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.