NAMM 2019: Korg’s Gadget is now well-established on iOS, and version 2 sees improvements being made not only to this mobile version, but to the Mac one, too. And, for the first time, Windows users will be able to get a taste of the Gadget goodness.
First the straightforward bit: there are six new Gadgets in version 2, four of which have been confirmed, with details of the remaining two still to come. Memphis is a semi-modular analogue synth; Pompei is a 6-voice analogue synth; Taipei is a MIDI Out Control device, suggesting that Korg is looking to open Gadget up as as hub to control your other gear; and Durban is a bass effect processor.
On iOS, the Gadgets will be available as paid upgrades – the version 2 update itself is free – but on the Mac, you’ll have to pay for the version 2 update but the new Gadgets will come included. Got that?
Gadget 2 also sports a redesigned user interface, with the main screen view now enabling you to see the status of each track at a glance. Smooth tempo change and fade-in/out functions have been added, too.
As well as this update to the full-on Gadget, Korg has also confirmed the forthcoming availability of the Korg Gadget 2 Plugins, which will be available for both Mac and PC. This will enable those who just want the Gadgets to buy them on their own so that they can be used in any DAW.
All the Gadget 2 products are scheduled for release in February.
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