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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
8x endless encoders with RGB indicators
Master volume pot
Master filter pot with centre detent
Kensington MiniSaver slot
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.
USB bus powered
Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hour run-time). Charge via USB-C port.
240mm length x 210mm depth x 30mm height (40mm height including knob caps)
USB-A to USB-C cable (1.5m)
USB Power AdaptorSafety Information Sheet
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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.