KORG Gadget Brings Musical Magic To Nintendo Switch

KORG Gadget

Despite some early growing pains and questionable life choices, Nintendo turned its hybrid Nintendo Switch console into a huge success, and as such has gained the attention of many third party developers looking to make some magic happen on the newest console from the Big N. One such developer, Detune, has created the KORG Gadget; a music creation studio tailor-made for the Nintendo Switch that is designed to make music making feel like a game.

Detune’s KORG Gadget is making its debut on the Switch via Nintendo eShop this spring, bringing with it a music creation studio that will allow its users to create and perform music by “actively twisting and turning the Joy-Con,” according to the developer. Music maestros can also hook their Switch up to a TV via the console’s dock and utilize its four-person multiplayer mode to entertain guests, or even use it with a projector.

KORG Gadget

Here’s the official breakdown of the KORG Gadget from the official website:

The KORG Gadget’s most amazing feature is the intuitive music creation workflow, enabled by the KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch user interface. Sound, Phrase, Sequence, and Mix are contained in an intuitive layout, and allow for seamless music creation. Also, it can also be set to “scale mode” to match the song. Even those who are unaccustomed to synthesizers are able to enjoy creating songs.

The KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch includes 16 gadget instruments required for music creation. In addition to numerous unique synthesizers, ready-to-use drum machines and Kamata jointly developed with BANDAI NAMCO STUDIO are all included. All gadgets have sophisticated adjustable parameters for rapidly producing all manner of sounds. You will find inspiring sounds quickly and easily.

Joy-Con™ sensors allow for enjoyable creation and performance of HD effects. For example , turn the Joy-Con™ to turn the knob on a gadget, or twist to enter or play the notes of a scale that matches the song. In both cases, HD vibration matching the movement is transmitted to the hand, so you can experience sensory feedback that has never been available in software before. In addition, it is also possible to perform and input using the Joy-Con™ buttons and sticks. Try challenging yourself in various ways.

We’ve added a multi-player mode that allows up to 4(*) people to collaborate on a song. This new style allows four people to play simultaneously on a screen divided into four parts. Each player can be responsible for his or her own part, or you can make it a DAW competition – perhaps erase or add the notes of another player, and turn music creation into a game!

Using the Nintendo Switch dock’s HDMI cable, the KORG Gadget can be played on your TV. You can create a song on the big screen, or enjoy collaborating with up to four people. Also, by outputting to a screen, you can even using the Joy-Con™ for a live performance. Create music with this studio anytime, anywhere by choosing between TV Mode, Table Mode, Mobile Mode, etc.”

So, thoughts on the KORG Gadget? Plan on purchasing it when it releases this Spring? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

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