0 comments on “Now you can try out Korg’s Gadget on MacOS for free”

Now you can try out Korg’s Gadget on MacOS for free

Korg have made a new free version of Gadget available for MacOS. Gadget Le for MacOS is available here. Go grab it now and give Gadget a try on your Mac.

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2 comments on “KORG Gadget 3.0 comes to iOS as does Gadget for MacOS, plus lots of sales too”

KORG Gadget 3.0 comes to iOS as does Gadget for MacOS, plus lots of sales too

It’s worth the wait, and the wait is over. Gadget 3 arrives with audio recording and more. Gadget for Mac arrives and Korg puts loads of apps on sale all at once!

Firstly, here’s what’s new in Gadget:

  • Two new gadgets provide long-awaited audio recording.
  • “Recife” – A new powerful drum gadget with 16 pads.
  • Supports music sharing service “Allihoopa”. http://allihoopa.com/
  • Supports exporting plug-in data with Ableton Live Export.
  • Supports audio document manager “AudioShare”.
  • Other improvements have been made to enhance stability.

A bunch of gadgets inside Gadget are 50% off too, as is Gadget itself, so if you haven’t got it as yet, now is a good time as it’s half price at $19.99:

KORG Gadget for Mac is available directly from their site here, it isn’t on the Mac App store, so don’t go looking for it there. Gadget for Mac is on an introductory price of $199. It’ll go up to normal price on the 30th of April.

If that wasn’t enough, Korg have put the following apps on sale too:

0 comments on “Roli releases Blocks Dashboard as a beta”

Roli releases Blocks Dashboard as a beta

I’ve mentioned Roli’s Blocks product a few times and today they’ve released something new. Now you can connect Blocks to:

  • Apple: Logic Pro.
  • Ableton: Live.
  • Native Instruments: Kontakt, Massive.
  • Steinberg: Cubase.
  • Bitwig: Studio.
  • ROLI: Equator.
  • Spectrasonics: Omnisphere.
  • FXpansion: Strobe2, Synth Squad.
  • SampleModeling: Swam.
  • Cycling ’74: Max MSP (although there are already Max objects for Blocks I believe)

Whilst this isn’t strictly speaking about a mobile product it is a really useful way to use Blocks. You can find out more at Roli’s site.

0 comments on “So we have to wait a bit longer for Gadget for macOS, and that’s ok.”

So we have to wait a bit longer for Gadget for macOS, and that’s ok.

And of course the corresponding iOS update too. It’s a shame, but then these things do happen, and, probably like many of you, I’d rather have a stable version in another few weeks rather than bugs on day one. Reasonable?

When you think about it Korg are doing something pretty amazing and in some ways revolutionary. They’ve gone from a mobile app back to the desktop, and in the process creating an amazing holistic system for creating music wherever you are. Being that it’s Korg we expect this level of sophistication hand in hand with simplicity as the norm. But doing this is hard and perhaps even harder than they’d expected.

So we’ll wait. Late March isn’t too bad after all. It’ll come around soon enough.

0 comments on “More information emerges about Korg Gadget for Mac”

More information emerges about Korg Gadget for Mac

Tim from Disschord gets the scope on the latest information on Gadget for Mac. Here are all the details:

  • Award winning KORG Gadget currently iOS only will soon be available for Mac.
  • The ultimate Gadget collection includes all of the more than 30 gadgets.
  • Intuitive and simple operation that delivers powerful music production.
  • Power users can get back to the basics, beginners can jump right into great music making.
  • Takes advantage of the large screen with a single-window four-split (divided in four) screen design.
  • Comes with “Gadget Plug-in Collection,” a magnificent collection of plug-ins that support AU, VST, AAX, and NKS (*1).
  • Two new gadgets provide long-awaited audio recording.
  • A new powerful drum gadget with 16 pads.
  • Supports the latest technology including Allihoopa, Ableton Link, and Bluetooth MIDI.
  • Seamless connection between KORG Gadget for iOS and KORG Gadget for Mac enables a smooth workflow so you can produce music anytime and anywhere.
    (*1) NKS will be available in the future version.

In addition, KORG Gadget for iOS version 3 will also be available February 28 and features the long-awaited Audio Track recording and playback. These gadgets elevate KORG Gadget into the realm of a true all-in-one production studio.

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)

As Tim points out this isn’t cheap. You could pay $199 for Logic Pro X (on the app store). But then again this is desktop territory and not mobile. Prices are higher, and on the whole I’m not sure it’s bad value at all.

What’s more interesting is that Korg have chosen to release it via their own store and not Apple’s Mac App store. Obviously doing it this way means that they can secure an additional 30% that Apple would have taken, but what will be interesting is how they manage updates and versions.

But there’s less than three weeks to go before it lands now, so not long to wait.

1 comment on “KORG Gadget is coming to the desktop”

KORG Gadget is coming to the desktop

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Whilst this is a surprise it’s also very welcome. In many ways it’s the next step for Gadget, and an obvious step. We’ll know a bit more next week as things become clearer, but there are a few points to note already that I think are important.

Firstly, Gadget on the desktop is still going to have Ableton Link, which is excellent news of course. Next and more interesting, is an integration with Allihoopa. Which I think is a first. I think it will be very intriguing to see how that’s done and also if the integration comes to Gadget on iOS as well. Finally I’m keen to see how the iOS to Mac OS connection works as well, and what ‘seamless’ really means.

For now, here’s what’s on the Korg page

The award winning KORG Gadget music production iOS app is soon to be released for the Mac. Building on the smooth operability and intuitive user interface of the iOS version, “KORG Gadget for Mac” provides a new dimension of inspiration for every creative artist. The Mac version also comes with “Gadget Plug-In Collection,” a magnificent collection of plug-ins that support AU, VST, AAX, and NKS. With KORG Gadget, you can use the Mac version at home and the iOS version when you are mobile, letting you enjoy a seamless workflow and ideal music production experience. The care that KORG has paid to hardware instruments over more than 50 years of experience has been channeled into the powerful cutting-edge musical software that is KORG Gadget. Now, the ultimate all-in-one music production studio extends its scope to a new platform and brings a new level of music making for Mac users everywhere.

Main features of KORG Gadget for Mac

  • Award winning KORG Gadget currently iOS only will soon be available for Mac.
  • The ultimate Gadget collection includes all of the more than 30 gadgets.
  • Intuitive and simple operation that delivers powerful music production
  • Power users can get back to the basics, beginners can jump right into great music making.
  • Takes advantage of the large screen with a single-window four-split (divided in four) screen design.
  • Comes with “Gadget Plug-in Collection,” a magnificent collection of plug-ins that support AU, VST, AAX, and NKS.
  • Two new gadgets provide long-awaited audio recording.
  • A new powerful drum gadget with 16 pads.
  • Supports the latest technology including Allihoopa, Ableton Link, and Bluetooth MIDI.
  • Seamless connection between KORG Gadget for iOS and KORG Gadget for Mac enables a smooth workflow so you can produce music anytime and anywhere. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/uk/news/2017/011202/#sthash.YHW6eAMN.dpuf

All information will be publicly announced when the NAMM show opens on January 19, 2017 (local time) in Anaheim, California, USA. Don’t forget to check the KORG Gadget product page. – See more at: http://www.korg.com/uk/news/2017/011202/#sthash.YHW6eAMN.dpuf

0 comments on “Link goes beyond iOS, establishes a serious desktop presence aside from Live”

Link goes beyond iOS, establishes a serious desktop presence aside from Live

It’s only fair to say that Link has very quickly established a strong foothold in the iOS world, and has of course had a desktop presence from day one with Live. But the big question was always whether or not other desktop DAWs would take it on.

Now that’s happened with Reason. Here’s what Propellerheads say about it:

“Reason is the first third party DAW to add support for Ableton’s Link technology. Users of Reason 9.1 can effortlessly sync their music making apps across WiFi, and Link will keep all apps in tempo and time. Drop in or out of the Link at any time. Change tempo on one device and all the Linked apps follow suit.

Use the Link enabled Reason for Jam sessions with friends using Ableton Live or other Link enabled apps on desktop or mobile. Or use Link to record the sound of your favorite iOS apps to your Reason tracks in perfect sync.
How to use Link

Using Link is a breeze. Reason 9.1 adds Ableton Link as a new sync mode that you enable from the transport panel. You’ll see how many other Links are available and a graph will show timing information. When you hit play in Reason, it will start playing in sync on the next downbeat. When you stop, all other apps will keep playing. There is no sync master.

Reason 9.1 is a free update for owners of Reason 9. To update Reason 9, simply download it from Reason’s auto updater that will detect the update on launch.”

Make now mistake that this is massive, truly massive, and I hope that it isn’t the last. Quite frankly I think that we should see all DAWs take on Link, and I’d like to see some Android love for Link too.

What’s more, it’s great to see Jakob in there doing his thing!

0 comments on “Video: Inter-Device-Audio with SoundPrism Link Edition”

Video: Inter-Device-Audio with SoundPrism Link Edition

Video description:

“Today, the developer of the free app midimittr released a new server software which include this famous new technology Inter-Device Audio. This enable the possibility to transfer direct audio from your iPad via the lightning cable. The technology is only available for users of OSX 10.11 El Capitan. This demo demonstrate how good already this technology works with the new app from Audanika: SoundPrism Link Edition”

Video published by Synth Anatomy.

SoundPrism Link Edition on the app store:

0 comments on “Video: n-Track Studio 8 – Pure Data”

Video: n-Track Studio 8 – Pure Data

Video description:

“Short video demonstrating Pure Data use inside n-Track. With n-Track Studio 8, you can load your favorite Pure Data patches, whether instruments or effects, directly inside your DAW environment.

n-Track Studio is a cross-platform DAW, available for Windows and Mac and for Android and iOS in its mobile version. Main features include unlimited audio and midi tracks, advanced editing and mixing capabilities, built-in effects and instruments, and advanced metering tools. n-Track Studio 8 also includes exciting new features such as the step-sequencer, streamlined recording and internal routing, support for Pure Data patches and integration with Songtree, the new online music collaboration app.”

Video published by nTrackSoftware.

n-Track on the app store (iPhone and iPad):

1 comment on “El Capitan and iOS9 users need to check this out, it is amazing!”

El Capitan and iOS9 users need to check this out, it is amazing!

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If you’re an OSX (El Capitan) user, and an iOS9 user, then you need to look at this. It is absolutely amazing. iOXAudio install a little tray bar application into your desktop on El Capitan so that you can quickly enable you iOS Devices to be used as audio inputs of your DAW of choice.

If that wasn’t enough, it’s free and open source. You can download it here and find the source here.

I think that this is pretty big, pretty amazing stuff, so go check it out.