This looks fantastic: An official, Korg-sanctioned Japan-only MS-10 for the Nintendo DS. It has two synth engines, a drum machine, and a 6-track XOX sequencer, complete with little draggable patch cables. No sign of MIDI in, but you can link several systems wirelessly to play together. I think I need a DS... (Thanks, David)
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
I've been wanting to get a DS for this. I was gonna go with Nanoloop. I bought a Yamaha QY70 to try and get this kinda thing. I want to be able to sit against a tree and fiddle and sketch and rock....I will now buy a DS!
I think this is one of those moments when something really happened in music history. If this really works and you can take already recorded material and break it down like this, it is just amazing.However, I think it opens Pandora's box for some... I have also posted about this, 2 days ago (on GuitarFlame.com), I think it really must spread out because it will help a lot studio engineers.
OK, I picked up my DS-10 in Tokyo (err..) three days ago and spent most of the flight back playing with it.
It emulates two MS-10s, a drum machine and a sequencer. As an MS-10 and MS-20 owner I can testify it makes an OK job of it but when combined with the drum m/c and on-board effects it's pretty damned impressive.
The single touch screen does make it a fiddle to use though as you have to switch the display to set up patches THEN switch the screens to play them.
All in all, for 30 quid equivalent, it's well worth it.