By KORG INC.
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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 3.0.1
• Improved the behavior when connecting Bluetooth Audio.
• Other improvements have been made to enhance stability.
I wouldn't have thought you could have built an app with as much tonal variety and ease of use as Gadget, but I keep finding new ways to build interesting sounds and beats into my compositions. Gadget makes it easy to go from EDM and dub-like dance loops to acoustic blues rhythms and bass lines to more classical tones to chiptunes all within the same app. I've written whole tunes, parts and pieces for export to Tracktion/Waveform (mid and wav) and Audition (just wav), and loops and repeaters for various uses. The app handles all of it right from my iPhone using either my Korg NanoKey as input or just my trusty old school point and shoot finger. I have not used it for live performance, so I can't speak to that situation, but as far as composing, rearranging and editing note data and building complex tones and rhythms no matter where I am in the world? I could not be happier right now than with Gadget. The only question I have: now that we have a Mac version, will we also see a Windows desktop version sometime in the future?
This app has brought me back into my favorite thing - composing music. I plug in my electronic piano at home to lay down some notes while using Gadget on the iPad. When I'm riding the bus to and from work I can continue where I left off using my iPhone thanks to the flawless cloud save system, sample tons of different synths and drums, so many effects and automation possibilities, it's overwhelming, but in a good way! I can work on my music anywhere. If an idea pops in my head, I just pull out my phone and enter it in, save it for later. This is definitely the BEST 100% mobile DAW.
One thing to add that would be awesome is tempo change markers. Maybe in a future update? Also, a new gadget with realistic orchestral instruments would be awesome. The iWAVESTATION/Milpitas and iM1/Darwin gadgets have a few decent string synths, but a gadget dedicated to strings, brass, woodwinds and orchestral percussion that's as high quality as the Module/Salzburg sounds would be a dream come true for me 😊.
Would be perfect if it only played better with others
I LOVE Gadget. It's worth every penny for every gadget (but wait for a sale, which they have often). I get more good song production of of Gadget than any other app, and believe me, I have a lot. The biggest strength of Gadget is the amazing variety of sounds you have within easy reach. No worrying about midi connections, audio routing, app switching, background audio, preset saving, only having a single instance of the same app .... on and on ... just a huge pile of sounds, easily accessible and virtually unlimited.
I have to take off one star though because of stupid, selfish, or arrogant decisions not to play so well with other apps. Examples:
- no MIDI out
- no ability to receive audio in from other apps via AudioBus or InterApp Audio
- no ability to start and stop from any midi controller other than select Korg controllers
- no scene or clip launch via Midi
I was thrilled that they finally added audio clips and recording ... then disappointed to find that the only audio devices, not other apps audio output can be recorded. I'm guessing that was their selfish way of locking people in to only Gadgets purchased by Korg.
I hope they reconsider that so I can give the five stars this great app deserves.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Mar 30, 2017
- Version: 3.0.1
- Size: 919 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: KORG INC.
- © 2014-2017 KORG INC.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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