Novation has introduced its latest addition to the Circuit family, putting sampling in the spotlight with a host of fresh features aimed to take beatmaking to new heights.

Circuit Rhythm is a powerful and versatile sampler for making and performing beats. It allows you to record samples directly in, then slice, sculpt and resample them effortlessly. Grooves can be quantized or captured off-grid, and layers can be built up across eight sample tracks, while live sets come alive with performance FX.

The wait is finally over. The next addition to our Novation Circuit family is here to bring new life to beatmaking and turn samples in to stellar tracks. With eight sample tracks, built-in recording, performance effects, on-the-go capabilities and more, Circuit Rhythm is the beatmaker’s best friend.

Circuit Rhythm features

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

The Circuit Rhythm will be available from mid-July, 2021. You can pre-order it now for £359.99 GBP / 399.99 EUR (not available for US customers).

More information: Novation