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music for apps: gadget - an eternal album

by dave stafford

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SSDL1752 music for apps: gadget - an eternal album

release date: 20140712 label: pureambient

last updated: 20151121 current count of tracks: 11

hello and welcome to the eternal album, “music for apps: gadget”, which of course features the remarkable, innovative and very exciting korg "gadget" app - an application that features no less than fifteen different synthesizers, including drum machines, bass synths, lead synths, even an ambient synth - and having fifteen different korg synthesizers to choose from, to mix and match in any combination or quantity - is not a bad thing at all !!

I think that gadget came as a bit of a shock to the ipad/ ios music application fraternity / sorority, sure, we are used to awesome synthesizers appearing with frightening regularity, and various MIDI, audio, and MIDI + audio "studio" applications offer varying layouts, some with no synths at all, some with a single synth and a drum machine and so on.

so for korg to casually drop "gadget" into the app store, well - I for one was pretty shocked by it: hard to absorb the fact that it has FIFTEEN, count them, fifteen synthesizers to choose from ! as far as playing / recording / editing, well, korg must have done their homework, I've yet to crack the manual, and I "figured out" how to set up a session, and record, without any assistance.

you couldn't really ask for a cooler package: each of the fifteen synths is beautifully laid out, very modern, very beautiful graphics, it's very, very easy to operate and figure out, the editing is a bit fiddly but once you get used to it, it's simple enough...

with fifteen sound sources, the possibilities are...endless. for example, for track three, "while you were sleeping", I dropped in six iterations of the ambient synth, which allowed me to build up a really beautiful ambient sound. alternatively, on other tracks, I am using five or six different synths, and blending sounds between five or six or more synths - is fantastic! there's never been a studio app with this many synths - so once you get over that shock, you can just enjoy playing and recording with gadget.

korg have really done it this time, I can really see the huge potential of this app, and I am sure I will be able to use it to create a huge variety of types of music, of which it is more than capable. time will tell, but I think gadget will take it's place right up there with the other studio apps, and it's also got a bunch of great sounding synths, too - so it's win, win, win, win...fifteen times a winner :-) :-)

and now - to the music!

dave stafford
pureambient world HQ

upload history:

20140303 initial upload - 4 new tracks
20140712 upload - 2 new tracks
20150214 upload - 1 new track
20150329 upload - 1 new track
20151117 upload - 1 new track
20151121 upload - 2 new tracks


released March 17, 2014

dave stafford: korg gadget application

all tracks composed, arranged, engineered, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by dave stafford for pureambient records.

all instruments and sounds by dave stafford.

technical note: approximately four seconds (or more) of silence has been added to the end of each recording, to allow for any running order that you, the customer, desires (since this is a completely user-configurable album); this added silence in no way affects the quality of the tunes.

it's also advised that this music be listened to through headphones to experience the full stereo effect - we feel that the tracks are best experienced via headphones; in stereo - if this isn't possible, then the best available stereo speakers will have to suffice.

finally - thank you for listening!


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dave stafford Stirling, UK

ambient loop guitarist dave stafford performed on stage with robert fripp and the orchestra of crafty guitarists in early 2009, and again with robert fripp and the symphony of crafty guitarists in 2015, and has worked with ambient music and looping for over twenty years. stafford has a rich back catalogue of ambient and loop music, +rock, prog or acoustic crafty guitar music: www.pureambient.com ... more

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