Review: Korg Gadget 2

Korg Gadget 2

$29.99-$199.99
10

UX/Design

10.0/10

Sound Library

10.0/10

Features

10.0/10

Stability

10.0/10

Price

10.0/10

Pros

  • The best of KORG sounds in one place
  • More Devices than any other DAW ever
  • World Class Sound Quality
  • Beautiful Graphic Interface

Cons

  • iOS Workflow locked down (No Audio Unit

A plethora of devices

Out of the thirty nine gadgets available, 29 come with the program; Of those 29 gadgets, 21 are unlocked out of the box- with 9 gadgets available as in-app purchases.The remaining 10 gadgets are unlocks when you buy other Korg Apps from the App Store on iOS (Korg iM1,iMS-20,Arp Oddessy,etc.). The excellent Korg Module adds on 5 individual gadgets alone.

We couldn’t possibly go through each device individually in this review, but we will highlight a few Gadgets that stand out in each category. Korg has themed it’s gadgets by name if them after cities known for certain sounds and genres. Of the drum machines on deck, we have London Hypersonic PCM Drum Module.

Next Gadget up is the Miami Monophonic Wobble Synthesizer, dedicated to House and Techno styled – pulsating baselines and leads.

The Amsterdam Boombox

The Kingston Chip Synthesizer Gadget, which specializes in Drop and Dub FX that reggae pioneered.

Additional Gadgets (In-App Purchases)

Two of the IAPs that particularly think are significant is the Kamata Wave Table Synthesizer, which emulates 80s video game soundtracks using wave table synthesis. To add authenticity, it was built by BANDAI NAMCO studios.

The second is Stockholm, an Octo-Sample Loop Player which is basically the Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player from Propellerhead’s Reason music production DAW.

Audio Recording is done through the Korg Zurich, Gadget 2’s Universal Audio Recorder. Even then…two other gadgets, Rosario and Durban– handle Guitar Effect Processing and Bass Effect Processing.

Post Author: Tre Scranton

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