Circuit Rhythm is a versatile sampler for making and performing beats. Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly. Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and layer up across eight sample tracks. Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more. Integrate Circuit Rhythm into your studio, or unplug and create anywhere utilising the built-in rechargeable battery.
Novation has decades of experience in the field of live performance tools. Launch pads of all kinds delight whole generations of musicians. And Novations tabletop synthesizers are just as popular … PEAK, just to name one example. Or Circuit Tracks.
Circuit Tracks (two polyphonic synthesizer and two MIDI tracks as well as four drum tracks) now has a smart and convenient cousin: Circuit Rhythm. Not surprisingly, this tool conveys an aura of intuitive workflow and creativity, just as all Novation products do.
Some PR notes:
“Find your groove with no limits to your sound. Make beats with high-quality artist sounds out of the box, or plug your phone, turntable or synths into Circuit Rhythm and record sounds directly to the machine, then process and resample them.
With eight flexible sample tracks you can immediately play back samples however you choose, whether you’re chopping straight from vinyl, making basslines and melodies, or punching in drum grooves live.”
“Bring beats to life wherever inspiration strikes you. Circuit Rhythm’s portability makes it the best friend of the beatmaker on-the-go. With a built-in rechargeable battery and microSD card for expandable storage, you can create, perform and store full length beats all in one place.”
Let’s round off the picture with a PR-Video:
A spontaneous thought, however, arises. Equip 20 musicians with a Novation Circuit Rhythm and let them produce their songs. Wouldn’t the results be very similar at the end of the day? Those fluffy patterns in the video – own creations? preset loops? – give us the impression that production of unique, creative music happens automatically, in a somehow mysterious way, almost by itself. Let’s look back on 1500 years of music history and we see clearly that this was never the case.
Guess we have to find our own answers to the important question of “individuality in modern music” concerning beat production units with lots of fun-factor (such as the Novation Circuits Rhythm).
Be that as it may: Circuit Rhythm looks like an handy and extremely intuitive studio & live performance tool. For sampling. For drums. And more …
Novation CIRCUIT RHYTHM
Sampling . Beatproduction . Performance
Price: 399,99 Euros