The Korg DS-10. Right off Musikmesse 2008. This is a Korg software synthesizer running on a Nintendo DS hardware. How long before they port this to the iPhone/iPod touch? I’m not crazy about the pen but totally dig the “pocket-Moog” form factor.
The KORG DS-10 is a music-creation software for the Nintendo DS that combines the superior interface of the Nintendo DS and the design concept of the famous MS-10 synthesizer. The sound sources in the KORG DS-10 come from KORG – one of the world’s top musical instrument producers – and no effort was spared in creating these ultra-high-quality sounds. The Nintendo DS’s dual-screen touch panel is used to the fullest to provide a feel and operability that is unsurpassed, and combined with the sensory input mode at the touch-control screen, this unit can be appreciated by the complete novice as well as the seasoned professional.
2008 is shaping to be the year of handheld music tools. There’s already quite a few people developing great music tools with the just announced iPhone SDK. Now this.
Update! Check out this awesome DS-10 video on YouTube!
Korg, you must port this to the iPhone! There will be over 10 Million iPhones by the end of the year. Plus, can you imagine paching/unpaching cables with the accelerometer? Whoa!