Have you dreamed of making music in the sprawling studios you see littered throughout your social feed?
Well lit, inspiring spaces filled with racks of gear, consoles with countless channels and walls filled with vintage synths, and a live room occupied by a Steinway & Sons grand piano, tuned oh-so-perfectly that it inspires the next hit.
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Korg Gadget VR
Well, Korg may have just pushed this dream in the right direction. Korg recently introduced the Korg Gadget VR, Korg harnesses the Meta Quest 2 (and the Pro version of it), allowing users to be immersed in their own iteration of a production studio. Surrounded by the instruments available in Korg’s Gadget production software,usually reserved for iOS, the Gadget VR allows you to reach out and use the synths as if you physically had them in front of you. Toggle between different synth sounds, drum machines as well as a mixer, the Gadget VR software allows you to sit immersed in your music production. You’ll start sat in a spaceship-feeling control room, surrounded by gear and monitors to help you start visualising the sounds you’re creating.
As a start, Gadget VR includes their London drum machine, Warszawa wavetable synth, Kingston chiptune synth, Chiang Mai Variable Phase Modulation synth, Kiev vector synth and Miami bass synth. A complete enough catalogue to begin music making, the beauty of it all being the very accessible price (albeit requiring a Meta Quest 2 headset to operate). From here – where next? An immersive band experience, more synths or other instruments? Who knows, keep an eye on Korg for the answers.
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