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.
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• Fixed an issue where the list of projects and samples sometimes took a long time to appear.
• Fixed a issue that could cause the Marseille gadget to crash when saving a program.
• Several bug fixes and improved app stability.
Ratings and Reviews
2023 gadget 2 needs major fixes and a serious upgrade
Korg needs to totally update Gadget! It is crashing on my silicon Mac Studio and iPad Pro silicon constantly and can’t even send midi clock out to my interface to sync my hardware ( only midi note data out ) of TAIPEA with any method or gadget ! And the desktop version can’t even allow saving of user patches yet! ? This daw should behave like any other and at the very least by now should be able to host third party plugins or KORGS own synths hardware but it can’t without proper midi support. Try recording a vocal the length of a song on iOS within gadget you’ll see what I’m talking about ! And they have known about this for several months now but keep claiming they can’t reproduce the issue even after I sent them video and crash reports. Claiming you can’t replicate a problem is the oldest one in the book! And if the are that incompetent that’s even worse than being crooks . It’s been way to long since this daw has been given a thorough update way way overdue from a company this big . Shame on korg! Stop rebranding synths and charging for expensive sound libraries on a seriously neglected Daw that I love and am not happy about what I don’t see happening with this company at all . Oh and the tutorials are horrible and the support is even worse! Hope this helps ! I love Gadget and if korg took it seriously it would crush all the others but they are being irresponsible parents to put it mildly! 👽
Obsessed. My most used music app on iOS!
I can’t possibly review every in app purchase I’ve made. I love gadget, but ultimately I wish it had more full daw features. Cubasis and Auria pro are more for that work. This app isn’t really for tracking multiple instruments for more than 16 bars. I hate swapping apps though so I mostly stay in gadget... or don’t use it at all. The base package of sounds allows for loads of stuff to get you started, but you might want to pick some of the extra in app purchases to fill out your palate of styles. I recommend Bilbao, Kamata, and Gladstone to name a few. Everything goes on sale regularly for the summer so hold out money’s tight. The sounds that come out of here are so good your brain will EXPLODE! Now that I’ve lost my mind, I have a few ideas for features like add a lyric gadget that lets you do karaoke style lyrics. Custom Pads with an arp like beatmaker 3 would be nice. Using bm3 as midi into gadget is not great as the timing seems to suffer occasionally. Bm3 allows a for a hardware pad to be bound to the bm3 apps pad (focus actions). Allowing a hardware pad midi note to be bound this way allows for scales to be input easily via another menu, along with an arpeggiator. I bring my iPad everywhere because of this app!!!
Astonishing ease of use, astonishing complexity and deep visual editing of any parameter. + Pairing with korg hardware controllers with instant setup. And dont get me started on V3 I’ve produced many many tracks with 1&2 had my old favorite synths at my finger tips along with the iconic sounds of the M1 resampled into other gadgets. But v3 isnt just a pretty reskinning. The interface weirdnesses have been reworked to allow THE BEST experience and SOUND of dance music production I’ve ever had in any DAW IOS or Desktop. The only small gripes are the long form recording of an entire vocal. And lack of pitch correction (pitch shift is covered) for the same.
Small concerns: Regarding the 6.00 version update. in the new loop sampler theres a small bug in the output sometimes that produces a high pitch whining tone after playing a user sample. There might be some way to warn users of an IPADs CPU and memory use for using too many effects plugins which eventually if you are a greedy user with massive track effects added will crash the playback.
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- In-App Purchases
- Bilbao $9.99
- Abu Dhabi $9.99
- Gladstone $14.99
- Madrid $14.99
- Kamata $14.99
- Vancouver $14.99
- Stockholm $14.99
- Lisbon $14.99
- Otorii $14.99
- Santa Ana $14.99
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