Saturday, October 23, 2010

Korg DS-10 Track 59

This is Track 59, a 100% Nintendo Korg DS-10 tune. One more track (which is actually already done) and my 5th album is ready to be released to the world.

About the song, the first version didn't have the harpsichord sound that you can hear at 0:57 (it was meant to be a bell but it didn't work out) and it kinda felt it was missing a thing or two. Added the extra patch (as a drum) and voila. Don't know about you but (in general) I really have to listen to a finished tune a bunch of times to find problems and iron them out. This tune was no exception as it required a lot of fine tuning.

And now, for the more technical aspects. This Korg DS-10 tune is 60-60 for swing-bpm. Nothing remarkable to say about the patches except that the lead is gated, that is, the signal to the Voltage Control Amplifier (VCA) bypasses the envelope. Scale-wise, the tune is in D minor. Oh yeah, last but not least, it was done with the "old" Korg DS-10 cart on the "old" Nintendo DS Lite. Those things are really not that important but it fills up the page.

The video was recorded with a slightly better frame rate than before after I had changed the display settings (color depth from 32 bit to 16 bit) on my computer. I still can't do larger videos but that's still an improvement, I think.

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