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KORG Gadget 3 KORG Gadget 3





More Powerful Than Ever, Quickly Turn Your Ideas Into Music
A Complete, Seamlessly Integrated Music Production Ecosystem

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.

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 VST3 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.

  • KORG Gadget 3

KORG Gadget 3 series | Introduction Video

  • Gadget Instrument Collection with a total over 6,000 sound programs
  • New gadgets: Santa Ana (Guitar) and Sydney (Sampler)
  • A genre select function that allows you to create songs from your favorite patterns
  • 5 new IFX including an 8-Band EQ, Stereo Imager, Transient Shaper, and more
  • 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

KORG Gadget 3 is now even more powerful

Now in its third generation, KORG Gadget 3 is 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. Two new gadgets have been added: "Santa Ana," which makes it easy for anyone to create realistic rhythm guitar, and "Sydney," which imports long samples and manipulates loops. New features include a "Gadget Browser" that enables sound search, an improved "Play Page" with an easier-to-use scale menu, and "Genre Select" that allows you to combine your favorite patterns before starting to create a song.

The IFX features a greatly improved user interface, with graphical displays for EQ, Compression, and other sound adjustments. Five new effects have also been added, including an 8-Band EQ, Transient Shaper, Stereo Imager, Auto Pumper, and Pitch Shifter to expand the possibilities of your music production.

In addition, the iOS version now supports AUv3, allowing gadget instruments to be used in Garageband, Logic Pro, and other applications. These new features will strongly support your music production.

  • Santa Ana
    Rhythm Guitar Machine

  • Sydney
    Loop Sampler Machine

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.

Plug-ins for instant sound in your favorite DAW

KORG Gadget 3 is also available as a plug-in only package that allows you to leverage the ready-to-use sounds of KORG Gadget 3 in your favorite DAW. With the long-awaited addition of VST3 support, KORG Gadget 3 Plug-ins can now be used in a wider range of music production environments. The spectacular plug-in collection includes the standard bundle of gadgets, all of the gadgets based on the acclaimed KORG Module iOS app, ELECTRIBE Wave, iM1, and iWAVESTATION, as well as all of the IAP gadgets. A complete set of ready-to-use sounds/presets *1 is included. A variety of unique and powerful sounds with carefully selected parameters can be used with your favorite DAW *2.

In addition, the iOS version now supports AUv3, enabling gadget instruments to be used with Garageband, Logic Pro, and other apps *3.

*1 Some libraries are not included in the plug-in version.
*2 For Mac/PC compatible formats and confirmed DAWs, please see here.
*3 Audio/MIDI gadgets such as Zurich, Rosario, Durban, and Taipei do not support AUv3. Also, gadgets that work with the KORG apps, such as Salzburg, Montreal, Alexandria, Firenze, Glasgow, Fairbanks, Darwin, Memphis, Lexington, Warszawa, Montpellier, and Pompei will not support AUv3. Please wait until the respective apps support AUv3.

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.

Anytime, anywhere on your favorite device

KORG Gadget is available for iOS, Mac, as Plug-ins (Mac/PC), Nintendo Switch, and even VR devices *1. All of your ideas can be seamlessly shared as iCloud or Ableton Live projects *2 on iOS and Mac, plug-ins with your favorite DAW, and QR codes*3 on Nintendo Switch. Take KORG Gadget wherever and whenever inspiration strikes you, on your favorite device.

*1 Projects are not compatible with KORG Gadget VR.
*2 Ableton Live Lite is available for iOS users for free from within the application.
*3 It is possible to export data to the iOS version via QR code.

Easy to use with MIDI controllers

Simply connect a MIDI controller that supports Korg Native Mode* and you can control all of the gadgets, transport controls, and more as if they were hardware, without having to make difficult settings for knobs and sliders. For example, when the KORG Keystage is connected, even the program and parameter names of each gadget are automatically displayed. nanoKEY Studio and nanoKONTROL Studio controllers allow wireless input and mixing. You can also use your favorite MIDI controller, independent of Native Mode. Find the MIDI controller that inspires you and accelerates the pace of your music production.

* Compatible with Keystage, nanoKEY Studio, nanoKONTROL Studio, and nanoKONTROL 2.

Buy Now KORG Gadget 3

Give it a try with the free lite version

KORG Gadget Le is available for free download so that everyone can experience the appeal of KORG Gadget. Although the number of usable gadgets and tracks is limited, we hope you will experience the seamless and intuitive music creation that only KORG Gadget can offer. You can also expand some of the functionality *1 of KORG Gadget Le by connecting a Korg MIDI controller *2.

*1 See the Specifications page for a feature comparison with KORG Gadget 3.
*2 Please see the KORG Software Bundle page for the applicable models.


  • "A fresh take on iPad synthesis and sequencing from Korg. Simple enough to use but powerful and fun, with some excellent sounds."


  • "If you have an iPad buying Korg Gadget is a no-brainer. If you don't, maybe it's time to bite the bullet!"


  • "From the moment I fired it up, Gadget completely blew me away. It’s the single best iPad electronic music tool I’ve ever used, hands down. Its 15 synths are so specialized, but collectively cover so much ground, that even newcomers can quickly find exactly the sounds they’re seeking. The sequencing and arrangement functions are absolute best of breed for iOS."


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