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Korg Gadget For Mac

Synthesizer Studio Software
Published July 2017
By Simon Sherbourne

Gadget for Mac combines the two views from the iOS version.Gadget for Mac combines the two views from the iOS version.

Korg have created a synth production studio that works on all your devices. Could this be your new second DAW?

Korg Gadget is one of the most successful music apps on the iOS platform, and the only one that I’ve used routinely over the last few years. The appeal is that you can dip into Gadget and noodle with the eclectic instruments, and also generate useful ideas that you can use later via Gadget’s ability to export to various formats, particularly Ableton Live. Korg have now ported Gadget to the Mac, not only bringing the app to the desktop, but also turning all the Gadgets into VST/AU/AAX plug-ins, with the promise of seamless transition between your mobile and studio platforms.

In Gadget

Gadget for Mac closely mirrors the iOS version: it’s a collection of musical ‘Gadgets’ within a sequencing and mixing environment along the lines of Ableton Live’s Session view. The feature-set is exactly the same on the Mac version, as is the look, except that the interface has room to spread out and relax in the extra screen space. The only significant difference is that Gadget For Mac comes with the complete set of Gadgets while the iOS version provides a starter pack and then offers others as individual in-app purchases. This goes some way to...

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Published July 2017