Novation today officially introduced the Circuit Tracks – the latest in their Circuit family of grooveboxes.
The company says that the Circuit Tracks is designed to let users create instinctively and perform immediately. It expands on the capabilities of the original circuit with features that many users asked for, including: dedicated MIDI sequencing tracks; DIN MIDI In, Out & Thru; sample loading via SD card; audio inputs for processing external audio; analog clock out and more.
Other key features of the Novation Circuit Tracks include velocity-sensitive pads, 32-step sequences, microtiming, probability and pattern mutate.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Circuit Tracks is a studio powerhouse.
Equally at home alone or among other music machines, its full-size MIDI in, out, and thru, plus analogue sync out, complements other gear. Two MIDI sequencer tracks enable control and programming of external equipment, from drum machines to effects units. Audio inputs allow external sounds to be brought into and manipulated by Circuit Tracks. Outputs provide monitoring options for all occasions.
As with all other Novation equipment, Circuit Tracks is supercharged by Novation’s online companion, Components. Using the browser-based or standalone app, users can delve into the synth engine on screen, create patches with custom macros, load samples, make MIDI templates, backup projects, and get new artist-made sounds.”
Novation has also updated Components for the Circuit Tracks:
Components lets you do deep editing of synth patches, sample management and more.
- 32 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
- 28 RGB backlit tactile click buttons
- Power button with charge status LED
- USB-C socket
- Kensington MiniSaver slot
- MicroSD card slot
- 3x MIDI DIN (In, Out, Thru)
- 3.5mm sync out
- 2x Mono audio in
- L/R Stereo out
- Headphones out
- 8x endless encoders with RGB indicators
- Master volume pot
- Master filter pot with center detent
Pricing and Availability
Circuit Tracks is available now, priced at £359.99, $399.99 USD.