iWaveStation update – Korg tweak their ‘classic’ iOS synth recreation

Korg are undoubtedly a leading brand in the world of music technology and that expertise and brand has very much embraced what iOS has to offer over recent years. Earlier apps such as iKaossilator, iPolysix and iMS-20 showed great promise but more recent apps such as Gadget, Module, iM1, ARP ODYSSEi and iMono/Poly have most certainly made a significant impact. Each of these apps is brilliant and all represent very good value for money. There other ‘classic synth as an iOS app’ release … [Read more...]

iMono/Poly updated – Korg add MIDI Learn to their new iOS synth app

Korg have an impressive legacy in the world of the synthesizer starting way back when with some innovative hardware designs. And while they still make (and recreate classic synths) in hardware, they have also embraced the software synth. Over recent years that has included iOS and, amongst the more recent releases are apps such as ARP ODYSSEi, iM1, iWaveStation and iDS-10. They have also released the excellent Gadget (now ported to OSX) and Module, there flagship iOS sample-based virtual … [Read more...]

iMono/Poly review – Korg bring another classic synth to the iOS platform… and to Gadget

Korg have an impressive legacy in the world of the synthesizer starting way back when with some innovative hardware designs. And while they still make (and recreate) classic synths in hardware, they have also embraced the software synth. Over recent years that has included iOS and, amongst the more recent releases are apps such as ARP ODYSSEi, iM1, iWaveStation and iDS-10. They have also released the excellent Gadget (now ported to OSX) and Module, there flagship iOS sample-based virtual … [Read more...]

iMono/Poly launched – Korg bring another classic synth to the iOS platform

Korg have an impressive legacy in the world of the synthesizer starting way back when with some innovative hardware designs. And while they still make (and recreate classic synths) in hardware, they have also embraced the software synth. Over recent years that has included iOS and, amongst the more recent releases are apps such as ARP ODYSSEi, iM1, iWaveStation and iDS-10. They have also released the excellent Gadget (now ported to OSX) and Module, there flagship iOS sample-based virtual … [Read more...]

Korg SALE – last few days for Korg’s mega iOS music app summer sale

I posted a full review of the v.3.0 release of Gadget for iOS back in March here on the Music App Blog. The new audio recording support is impressive and the fact that many features new to v.3 were supplied to existing users as a free update was also an impressive gesture from Korg. The iOS update was, of course, timed to coincide with the release of Gadget for OSX. A further Gadget update appeared recently taking the app to v.3.2.0. There was the usual round of fine-tuning to improve … [Read more...]

Korg SALE – Korg’s mega iOS music apps ON SALE including Gadget

I posted a full review of the v.3.0 release of Gadget for iOS back in March here on the Music App Blog. The new audio recording support is impressive and the fact that many features new to v.3 were supplied to existing users as a free update was also an impressive gesture from Korg. The iOS update was, of course, timed to coincide with the release of Gadget for OSX. A further gadget update appeared yesterday taking the app to v.3.2.0. There was the usual round of fine-tuning to improve … [Read more...]

Korg SALE still on – Korg’s mega iOS music apps still ON SALE including Gadget

I posted a full review of the v.3.0 release of Gadget for iOS a couple of weeks ago here on the Music App Blog. The new audio recording support is impressive and the fact that many features new to v.3 were supplied to existing users as a free update was also an impressive gesture from Korg.   The iOS update was, of course, timed to co-incide with the release of Gadget for OSX. Yes, I promised a review of that also...  and it is coming (but first I've got to convince my wife that I've … [Read more...]

Gadget 3.0 review – audio recording the highlight in Korg’s mega iOS electronic music production tool update

When Korg first released Gadget in 2014, I think it is fair to say that they pretty much smashed it. The app bought a combination of a novel approach, a format that suited iOS beautifully (in terms of features vs ease of use), a very slick UI and an eclectic mix of included virtual instruments - gadgets - that added up to an instant hit. Gadget was a shoe-in for my own personal 'iOS music app of the year' in 2014. What is also bought almost from day 1, was a promise from Korg to add audio … [Read more...]

Gadget news – Korg announce slight delay to Mac Gadget release date

I generally don't do too many 'coming soon....' items here on the Music App Blog as I'd rather wait until something is actually available. However, occasionally, something particular catches my attention.... And, as I posted a few weeks ago, Korg most certainly caught my (and lots of other I suspect) attention with their pre-NAMM announcement that Gadget was coming to OSX. When it comes to 'all-in-one' electronic music production apps available for iOS, Korg's Gadget is one of best options … [Read more...]