The other day I mentioned in passing the Korg DS-10. It is a digital synthesizer for the Nintendo DS--meaning that it is very small and also very affordable, costing about the same as any other DS cartridge. Supposedly it is an emulator for the beloved Korg MS-10 semi-modular analogue synthesizer. It has most of the same features as the MS-10 (and adds some) but the tone really doesn't come close.
But I don't care, it's still a really cool device and really fun to play, and that's what matters, sometimes. I have this dream where I will be in an electro group that only uses tiny instruments, maybe I said that already in the post about the Korg Monotron though.
Anyway there is a song that I cover seemingly all the time, and I decided to do it on the DS-10, to show you what it can sound like. I made a video because I wanted to practice my video-making chops. The A/V sync is almost, but not quite, perfect, which bums me out. Anyway I did it in a kind of vlog form. If you only care about seeing the actual song, go check it out on youtube.
Also I moved my studio to a different room. I talk about that a tiny bit but not too much.
[Played on a Nintendo DS with Korg DS-10 cartriged and a MXL condenser mic, mixed in analog on a Behringer mixer down to two tracks into an M-Audio audiophile 2496 PCI soundcard, digitally recorded in ardour using jack, in ardour gain automation and ladspa effects SC4 and plate reverb were added, then exported to audacity and mastered. A/V sync and video editing in cinelerra. Encoded to flv by ffmpeg then uploaded to youtube using ... firefox.]