Novation Circuit Rhythm is a powerful and versatile standalone sampler for the modern beatmaker. Samples can be recorded directly to the hardware, sliced, sculpted, reversed, looped, resampled and played chromatically – all in the box. Grid FX invigorate your live performances with lo-fi tape, stutter, beat repeat effects and more.
Circuit Rhythm firmware 2.0 update
Firmware 2.0 update adds significant new features to Circuit Rhythm, making it more intuitive than ever to use with more ways for users to be expressive with their beats. With Beat Match, you can pitch your samples up or down to get drum breaks perfectly in time with your session and make your beats flow seamlessly. Fixed Length Recording lets you record samples so that they'll be perfectly in time with your current project. Beatmakers can create dynamic sonic performances and take control of grid FX parameters directly from Circuit Rhythm using editable Grid FX.
Eight sample tracks – each with their own 32-step patterns, chainable for up to 256 steps per track – provide a seamless beatmaking workflow. Go from a sample to a complete beat with ease using the powerful hands-on sequencer. Grooves can be quantized or captured off-grid into the sequencer, and probability and pattern mutate controls keep your beats evolving.
Circuit Rhythm's comprehensive connectivity includes full-size 5-pin MIDI in, out and thru as well as analog sync out, making it the perfect sampler partner to any studio rig. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of battery life so you can make beats on the move, while Novation Components provides a platform to load samples and backup your work.
Sample and resample
Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, reverse, loop and resample your sounds effortlessly, play them chromatically and more. Playback samples however you choose, whether you're chopping straight from vinyl, making basslines and melodies or punching in drums.
Perform with Grid FX
Invigorate your live set with performance effects: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat and more.
Eight sample tracks
Make beats with eight sample tracks, each with their own 32-step patterns, chainable for up to 256 steps per track.
Seamless beatmaking workflow
Go from a sample to a complete beat with ease using the powerful and hands-on sequencer.
The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of battery life, so you can make beats on the move.
Go off grid
Capture your groove quantized or off-grid into the sequencer, and keep your beats evolving with probability and pattern mutate.
Effects on everything
Douse samples in lush reverb and delay, make your mix pump with sidechain and punch with the master compressor.
Connect to your studio with full-size 5-pin MIDI in, out and thru and analog sync out. Sample through stereo inputs and listen through stereo out or with headphones.
Never stop creating
Insert a microSD card to save and access thousands of samples and projects.
Go further with Components
Novation Components is the online companion that lets you load samples and backup your work.
|Built In Speakers||No|
|Included From Manufacturer||
USB-C to USB-A cable
USB power adapter
|Midi||In, Out, Thru, and USB|
|Product Unique Features||
|Control Connections||1/8" analog sync output|
|Onboard Controllers|| 32 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
28 RGB backlit tactile click buttons
8 endless encoders with RGB indicators
Master volume pot
Master filter pot with center detent
|Effects|| Delay Send with 16 presets
Reverb Send with 8 presets
Side Chain with 7 presets
Grid FX: Vinyl Sim, Beat Repeat, Reverse, Filter, Gater, Phaser, Digitiser
|Audio Inputs||Dual 1/4" stereo sample inputs|
|Audio Outputs|| Dual 1/4" stereo main output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|Internal Storage Capacity|| Internal storage for 1 Pack with 128 samples
4,096 total recordable samples via SD card: 128 samples × 32 Packs (1 internal Pack, 31 Packs on microSD card)
|Multitimbral Capability||8 sample tracks|
|Product Weight||1.94 lb|
|Programs/Presets|| Storage for 32 Packs of 64 Projects each
Each Project contains 8 Tracks with 8 Patterns each
|Sampling|| Onboard sampling via dual 1/4" stereo sample inputs
Sample time: 228 seconds per Pack, 32 seconds max per pad
Sample playback: Slice, Chromatic, One-Shot, Gated, Looped, Reverse
|Sequencer|| Step sequencer with micro steps, probability, mutate
Realtime recording with or without quantization
Pattern length: 1/32 note to 64 bars
Playback direction: forwards, reverse, ping-pong, random
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI;System Updates;Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Voices of Polyphony||8|
Novation Limited Warranty
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