Two years ago, synth specialist KORG teased details for a VR edition of its music production software KORG Gadget. Exciting music fans with the possibility of music creation in VR, nothing else was heard of the project. Until this month, with the surprise early access release of KORG Gadget VR for Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro.
KORG Gadget is already an award-winning music production software for iOS, Mac, and Nintendo Switch versions. Users have a range of KORG’s powerful musical instruments at their disposal with an easy-to-use interface for speedy music production.
KORG Gadget VR
Combining its music production software with virtual reality gives users immersive, direct access to KORG’s range of synths. Developed by Detune, Degusoft and KORG, KORG Gadget VR puts you in the centre of an array of buttons, dials and sliders to experiment with.
Synths, drum machines and other effects units are on hand, with six available in the early access release. Early access is expected to run until the end of 2023. At which point: “Based on your feedback during early access, we plan to fix bugs, make adjustments, and add gadgets (instruments) and features,” the developers note.
From the looks of the trailer, you can’t get directly ‘hands-on’ with any of the instruments. The control interface uses a controller pointer rather than actual interaction with each gadget. On the other hand, even at this early stage, the app offers a nicely bewildering array of music customisation.
KORG Gadget VR is available on App Lab for Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro as well as Steam Early Access for around $30 USD. The company also mentions that: “There are no plans to support Apple Vision Pro at this time.”
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