Enjoy audiophile sound quality from your iPhone! Nearly a decade of AudioGate innovation has been used by KORG to create the finest high-resolution music player: iAudioGate.

* The functions for iAudioGate's DSD playback may be limited by each iOS device. Be sure to confirm “DSD format Compatibility Charts” before you buy.
* The software converts sound to 44.1kHz or 48kHz when iPhone plays back independently.

KORG was one of the first to realize the potential of high-resolution audio sound, delivering DSD (Direct Stream Digital) in a series of acclaimed recording and playback products. AudioGate, the powerful DSD and audio format conversion software launched in 2006, has since become a blockbuster success boosting the awareness of DSD which had been previously known only to high-end users. AudioGate is recognized as pre-eminent in the DSD player and audio format software worlds.

Now, KORG is proud to introduce a high-resolution music player fully loaded with the AudioGate player engine and customized as an iPhone app – iAudioGate. Enjoy amazing high quality sound through the engineering experience of KORG, one of the leading experts in sound and music, and winner of a Best App award (Japan) from Apple.

Main Features:
- Incorporates a high-quality sound playback engine equivalent to AudioGate, the leading DSD player-converter software.
- Intuitive and stylish interface fully exploits the power of your iPhone.
- Plays a wide range of audio file types, including high-resolution audio, DSD, FLAC, WAV, MP3, etc.
- Includes many popular playback modes including gapless playback, playlist playback, shuffle playback, etc.
- High sound quality high-resolution playback (up to PCM 192kHz / DSD 11.2MHz) connected with external USB-DAC.
- Wireless playback using Bluetooth headphones and AirPlay devices is also supported.
- Upsampling function (up to DSD 11.2MHz) enables reproduction of your favorite music with higher quality.
- Easy to adjust high-definition graphic equalizer.
- Lyrics are displayed.
- Easily post information of the song being currently played to SNS.
- Enables easy transfer of audio files from Mac/Win via iTunes or wireless smart forwarding via AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
- Flexible remote control via a dedicated Apple Watch app.

Devices Supported:
iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPod touch sixth-generation
* Apple Watch interoperability is a function only of the iPhone.
* The iAudioGate's DSD playback functions may be limited by each iOS device. Be sure to confirm “DSD format Compatibility Charts”.

Supported file formats:
WAV, BWF, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, MP3 *compatible with 44.1kHz - 192kHz
DSD (DSDIFF, DSF, WSD) * compatible with 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
* Not compatible with files protected with DRM.
* The software converts sound to 44.1kHz or 48kHz when iPhone plays back independently.
* Compatible with DSD native playback with DoP.

DSD format Compatibility Charts:
- DSD native playback with DoP
DSD 11.2MHz : iPhone 6 or later
DSD 5.6MHz : iPhone 5s or later
DSD 2.8MHz : iPhone 5s or later

- DSD upsampling playback with DoP
DSD 11.2MHz : iPhone 6 or later
DSD 5.6MHz : iPhone 5s or later
DSD 2.8MHz : iPhone 5s or later

- PCM conversion playback
DSD 11.2MHz, 5.6MHz and 2.8MHz : iPhone 5 or later

For more information about iAudioGate, please visit

What’s New

Version 4.1.4

Thank you for using iAudioGate.
This version includes some improvements and fixes such as:

- Improved: now displays ID3 tags in WAV format.
- Improved: now supports gapless playback in playlist. *Gapless playback is performed by continuous playback in the same format.
- Fixed: playback now resumes from Control Center after stopping playback in the background.
- Fixed: the bit rate of AAC fomat is now displayed correctly.
- Fixed: playback speed now correct when using AirPlay or USB DAC device.
- Fixed: the lyrics of FLAC format are now displayed correctly.
- Fixed: AAC-HE format can now be imported.
- Fixed: the shuffle order can now be refreshed after previous album shuffle finished.
- Support for iOS 8 has been terminated.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

We will continue to develop new functionalities to provide an enjoyable music and audio experience for you. Thank you for using iAudioGate for iPhone!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

smldrknhnsm ,

Sounds pretty good, but hugely overpriced

For me, the main draw of this player was the wireless smart-forwarding feature - which sadly, doesn’t really work - certainly not with Dropbox or iCloud anyway.

Tracks can only be added one at a time, & even then, after each one is loaded, the display reverts to the player’s menu screen, which necessitates navigating back to the storage location to add the next file. That in itself is annoying, but after adding a handful of tracks, the access to Dropbox/iCloud becomes inert & unusable.

Yes, you can easily load tracks in most popular formats through iTunes using file-sharing - but that’s also true for other similar players.

Kaisertone and Neutron both offer equally good playback enhancement, are more feature-rich... and much cheaper.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. In current version, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud services will only import one song file at a time.

If you need import multiple files that include hi-res formats, could you please try below?

iTunes File Sharing:
1. Start up iTunes on the Mac/PC.
2. Connect your iOS device to the Mac/PC, and then select the iOS device that appeared (from the icons in the upper-left corner of the screen).
3. In the left sidebar, select “File Sharing”.
4. Select “iAudioGate” below [File Sharing] in the page that appeared.
5. Click [Add], and then select the audio file of the song that you want to transfer.

Best regards,

Maulwurfmusik ,

Thank you korg ! Fabulous at last🎶🎶

Fabulous sound and after an update it works perfectly. Best sound of any app I've tried by miles . Well worth the cost and the wait for the update . PERFECTION.

bead125 ,

Audiophile Quality

A Fundamental Necessity when rendering ones own work within the digital domain. Gadget mix-down etc.


74.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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