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RD3 - Groovebox

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USD 2.73

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Create your own grooves and drum loops with RD3 - Groovebox!

*** If you have a high-end phone or tablet please check out the RD4 version with more features ***

Use your Android phone or tablet as a musical instrument and make your own electronic music tracks!

Recreate the sound of early electronic dance music with the RD3 – Groovebox that recalls two 303-style analog synthesizers, a drum machine plus reverb, distortion, phaser, filter and delay audio effects!

Developed in Berlin, RD3 - Groovebox is a pioneering audio app that lets you program your own grooves. This multi-touch enabled app makes it simple to invent unique loops and manipulate them with resonant filters and effects on the go.

Appropriate both for experienced musicians and novices.

RD3 is optimized for Android phones and tablets. Use it for live performances in landscape mode on phones and 7-inch tablets or use the additional special rack view on 10-inch tablets in portrait mode.

Loops you've created and exported with the Groovebox can also be automatically integrated into mikrosonic's audio mixer app SPC - Music Sketchpad.


Channel mixer/sequencer:
- Volume control with level meter
- 4 bars with 16 steps per instrument
- 3 play modes: Solo, loop or random
- Channel mute

Two virtual analog synthesizers:
- 4 types of waveforms for each synth
- Reminiscent of the legendary 303 synthesizer
- High-quality or regular filter modes
- Real-time step sequencer for each synth
- Free assignable audio effects

Drum machine with:
- 10 drum kits: 808, 909, 606, CR-78, Linn, KR55, RX11, RZ1, DMX, DPM48
- Channel mute
- Punch control for volume and envelope adjustments
- Accent programmable for each drum channel
- Free assignable effects for each drum sound
- Real-time step sequencer

Audio effects:
- Reverb, distortion, filter, phaser and delay
- Real-time controllable
- X/Y control field for each effect
- 4 effect sends
- Chaining of 2 effects

Technical features:
- Special rack view in portrait mode for 10-inch tablets
- Multi-touch control
- Live session recording
- Audio loop export feature
- SoundCloud Sharing Kit integration
- Session save capability
- Cut/copy/paste pattern
- OpenSL support
- App2SD

System Requirements:
- Android 2.3 or higher
- Screen resolution 800×480 (WVGA) or higher
- 800 MHz CPU or faster supporting ARMv7

More details at: www.mikrosonic.com/rd3

Terms of Use: http://www.mikrosonic.com/terms
Privacy Policy: http://www.mikrosonic.com/privacy

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RD3 - Groovebox


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  • gabriel abney, Mar 29, 2011

    Very well done app.
    The sound is quite excellent, if a bit simple; but it would be simple - it's emulating a single-oscillator monophonic synthesizer and an early 80s beatbox.

    The interface is well designed and responsive, and coming up with good melodies should have been this easy on a real tb-303, or mc-202.

    Ability to save a session, and export a sound file is a must, and it's here and works well.

    A couple wishes:
    - it would be nice to have more patterns, and the ability to define pattern order / reps;
    - flam on the drum machine would be very cool;
    - having to go back to the mixer to switch patterns is just slightly awkward - having up and down buttons for browsing patterns on the actual instrument screens would be nice.

    One slight hitch - and this might be a hardware issue, or a patent issue:
    - Multitouch is a little clumsy; one control can't be smoothly decreased while another is smoothly increased. They want to go the same direction. But if that's what you want, it works very well.

    Conclusion: Excellent sound, lots of fun! Well worth the tiny price.