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-step patterns, 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-grid into 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.
Sample and 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.
Perform with grid FX
Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more.
Eight Sample tracks
Make beats with eight sample tracks, each with their own 32-step patterns, chainable for up to 256 steps per track.
Seamless beatmaking workflow
Go from a sample to a complete beat with ease using the powerful and hands-on sequencer.
Go off grid
Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and keep your beats evolving with probability and pattern mutate.
FX on everything
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 you can 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.v1.1.1 Firmware Update
The v1.1.1 update for Circuit Rhythm speeds up the transfer of samples and projects from Components to Rhythm dramatically. For maximum speed, send content to the SD card pack slots (2-32). v2.0 Firmware Update
Firmware version 2.0 for Circuit Rhythm introduces more options for expressive performance and flexible sampling.Beat Match
With Beat Match, you can speed your samples up or down to get drum breaks perfectly in time with your session and make your beats flow seamlessly. Two new Beat Match pads in the Sample Mode Menu let you speed up or slow down the selected sample so that it fits seamlessly with your project. Fixed Length Recording
You can now record samples so that they'll be perfectly in time with your current project. A new toggle in the Sample Record View lets you choose between a fixed length sample recording of 8, 16, 32, or 64 steps. Perform with Grid FX Parameters
Take full control of your performances and tweak your sound to perfection with on-board controls for Grid FX. Every Grid FX parameter is now available to control directly with Rhythm's macro knobs. Performance Mode lets you go wild with temporary changes, while Edit Mode gives you the ability to make permanent changes to the Grid FX slots in your project. Improved Arrangement: Save Mute States to Scenes
Muted track states are now stored with Scenes, so you can more easily arrange your track without the need to have any empty patterns in your project.Trigger recorded Samples Immediately in Sample Record View
Newly recorded samples may now be triggered immediately in Sample Record view, so you can quickly decide if you're happy with your sample.Warranty
Enjoy three years of warranty. Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Click here for more information