Korg DS-10: More thoughts

Yesterday I got to spend a bit more time with the DS-10. I haven’t been able to link 2 DS’s together as yet, but I may try that this week.

I think it is only fair to say that the DS-10 is really like a big version of Microbe. Although it is different from Microbe in a lot of ways. For example, I am not too impressed with the DS-10 drum capabilities. It is nice to have pads to drum with, but being limited to only 4 drum sounds isn’t so good.

The sounds are great, and very easy to alter and patch. However, if you’re just using one unit I think it could end up being a little bit restricted. With two or more you could do some really interesting things though, especially live.

I’ve had a bit more of a play with the Kaoss pad function and I’m getting to like that now. It can be quite a creative tool.

Finally, I started to put patterns into a song, which is a very intuitive process and really easy to use.

CDM on iPhone TR 909 clone

CDM gets yet another iPhone story, this time about the 909 clone for the iphone. I have to say it looks like fun, although it is a little bit limited at the moment, but then again it is another music app for the platform, and they are starting to gain a bit of pace.

Tascam Guitar Recorder

Following many other successful handheld recorders, here’s a slightly different model from Tascam
  • Portable, Handheld Recording
  • Built-in High-quality Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Variable Angle Microphone Mechanism with A/B Configuration
  • 48 or 44.1kHz 24-bit Recording Resolution
  • MP3 and WAVE file Recording and Playback
  • Switchable Low Cut Filter
  • Analog Auto Gain Control
  • Analog Limiter
  • Rechargeable/Replaceable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB 2.0 Connection to Computer
  • Built-in Tuner and Vocal Cancel Features
  • Overdub Feature to record narration, singing or instruments over an existing recording
  • 1/8″ stereo microphone input with 2.3V power
  • 1/8″ stereo line input
  • 1/4″ stereo microphone input
  • 1/8″ stereo headphone output
  • WAV recording resolution: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 16-bit or 24-bit
  • MP3 recording rate: 32-320 kbps
  • Battery life: About 7 hours when recording MP3 format with the built- in mic (varies with operating conditions)
  • Dimensions (not including protrusions):
  • 70 (W) x 27 (H) x 135.3 (D) (mm)
  • 2.8 (W) x 1.1 (H) x 5.3 (D) (inches)
  • Weight: 208 g (7.34 ounces) including battery

Mobile Music Workshop 2008 Photos

Check out the rest of the pictures here.

PatchArena samples for Intua BeatMaker (via CDM)

Another useful bit of information from CDM. There’s lots of patches for Intua Beatmaker available from PatchArena.

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