[Windows] Korg DS-10 Save Tool

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[Windows] Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by KidQuaalude » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:02 pm

Hi Folks,

This will only be of interest to those of you who have a PC and a way of getting your DS10 save files to/from your carts.

This evening I have quickly knocked-up a tool that allows you to both import and export songs from the 18 available slots in the save file and also import and export your 24 saved synth patches. This will allow the community to share songs and patches more easily.

There is one minor issue with song sharing tho...due to the changes between DS10 and DS10 plus, songs created in plus cannot be loaded in DS10. However songs created in DS10 may be loaded in DS10 plus. This incompatibility does not affect intstruments.

The program itself is pretty self-explanitory...and there is no documentation yet ;)

Download : http://sharebee.com/1005abc2

Enjoy! (and note i'm not responsible for any data loss/damage that may occur from using this app ;))

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by ChrisLody » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:28 pm

That sounds interesting, so i guess it allows you to carve up your imported save files?

I tried downloading it but sharebee wants me to complete a survey before i continue and i hate giving away personal info. Any chance you could upload somewhere else?
Cheers :D

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by KidQuaalude » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:40 pm

Strange, sharebee has never asked me to complete a survey...anyway here's on of the links linked there :
http://www.zshare.net/download/7706257033cdc83e/

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by ChrisLody » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:10 pm

You genius!

I can see all my song and patch files after loading my .sav into it from my NDS adaptor plus which means i'll be able to move things around as i need them which is fantastic. I haven't got the equipment with me to give it a thorough go but its looking good!

If the mods are reading this, i think this needs to be a sticky! :D

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by Syscrusher » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:12 pm

I wish I could share in the genius but I'm a mac user....

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:43 am

DAMMMN :-| Does this work over WIFI?

I'm an OS X user too, but I have an old windows laptop lying around. I'll check it out later.
(This might work with Crossover too, the very fast virtual windows 2000 box...)
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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by KidQuaalude » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:47 am

No wifi I'm afraid. The program just takes the relevant parts (songs and instruments) from the save file and exports them to single files. It then allows you to import these songs/instruments.

No reason why this shouldn't work on a windows emulator on OSX. Its a simple program and should work on any windows version going back to win95 (maybe even windows 3)

Screenshot :
ds10tool.jpg

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:28 pm

So you still need a DS-10 ROM for this right?
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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by KidQuaalude » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:53 pm

You need something capable of transferring your save file to/from your cart like the NDS Adapter mentioned here : http://ds10forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=118

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:05 am

Great stuff man, thanks for sharing. The most flexible solution so far!
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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by Syscrusher » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:50 pm

Can anyone confirm that the NDS adaptor plus works with DSi?

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by The Industrialism » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:52 pm

Thanks man. This is gonna be useful to share songs for me and for everyone.

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by DS-10 Dominator » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 am

I'm preparing to get all my songs available for the public soon :).
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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by ChrisLody » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:54 pm

DS-10 Dominator wrote:I'm preparing to get all my songs available for the public soon :).
Cool, i'd love to have a poke about and see how other people build there tracks. I'll do the same of course :D

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by miara » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:45 am

Wow, I've been on the hunt for something like this and it really does exist! I first thought that we could only manually record songs from the DS-10 through it's 3.5mm jack :mrgreen: Thanks for sharing this, I'll try to load it up to my laptop later :)

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by KidQuaalude » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:18 pm

going to post an update soon, adding midi export and fixing a bug i found with ds10+ saves.

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by QauNuckShin » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:41 am

Would you be willing to post some source code and/or some explanation of how the save file is structured?

I'm very interested in porting this to (or writing my own version in) Java, in order to get it working on Linux and Mac, but I don't know where I'd start in order to figure out the file structure. And I'm too lazy. :D
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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by ugocapeto » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:17 pm

Wow, you're gonna be able to export to midi ... that's a very big deal.

How on earth did you figure out how to convert the sav files? They are not binaries? Kudos to you, my friend.

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Re: Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by soultron » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Ugh, why do I have to have a Mac now. Gotta find a PC lappy.

JARGH.

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Re: [Windows] Korg DS-10 Save Tool

Post by ugocapeto » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:47 pm

Any updates on exporting to midi?

I am very interested in this capability and would look into it if it's not in the works (all i'd care about are the note pitches, duration, velocity).

I don't have the nds save tool so I have no idea what a .sav file looks like. I assume it's binary but then how do you open and read it on the pc or else to figure out the file format and do whatever?

From what I understand, it's a RAW save file. So how do you get the structure of the thing and extract the info properly? I am really puzzled by how you guys did it :shock: and would appreciate any pointers :)

Was hoping the exported songs would be in ascii format but they are not.

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