KORG M01D Make music on your 3DS with KORG M01D

Have you ever wanted to make music, preferably on a portable device with software that cost less than $100? Then you’ll want to read about this robust music workstation built for your 3DS.

KORG M01D is the 3DS version of the popular music workstation M1, which you probably never heard of unless you’ve already produced music before. M01D is a powerful music synthesizer that makes music creation easy with a touchscreen interface and the ability to save songs onto your SD card and share them through the Internet.

In case that doesn’t sound exciting in words, here’s a video that gives you a glimpse of how it works.

Here are some of the features in more technical detail, for those who are music production-savvy:

  • 8-part multi-timbral synth with 342 sounds, for a maximum of 24 voices
  • Selected sounds from the 01/W
  • New sounds exclusive to the M01 on 3DS
  • Master effects: reverb and delay
  • 8 track step sequencer with up to 64 steps per scene and up to 99 scenes
  • Sound browser, mixer, and keyboard
  • KAOSS mode that uses the popular KAOSSilator layout so you can input notes, chords, and drums easily from the touchscreen

KORG M01D will be available on Japan’s Nintendo eShop this May and in other countries this summer. It will cost 3,000 yen, which is expensive for an eShop title, but at least it’s cheaper than Logic Pro 9 for the Mac ($199) or Pro Tools 10 ($699).

Just to prove that even professional musicians can work with a 3DS, here is a sample song by the duo CT+X.

And to drive the point even further, here is Sano Nobuyoshi, the founder of Detune and composer who has made music for Tekken and Ridge Racer.

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Source: Create Digital Music