KORG Gadget 3 4+

Make Music


    • £39.99
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More Powerful Than Ever, Quickly Turn Your Ideas Into Music
KORG Gadget 3 - A Complete, Seamlessly Integrated Music Production Ecosystem

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 is the ideal all-in-one music production software and plug-in suite featuring over 40 small synthesizers/drum machines (“gadgets”), which can be freely combined to create music driven by a powerful yet intuitive user interface. The range of products includes the award-winning iOS version, a Mac version that includes all functions and plug-ins, and a plug-in version that can be used with your favorite DAW on Mac/PC.

Now in its third generation, more powerful than ever, the workflow is now more intuitive and easier to use than ever before and there are plenty of new features and new gadgets. KORG Gadget 3 offers an expanded variety of even more features to quickly turn your ideas into music, including two new gadgets, five insert effects (IFX), a new genre select system, and AUv3 support. In addition, the user interface has been brushed up to make the Gadget Browser, IFX page, and Play page even more intuitive. KORG Gadget 3 is the perfect tool to quickly turn your ideas into music.

What's New in KORG Gadget 3
• Gadget Instrument Collection with a total over 6,000 sound programs
• New gadgets: Santa Ana (Guitar) and Sydney (Sampler)
• Improved user interface, making the workflow more intuitive than ever
• A genre select function that allows you to create songs from your favorite patterns
• 5 new IFX including an 8-Band EQ, Transient Shaper, Stereo Image, Auto Pumper, Pitch Shifter
• The Play page: easy arpeggiator use and chord entry
• A whole new sound browser that lets you select gadgets by the timbre you want
• AUv3 support on iOS, allowing gadgets to be used in other music apps like Garageband, Logic Pro

• A huge collection of over 40 gadget instruments
Overwhelming sound. Immersive, intuitive and powerful user interface. Unprecedented and innovative quality. KORG Gadget 3 is a collection of over 40 gadget instruments, including compact synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, and audio and MIDI utilities. It has sophisticated parameters that make it easy for you to get to the sound they want, so you can create your own sounds instantly. The new Sound Browser allows you to get to your favorite sounds in the quickest time possible. It is perfectly suited for dance music as well as rock, pop, jazz, and other music sounds and genres. You are sure to find the sound you want among the numerous gadgets.

• Get your songwriting ideas with Genre Select
The new "Genre Select" feature allows you to select your favorite genre and sound, and then start songwriting by freely combining patterns. 5 x 5 pads are all assigned with phrases created by gadgets, so you can start songwriting by freely combining your favorite patterns. You can start creating a song from a project in which each track's gadgets and scenes have been developed. Choose from the standard genre packs and enjoy a different approach to music production.

• Tons of sounds readily available with the New Browser
To make it easier than ever to find the desired gadget instrument, we have revised the Gadget Browser and added various functions. New features include displaying gadgets by instrument category, a Favourites function that allows you to group your favorite gadgets, and a search function that allows you to freely search for sounds in each gadget. Using the program search function, it is now possible to quickly and easily preview and search for the sound you wanted from a vast array of sounds.

More info at korg.com

What’s New

Version 6.1.1

• Fixed an issue that caused Darwin gadgets to reset to the first program when loading a project.
• Other bug fixes and improved app stability.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
829 Ratings

829 Ratings

Rotarydial ,

Excellent mobile DAW

Originally purchased this to sequence some external gear via USB MIDI after getting annoyed with clunky hardware sequencers. It performed the role of midi sequencer flawlessly for me when attached via a USB multi hub, think I only had one issue with a stuck note once. The touch interface works really well for editing the piano roll, more so with the Apple Pencil as it allows you to really get in there and make fine adjustments.

I’ve started using the app more and more standalone as a way to quickly input ideas I have on the go, it is excellent in that respect too. You have loads of tracks to play with and a simple but serviceable mixing interface with some basic effects thrown in. It has replaced my hardware Grooveboxes for that role completely, paired with a external MIDI keyboard + pad controller it’s really enjoyable to play and edit with!

WasteOfTime2 ,

No Files support?

I decided to make the switch from GarageBand and have been really enjoying tinkering with everything. Had no issues adjusting to it, even with the different way you lay a track opposed to GarageBand if anything in finding it more easier.

The price I have no problem with, as similar software on a PC would cost way more anyway. But the one big flaw for me is no files support! I decided to master one of my tracks using another app but I couldn't just export to files or open it in the other app like I would in GarageBand. Using all the export options you have available just doesn't work for me. Uploading to Dropbox just takes longer. Please can you update to add this inline with pretty much all other apps that have export options?

Lastly I did say I had no issue with the price but I will say I was a little let down by the small amount of presets on some gadgets that cost half as much as the app itself. Everything you get with GarageBand is free in comparison. Until Files support is implemented I can't give this more than 3 stars.

Tallonthorn ,

Excellent portable studio.

Gadgets amazing for on the go, the range of Gadgets are amazing and provide an extremely
wide range of sonic possibilities.

All the synths provide a beefy amount of low end and don’t feel wimpy at all, the effects on each channel while basic, do the job.

Syncing on iCloud is really useful, saving on the iPhone or iPad will allow you to load the track on the other device. It also allows a decent range of exporting abilities like individual tracks to be mixed later, also exporting as an Ableton Live clip format, this can be very useful for taking jams into Live to expand further with other equipment.

Gadget has utilised the full screen on the new style of iPhone and IPads that have the larger curved displays. Hardware like the Korg NanoKey Studio syncs with Gadget really well and latency is very low.

Some improvements would be that while Gadget is emulating a bunch of hardware equipment running into a mixer, it’s also trying to be a DAW, it would be very useful If the Sidechain effect could target a specific channel on a drum machine plug in, this would save duplicating the drum machines and muting the kick on one and the rest in the other to get a clean signal.

All in all, anyone in music for fun or for business and also owns a IOS device, this needs to be on their device.

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