Along with today’s announcement of the Circuit Tracks, Novation has officially announced the Circuit Rhythm.
The Novation Circuit Rhythm builds on the capabilities of the original Circuit and the new Circuit Tracks by adding sampling, additional performance effects and more.
Based on the front panel, it looks like the Circuit Rhythm trades the synth and sequencing tracks of the Circuit Tracks for 8 sample tracks, with dedicated controls for sample editing. For fans of the Circuit workflow, it may not be a question of which of the new Circuit grooveboxes to get, but whether you want to get them both.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Designed for an intuitive workflow, Circuit Rhythm comes as a blessing for beatmakers. Capture creative ideas quickly and build meticulous beats effortlessly. With Grid FX, Circuit Rhythm is the perfect performance tool – invigorate your live set with beat repeat, embrace imperfection with vinyl simulation, and more.
Record samples directly into the machine, sculpt them to suit your style, and resample. Playback samples however you choose, whether you’re chopping straight from vinyl, making basslines and melodies, or punching in drums. Create beats without complications with Circuit Rhythm.”
Pricing and Availability
Specifications and pricing details for the Novation Circuit Rhythm are still to be announced; it’s expected to be available in Summer 2021.