Korg has created a virtual reality production studio

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Korg has just released a virtual reality version of its online production studio, ‘Korg Gadget’.

The VR software is available on iOS, Mac, plugin and Nintendo Switch, and – when paired with a compatible VR headset – Korg Gadget provides an “intuitive user interface” and gadget instruments to enable speedy music production.

The software takes users to a “virtual studio” where they can control and manipulate synths with hand gestures, write MIDI sequences, record external audio and modulate sounds.

The VR version of the software is modelled after the Nintendo Switch version of Korg Gadget, which contained 16 sequenceable instruments that could be mixed, recorded and arranged in various ways to create tracks.

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In the Nintendo Switch version, the devices controllers could be mapped out onto parameters, which sent tactile feedback information to the user through their vibrations. The VR version arranges the software’s gadgets and synthesisers in a 360° environment around the player, so users are able to interact with their 3D environment.

The virtual studio comes with six user-friendly instruments that have been redesigned so that they look and operate more like realise instruments. The designs from other models have been advanced so that all of the knobs and sliders are presented on the nearby panels. It is said this allows users create songs with ease, as if they were actually touching the instruments with their own hands.

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Some of the available gadgets include:

London – a drum sound module Gadget formulated with dance music in mind. Miami – a Monophonic Wobble Synthesizer, perfected to make modern electronic bass sounds. Kiev – a software synth that uses four oscillators to create organic, spacey sounds. Chiang Mai – a polyphonic synthesiser Gadget with VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) synthesis.

The sophisticated structure has been kept the same , and the programme has been labelled “the DAW of the future.”

The programme is currently only compatible with Meta Quest 2 and Rift S VR headsets. Korg Gadget VR is available here for £24.99.

Tiffany Ibe is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Instagram

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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