They might sound like the names of a well-to-do child’s two favorite ponies, but Lemon drop and Fireball are actually mini touchscreen groove boxes from the 1010music stable. Now we have a third model, the Razzmatazz, which promises “tricky sequencing, slamming samples and FM synth drum sounds”.
In fact, we’re told this is “the world’s juiciest groovebox,” and is capable of “taking opponents twice its size and giving them raspberries.”
Beats can be sequenced in real time using the eight touchscreen pads, or you can plug in your favorite MIDI pad controller and beat them out on it. You can create up to 16 patterns, and the 64-step sequencer lets you view pad modes and steps simultaneously.
Each drum sound, meanwhile, is created using any combination of two FM oscillators and a WAV file. You also get two filters, two envelopes, a resonator, a snap generator and three extra effects.
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Razzmatazz comes with 120 preset kits and sequences, and you can bring your own WAV files either by importing them via SD card or recording directly into the line input. These can be up to 30 seconds long.
Power is drawn via USB-C, and additional connectivity options include MIDI I/O, clock in and line out, all via mini TRS ports. In addition to the two-inch touchscreen, you also get two buttons and four buttons.
Razzmatazz will be available to order from 1010 music (opens in new tab) website from October 12 for $399.