Korg drops the new Hybrid synth into its Module 4 app, and you can use it in Gadget, too

Korg’s Module iOS app is a fine choice for keyboard players who want a stock of playable and tweakable sounds to use in performance situations, and it’s just got even more flexible thanks to the release of version 4.

This adds the Hybrid synth, a new module that can ‘do’ both analogue and FM-style tones. It’s built on a brand-new engine and, for each sound, the optimal parameters are presented to you on the interface so that you can quickly dive in and season to taste.

There are also a couple of optional expansions for the synth - Hybrid Synth Pack 2 and Cinematic - which are available as in-app purchases. What’s more, Module Pro users who also have Korg’s Gadget app can use Hybrid in Gadget 2 as well, though it’ll be named Fairbanks in that case.

Better still, Module itself can now be used as an AUv3 plugin, meaning that it’ll run inside a suitable host (GarageBand, for example). 

You can try the new version 4 features in the free version of Module; if you want full functionality you’ll have to do so either via in-app purchases or by buying Module Pro, which is currently available at the discounted price of $20/£20.

Find out more on the Korg website. Module 4 runs on iPad and iPhone.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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