Thanks to m19ha2ne for this translation of the DS-10 blog. This is really useful m19ha2ne, please do comment in more from the DS-10 blog as you can it is much appreciated!
Hi, Palm Sounds
I tried to translate Mr. Ok@miya’s post on DS-10’s official blog on 2008/3/24.
There might be many mistakes since my English is incomplete.
I’ve read comments on this blog. I found that there are lots of people who
have a question. These are the following.
“Does DS-10 have MIDI IN/OUT ability?”
“Can DS-10 connect with the PC by Wi-Fi?”
“Is it possible for DS-10 to send and receive it’s projects via internet?”
The answer is “NO” to all these questions.
The reason why we do not implement these functions is that they have many
problems. (for example, too much costs.)
First of all, we wish that you’ll enjoy our DS-10 at stand-alone.
We are convinced that you shall be crazy about our product.
Since DS-10 is able to save it’s tone-settings and sequences as a “session”,
you can store your own “session” in DS-10 cartridge, even if you were in the destination.
DS-10 will be able to preserves 6 “session” in it.
We have a plan to make a “setting-sheets” for DS-10 to print out it’s settings
on the paper. (ex. position of knobs) We think that it will be fine since it has retro,/analogic moods.
We wish you could download them from our official site of DS-10.
On DS-10’s drum-trucks, First, it generates percussive tones by using the same way that
it’s “synthesizer-parts” is using. Next, it samples the tone as a PCM, and assigns them
to each truck. (If you carefully watch our demo movie of DS-10, you will notice at this point.)
There are no need to assign percussive tones to drum-trucks. You can assign your favorite
tone to them as you like. You can use 4 drum-trucks among with your ideas.
We will prepare the “pre-set sounds”. But we wish that you will create your own
sounds/technics by yourself.