Korg Gadget: 15 synths and drum machines on iPad


Korg Gadget

Korg Gadget

Korg has announced its “all-in-one music production studio” for the iPad.

In 2010, Korg launched the iELECTRIBE alongside the first iPad. Now, Korg offers Korg Gadget – a single package for your iPad.

Korg Gadget offers 15 compact synths and drum machines, and the interface is designed both to make it easy to find the sounds and effects you want, and make it easy to produce great sounds even if you don’t play a traditional instrument.

Gadgets can be run simultaneously (depending on the power of the iPad – the latest version can run up to 20 at any one time) and the portrait-aligned interface is split across the middle to allow “song creation” and “sound creation” to be accessed simultaneously.

Korg Gadget works well as a mobile DAW, and as cloud storage and social interaction are still huge buzzwords, you probably won’t be surprised to know that GadgetCloud lets you share songs with other users.

The fifteen instruments installed when you get Korg Gadget are:

  • Hypersonic PCM Drum Module
  • Tube Bass Machine
  • Polyphonic PCM Synthesizer
  • Monophonic Anthem Synthesizer
  • Advanced Spatial Digital Synthesizer
  • Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer
  • Monophonic Semi-Modular Synthesizer
  • Monophonic Wobble Synthesizer
  • Analog Percussion Synthesizer
  • Hybrid Polyphonic Synthesizer
  • Monophonic Synchronized Synthesizer
  • Polyphonic Ambient Synthesizer
  • Variable Phase Modulation Synthesizer
  • PCM SFX Boombox
  • Polyphonic Chip Synthesizer

Operating requirements

OS: iOS 7, or later
Device: iPad Air, Fourth-generation iPad, Third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini

Approximate number of devices and tracks

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iPad Air
Normal operation
20 – 25 track
When used with the Freeze function
30 – 35 track

iPad mini Retina
Normal operation
20 – 25 track
When used with the Freeze function
30 – 35 track

iPad (Fourth-generation)
Normal operation
15 track
When used with the Freeze function
20 track

iPad (Third-generation)
Normal operation
8 track
When used with the Freeze function
12 track

iPad 2
Normal operation
5 track
When used with the Freeze function
8 track

iPad mini
Normal operation
5 track
When used with the Freeze function
8 track
*Since this will differ depending on conditions such as the type of Gadget and the polyphony, this is only an approximation.
*For the ideal experience, we recommend that you use this with the most recent iPad.
*The Freeze function allows you to conserve CPU power and use a larger number of gadgets simultaneously.

Specifications

Number of Instruments: 15 types
Number of Songs:
Unlimited (depends on the specifications of your iPad)
Number of Instrument tracks:
Unlimited (depends on the specifications of your iPad)
Master Effects: Reverb, Limiter
Resolution: Up to 1/480
BPM: 20.0 – 300.0
Swing: 0 – 100 %
MIDI: Supports playing from an external MIDI device
Audio Export: Song exporting is supported.
Uploading to SoundCloud and Dropbox are supported.
Number of Programs: More than 300
Number of Samples: More than 500