Turn Your Classic Sega Games Into Music With The Korg Gadget 3.0

Oct 29, 2019

Category: Tech

If you’re a retro video game geek, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve got some old cartridges lying around. And if you also happen to be a musician (or you casually dabble), you may be familiar with chiptune — a form of electronic music that uses repurposed game cartridge sound chips as the primary instrument. Now, those two worlds are colliding more simply and conveniently than ever before with the Korg Gadget 3.0 synthesizer.

In collaboration with Taito and SEGA, essentially this device is a standalone 16-bit drum machine complete with 12 individual pads and simple slider controls. But what makes it interesting is the onboard sampler. You see, while the Korg Gadget 3.0 is pre-loaded with plenty of samples and sounds, it’s also offered with a series of video game-style cartridges that plug into the device as an ad-hoc program and load it with sounds borrowed from some of your favorite old-school games — including the likes of Space Harrier, Out Run, Golden Axe, and Fantasy Zone (amongst others). Best of all, the Genesis-inspired system is compatible with the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve ever wanted to make music inspired by your favorite ’80s Sega games, you can pick up this device starting July 11th of 2020 on the Nintendo eShop.

Learn More: Korg

More From Tech

Featured Image

Sennheiser Marks 75 Years With A Special Release Of Its HD 25 Studio Headphones

An ultra-limited model available to a lucky few by random drawing.

Posted By

Jun 1, 2020

Featured Image

Technics Marks Its 55th Anniversary With An All-Black SL-1210GAE Turntable

A direct-drive table with upgraded insulation and a Nagaoka-tuned cartridge.

Posted By

Jun 1, 2020

Featured Image

B&O’s 88″ Beovision Harmony Is The World’s First-Ever 8K OLED TV

A cutting-edge Scandanavian-designed range that costs up to $49,000.

Posted By

May 29, 2020

Featured Image

This Immersion Brewer Alarm Clock Is A Must-Have For Coffee & Tea Lovers

The second iteration of Joy Resolve’s lauded smart device.

Posted By

May 28, 2020

Featured Image

Sony’s 4K 20.1MP ZV-1 Handheld Camera Was Tailor-Made For Travel Vlogs

Introducing a flip touchscreen, directional microphone, and more.

Posted By

May 27, 2020

Featured Image

The 12 Best Indoor Electric Grills

Searing appliances for single living to full-scale meal prep.

Posted By

May 27, 2020