Late in 1988, I purchased my first synthesizer: a Korg DS-8. I was 16
years old and my friends and I had aspirations of making music and being
the next Van Halen or something.
At the time, the price was $1000 for the DS-8. I financed the purchase
thanks to my friend Dave's co-signature. Then, about four months later, I
lost my job and found no compassion from my parents (who thought my
musical interests were of the devil) and had to sell the synthesizer for
what I owed on it. Nevertheless, that was an awesome four month period.
Then, nine years later, I decided it was time for me to reacquaint
myself with my lingering interest in making music. I jumped on the Usenet
and began looking for an inexpensive synthesizer with which to play with.
Lo and behold, I ran into my old friend, the Korg DS-8 at a very
attractive price. A seller had one in mint condition sitting in his
studio and wanted less than $300 for it. Now, it's
This page has been established to provide information about this
analog/digital relic of the late 1980's and to provide links to other
DS-8 related information on the Net.
If you're interested in hearing some of the stuff I've done with the
DS-8, listen to the soundtracks of some of my video work. The DS-8 was used
exclusively on the Driving PSA and
the Amaze-O-Cut projects.
I'll be putting some other recordings in MP3 format in the future.