KORG Gadget

KORG Gadget


  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-01-23
  • Current Version: 3.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.52 GB
  • Developer: KORG INC.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,180 Ratings


The ultimate mobile instruments collection on your iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone. KORG Gadget - the all-in-one music production studio. 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 offers a collection of more than 30* different synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets.” These gadgets were designed to assist the user to produce powerful electronic music. The latest version features universal support not only for the iPad, but also for the iPad Pro and the iPhone. The painstaking attention that KORG has given its hardware instruments for more than fifty years has now taken shape as cutting-edge software in the Gadget. It's the ultimate all-in-one music production studio app. * The total number of gadgets including in-app purchases etc. • A collection of more than 30 Gadgets Each Gadget available contains carefully constructed parameters to bring you the sounds you want. They’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even inexperienced musicians can enjoy the app as each synth offers a Scale function that makes it virtually impossible to play the wrong notes. • Design tracks in portrait or landscape. Workflow for any music production task The greatest feature of KORG Gadget is the user interface. It gives you an ideal music production workflow based mainly on the portrait orientation that you're familiar with. When you want to focus on specifics, you can smoothly switch to landscape orientation. This app perfectly supports either preference on the iPad, iPhone, or iPad Pro. From song production to sound design, effects, and mixing, all the steps are intuitive and seamless. Experience perfect music production on mobile! • Produce music more freely without location limitations. An ideal choice as a second DAW If you run out of ideas while producing a song, try taking KORG Gadget somewhere that you find inspirational. Gadget liberates you from limitations of location, allowing you to create and capture song ideas anywhere. These ideas can be saved as MIDI or as audio to allow a smooth transition to your desktop system. Wherever you go, take Gadget along as the ideal partner for inspiration. • Share songs to the GadgetCloud to connect with users around the world Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared on “GadgetCloud,” a music exchange for Gadget users worldwide. By uploading and sharing songs, you can communicate in ways that bypass language barriers, and also improve your skill as a creative artist. On GadgetCloud, you can submit your songs for selection as tracks recommended by Korg, enter various contents, and use the ranking system. You can also upload from Gadget directly to any social networking service such as SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter, to name a few. * GadgetCloud is based on SoundCloud, the cloud service that's supported by creative artists world-wide. • Make it come alive with new MIDI controllers. Accelerate the pace of your music production To customize your needs, you can freely choose a MIDI controller that complements the KORG Gadget. With the nanoKEY Studio/nanoKONTROL Studio, you can step-record and mix wirelessly as setup is automatic, making this easy and convenient. You can also opt to choose the microKEY Air, a compact mini-keyboard that can also connect wirelessly and via the Apple Lightning adapter. By partnering with a MIDI controller that inspires you, you can improve the quality of your music production. More info at korg.com



  • Truly a great tool for production.

    By theGiver711
    #1. Get comfortable. #2. Make a dope beat. #3. Upload Ableton set to Dropbox. #4. Winning. Thank you for an awesome product.
  • Needs better sampler features

    By jabbarindabenz
    I love Korg Gadget but it’s samplers lack so many features such as copy from one pad to another, real-time time stretch, etc. just to name a few. Korg Gadget has great synths though.
  • Please improve copy/paste tracks between scenes. Please!

    By Tmidiman
    Importing a midi file into Gadget has become so much better. Because of that I’ll add another star! Thanks to the Gadget team! The next major improvement is the copy/paste of bars. Moving a bar from one scene to another deletes the previous bars in that scene. Gadget needs to be better at nondestructively moving around bars to different scenes. I should be able to either prepare a place to copy the information or Gadget should ask where to place it (what bar and beat) and built out the existing bar as needed. It doesn’t have to be fine tuned. Just let me copy over one or two bars nondestructively to another scene and I’ll be able to edit the rest as needed. Freedom with editing is what takes a DAW from being a toy to being a useful creative tool. Lastly, Gadget is such a great tool. The sounds, flexibility, and features make it the top DAW for feeding your creativity. My only other request for future expansion would be more acoustic drum and bass Gadgets along with another guitar amp modeling Gadget. Add that with IR importing would bee even better!
  • Sweet groove sketch kit for my iPad Pro!

    By davefishsound
    Been trying out multiple apps for catching my musical ideas while out and about. Gadget is a fine thing to have in the Groove Arsenal. With built in cloud share and expandable instruments, it gives the production a nice sparkle straight from the fingertips. Big Korg fan, also using Kaossalator app and microKorg hardware.
  • Please update with new version

    By Younoussa
    I like it used gadgets a lot and thanks to create this production tool 🤩🤩🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳😁😁😁and happy new year 🎆🎊🎈
  • Can we get a search bar 😫

    By Sokoum
    🥺 Can we get a search bar . . . . . When you click open there should be a search bar there to help you find the project you want to open . . . . . That’s gotta be worth that fifth star 😬
  • For crying out loud implement a Midi-out Gadget already!

    By The LBCzunums
    Great app. Zero responsiveness from Korg regarding the myriad of forum-requests for the ability to control external gear and/or other apps from within Gadget. The addition of the this functionality would be of great use for reasons too obvious to list here, which reasons having already been exhaustively discussed in online forums. Without having quantitative evidence yet having followed closely any new developments (there were none) up to 2017, peak clamoring for this feature seems to have been flagged as of about a year ago but i suspect this was not due to a loss of interest but due instead to 1) non-responsiveness from Korg as far as delivering - that is, actually implementing this widely requested feature and 2) sheer frustration at Korg’s lack of interest in merely confirming or denying the existence of any plans to implement the feature. So users are stuck with inelegant work-arounds for what would surely be a substantial improvement to such a great app.
  • Great app, last update made unstable the app

    By Nick45689143
    The app is great !! However It closes suddenly when a midi controller is employed as input. Please fix it. Thank you
  • Excellent and so productive!!!

    By Mikes jello
    Great update!!!! Love this production center. Love the gadgets! One thing. I no longer have or can afford an iPad which means I can’t get iM1 on my iPhone which I did purchase when I had an iPad that became obsolete.
  • Needs work and Korg doesn’t care

    By Facie Jones
    -Sample management is horrendous. If you are organizing samples into files, you are penalized by having to back out of the filing hierarchy each time you load a new one. This is particularly frustrating with the Bilbao (an expensive in app purchase). -Knob movements are klunky AND there is no fine or jump adjustment, no zeroing out shortcut. I find that even on the pad pro with the pencil I’m having to grind my workflow to a halt to gingerly move my values to where I want them. -You have to either tap or fine tune to change the bpm. And the gesture is ‘meh’... So even adjusting the bpm can be a slog. -On a similar note, in the (in app purchase) Abu Dahbi sampler, the ability to control your values can be incredibly frustrating. As you should be able to adjust multiple sections at the same time (ie pitch.). The markers should be easier to move (or delete) -There is not a select all operation for midi notes, so have fun (sarcasm) swimming up and down, left and right through measures selecting and moving (transposing, pushing all forward, back) -any attempt to contact Korg has been ignored. So you’re on your own. ...and more issues. (buyer beware, do a little research) I’ve had the Gadget for 3+ years. I use it somewhat often, but I often find myself slowing down and banging my head to deal dumbest design flaws. I think I expected Korg to correct some of these concerns.. The Gadgets themselves are a mixed bag. The synths are mostly good;. The London is a pretty weak drum machine, and the Amsterdam makes me ashamed for our species. Half are pretty tweekable while the others are very fixed for lazy EDMer’s. The best instruments for me have been some of the in app purchases; Kamata, Milpitas, Lexington.. (kind of been avoiding any further additions...) There is some power here, the piano roll sequencer is mostly pretty great, playback and looping of the individual gadgets and their respective lengths is nice in a dumbed down Ableton sort of way. But you are locked in to 4 bar measures (at least there is Triplets). If the usability workflow got ironed out I believe this would be a 4 star app. Not 5 because of the inclusion of mostly junk, snake-oil Gadgets... It deserves 2 now. and Korg needs to engage with their customers on a better level AND ACCEPT FEEDBACK.