Posted 2009-02-11 02:58:36 by
I just got my DS-10, which is a Nintendo DS cartridge that features an emulation of the Korg MS-10 synthesizer. It's well-done and more flexible than I expected, though though the 16-step sequencer is pretty simplistic for making anything but minimalist techno.
I like how it uses game nomenclature, like “single player” for just, you know, using the synth, and “multiplayer” for syncing up to other DS-10s. Whereas actual multiplayer would be when you and your opponent take DSes to opposite ends of a park and see who comes back with the most spare change in their hat and/or girls' phone numbers.
But I was thinking that the best part is going to come in a couple years, when you can rent it or buy used copies and hear all the tunes that the previous owners had saved, the same way people used to buy used copies of Pokemon to get the Pokemon the previous owners had captured.