Korg has a long standing tradition of having amazing hardware synths through the years. The past few years since iPad was released Korg started releasing apps of some of that hardware. Basically giving us music production gear that used to cost thousands of dollars for a tens of dollars PLUS we are now able to lug it around in a shoulder bag to use wherever we feel so inclined – on the train, in the car, in a field, on a mountain, beside a stream…. OK – enough of THAT. Seriously though – I hauled my 88 weighted key professional keyboard out of my basement the other night to use in my concert and MAN was that thing heavy! Kong has now given me one more reason to never have to do THAT again! Plus all their apps are on a nice sale!
The Sales first –
KORG iPolysix – $19.99 (from $29.99)
KORG iMS-20– $19.99 (from $29.99)
KORG iKaossilator – $9.99 (from $19.99)
KORG iELECTRIBE – $9.99 (from $19.99)
KORG iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition – $9.99 (from $19.99)
NOW THE REAL NEWS –
Korg today has released a new app called Korg Module it is currently on sale for black friday only at $29.99 (from $39.99) – The Expansion Sound Libraries for in-app purchase are also offered at the sale price.
– Ivory Mobile Grand: Regular Price: US$29.99 → Sale Price: US$19.99 (33% OFF)
– Wurley Electric Piano: Regular Price: US$9.99 → Sale Price: Free
First a warning…. You will need to be running iOS8 and tis app will work on an iPad Air and up but I have not tried it yet on my iPad2. I know this is taking a HUGE amount of processing power so take that into account. Also, this is going to take 1.28GB of space on your iPad, it is big because of the nature of what this app is.
If you are really anxious for the amazing sounds of the Ivory Mobile Grand – that will be another 2GB’s of space on your iPad!
Now, the fun stuff….
KORG Module is a high-quality sound module app for iPad that contains a sound library over 1 GB. If you have an external MIDI keyboard and an iPad, you can play studio-quality keyboard and grand piano sounds anywhere. You can also use the sounds of KORG Module for the KORG Gadget music production app.
*** Five dedicated sound engines containing powerful tone ***
KORG Module has five dedicated sound engines, providing a number of high-quality sounds that can be played back on your iPad using the “NATIVE ENGINE”. These engines feature technology that was developed for KORG’s historic line of workstations and synthesizers including: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Clav, Organ, and Multi. Each display has carefully selected parameters, making it convenient and easy to adjust the sounds.
This app sounds amazing! Hook a $100 keyboard controller up to your iPad and it will easily replace my $2500 keyboard from 6 years ago! Take into account al the other apps available to run alongside Korg Module and now you are REALLY talking about an amazing music production opportunity! Plus, the Expansion Sound Library from Synthogy is one of the most respected piano software sound bank available for NORMAL computers and now we can have it for $20!
If you want to hear the wonderfulness of the sounds in this app then put your headphones on and head over to The SoundTestRoom with Doug to take a listen
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