The Novation Circuit Rhythm is a sample-based groovebox/synthesizer that builds upon the design and success of the original Novation Circuit. It allows you to incorporate your own samples and manipulate them using chopping, resampling and more.
Design and Controls
The Circuit Rhythm has a familiar layout similar to other Circuit grooveboxes with intuitive controls for easy sample creation and manipulation. It features 32 backlit velocity-sensitive pads for sample sequencing and 10 rotary encoders for sound sculpting, including HP/LP filters, Slope, Tune, Distortion, Resonance, Sample Length, and Sample Start.
With Grid FX, the Circuit Rhythm transforms into an ultimate performance tool, allowing you to perform beat repeats, vinyl simulations, and other sound shaping. Additionally, it can be used as a standard USB-MIDI controller for music software.
Firmware Version 2.0
The latest firmware update (version 2.0) brings a host of new features and enhancements for beatmakers, including the Beat Match function for speeding up/slowing down samples, Fixed Length Recording for recording samples that match the BPM of your project, and an editable Grid FX section.
Portable and Standalone
The Circuit Rhythm is portable and can be used in standalone mode, powered by the built-in rechargeable battery. It’s perfect for capturing inspiration and creating tracks quickly and professionally.
Simple and Advanced Sequencing
The Circuit Rhythm is suitable for both beginners and experienced sequencers, offering a streamline mode for quick ideas and an advanced mode for complex sequencing patterns. With Novation Components, you can store your sounds, projects, and Grid FX templates and access them even without your gear.
Sample Expansion Pack
The Circuit Rhythm sample expansion pack includes over 550 genre-defying sounds, from vinyl cuts to neo soul chords, percussion, drums, and more. The samples are royalty-free and can be downloaded for free from Novation Components.