KORG Gadget

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Published by: KORG INC.

  • App Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-01-23
  • Current Version: 3.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 958.71 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Price: $39.99

KORG Gadget
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 1,391 Reviews
Buy now: $39.99

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App Description

The ultimate mobile instruments collection on your iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone. KORG Gadget - the all-in-one music production studio. KORG Gadget has received numerous awards from around the world: • Apple: "App Store Best of 2014" in Japan • #1 in the Top Paid Music "iPad App category* • TECH AWARD 2015 "Best Music Production App" • MusicTech's "Gear of the Year: Best App" Gold Award • Musikmesse international press award 2016 "Mobile Music App" * USA, UK, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and much more! KORG Gadget offers a collection of more than 20* different synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets.” These gadgets were designed to assist the user to produce powerful electronic music. The latest version features universal support not only for the iPad, but also for the iPad Pro and the iPhone. The painstaking attention that Korg has given its hardware instruments for more than fifty years has now taken shape as cutting-edge software in the Gadget. It's the ultimate all-in-one music production studio app. * The total number of gadgets including in-app purchases etc. • A collection of more than twenty Gadgets Each Gadget available contains carefully constructed parameters to bring you the sounds you want. They’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even inexperienced musicians can enjoy the app as each synth offers a Scale function that makes it virtually impossible to play the wrong notes. • Design tracks in portrait or landscape. Workflow for any music production task The greatest feature of KORG Gadget is the user interface. It gives you an ideal music production workflow based mainly on the portrait orientation that you're familiar with. When you want to focus on specifics, you can smoothly switch to landscape orientation. This app perfectly supports either preference on the iPad, iPhone, or iPad Pro. From song production to sound design, effects, and mixing, all the steps are intuitive and seamless. Experience perfect music production on mobile! • Produce music more freely without location limitations. An ideal choice as a second DAW If you run out of ideas while producing a song, try taking KORG Gadget somewhere that you find inspirational. Gadget liberates you from limitations of location, allowing you to create and capture song ideas anywhere. These ideas can be saved as MIDI or as audio to allow a smooth transition to your desktop system. Wherever you go, take Gadget along as the ideal partner for inspiration. • Share songs to the GadgetCloud to connect with users around the world Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared on “GadgetCloud,” a music exchange for Gadget users worldwide. By uploading and sharing songs, you can communicate in ways that bypass language barriers, and also improve your skill as a creative artist. On GadgetCloud, you can submit your songs for selection as tracks recommended by Korg, enter various contents, and use the ranking system. You can also upload from Gadget directly to any social networking service such as SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter, to name a few. * GadgetCloud is based on SoundCloud, the cloud service that's supported by creative artists world-wide. • Make it come alive with new MIDI controllers. Accelerate the pace of your music production To customize your needs, you can freely choose a MIDI controller that complements the KORG Gadget. With the nanoKEY Studio/nanoKONTROL Studio, you can step-record and mix wirelessly as setup is automatic, making this easy and convenient. You can also opt to choose the microKEY Air, a compact mini-keyboard that can also connect wirelessly and via the Apple Lightning adapter. By partnering with a MIDI controller that inspires you, you can improve the quality of your music production. More info at korg.com

App Reviews

  • Korg Gadget iOS

    By reggioch
    This is a very fun and powerful iOS app. Just wish I had known about the VST version when it was released for $199.00. I want it but it is $299.00 right now. Waiting for a price drop. In the meantime this iOS version used with an Alexis Dock IO is pretty effective. The sounds and Gadgets are quite impressive.
  • Six stars

    By Jmkempa83
    I absolutely love this app!!! I wish I could say the same with regards to my iPad. It tends to get a little glitchy after adding a few effects and automations. Time for an upgrade.
  • Good for Urban Music Production - needs a bit more

    By john10:10_music
    I have been using v3.3.2 for a few weeks now and I really like it. My first degree is in Recording Arts (now I work in electrical engineering) and I have owned quite a bit of music gear. Now that I am making room for children and making music less of a priority, I really needed a more compact solution for music production - Gadget (paired with a Korg NanoKey Studio controller) has been a great compromise. My only complaints are in how irritating it can be to work with pre-recorded loops. Even with Bilbao and Abu Dhabi (an MPC-style sampler and a loop "mangler") loops aren't as straight forward as one would expect. When I work with loops, features like auto-chop and time-stretch can be really helpful. I would also love a way to record audio tracks - but this can be done in other software. For the price, Gadget is totally worth it - but, if Korg wants to help me out with the loops thing, that'd be great;)
  • Korg, ipad, MUSIC!

    By TadbitOmusiC
    The Best keeps getting better...
  • Ultimate Solution for Traveling

    By Breakzilla
    I travel almost every week for work, and for months I've been sweating over not being able to bring my Moog or Prophet on the road. Bringing a second laptop and Ableton live just isn't as portable as one would wish (especially for airplanes). I took a gamble and bought Kori Gadget... GLAD I DID! This tool is the PERFECT sketch pad for the road, and when you come home you can rebuild with your real instruments. Korg hit the ball out of the park with this!
  • I love what I know so far

    By el em en o pees
    I'm enjoying playing with Gadget. I have not yet made a whole track yet. I wish there were more audio features.

    By Aarakelian
    Update: Lots of noticeable bugs were fixed (crashing when setting certain scales, controls bugging out, getting sluggish/crashing when adding multiple instances of Montpellier, etc), so I'm happy to say all is well again. I'd still like to see tape saturation, or at least tube drive, added to the iFX, because it'd really help getting cleaner mixes down quicker for me. ——— Old: Bluetooth headphones work! Just set audio latency to fast when you want to jam and it syncs fairly well, with acceptable, surprisingly low latency. Really impressive. I'm using the JBL Reflect Minis. Gladstone+Madrid Review: It took a long time for me to buy these two because I really didn't understand what they were, mainly Madrid. Gladstone is essentially a drum rompler and Madrid is a bass rompler (sort-of). Gladstone comes loaded with 20 kits and 120 completely usable sounds, including percussion. I LOVE the ambient control! Makes spacing drums beyond easy. Madrid is a bit different and is more like a Module. It comes with 10(+?) basses—about 6 electric and 4 acoustic—spread out over 31 presets. Each preset contains a bass with a different play style, which is important to remember, because you cannot set the bass nor play style without selecting a preset. The sampled basses vary, but most sound great, with tight, clear transients. The 5 amps sound really good and so do the effects! All in all, I'd recommend Gladstone to anyone and Madrid to those who'd like a more organic sound with their basses. Original Review: I used to dream of this type of ease, simplicity, and power for making music on the go. Major thanks to Korg and the devs for this, because it is truly a phenomenal experience using Gadget.
  • Would like revise my previous one star review.

    By DaMacMaclure
    Tried it again after some update. Was working fine, now it just crashes when ever I really need it not to.
  • So comfortable for an eager amateur, Thank You KORG!

    By Mr.Lyons,CUA
    Just right for me! The initial gadgets are all great! The additional gadgets are worth getting, especially Bilbao if you want to add samples, including limited vocals. Dear KORG, please build a vocal recorder gadget. It's all that's missing! You are so close to perfection! UPDATE: KORG now offers recording gadgets for vocalists and guitarists! AT NO COST TO ME! What CAN'T gadget do? If I don't produce professional quality music, it will be MY fault, not KORG's! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU KORG! UPDATE #2: Now Korg has added more voices to compliment their already great instruments!
  • Scale Guide not working via Nanokey anymore......

    By Support the bus
    Bought the Nanokey a while ago. The scale guide worked perfect until one of the updates to gadget. Now it stays to the C major scale and doesn't change anymore when you change the scale in Gadget. Ps- loving the mono/poly. Will change review when this is fixed.

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