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KORG Gadget for Mac




The ultimate instruments collection for Mac
- the all-in-one music production studio software.

The award winning music production app KORG Gadget, that has received numerous awards, is now available for the Mac. It comes with the complete collection of gadget instruments, and also lets you use them as plug-ins in DAW. A unified single-screen interface that fully utilizes the large display of the Mac makes music production workflow intuitive. Inter-operation with the iOS version via iCloud, powerful functionality for exporting to Ableton Live, and many other new included technologies bring you additional production possibilities and creative enjoyment. Providing numerous instruments, yet simple to operate and easy to use, it's a completely new concept in DAW software that could have only been created only by the renowned musical and audio instrument manufacturer, KORG.

  • KORG Gadget for Mac

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  • A full collection of Gadgets. The full lineup of all gadgets is included as standard.
  • Long-awaited audio track support is provided, allowing you to record vocals or guitar.
  • An intuitive four-way split user interface takes advantage of the large screen.
  • All gadgets are provided as plug-ins. “Gadget Plug-in Collection” is included.
  • Shared projects can be synchronized between the Mac version and iOS version via iCloud.
  • Powerful interoperation with Ableton Live. Data can be exported completely, including the sound settings of the gadgets.

A full collection of Gadgets

KORG Gadget for Mac is equipped with the ultimate collection of more than 30 gadgets (*). In addition to a wide range of synthesizers that each emanate their own powerful personality, there's a lavishly high-quality piano that's suitable for professional use, a sampler that will accelerate your inspiration, a realistic acoustic drum machine, videogame sounds developed in cooperation with Bandai Namco Studios, and gadgets that provide software incarnations of classic instruments of the past including the KORG M1, WAVESTATION, iMono/Poly and ARP ODYSSEY, all available for immediate use.

All of these gadgets are tagged by instrument category and musical genre, and there's a new gadget selector that provides a sorted list of gadgets when you simply click the tags that you want. You can quickly select a gadget from the enormous collection, and use carefully selected parameters to rapidly shape your sound. KORG Gadget is the fastest way to obtain the sounds and the inspiration you need.

* All of the expansion sounds that can be purchased within the KORG Module, iM1, iWAVESTATION, iMono/Poly and ARP ODYSSEi apps are also included as standard with the exception of the Ivory Mobile Grand, Classilc EP-88M, Orchestral Dreams and Dreamy Synths expansion sound library for KORG Module.

Audio tracks let you include vocals, acoustic instruments and electric guitar

Support for audio tracks is a new and long-awaited step for KORG Gadget. There are two new audio track gadgets: the general-purpose Zurich can be used for recording sources such as vocals and acoustic instruments, and Rosario is optimized for guitar recording with a variety of effects and amp types provided. These gadgets elevate KORG Gadget into the realm of a true all-in-one production studio. In addition to recording audio, you can also import existing audio files.

Also provided is Recife, a new type of drum machine gadget with high-quality samples and 16 pads. For both audio and preset sounds, it features a high degree of freedom and widens your creative potential.

Four-way split interface takes advantage of large displays
Intuitive workflow draws out new talents

KORG Gadget for Mac unifies all steps of the music production process in a single window. The four-way split screen takes advantage of the Mac's large display, seamlessly unifying all steps of the entire process: creating the song, sound design, effects, and mixing. The editing functionality has also been improved to allow more detailed editing, and shortcut keys have been added to provide an ideal operating experience. There's also support for the "Touch Bar" that's featured on the new MacBook Pro. You can use the gadget keyboard to perform while keeping your notes within the selected scale.

Choose a gadget, produce sounds, and combine them. This intuitive interface is what lets KORG Gadget put you in touch with the qualitative core of music production as quickly as possible, making new talents blossom within you. With a workflow that lets you flexibly move between various platforms such as Mac, iOS, and the plug-in collection, every creative artist can now complete their songs without losing inspiration or motivation.

All gadgets are provided as plug-ins
“Gadget Plug-in Collection” included

KORG Gadget for Mac comes with the "Gadget Plug-in Collection" that allows the gadgets to be used as plug-ins. It's a gigantic collection of plug-ins that support AU, VST, AAX, and NKS  allowing you to use your favorite gadgets with your favorite DAW (*). Of course the standard bundle of gadgets includes models of the KORG Module, iM1, iWAVESTATION, and ARP ODYSSEi that have already been acclaimed as iOS apps, giving you complete coverage of production-ready sounds and presets. These highly refined sound engines meet the needs of any production style, and can be used in your favorite DAW.

* Please check the here for Operability confirmed DAW software.

Produce music anytime and anywhere
An ideal choice as a second DAW

KORG Gadget for Mac demonstrates new value as a DAW. Even if you're a creative artist who already owns a DAW, you can use KORG Gadget as a DAW that can unleash another side to your creativity. And rather than switching between DAWs, you can use KORG Gadget as a supplement to the DAW that you're already using. Distinctive sounds and an interface that's simple and easy to use are sure to stimulate new creative feelings within you. Since the project you're working on can be synchronized via iCloud, you can stay engaged in music production wherever you are, whether you're at home or away. With a wide range of export functions, KORG Gadget provides stress-free support for using your main DAW to add the finishing touches.

Finish your demo sketches in Ableton Live

Among the numerous export functions provided by KORG Gadget, special mention goes to the high degree of interoperability with Ableton Live. You can export data as a project file specifically for Ableton Live, so that each of KORG Gadget's tracks can be loaded into the appropriate tracks and scenes of Live. Data can be exported not only in audio file format as before, but now also in a MIDI file format that includes the sound settings of each gadget. Unification via the plug-in collection means that your KORG Gadget sequences will be perfectly reproduced in Live. By seamlessly transitioning between production environments, you can shape your ideas into a finished composition.

Share songs to connect with users around the world
Expect the birth of new collaborations

Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared using a variety of music sharing services around the world. "GadgetCloud (*1)" provides numerous opportunities for you to test your skill as a musical creator; you can submit your tracks for recommendation by KORG or enter them in contests, and there's also a ranking system. You can also directly upload your tracks anywhere, including to SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter.

*1 GadgetCloud is based on SoundCloud, the cloud service that's supported by creative artists worldwide. You will need a SoundCloud account.

Digital jam session with Ableton Link

KORG Gadget gives you even more ways to communicate via music. Since it supports Ableton Link, you can enjoy playback and jam sessions that are synchronized between your software, compatible apps, and multiple devices connected via a network. Sessions using your favorite sounds and songs can be shared with your friends.

Close interoperation with MIDI controllers
Accelerate the pace of your music production

Take advantage of a lineup of MIDI controllers that fully exploit the potential of KORG Gadget. The wirelessly-connected nanoKEY Studio or nanoKONTROL Studio will further speed up your step recording and mixing. Native support is newly provided for the nanoKONTROL2 as well, so you can enjoy perfect interoperation from the moment it's connected, and utilize its wide range of inspiration-expanding functions. Additional choices include the microKEY Air, a full-fledged mini-keyboard that also allows wireless connection, and the compact and convenient nano series. You're sure to find the MIDI controller that's perfect for your production style.

A fusion of cutting-edge technology;
The music production revolution starts

KORG Gadget links with numerous cutting-edge technologies, continuing to evolve so that you can enjoy an ever-more convenient and ideal music production environment. With KORG's MIDI controllers you can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and synchronize for performance via Ableton Link. Ableton Live allows you to export your project to Ableton Live. Completed songs can be uploaded to Allihoopa. Because KORG Gadget for Mac is a desktop environment, it will also provide the earliest support for technologies that appear in the future.

Experience KORG Gadget with a free, lite version
Unlock functionality with a KORG MIDI controller

To give a glimpse into the amazing power of KORG Gadget, we have provided KORG Gadget Le for Mac - a lite version of available free of charge. Although there are limitations to the number of gadgets and tracks that you can use, it's the easiest way for you to experience our amazing music production for yourself. Connecting KORG Gadget Le for Mac to a KORG MIDI controller (*1) such as the nano series, nano Studio series, microKEY series will expand some of the functionality that's available for you to use (*2). For details, refer to the comparative table of functionality.

*1 Please refer to KORG Software Bundle page for the products list.
*2 Please refer to the Specifications page for a comparison of KORG Gadget features.


  • nanoKEY Studio
    A mobile MIDI keyboard that connects via USB or wirelessly.

  • nanoKONTROL Studio
    A physical MIDI controller that you can use via USB or wirelessly.

  • microKEY Air
    A compact MIDI keyboard that you can use via USB or wirelessly.