Korg Gadget VR (Sneak Preview)

Ahead of the 2021 NAMM Show, Korg shared this sneak preview of its Gadget virtual studio running in virtual reality.

Gadget has previously been available for mobile devices, computers and Nintendo Switch. They system offers a collection of virtual instruments, which can be connected and arranged to create a custom virtual music studio.

As this preview demonstrates, Korg is now turning their virtual studio into a 3D virtual reality studio.

Details on pricing and availability are to be announced.

7 thoughts on “Korg Gadget VR (Sneak Preview)

  1. Speaking as someone with experience developing VR *and* playing with Korg Gadget (which I like), this has an extremely half-baked, not even proof-of-concept level vibe. Yikes.

  2. VR is too young for this

    you need some kind of way to induce force feedback, as if you are touching and manipulating actually solid objects… servos in gloves or fiber-wire tensors, blah blah star trek babble – who knows

    but yeh… not ready for prime time

  3. There’s quite a few fun music VR apps out there. Paradiddle is great and there’s a bunch of futuristic studio things that are fun with minimal latency. There’s also one that runs VSTs so you can walk around (literally) a vietual studio using your own plugins. However my favourite stuff is running “normal” 2D apps in VR, giving you an enormous display, or multiple displays. The relatively inexpensive Oculus Quest happily runs stuff like Caustic and it is just epic to use, especially with a USB MIDI controller. No noticeable latency.

    So yeah, this demo doesn’t show things off particularly well, but the hardware is up,to it, so it’s hopefully just a very early demo. And, usual caveat, if something doesn’t match your own use case it doesn’t make it rubbish for everyone.

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