-[A quick crosspost, but this is far too important and cool not to run on GSW, given our predilection for the beep and the bleep of computer game-related music. Don't forget AQ owns X-Seed, too - a possible U.S. publisher for this?]

AQ Interactive, Korg and Xenogears composer Yasunori Mitsuda's Procyon Studios have unveiled Korg DS-10, a full-featured music creation package for the Nintendo DS based on Korg's MS-10 synthesizer.

Musical instrument producer Korg created the sound sources for the software, which uses the DS touchscreen and also features two analog synth simulators, a drum module, and a 6-track/16-step sequencer.

Additionally, DS systems can connect and be played together wirelessly. Additional features include two patchable dual-oscillator analog synth simulators, a four-part drum machine that uses sounds created with the analog synth simulator, delay, chorus, and flanger sound effects, real-time sound control and three modes of entry: touch control, keyboard screen and matrix screen.

The software, for which an official site has been revealed, is set to be unveiled at Germany's International Musikmesse Frankfurt music trade fair, and will be officially released in July 2008 in Japan - with no information on an international release thus far.