October 20, 2009
XSEED Games Reveals KORG
version of the award-winning DS-10 music synthesizer coming to North America
XSEED Games announced
today that KORG
DS-10 Plus is currently being developed by cavia, inc. in
conjunction with Procyon Studio and will be released exclusively for
Nintendo DS™/Nintendo DSi™ in North America in early 2010.
KORG DS-10 Plus
builds on the success of 2008’s KORG DS-10 release, with new upgrades and
improved performance that best utilize the high-performance specifications
of the DSi™.
Designed after the famous
KORG MS-10 music synthesizer,
KORG DS-10 Plus
is a revamped version of the revered music-creation program for the
enjoyment of both professional and aspiring musicians alike. The sound
sources in the KORG DS-10 come from KORG, one of the world’s top musical
instrument producers, and no effort was spared in the replication of
creating high-quality sounds. New features for KORG DS-10 Plus for the DS/DSi
versions include per-track MUTE/SOLO built into the SONG mode, and EDIT/PLAY
enabled for all modes within the SONG mode for further improved real-time
performance. The touch-screen controls of Nintendo DS are utilized to the
fullest to provide an authentic feel and operability across a dual-screen
layout that is unsurpassed in portable music creation. A 6-track/16-step
sequencer enables precise control and provides a wide range of musical
possibilities. Up to eight units can be linked via wireless connection to
play together or to exchange sounds and songs.
Nintendo DSi owners can
enjoy additional exclusive improvements and upgrades, all geared to deliver
the highest-quality of musical creation and greatest breadth of creativity.
These performance upgrades include 12-voice polyphony, 4 tracks for the
analog synthesizer simulator, 2 drum machines and more! Also available
exclusively when played on the DSi are 2 effects layers, essentially giving
users the functionality of two original KORG DS-10’s in one for the ultimate
in music collaboration.
are extremely pleased to build on the success of the original KORG DS-10
with the KORG DS-10 Plus,”
stated Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games.
“Musicians and gamers alike banded together
for the original, and we believe the enhanced KORG DS-10 Plus will help
bring that community even closer together as anyone with a desire can create
professional-sounding original music with a portable device.”
KORG DS-10 Plus will be
available across North America for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi early 2010.