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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 2.5.6

• Added MIDI import (SMF format) function.


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Customer Reviews

Super intuitive

If you're producing EDM this is a must have app. I have Abelton, and FL Studio 12, but most of my heavy lifting gets done in Gadget. Abelton is great for live performance, but the learning curve is frustratingly steep. FL Studio is my favorite full feature DAW because it is powerful and user friendly, however if Gadget added audio tracks and enough synths to make me forget my plugins it would win hands down. Currently my workflow tends to look like this: compose/ arrange in Gadget with my Akai MPK 225 connected, then export all tracks to FL Studio for mixing/ mastering. I especially love being able to draw and re-draw automation/ parameter changes with my finger and hear the effects in Gadget instantly! And speaking of effects, the 5 channels of insert effects per track can also be automated. Combine that with the fact that Korg has been continually adding functionality (at no additional cost) and Gadget is easily worth 3 times the asking price.

Midi import can be improved and Gladstone fixed

MIDI importing is a great feature, however the midi messages are chopped because 1 bar at the time is imported. Because of that the imported songs sound intermittent . Would be better to be able to select the number of bars to be employed otherwise the intermittency should be fixed. After spending $15 for the gadget Gladstone, I also realized that it has a strange mapping for the midi drum note. The gadget London has instead a correct mapping for midi notes. I tried with several midi files. Please fix the mapping for the gadget Gladstone, thank you.


Updates have been solid and haven't affected performance at all, as far as I can tell. The Decimator strip fx bit rate knob is still a bit fidgety (sorry, it's my favorite effect 😉), but the updates have made it a bit easier to work with. Still holding out on a sampler, too. Thanks again devs for your awesome work, can't wait to try Salzburg and Glasgow!

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.

Five stars once a dedicated sampler gadget with the ability to import a sample and easily use it as a sound source is added. Also, it'd be awesome if all synth fx could be used as strip fx.

KORG Gadget
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $39.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.6
  • Size: 797 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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