Tuesday, June 30, 2009

KORG DS-10 Synthesizer Plus - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The original KORG DS-10 Synthesizer software was released on July 24, 2008 and it found an eager global audience despite being relegated for sale solely on Amazon Japan. NCS sold a few hundred copies over the course of multiple shipments from Amazon.

The producer of KORG DS-10 (Nobuyoshi Sano) gave a stark and hokey visual presentation last week which gave viewers a peek at the next installment of their synthesizer software wunderkind. He's no Steve Jobs or George Bush but he gets the point across and enjoys some enthusiastic canned claps. The applause interrupts periodically throughout the keynote and even sounds off before he finishes some of his sentences. That's special. New features in KORG DS-10 are as follows:

» Dual Mode - Analog Synthesizers (from 2 to 4), Drum Machines (4 to 8), and Tracks (6 to 12). Note this is a Nintendo DSi exclusive feature.
» Expanded Song Mode
» Programmable Track Mute
» Realtime Edit in Song Mode

The new version of KORG DS-10 isn't an Amazon exclusive and will be available to normal Japanese distribution. Preorders are welcome today for a regular edition (JPY3990) and a limited edition (JPY5980) which includes demo tracks and a bonus booklet courtesy of Japanese science magazine/mook Otona no Kagaku which is published by Gakken. Both versions are scheduled to ship on September 17, 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Memory sure is becoming cheaper and cheaper and cheaper. I wonder when we will eventually reach the rate of 1 cent to 1 Gig.

I can't wait for the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 terabyte harddrive, hahaha. But for now I will be satisfied with having a 16 gig Micro SD in my R4i.

(Submitted on Qezv2 for R4i Nintendo DS.)