My 24 Apps of Christmas: 1 – Korg’s Gadget

I mentioned this morning that I thought I’d do a 24 apps of Christmas. I’ve done it before and I think it’s a good way to remember all the fantastic apps that we rely on and probably take for granted.

So, to start off, my first app, and probably the app I most normally go to is Korg’s Gadget.

It’s such a complete powerhouse for musical production on your iPad. Personally I use it on a retina Mini and it works like a dream. It’s a big app, and in fact with its recent integration with Korg’s latest app, Module, it’s even bigger now. However, I like that Korg gave Gadget users a good deal if they purchased Module, getting some additional gadgets inside the app was a nice touch. I haven’t tried them out as yet, but I’m sure they’ll be good.

As I mentioned in my recent post about catching up with Korg at the MPX in London, I think that they’re doing some of the most innovative things in music technology, and they’re really supporting the community, which is a very important aspect as far as I’m concerned.

Gadget is possibly one of the best all round music production apps available for iOS in my opinion. Both it’s range of sound engines and also its design and attention to detail make it a real must for anyone who enjoys making electronic music on their iPad.

If you want to hear what people are making with Gadget, then listen to some tracks from the Gadget SoundCloud group.

If that doesn’t convince you I’m not sure what will.

But, do remember that Korg’s Gadget is 25% off until the 11th of December, so if you don’t have it then now is a good time to rectify that.

Find your iPad on the Apple Store.

Looking for a Shruthi?

Anyone interested in grabbing a good price on a Shruthi then take a look here.

Korg Module, The Epic Guide for iPad (video)

Ok, time to say googdbye to the Movember logo

That was fun right? But back to normal a bit later today I’m afraid …

Look what came in the post

I do love these little machines.

Patchblocks Crowdcube Investment (video)

This is actually a really interesting phenomenon. Whilst it’s very common for hardware companies like this to go to kickstarter and do well I don’t think I’ve seen one go for an equity crowdfunding platform, and certainly not succeed as fast as this has on Crowdcube.

They’ve already achieved their funding goal and are now overfunding and have loads of time to go. I’d like to see lots more companies like this go down the equity route to keep them going. It certainly makes sense to me anyway.

lfo test (video of a new feature coming to apeSoft apps soon)

iVCS3 14 bit nRPN (video)

Video description:

“Parse the incoming nRPN MIDI for high resolution, from 1-127 steps of normal 7 bit to 0-16383 steps of 14 bit.
This feature will be available from next release of all apeSoft apps.”

Improvisation for bamboo flute and percussion, live at the Agora Borealis (with Noatikl too)

Video description:

“At the Agora Borealis in Shreveport, Louisiana. An improvisation for homemade bamboo flute and assorted percussion. See for more music

The underlying drone textures are coming from Noatikl running on an iPad.”

Gary Numan’s Live Rig includes an iPad Mini …

I think that this is great. It’s getting more and more obvious that iDevices and mobile music apps are increasingly getting used in fairly mainstream performance.

I was actually at this Numan gig on Friday night too, and it was pretty awesome as well.

Via Synthtopia.

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