Novation’s Circuit Rhythm is a portable, battery-powered eight-track standalone sampler that makes it easy to sample, slice, sculpt and sequence sounds, whether from your DJ gear or even your phone.
With a simple, screen-free workflow, Circuit Rhythm is a hands-on and immediate way to get started with sampling, and a good choice for DJs wanting to dip their feet into making beats, but who don’t want to learn yet another software app.
One of the good things about Circuit Rhythm is that it is tied tightly to the online Components web app, from which it is possible not only to organise and make cloud backups of your samples, but also to download and import sound packs. It’s here where Novation has just launched a Sample Expansion Pack, with six new soundpacks for Circuit Rhythm owners to play with.
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With names like “Coastline Bliss”, “Trap Hop”, “East Coast Soul”, “Wonky Hip Hop”, “Neo Soul” and ‘Daybreak Trap”, there’s plenty here to get your creative juices flowing.
Plug the Circuit Rhythm into a spare channel on your DJ system, and you’ve got an easy way to immediately add custom beats and grooves to your own DJ sets – or even just drop DJ idents. A good choice especially for users of standalone gear, who don’t get samplers built in to their DJ software.
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