Friday, October 9, 2009

Korg ds 10 plus review

After waiting from september 15th until monday october 5th to receive korg ds 10 plus in the mail, you would think i would have blogged within seconds of opening the package. well I uploaded a picture on twitter of me and the ds plus and went out that night happy knowing my dsi would be ready when I got home. To my surprise, region free on the dsi means nothing at all. I made sure I had the latest firmware and tried again, the korg ds 10 plus worked only on my nds and not the dsi. after contacting play asia and nintendo, and getting great response from both, I decided to keep the limited edition software (and we all no it was never going back).

Part 2: the actual review,

the new features are not necessary on the ds, but give you the option of working in a faster paced recording mode. you can set up your 16 drum tracks and record directly over them in song mode and switch back and forth between pattern and song modes without stopping. this feature alone is worth the money. After working in pattern mode in the original this may be confusing to some and amusing to those who are familiar with software like FL studio. The other features have not really played a part in my findings as of today, but I will keep posting.

xseed supposedly will release the u.s. version this month according to nintendo. play asia has the u.s. release set for feb 2010. if you can wait, DO. if not this IS worth it.


  1. Please continue. A list of what does and doesn't work on the DS would be really useful

  2. So since I am in the same situation as you, what was the "great response" from Nintendo and Play-Asia??? I am also now stuck with a fantastic game I can't even play!!

  3. sorry, I was being sarcastic:


    I'm sorry to hear of the problem you're having with Korg 10 Plus. That game has not yet been released here in the Americas. It is estimated for release by XSeed Games ( later this month. Since the game you have is published by AQ Interactive, they will be best-suited to assist you. I've provided a link to their website below:

    Please be aware that many times the problem is related to game play or to a possible problem with the system. If you have any additional concerns, you may contact Nintendo's Consumer Service Department by calling 1-800-255-3700. Representatives are available between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time, seven days a week. When you call, please be sure to have your system handy to troubleshoot also. To determine warranty coverage, you'll also want to have proof of purchase (like the store receipt) available.

    Thank you for contacting

    I am sorry to hear about your problem.
    Please return the item by registered airmail only to
    Attn: Exchanges & Returns
    P.O. Box 1351
    Tsuen Wan Post Office
    Tsuen Wan, NT
    Hong Kong

    With your return parcel please include a letter describing your problem as
    well as your order ID as reference number. When we receive the game, we
    would test it for the compatibility and arrange the appropriate solution
    for you.

    If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Best regards,