Novation Circuit Rhythm

Sample. Make Beats. Perform
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 Circuit Rhythm is the powerful and versatile standalone sampler for the modern beatmaker. Samples can be recorded directly to the hardware, then 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.

Eight Sample tracks — each with their own 32-steppatterns, 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 and hands-on sequencer. Grooves can be quantised or captured off-gridi nto the sequencer, and probability and pattern mutate controls keep your beats evolving.


    • Circuit Rhythm Sample Pack Expansion - Use the six sample packs with over 550 royalty-free samples to add flavor to your tracks. Get inspired by vinyl samples and tight beats spanning hip-hop, trap, neo-soul and more to give your beats new life and bring out your creativity. Packs are available for free through the Novation Components online site.

Circuit Rhythm’s comprehensive connectivity includes full-size five-pin MIDI in, out, and thru, and analogue 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, and Novation Components provides a platform to load samples and backup your work. 

Sampleand resample

Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly.


Slice,reverse, loop, play chromatically, and more

Playback samples however you choose, whether you’re chopping straight from vinyl, making basslines and melodies, or punching in drums.

Performwith grid FX

Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more.

EightSample tracks

Make beats with eight sample tracks, each with their own 32-step patterns, chainable for up to 256 steps per track.

Seamlessbeat making workflow

Go from a sample to a complete beat with ease using the powerful and hands-on sequencer.


Gooff grid

Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and keep your beats evolving with probability and pattern mutate.

FX one verything

Douse samples in lush reverb and delay, make your mix pump with sidechain, and punch with the master compressor.


Comprehensive connectivity

Connect to your studio with full-size five-pin MIDI in, out, and thru, and analogue 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.

Create anywhere

The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of battery life, so youcan make beats on the move.


Go further with Components

Novation Components is the online companion that lets you load samples and backup your work.


Sound Collective

Register your Circuit Rhythm today to get access to free plugins and content with Novation Sound Collective.

Circuit Rhythm Tech Specs

Sound Engine & Sequencer

Maximum Polyphony (8 voices)

Recordable Samples = 4096 (128 samples x 32 Packs [1 internal Pack / 31 Packs on micro SD


Patterns (8 patterns x 8 tracks x 64 projects x 32 Packs)

Max Sampling Time (228 seconds per Pack (32 seconds max per pad))

Import Format (WAV, MP3)

Pattern Sequencer/Step Sequencer

Resolution (24ppqn quarter note)

Pattern length (1/32 note to 64 bars)

Recording method (Real-time Quantization on/off, Programmable Step Sequencer with


Playback direction (forwards, reverse, ping-pong, random)

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)

Sample playback (Slice, Chromatic, One-Shot, Gated, Looped, Reverse)

8 macro knobs (Pitch, Start, Length, Envelope, Overdrive, HP Filter, LP Filter, Resonance),

Master volume

Master Filter (High/Low Pass)

Product Hardware Specifications

32 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads

28 RGB backlit tactile click buttons

Power button with charge status LED

Rechargeable battery (up to 4 hours battery life)

Expandable Storage (slot for microSD card (sold separately) for 31 extra packs)

USB-C socket (power delivery, charging, MIDI)

Kensington MiniSaver slot

MicroSD card slot

3x MIDI DIN (In, Out, Thru)

3.5mm sync out

L/R Sample In Pair (for recording samples)

L/R Audio Out Pair

Headphones out

8x endless encoders with RGB indicators

Master volume pot

Master filter pot with centre detent

Kensington MiniSaver slot

Software Compatibility

Circuit Rhythm is class compliant so it will work with any modern Mac or Windows PC.

Load and backup packs, samples, Projects, and Grid FX with Novation Components online or

using the standalone appliciation.

Included with Circuit Rhythm

USB-C cable, USB power supply, Safety information.

Power Requirements

USB bus powered

Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hour run-time). Charge via USB-C port.

Product Dimensions

240mm length x 210mm depth x 30mm height (40mm height including knob caps)

Circuit Rhythm

        USB-A to USB-C cable (1.5m)

        USB Power Adaptor

Safety Information Sheet

Included Software

        Novation Components Standalone software.

Sound Collective Bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months.

USB bus powered

             Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (4-hour run-time). Charge via USB-C port.


USB Power Supply Included


Note: Maximum power consumption is required to be screened onto the product next to the power jack and must be consumption and not the specification for the power supply. Format is to the nearest 100mA. Up to 900 write in mA, above 1000 write 1.1A, 1.2A etc.

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