Evolving to the next generation. Quickly and intuitively turn your ideas into music.
KORG Gadget 2 - The best music production software.
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 best all-in-one music production software and plugin collection; the intuitive user interface provides over 40 small synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets," that you can freely combine for music production. Starting with the award winning iOS edition, followed by Gadget for Mac with its powerful plugin collection, now the Gadget plug-ins are now Windows compatible." With carefully selected parameters and at-the-ready sounds/presets, you can now use various powerful gadgets with your favorite DAW on your Mac/PC.
With improved sound and utility efficiency, the second generation KORG Gadget 2 has been further enhanced to include six new gadgets. In addition, the intuitive user interface has been polished to improve ease of use. With the new design, you can now check the status of each track at a glance, an additional four new IFX have been included and you can now smoothly change the tempo as well as fade in/fade out. You can complete your music without losing inspiration, doing all of your work with KORG Gadget 2.
• Updated and jam-packed with new features.
The second edition KORG Gadget 2 has been dramatically updated; packed with new features and new gadgets. With a brand new design and color scheme on the main screen, you can easily check each track at a glance. The highly requested feature to smoothly change the tempo can be set with each scene. With the touch of a button, you can fade in/fade out. Four new IFX are included - feedback reverb, enhancer, exciter, and saturator - extending the range of your music production. KORG Gadget 2 continues to evolve to completely support your music making.
• Instrument collection with over 40 gadgets.
Overwhelming sound. Breakthrough qualities. The KORG Gadget 2 has more than 40 gadget instruments in its collection, including compact synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, audio, MIDI utilities and more. In order for anyone to be able to easily find the sounds they want, we have provided sophisticated parameter configurations, so you can instantly realize your ideal sound. Powerful gadget groups such as electronic music, rock, pop, jazz, and even band sounds are available. Among the various gadgets, you can always find the sound that you're looking for.
• Link with hardware for infinite possibilities.
With KORG Gadget 2, it is possible to flexibly link with various hardware devices. Produce music with hardware synthesizers, rhythm machines, etc in ways that were not possible until now. By entering a phrase into the intuitively operated gadget sequencer, and using the newly added Taipei gadget for a seamless connection with various MIDI devices, you can connect without software. Have even more fun than before while producing music with KORG Gadget 2.
• Use with your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
KORG Gadget can be used with iOS, Mac, via plug-in (Mac/PC), and Nintendo Switch. On iOS and Mac, you can share your ideas by seamlessly using iCloud or an Ableton Live*1 project, and using plugins in your favorite DAW; for Nintendo Switch, share seamlessly via QR code. *2 Wherever, whenever inspiration strikes, you can use you favorite device to take your KORG Gadget with you.
More info at korg.com
Supports Module/Module Pro's new sound pack called "Halloween". You can play the sounds in Gadget app if you buy that content in Module/Module Pro.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
It doesn't get any better than Gadget 2
Gadget is the iPad equivalent of Reason but with the advantages of a touch interface.
Two things stand out with gadget that help slipstream the creative process:
1: The scene sequencer layout. It's a breath of fresh air after being tied to conventional sequencer layouts forever. With Gadget I can start and finish things in a consistent way. I own Cubasis too and it's great for mobile music making but I tend not to finish tracks with it. The conventional interface impedes me.
Gadget inspires and let's you build complex pieces from start to finish without getting in your way.
2: The synthesizers and the short travel distance. An incredible array of synths and every parameter recordable and editable with the draw of a finger.
What I have found is that Gadget has reignited my desire to build my own patches. With other apps I use presets. With gadget I start with a preset and modify it in real time as the music plays.
If there was a desktop synth using the same sequencer method as Gadget I would buy it.
Gadget is my go-to music workstation now and I love it.
Auv3 FX would be nice because the in built FX are limited compared to 3rd party au.
Allow FX on master channel?
You can find my Gadget tracks on SoundCloud = zentric egg
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- 2.5 GB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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