As revealed just a few days before the NAMM Show, KORG Gadget is coming to the Mac OS platform at the end of February (do you have any appointments on the 28th?).
As previously announced, along the existing gadgets you’ll also get some new ones for audio recording: the Zurich gadget for general-purpose recording and the Rosario gadget for guitar recording. In addition to the audio gadgets, your sound-creating possibilities are further expanded by Recife, a new type of drum gadget with built-in high-quality samples.
You can use Gadget as a standalone alternative DAW or within your main DAW. All gadgets will work in any DAW environment as the “Gadget Plug-in Collection”, this means you can decide to use single gadgets (as AU, VST, AAX with NKS support coming soon) in your DAW projects as the need arises.
As for connectivity options, KORG Gadget for Mac supports Allihoopa, Ableton Link, and Bluetooth MIDI
The bad news? Well, it’s going to be more expensive than you probably thought. Intro price is $199, regular price $299. Not cheap, but I can’t really blame KORG. This is a huge collection of quality and well-designed tools (more than 30 gadgets!) and a big development effort.
Maybe KORG could have offered a smaller set of default gadgets to have a more competitive starting price, and sell the rest as in-app purchases. I’m not a fan of this approach, though. I would rather save and get the full package.
Price and Availability
Release date: February 28, 2017 (Tuesday Japan time)
Regular Price: $299 -> Introductory Special Price: $199 (Limited Time only)
Purchase available via download at the new KORG SHOP (new site opening soon)
You can find more info here.
If you’re an iOS Gadget user, you’ll be happy to know that Gadget for iOS version 3 will also be available February 28 and features the long-awaited Audio Track recording and playback. Yay!
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