It's a fun toy, but very impractical for actual music.
17 May 2013
Summary: This is a fun way to learn about synths, and a good way to spend a road trip. You can get a lot of different sounds out of it, but the composing / sequencing tool is hard to use, especially if you want to change timbres. The various synth controls can be automated via a sequencing channel, but not to the same resolution that you could do from the knobs.
Summary: I dont play this game much anymore but i was asked to review it so i will. I also dont know much about making music which is why i bought it. i played the trumpet and guitar in high school and love electronic music so i bought it for like 15 dollars or something i forget the cost. anyways i was really pleased with it. for a ds game, its really thorough.
Summary: My husband and 12 yr. old kids enjoy all kinds of music and for $10 this was a great stocking stuffer. While they haven't even come close to understanding/using it to its full potential (it is a real synthesizer), they have fun creating sound combinations and composing short pieces. I expect that it will grow with them. Someone who knows synthesizers could do much more. My husband was amazed at how much they packed in to a DS game.
Summary: I met the DS10 NDS software one year ago, and I found it interesting but a little bit limited. The second opus looks better and I'm still testing it so I can't give right now a totally fixed impression, anyway the challenge is there and the DS10 Plus looks more powerful than the first one.
Summary: Now this is an amazing program for the DS platform, it really maxes out the sound on that little sucker... it has improved a lot since the first version, and now you are able to really feel like you are in the big league of synthesizers. It's worth every penny, i have used it along with my hardware and software synths, and made pretty good sounding arrangements. Believe me you wont be dissappointed, when it comes to its sound and editing.
Summary: I truly enjoy the opportunity to compose my music on the go. The sounds are somewhat limited, but still an amazing rage with the fully-customizable patches. While doodling around, I discovered a kaoss pad. What awesome, simple-guilty fun. You can bid on this item and know that you will have fun times.
Summary: Very powerful piece of software, and it's kinda cool to have a portable synth in the DS. If you have a DS and want to do music on the go, this might be something for you. My only grip about it is that each "song" can only hold 16 patterns, so it's really not that suitable for melodies and variated stuff cause you will run out of space quickly. More like a drum machine, which is a shame. Could have been much more.
Summary: A must-have for any synth player who has a Nintendo. Well, until the DSi version with double the number of parts appears over here anyway. :) It sounds great - very versatile, and synced with other Nintendos works very well. Have even used one live. Jamming with the little kaoss pad is great and even the keyboard is usable. Only drawback (IMHO) is inability to adjust step sequencer lengths during playback and the fact all step sequencers share the same length parameter.