Out of nowhere legendary synth and keyboard company, Korg has announced its getting into virtual reality (VR). In a future product preview, Korg has unveiled all-in-one music production software Gadget-VR with very few details other than a teasing video.
Korg has brought its Gadget app to numerous platforms over the years, whether you’re on a laptop, iOS device even Nintendo Switch. This year it’ll be VR’s turn, with music producers able to surround themselves with virtual synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and other audio wizardry.
The company has yet to go into detail about how this will all work – or even connect to other hardware/software you may have. At the beginning of the video, there’s most definitely an Oculus Quest 2 so that support looks to be a given and the app is being built using Unreal Engine. VRFocus would expect to see a PC VR version as well, but we’ll have to wait and see.
As with any of the Korg Gadget apps, it’s all about being able to chop and change between those various gadget instruments – Korg Gadget 2 features over 40 for example. Korg Gadget-VR definitely looks to include some of them with the likes of ‘Miami’ a Monophonic Wobble Synthesizer, ‘Warszawa’ a Wavetable Synthesizer and the ‘Kingston’ Polyphonic Chip Synthesizer all clearly appearing in the video.
The video does confirm a launch is slated for 2021 so hopefully, further details will be released soon.
There are plenty of ways to get creative in VR when it comes to music, from entry-level gamified titles like Electronauts to fully-blown DJ apps like TribeXR. When it comes making music from scratch you have Modulia Studio, Virtuoso and AliveinVR. Korg is going to be a major addition to this genre thanks to its impressive history. As further details on Korg Gadget-VR are released, VRFocus will let you know.
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