Gadget VR, which Korg has just unveiled, is a virtual reality program they refer to as “the DAW of the future.”
Korg goes further to describe Gadget VR as a 3D space that spreads out before your eyes, you will be able to control gadgets that are arranged in 360° as if they were surrounding you. All you need is a VR headset compatible with KORG Gadget VR*.
*Supported VR headsets are Meta Quest 2 / Rift S. There are no plans to support Vision Pro at this time (as of 2023/07/07).
KORG Gadget VR is based on the “KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch” user interface for intuitive operation with the motion controller. The 3D gadgets and sequence monitor are arranged in 360° around you so that each track can be viewed simply by moving your eyes. The VR space allows users to seamlessly create songs as if they were touching the tracks with their hands.
There are six gadget instruments from KORG Gadget. In order to make them more like physical instruments, the design used in the other versions has been expanded so that all of the knobs and sliders are displayed on the panels. The sophisticated parameter structure remains unchanged, allowing for the speedy creation of all kinds of sounds.
The gadgets include:
- London – a drum sound module Gadget designed specifically for dance music.
- Miami – a Monophonic Wobble Synthesizer, designed for creating modern electronic bass sounds.
- Kiev – a software synth that features vector synthesis, using four oscillators that generate organic, spacey sounds.
- Chiang Mai – a polyphonic synthesizer Gadget that features VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) synthesis.
- Kingston – this polyphonic synthesizer Gadget is optimized for 8-bit or “chip tune” sounds.
- Warszawa – this synthesizer features a wavetable oscillator with a powerful filter and two modulation units,