DS-10 EP: Don’t Play Games With Chemicals [KR041]

Don't Play Games With Chemicals

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My EP ‘Don’t Play Games With Chemicals’ is this months release on kittenrock.co.uk. It’s composed entirely on the Korg DS-10, mostly while travelling on buses around Cambodia and Laos. I found it really refreshing to work within the limitations of the DS-10 software: 2 mono synths, 4 drum synths, and only 16 patterns of 1 bar each. It means you really get experimental doing things you otherwise wouldn’t; in terms of sound design with a basic synth, and structure when you are so limited in space. The results are some minimal sounding down-tempo tracks, raw out of the Nintendo DS with no post processing.