We talk with both the producer and the engineer of this unique music synthesizer for the DS.
With aq interactive's KORG DS-10 music synthesizer for Nintendo DS heading to the U.S. this fall, we decided it would be prudent to bug the game's producer, nobuyoshi sano (soundtrack composer for the ridge racer and Tekken series, as well as Drakengard and others) to ask him some questions about the game's sound quality, how it appeals to more hardcore musicians, its viability as a performing instrument, and more. Helping him with the more technological questions were sound engineers from KORG itself. Here's the 411 on the KORG DS-10 synthesizer.
1UP: How did the whole KORG DS-10 project get started? Was this something Nintendo approached Korg about, or was it the other way around?
Nobuyoshi Sano: I went drinking with Mr. Okamiya of AQ Interactive Nobuo Uematsu's band, The Black Mages] a while ago…