mikrosonic RD3 HD – Groovebox for Android

February 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Finally we start to see more quality apps coming also for Android tablets – check out this new Groovebox. Create your own grooves and drum loops with RD3 HD – Groovebox!

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 HD — Groovebox that recalls two 303-style analog synthesizers, a drum machine plus distortion, phaser and delay audio effects!

Developed in Berlin, RD3 HD – 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.

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.

RD3 HD is optimized for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.X (Honeycomb) and Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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

Musical Features:
– Two virtual analog synthesizers
– 4 types of waveforms per synth
– Reminiscent of the legendary 303 synthesizer
– High-quality or regular filter modes
– Drum machine with 10 drum kits: 808, 909, 606, CR-78, Linn, KR55, RZ1, DMX, RX11, DPM-48
– Real-time step sequencer for the synths and the drum machine
– 3 effects: distortion, phaser and delay
– 4 bars with 16 steps per instrument
– 3 play modes: Solo, loop or random

Technical Features:
– Special portrait mode for 10-inch tablets
– Multi-touch control
– Live session recording
– Audio loop export as WAV files
– 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/rd3hd

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