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2016.07.01
An unprecedented collaboration between KORG Gadget and BANDAI NAMCO Studios! Version 2.5 featuring three new gadgets is out now.
2016.04.15
KORG Gadget wins Best Mobile Music App at the 17th MIPA Musikmesse International Press Awards (2016)
2016.03.28
KORG Gadget now offers complete support for the nanoKEY/KONTROL Studio! Gadget Le is now available. iDS-10 and iAudioGate are updated.
2016.02.16
KORG Gadget version 2 out now with iPhone/iPad Pro support and major updates for iDS-10, Module, iAudioGate.
2016.01.15
KORG announces new products at Winter NAMM 2016!
2015.12.18
Updates - KORG iOS music apps with Ableton Link integration.
2015.11.04
The best selling high-quality mobile sound module app "KORG Module" for iPhone&iPad has been updated. A sale celebrating the new release will be available only until November 30th!
2015.08.07
Announcing “KORG Gadget for iPad“ Remix Contest #2
2015.05.25
The new KORG M1 for iPad is now available! Special sale on KORG Apps!
2015.03.11
KORG Gadget for iPad - MusicTech
2015.01.22
50% OFF Korg Module and Korg Gadget during NAMM 2015. Hurry, offer is only valid for the four days of NAMM!
2014.12.15
KORG Gadget for iPad - App Store Best of 2014 in Japan.
2014.12.11
KORG iOS app updates now available! Up to 50% OFF all KORG iOS apps and KORG Legacy Collection series!
2014.11.28
The new KORG Module and the updated KORG Gadget are now both available! Special sale for two weeks!
2014.10.07
All KORG apps now support iOS 8.
2014.09.16
Note for KORG iOS Apps support
2014.09.04
Announcing “Santa Clara” for KORG Gadget for iPad and more news for KORG Apps.
2014.07.08
KORG music apps: BIGGEST SUMMER SALE up to 50% off!
2014.04.15
Announcing KORG Gadget Remix Contest #1 winners!
2014.02.28
Announcing “KORG Gadget for iPad“ Remix Contest
2014.02.28
Bring mobile music production studio to the Next Level. “KORG Gadget 1.0.2 Milpitas” release
2014.02.24
KORG Gadget for iPad : Special introductory sale extended until March 31!
2014.02.21
Only 3 days left! Time is running out for All Korg iOS apps 25-50% OFF!
2014.02.07
KORG Gadget for iPad: Next Update Announcement
2014.01.23
KORG Gadget for iPad out now! All KORG iPad/iPhone apps up to 50% OFF - Special Offer!
2014.01.23
Korg announces new products at Winter NAMM 2014.

An unprecedented collaboration between KORG Gadget and BANDAI NAMCO Studios!

The mobile music creation app ”KORG Gadget”, which won best mobile music app at Europe’s musical instrument show, Musikmesse 2016, has another major update! The new version 2.5 (codename: Kamata) developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Studios adds the synthesizer “Kamata” which features a reconstructed “Waveform Memory Sound Generator”, the sound engine that produced so many legendary game sounds in the eighties!

In addition, we have added two more gadgets: “Gladstone”, with genuine drum sounds you can really feel, and “Madrid”, featuring acoustic bass, electric bass and 6 different amps for creating dynamic bass sounds! We have also installed 8 new effects, making it possible to create powerful bass tracks with more flexibility than ever before.

Version 2.5 "code name: Kamata"
New Features (2016.7.1 Update)

KORG Gadget v2.5 - Introduction Movie

KORG Gadget now offers complete support for the nanoKEY/KONTROL Studio!

“KORG Gadget”, which has developed over time to become a powerful universal application, has been updated to include new features with the latest version 2.1, codename “Sunnyvale”.

New features include “KORG Native Mode” that allows MIDI assignment to be completed automatically with nanoKEY/KONTROL Studio, and “Advance Mode” that strengthens MIDI functionality. Full-fledged music production unlike anything that you’ve experienced before is now a possibility even when wireless!

“KORG Gadget Le” has now been released. To allow everyone to experience the power of KORG Gadget, a freely downloadable lite version is now available. Expanded functionality is unlocked by connecting “KORG Gadget Le” to KORG MIDI controllers such as the new microKEY or nano series.

Version 2.1 "code name: Sunnyvale"
New Features (2016.3.28 Update)

  • Support for nanoKEY/KONTROL Studio: automatic optimal MIDI assignment after wireless connection is made, Gadget specific “KORG Native Mode” control
  • Increased MIDI functionality: Advanced mode control for setting MIDI channels and devices
  • Improved latency settings: Detailed settings for audio latency are now available
  • Sharing with iCloud, and an improved user interface for GadgetCloud
  • Fixed an error that caused a crash during remote installs
  • Fixed error that prevented audio input from Dropbox
  • Fixed error that caused timeout error during Gadget restore
  • Fixed error that sometimes caused GadgetCloud to crash
  • Fixed “order by date” error in song list display
  • Other enhancements to make the program easier to use
  • For more details on updates, please visit this page

KORG Gadget Le

  • A free trial (lite) version of KORG Gadget
  • Functions will be unlocked with the addition of a KORG MIDI Controller
    * Please see the KORG Software Bundle page for details on supported devices
    * Please see the Specifications page for a comparison of KORG Gadget features

KORG Gadget version 2 out now with iPhone/iPad Pro support

Korg announces “KORG Gadget version 2“, the highly anticipated new version of the best selling, award winning* mobile music creation application. This latest version of Gadget now becomes a universal app with iPhone / iPad Pro native support. Gadget makes music everywhere, and features a multitude of improvements and new functions. It's the ultimate all-in-one music production studio app that is easy, enjoyable and designed to inspire.

*Apple Store Best of 2014 (Japan), Music Tech Gold Award and more!

Version 2 "code name: Mountain View"
New Features (2016.2.16 Update)

  • iPad Pro support: Stunningly powerful music production
  • iPhone support: Make tracks wherever you are (iPhone 6 recommend)
  • Universal support: A single purchase provides support for iPad/iPhone/iPad Pro
  • iCloud synchronization: Keep up to date by sharing song data between devices
  • Insert effects: EQ and compressor added to each track of the mixer
  • Arpeggiator: Provided on all keyboard-type gadgets
  • Chord trigger: Provided on all polyphonic keyboard-type gadgets
  • Sequencer enhanced, with Undo/Redo function added
  • Sequencer enhanced, with zooming using pinch gesture added
  • Sequencer enhanced, with one-finger scroll mode (switching in the settings)
  • Numerous improvements made for enhanced ease of use
  • Click here for more details about changes

Version 1.3.0 New Features (2015.12.16 Update)

  • Ableton Link - A new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Link-enabled iOS apps such as KORG Gadget, iELECTRIBE and iKaossilator, and Ableton Live 9.5 for Mac/PC over a wireless network
  • This version requires iOS 8 or later
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Ableton Link: bring KORG Gadget into your studio

Version 1.2.4 New Features (2015.11.4 Update)

  • The KORG Module gadgets "Alexandria” now uses the Module Expansion Sound Library "PREMIER Vintage Organ" sound programs.
  • Other improvements have been made to enhance stability.

“Gadget meets M1“

KORG Gadget now integrates with iM1, the digital synthesizer app, with the newest version 1.2, codename “Palo Alto”.

“KORG Gadget”, the mobile music production application that has already reached #1 in the music category of the App Store worldwide, is now updated to version 1.2, codenamed “Palo Alto”.

Version 1.2 “code name:Palo Alto”
What’s new in Version 1.2

  • A brand-new digital PCM synthesizer gadget, “Darwin”, is powered by KORG iM1. If you have the iM1 app, you’ll be able to use more than 1,800 sound programs* from the legendary M1. Darwin is perfectly designed to enhance the scope of your creativity.
    *with all the Expansion ROM Cards installed 
    Visit here for more information
  • MIDI file export:  You can transfer your ideas into your DAW via iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox.
  • New functions in the sequencer view: You can now directly copy notes and expand bars without opening the function window.
  • Other various enhancements have been made to improve usability and stability.

“Gadget meets Module“

KORG Gadget now integrates with KORG Module, the high-quality mobile sound module app, with the newest version 1.1 codename “Redwood City”.



"KORG Gadget," the mobile music production application that has already reached #1 in the music section of the App Store world-wide, now enters a new dimension with version 1.1, codename "Redwood City".



This new version of Gadget can be completely integrated with KORG Module, allowing you to use the five high-quality sound engines of Module as five new gadgets within the Gadget App, and has enhanced the Ableton Live project export function for improved MAC and PC compatibility.

All users should update their app to the new version 1.1, codename “Redwood City”. If you're not yet a user, or want to purchase one of our other great KORG apps, make sure to take advantage of our year-end special. We are having a two weeks sale on all KORG apps in honor of the Korg Module release. Hurry, sale ends December 11th!

Version 1.1 "code name: Redwood City"
New Features (2014.11.27 Update)

  • The KORG Module app now includes five high-quality sound engine gadgets.
    Each stylish body produces the exact same sounds as before. This will provide powerful tone for all Gadget-based music production.
    Visit here for more information
  • Ableton Live project export functionality has been enhanced, allowing you to choose either WAV or AAC as the audio file format for export. You can export in any format that's appropriate for your production style.
  • Any previous glitches have been fixed courtesy of the Restore function available on the gadget select screen. This will help users located the Bilbao/Abu Dhabi sound libraries that had disappeared from the system.
  • MIDI over Bluetooth, the latest iOS 8 technology, is now supported and other improvements have been made to enhance usability and stability.

Version 1.0.3 "code name: Santa Clara"
New Features (2014.9.4 Update)

  • Two brand-new gadgets. "Biblao" and "Abudabi".
    Visit here for more information
  • Professional MIDI control takes you to an even deeper level.
  • A new workflow with Ableton Live
  • Export audio files any way you like.
  • Native 64-bit support. Completely optimized for the latest iPad and iOS.

Two brand-new gadgets.

Bilbao
Lightning Sample Player

Abu Dhabi
Dynamic Loop Slicer

*Available for purchase within the Gadget app.

Landscape mode for creating tracks anywhere.

A major feature of KORG Gadget has been the vertical user interface that's easy to use even when held in a single hand, and now by popular demand we've also added a landscape mode. See more tracks at once in landscape mode, or more clips in portrait mode. The choice is yours.

Professional MIDI control takes you to an even deeper level.

All gadget parameters can now be freely controlled via MIDI. Also supported is MIDI sync, allowing synchronized performance with your DAW or other MIDI devices. Gadget can be freely controlled from any MIDI controller that can be connected to the iPad, such as Korg’s taktile or the nano series.
 
・taktile-25/49
・TRITON taktile-25/49
・nanoKEY2、nanoPAD2、nanoKONTROL2
・microKEY-25/37/61
 
* For connection to the iPad, use the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning - USB camera adaptor.
* A hub that supplies power is required for system 2.0 or later of the taktile series, and for the microKEY-37/61.
 

A new workflow with Ableton Live

Transform inspiration into a creative production. KORG has collaborated with Ableton to offer a new music production workflow that lets you move seamlessly from mobile to desktop. KORG Gadget can export your project in an Ableton Live format, via iTunes or Dropbox. The phrases of each track and scene you create are internally converted into audio files. You can then use Live’s powerful Session and Arrangement workflows to edit and and refine your ideas, perform or record new parts, arrange your ideas, and mix your song. If you don't already have Ableton Live, sign up in app to receive Ableton Live Lite for free.

Products that support Ableton Live project export functionality:
・electribe, electribe sampler (NEW!)
・iKaossilator for iPhone and iPad
・KORG Gadget for iPad

Export audio files any way you like.

n addition to powerful new association with Ableton Live, the audio data export functionality has also become far more convenient. In addition to the existing two-channel stereo file export capability, you can export audio data for individual tracks. This allows your ideas to be transferred via iTunes file sharing or Dropbox into your DAW, not only into Live but also into GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, or Digital Performer. KORG Gadget provides the ultimate experience even as a second DAW that you can take anywhere with you.

Native 64-bit support. Completely optimized for the latest iPad and iOS.

Santa Clara newly provides native 64-bit support. If you have the latest iPad and iOS, the full potential of your device will be utilized to deliver the best possible performance. Additionally, the KORG Gadget synthesizer engine has been completely optimized in assembler. From the visible to the invisible, every part has been painstakingly tuned by an experienced team of app development experts to being the system to a higher state of evolution.

Version 1.0.2 "code name: Milpitas"
New Features (2014.2.28 Update)

  • For beginners who want to start track making
    - Newly added “Beginners Guide” (http://www.korguser.net/gadget/manual/beginnersguide/)
  • For Professionals
    - Audiobus support (iPad Air / iPad mini Retina recommended)
    - Increased maximum bar length of clip from 8 bar to 16 bar
    - Automation parameter edit support without real-time recording
    - Arrange tracks
    - Track number support
    - Improved auto-naming function when creating a new song
    - Improved drawing capability
  • Enhancement of Sequencer
    - Auto scroll sequencer when dragging notes toward the edges of screen
    - Easier to change note length at the right edge of screen
    - You can now move and edit multiple notes together while maintaining their relative pitch
    - Reduce to one action to access parameters such as bar length
  • Enhancement of “Hybrid Design“
    - Refined “Hybrid Design“ with UI/UX experts
    - Optimized design with Function along with streamlined iOS 7 design
    - Improved animation when loading a song
    - Increased Japanese
  • Enhancement of “GadgetCloud“
    - GadgetCloud website version open (www.korg.com/gadgetcloud)
    - Display update date of top chart
    - Activity tab support to show your activity. Notifications now inform you when your track is liked / you are followed, etc.
    - Additing tags support when uploading to SoundCloud
  • Other small tweaks have been made to improve usability and stability.

The latest version of the KORG Gadget is available on the App Store. A free upgrade is available to users who have already purchased a previous version of the KORG Gadget.