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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.

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What's New in Version 2.9.0

- Milpitas : iWAVESTATION Gadget. Milpitas is available by buying our brand new iWAVESTATION app.
- Fixed several minor bugs including Audio Copy issues.


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Customer Reviews

One of the best, on the tipping point of being a legend

I use Gadget on my iPhone 6 Plus. It's great, but it can really be so much more. Bilbao can potentially do some of the things that made the MPC such a joy to use. Y'all just need to make one set of controls for the knobs. As it is now, each pad has five knobs each that need midi knobs. What midi controller has 5x16 knobs? Maybe there's something I'm missing here, but if the knobs on Bilbao were set to a single set of knobs, one could quickly chop a sample onto the pads, and fine-tune sample start, sample length, attack, fade, and pitch. Just by making a single set of controls that can be mapped to a midi controlller's knobs. There's many kinds of controllers, yes, but so many of them have a grouping of knobs, usually 8. Moreover, if a key lock were added, one could also timestretch!!!! I shall keep posting about this everywhere I can. It's 2017. Cheers.

Needs to launch clips with ableton like flexibility

To be fair, I don't want to dismay anybody from buying this app. It is the closest thing you will get to working with a full blown synth studio on an iPad. The synth selection alone makes this a worthy purchase.

The reason I didn't give it a full five star rating was because I was expecting a more flexible clip-launching function where you could mix and match the loops you recorded like you can in Ableton Live, or the newest version of GarageBand.

Fellow customer, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, or don't care about Ableton-like clip-launching; go ahead and pretend I gave this a five star rating. This app is worth it.

The good & bad

Nice little app for getting tracks started. Really easy to use. Great for beginning synth/midi player. Fun!
Now the nit picking stuff:
-I hate that I have to scroll to see almost every note I play in the editor.
-If you have an ancient iPad like mine you only get 3-4 tracks with effects before clipping
-This leads to other problems because there's no undo/back step button
-you'll easily spend 2-3 times the purchase price on in-app purcha$e$. Get ready
-inter app connectivity is a little janky, but getting better with updates
-audio quality (16 bit) is not high enough for use with DAWs such as Logic Pro..... Seriously? This was the problem with Korg stuff in the 1990s! :/
All in all, I'm not disappointed with the purchase. The app could use some polishing, but despite the flipping back-and-forth between screens, it is still really easy to use. You can bone-out some dope beats pretty quickly. It's just that when I sink a $100 in an app, I expect perfection... And it's not quite there yet.

KORG Gadget
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $39.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.0
  • Size: 740 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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