Korg has released a major update to its virtual studio for iOS, Gadget.
Gadget 1.0.3, codename Santa Clara, adds:
- User-requested landscape mode (user-requested) that lets you use the app horizontally;
- Enhanced MIDI control and audio export;
- Seamless importation of your session to an Ableton Live set file (.als);
- 64-bit support; and
- Access to two brand-new gadgets, “Bilbao” and “Abu Dhabi”, as In-App Purchases.
Here are the details:
- Landscape mode – See more tracks at once in landscape mode, or more clips in portrait mode. The choice is yours.
- Enhanced MIDI support – All gadget parameters can now be freely controlled via MIDI. Also supported is MIDI sync, allowing synchronized performance with your DAW or other MIDI devices. Gadget can be freely controlled from any MIDI controller that can be connected to the iPad,
- Ableton Live integration – KORG has collaborated with Ableton to offer a new music production workflow that lets you move seamlessly from mobile to desktop. KORG Gadget can export your project in an Ableton Live format, via iTunes or Dropbox. The phrases of each track and scene you create are internally converted into audio files. You can then use Live’s Session and Arrangement workflows to edit and and refine your ideas, perform or record new parts, arrange your ideas, and mix your song.
- Enhanced audio export – In addition to the existing two-channel stereo file export capability, you can export audio data for individual tracks. This allows your ideas to be transferred via iTunes file sharing or Dropbox into your DAW, not only into Live but also into GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, or Digital Performer.
- Native 64-bit support – Santa Clara newly provides native 64-bit support. If you have the latest iPad and iOS, the full potential of your device will be utilized to deliver the best possible performance. Additionally, the KORG Gadget synthesizer engine has been completely optimized in assembler, to provide improved performance.
The two new devices, , Bilbao and Abu Dhabi, are available as In-App Purchases.
Bilboa is described as a ‘lightning sample player’. Here’s an audio demo of Bilbao in action:
Abu Dhabi is a dynamic loop slicer. Here’s a n audio demo of it in action:
For full information on all devices in Gadget, see the Korg site.
Korg Gadget is available via the App Store. The update is a free upgrade. The new devices are available as In-App purchases.