KORG Gadget 2 has had an update with various improvements and bug fixes but most importantly three new gadgets. They tell us that Otorii and Ebina are the long-awaited future-retro sound modules created in collaboration with Sega and Taito, and that Warszawa is the powerful wavetable synthesizer developed from the core of the ELECTRIBE Wave. All are now available in all KORG Gadget 2 series.
Here's a description of the three gadgets direct from Korg...
SEGA 16-BIT DRUM MACHINE
We are proud to announce our collaboration with Sega. With a focus on games like OutRun and After Burner that achieved popularity in the 80’s, we have sampled original equipment to create a library of drum sounds and SFX. From the logo to the interface design, this distinctive rhythm gadget is a nostalgic homage to the Genesis.
TAITO ARCADE SYNTHESIZER
This is a synth gadget inspired by the Darius arcade cabinet and its distinctive three-screen design. Synth sounds have been recorded from arcade games such as Darius and The Ninja Warriors. Through collaboration with Taito, we reproduced FM tone generator sounds as closely as possible, successfully reproducing sounds of these legendary arcade games. Samples of the FM sound have been taken from 6 titles including Darius, Ninja Warriors, and Night Striker, and the arcade game sound has been revived as best as possible. The Detune and Delay parameters are available by layering multiple FM channels. The detune and delay that is so vital to creating Taito sound can be used easily.
Sophisticated Wavetable Synthesizer
The Sophisticated Wavetable Synthesizer "ELECTRIBE Wave", capable of creating innovative and cutting-edge sounds, has been Gadgetized. Unlike a PCM synth, a wavetable synthesizer allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms and change the waveform position during playback. By combining a wavetable oscillator with a powerful filter and two modulation units, you can create a variety of sounds.
ELECTRIBE Wave has a powerful wavetable sound source that supports cutting-edge dance music such as EDM, Future Bass, and Trap. By simply adjusting the selected parameters, you can easily create edgy sounds with rich harmonics that can not be obtained with PCM synths and analog modeling. By moving the wavetable POSITION with automation, it is also possible to make angular changes while playing.
Pricing and Availability:
See KORG website. A special summer sale is being held, where most of KORG applications/plugins including these 3 items are available at up to 50% off. (Sale ends on August 31)
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