KORG DS-10 Synthesizer DS


Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. 71
    While the Korg DS-10 can produce some really cool sounds and it's fun to play around with, it isn't standalone, full-featured music software.
  2. Korg DS-10 is definitely not for everyone, because of the simple fact that it is deep, rich, and does not ignore the details. There's a lot of potential here just waiting to be unlocked, that is for sure. If you're interested in music and what to put your creativity to work, give this title a go.
  3. As long as you're creative juices are flowing, you can play this as long as your DS lasts.
  4. If you're interested in making music, the KORG DS-10 is a robust and powerful tool. But those looking for a more accessible DS sonic experience may struggle to make the most of it.
  5. Some limitations are implemented, but ultimately, the tools of multiplayer are equivalent to stringing several DS-10s together to form more complex works.
  6. While other cartridges have come and gone like Electroplankton and Guitar Jam they were more bursts of experimental petri dishes of music in comparison. With this ingenious little chip you’ll actually have the capability of making something you could be proud of.
  7. 91
    The more you invest yourself, the more surprised you'll be at exactly what you can accomplish with this innovative, groundbreaking piece of software. Keyboard? DJ tool? Game? It's all of these things.
  8. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    A fantastic music creation tool for DS owners and pro producers alike. [Dec 2008, p.92]
  9. The Korg DS-10 synthesizer can't rightfully be called a game, it's much more than that. Anyone with even a passing interest in music and a DS should put this on their list.
  10. 80
    It would be totally unfair to judge Korg as a game. As a tool, it is surprising powerful and flexible. The limitations will become apparent once you start noodling around with what Korg can and can't do. Gamers who also happen to be musicians will get a lot of use out of the tool and will be in awe of the versatility of the DS.
  11. Much as we like the MS-10 sounds, this kind of thing is better done on a computer.

Awards & Rankings

#89 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#36 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. EthanDay
    Feb 25, 2009
    I'm giving this a ten because even though it has its limitations, it is a very satisfying and detailed sequencing program (given theI'm giving this a ten because even though it has its limitations, it is a very satisfying and detailed sequencing program (given the platform). The real-time kaoss pad controls are AMAZING. I will add that part of the art of this thing is trying to keep things from getting muddy while sounding musical at the same time. The two synths are monophonic, which is a bummer, but if you're the kind of person who knows the value of limits, this becomes more of an interesting challenge than a hindrance - truthfully the sound capabilities of the DS can't handle any more options than the game gives you. Interesting surprise - you can control panning and volume for each channel.

    Best $30 I've spent for a DS game by far.
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