

KORG DS-10 is non-game music making software for the Nintendo DS, released on July 24th, 2008 in Japan that emulates a KORG MS-10 synthesizer. The developer AQ Interactive has stated that KORG DS-10 will see an international release. They are currently localizing it for each territory.

Features

Instruments

The DS-10 creates sound with two analogue synthesizer emulators, each with two VCO's (the Korg MS-10 had only one VCO). The VCOs feature a sawtooth, a pulse (with a non-modifiable pulse width), a triangle and a noise waveform. There is also as a four part drum machine that uses the same sound creation techniques as the synthesizers. The sounds made by each of the synthesizer emulators are modified using virtual knobs to change the value of standard synthesizer parameters such as cutoff frequency and waveform shape. Additionally there is a screen where users can patch certain parameters to be modified by an LFO, the envelope generator, or VCO2.

Interface

The user interface is mainly through the DS's touch screen with the cursors serving as a supplementary method of moving through the various interface screens. The primary method of navigating through interface screens is by switching the interface screen with the processing flow map and selecting which item to modify. Notes can be played using a 2 octave keyboard or through an interface that detects the X and Y position of the stylus on the touch pad simulating a KORG Kaoss Pad. The Kaoss Pad can also be used to modify volume and pan as well as being able to assign the X or Y values to any of the parameters that can be modified elsewhere. Users can record sixteen different sixteen step patterns with either live input or through a step sequencer. These patterns can then either be selected live or sequenced with the song mode.

Effects

The DS-10 features a chorus, flanger, and delay parameter that can be applied individually to each synth or the drum machine individually or as a whole. In addition, each of the editable drum sounds can have a separate effect added to it in addition to the global effect.

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