Gadget and Module updates – and 50% SALE pricing added for iM1

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gadget logoKorg certainly made quite a splash with their iOS music apps in 2014. At the start of the year they released Gadget, their brilliant all-in-one electronic music production app, and have added extra ‘gadgets’ and other new features to it since.

And, to cap off that year, we had Korg Module – probably the best sample-based virtual instrument now available for iOS – making its debut and demonstrating just how good an iPad can sound. Both of these app made my own personal ‘top ten iOS music apps of 2014‘ list amongst some very stiff competition. Both are class-acts.

Gadget - slick and powerful 'all-in-one' electronic music production app for iOS.

Gadget – slick and powerful ‘all-in-one’ electronic music production app for iOS.

Korg were obviously not intending to take the foot of the iOS gas though and, in 2015, they have released the equally brilliant synth app; iM1. This is a virtual reproduction of Korg’s own classic M1 music workstation. Sounds from this hardware unit found their way into countless chart hits and, for a pretty modest sum, you can now have the essence of that sound in an iPad format and with a few added extras.

iM1 in 'easy' mode. This is easy to use but, don't be fooled, as this app has plenty of depth if you want to dive in.

iM1 in ‘easy’ mode. This is easy to use but, don’t be fooled, as this app has plenty of depth if you want to dive in.

Anyway, hot on the heels of updates to all three apps last week, further ‘technical’ updates have appeared for Gadget and Module today. These are simply dealing with minor bug-fixes but will be welcomed by regular users anyway.

The Mellow Tape Keyboard IAP is a free download and features some pretty cool sounds....

The Mellow Tape Keyboard IAP for Module is a free download and features some pretty cool sounds….

And, of course, the current 50% summer SALE pricing continues for a short while yet. If you have not yet taken the plunge, then both Gadget and Module are currently on limited-time sale pricing. Both are 50% off at UK£14.99/US$19.99. They are good value at full price…  and the sale prices they are an absolute steal….   Oh, and some of the IAP content for both apps is also on sale at 50% off. This is therefore also a good time to add to your sound collections for each app.

And, thankfully, iM1 has now been added to the list of apps on sale….  You can, therefore, pick up a copy of Korg’s flagship iOS synth workstation for just UK£14.99/US$19.99. This really is a great workhorse synth and the broad palette of available sounds – many of them classics that you will have heard on countless commercial recordings via the hardware version of the M1 synth – means it would appeal to almost any iOS music maker regardless of their musical interests.

iM1 - a brilliant recreations of Korg's classic M1 synth.

iM1 – a brilliant recreations of Korg’s classic M1 synth.

If you are looking for some classy iOS music apps to add to your collection, then do check out the original reviews of Gadget, Module, and iM1. They are all excellent and, while not the cheapest iOS music apps that you can buy, at 50% off, they most certainly offer excellent value for money.

Korg iM1

Korg Module for iPad


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    1. ConfusedKitten says:

      Thanks for the heads up John (as always)! I grabbed some expansion cards for the iM1 and also recently bought Module and Synthogy’s Ivory expansion and wow, both the Korg and Ivory pianos are utterly amazing! The Korg piano is really bright and modern (which I love) like a Kawai or Yamaha, and the Steinway is wonderfully warm and full of character. I feel so silly for not purchasing Module earlier as it’s astounding; but I’ve just been having so much fun using iM1 that I didn’t think I needed it at the time lol. Both of these are amazing apps and highly recommended! :)

    2. After uhming and ahing for a while, not entirely happy with the price, I changed my mind and bought both Madrid and Gladstone. Good move, the gamble paid off. I’m absolutely delighted with the quality of the samples, versatility and interface of both modules. If Korg wanted to add some guitar modules, I’m in for those, too.

      • Hi Nathan, that’s good to know….. and, yes, some guitar sound might be an interesting option :-) very best wishes, John

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