NAMM 2017: Korg's Gadget music production app is coming to the Mac

Go go Gadget for Mac...
Go go Gadget for Mac...

NAMM 2017: Korg's Gadget has established itself as one of the best music-making environments for iOS, and now it's set to make the jump to the desktop with a Mac version.

As well as operating standalone and offering what's described as a "seamless connection" to the iOS version (which presumably means that projects can be shared both ways), Gadget for Mac also comes with the Gadget Plug-In Collection, which means that its devices can be used within your AU-, VST- or AAX-compatible DAW. There's support for the NKS standard, as well as Ableton Link, Bluetooth MIDI and Allihoopa.

Everything takes place on one screen, though you can split this into four windows to give you a better overview of what's going on. Mac users will get all of the 30-plus Gadgets that are currently available, as well two new ones that enable audio recording and an additional 16-pad drum gadget.

More information - including the price, we hope - will be released at the start of the NAMM Show on 19 January. You can also find out more about Gadget on the Korg website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.