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Korg adds '80s arcade game sounds to its iOS synth app

Engadget Engadget 5/07/2016 Billy Steele
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Korg's Gadget app for iOS has been providing access to and arsenal of synthesizer and drum machine sounds since 2014. With the latest update though, the company has added a new instrument that cranks up the nostalgia machine. Korg worked with Bandai Namco for the Kamata: an '80s-inspired synth that's based on those chiptune noises you remember from the likes of Pac-Man and Galaga. The Kamata virtual instrument even comes with an '80s look to the UI to complete the experience.

If you're unfamiliar, Korg's Gadget app offers sequencer and mixing tools as well, so you can create full tracks with the library of tones the $20 app carries with it. The new Kamata synth, along with Gladstone and Madrid drum and bass add-ons, will set you back a few more dollars as an in-app purchases. All three of those are available now inside the main Gadget app, and for a short preview of the audio, watch the launch trailer down below.


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