Summary: The original box, manual and game all seemed brand new. I love the interface of the program and its great for making music. Its all synthesized in real time which is what makes it really awesome and I was surprised the ds had that kind of processing power. Definitely buy this if you want to get more from your ds. A general knowledge of audio production is probably helpful, but anyone could figure this out and have fun with it.
Summary: I really had a lot of fun with this for awhile. But as all the games & devices, this, and many more things like it, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app, so it becomes "one less gadget to carry"
Summary: First off, this is not a game. It's a composing/sequencing tool. As such, it does the job well. I would have liked the ability to have more than three inputs (drum, synth 1, synth2), and the ability to play more than one note at a time in each synth. The limited storage space is also a bit of a downer, as the only way to export files requires a second DS and a second program card. Still, it is a great program for experimenting and composing anywhere.
Summary: I've had my eye on this software for some time, and I finally decided to purchase it--and I am not disappointed one bit. I do not know how to play piano, but I have some music knowledge, so it did not take me long to get some patterns (what the software calls its loops) up and running. But the great thing is, you don't need to use the keyboard to create songs; the software has a sequencer allowing you to plug notes directly in.
Summary: Somewhere along the line the vintage synthesizer market took off and launched prices for classic analog synths like the Korg MS-10 beyond the reach of most non-professionals. The Korg DS-10 is not a game: it's a digital simulator largely based on Korg's iconic MS-10 synth, packaged for use with the Nintendo DS portable game system.
Really great sounds, easy to use overall a great idea I hope they make more
Joni L Howard "Joni L Howard", Amazon
1 February 2009
Summary: First off let me say I play synths and synths in a local band in seattle. I am very familiar with real synths and emulators, and in fact use emulation software and a midi controller for live shows. This is one of the most intuitive of any of the software synths I have used. It has a very low learning curve but plenty of depth to offer hundreds of hours of study and fun. The chaos pad it so much fun, it has great arpegiators and adequate drum sequincing.
Summary: I've only begun to explore everything this game has to offer. You can lay down two synth lines, a drum line, and more. It is very fun, if you're into music creation, or like playing with music composition software.
Summary: I'm a musician and tech geek and this little thing just blows my mind. They've pack a lot into it - enough to make it more than a novelty. Too bad no MIDI interface for DS, but the sequencer is very useful. This really is a great analog synth simulation and the sound is surprisingly good. Highly recommended for someone who likes portable, electronic music creation, and doesn't want to buy a full, expensive analog synth. Worth buying a DS/Lite for.
Summary: I am satisfied with the Korg DS-10, but that's only because I knew what to expect. I didn't expect the virtual machine to have 8 voices polyphony, or a unison detune feature, or to have more than one effect on at a time. The lack of these conveniences did not surprise me. However, I was surprised by the extensive sequencing and song system. I was also impressed with the overall sound quality of the synths themselves.
Summary: I've been waiting for a "real" music-making application to come out for the DS since the DS first came out. This product excels at what it's trying to be: an emulation of a Korg MS-10 with a few extra bells and whistles. The sounds are great, though you need good headphones or speakers to really do some of the deep bass notes justice. You can get some just DISGUSTING bass out of this tiny little thing (and I mean that in a good way...).