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    Default Korg DS-10?

    I got a DS just lying around my Toronto residence and was thinking of buying the DS-10 "game"/program for it.

    I know some of you have it, what are your thoughts? Worth the 50$ ish?
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    this also looks interesting to me as i got a ds doing very little atm.

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    ok here it goes.

    I like my ds-10, and I currently use it in my setup with my other synths..

    In my opinion, it's worth $30-40 USD... (i payed $40)

    Currently Amazon.com has 5-star rating for it, and gamerankings (http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/945489.asp) has it with a aggregated score of 88%. People seem to like the DS-10. Also, check out youtube for lots of ds-10 videos!

    from one of the reviews: "It's incredibly rewarding and very deep... just incredibly complex to the uninitiated." If you've never messed with a synth before, you'll have a learning curve for sure.

    It only has a 16 step sequencer, and can't sync up with anything via midi. The dual synths in the game are monophonic - one note at a time can be played, no chords.

    You can sync up with your friend if s/he also has the game, and you can save your 'songs' in the game..

    I have a very short attention span, so I usually use the game sparingly, jumping to other equipment in my studio - some would say the game is a waste for me... but i still like it - as sometimes i use it for a long stretch...

    It DID get me more interested in hardware synths, (the ds-10 was the second one i bought, next to my kaossilator - i now have 5 in total! Microkorg,micron,jp-8000!) so watch out, it becomes expensive in the long run!

    here's a great video review: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/20...s-synthesizer/
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    many thanks for the detailed info think i might jus give it a try!
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    I've never used the DS-10, but when I dj'ed for a New Wave band called Anything Box, the lead singer was using it during a concert, and it sounded amazing!
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    the sequencer has 16 steps per pattern but you can save up to 16 patterns per song. Then use the song editor to play/edit the patterns in any order you want. It has a steep learning curve, but the developer's site has helpful youtube videos.
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    Got one today for 40$ CAD. Sounds pretty good, but for the first hour or so my only reaction was "O_o". I had pretty much no idea what I was doing, but slowly got a hang of the basics. Gonna take a look at the dev's site for the video's.

    Overall, I'm pleased. It's my first synth other then using only the vocoder + Talkbox with a microKorg.
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