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Overview
  • 70 Built-in drum kits featuring both acoustic and processed analog sounds
  • Create your own custom drum kits
  • 12 different built-in bass sound sources
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    $187.49
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      Low-profile drum machine with 70 different kits from rock drums to voice percussion.

      The RhythmTrak Drum Machine from Zoom is ready to groove right from the start. There are 70 different drum kits built-in featuring both acoustic and processed analog sounds, ideal for rock, R&B, funk, jazz, hip hop and electronic music styles. In addition to these genres you will find kits ranging from ethnic to voice “beat box” percussion, where you can create advanced rhythm tracks, and try techniques like replacing a kick, snare, or other instrument sound, and express them as a human voice.

      INCLUDED DRUM KITS:

      • 5 Rock Kits
      • 5 Dance Groove Kits
      • 6 R&B Kits
      • 5 Jazz Kits
      • 5 Voice Percussion Kits
      • 6 Pop Kits
      • 7 Funk Kits
      • 5 Hard Rock Kits
      • 6 Zoom Classic Kits
      • 6 Fusion Kits
      • 4 Hip Hop Kits
      • 10 World Kits

      Create your own drum kits
      All drum kits consists of 3 banks, each with 13 pads for a total of 39 unique samples per kit. Sound sources can be freely selected and assigned to the pads with the ability to fine-tune parameters such as pitch, level, and panning to create your own amazing custom kits. The RT-223 has room to store up to 127 of your own personally programmed kits.

      Twelve built-in bass sound sources
      Choose from electric bass styles such as Pick, Finger, and Slap, or select Acoustic Bass, Synthesizer Bass, or one of the other bass sources, 12 in total. To create a bass line, you can play the pads with assigned chromatic pitches just like a keyboard. A dedicated switch quickly lets you mute the bass sound at any time.

      Use onboard effects to control EQ and ambience
      Use the COMP EQ effect to have complete control over a kit’s tonal quality, or add depth and dimension to the overall sound simultaneously with the REVERB effect. These effects can also be applied to bass sounds, and up to 40 settings for each effect can be stored as patches, so you can easily recall them for future projects.

      COMP EQ effect
      The RT-223 incorporates a multi-band compressor with independent settings for each frequency band. By applying the effect to just the right frequency range, you can tighten up the kick drum, give snares and toms more body, or perform other mastering tricks to spruce up the sound of a drum kit. There’s also a resonance filter and Low-Fi effect built-in that are essential tools for some styles of dance music.

      REVERB effect
      There are four different types of reverb including Hall, Room, Spring, and Plate that can help you set the right space for your drums. In addition to the reverb settings, there is also a Chorus, Flanger, and Delay effect that will further shape your sound. For example, you could apply Gate Reverb to the snare sound only, or place the entire drum kit in a hall. Flanger and Delay can be synchronized to the tempo in measure or beat units. Create Flanger with 4-measure modulation or a dotted eighth note Delay.

      440 preset patterns cover all musical styles
      From Rock, Jazz, and Funk to Club and House, the RT-223 comes with 440 playing patterns that can be used straight away. A large number of phrase variations including intro, fill-in, and ending patterns are also provided. By simply combining these, you can whip up a backing rhythm that delivers the goods.

      Touch-sensitive pads let you build original patterns
      Programming your own patterns is a snap, thanks to the touch-sensitive drum pads. The RhythmTrak records not only your timing, but also the dynamics of your finger work. You can create and store up to 511 patterns. The process is made even easier through visual cues provided by the self-lit pads.

      Quickly create original songs with FAST method
      You can combine any number of drum patterns in any order to create a song. In addition to step input where you select patterns one by one, the RT-223 also offers the innovative FAST (Formula Assisted Song Translator) method. With FAST, you use symbols such as +, −, and brackets “()” to specify the pattern lineup. This is especially useful for songs with repeated patterns. To play pattern number 12 eight times and then pattern 25 sixteen times, you simply enter "12 x 8 + 25 x 16". By enclosing this in brackets and adding a multiplication factor such as "( ) x 4", the entire sequence can be repeated. The RT-223 lets you store as many as 100 songs for automated backing.

      Groove play mode lets you play patterns like a DJ
      Assigning patterns to pads allows you to trigger patterns simply by tapping the pads. This is great for live performances and for DJ use.

      User-friendly design for simple operation
      The RhythmTrak is a dedicated rhythm machine designed to make rhythm programming truly easy. You can take the shortest possible route from idea to finished song. No need to boot up a computer and start DAW software, or laboriously read sound source data into a sampler. Most controls on the top panel of the RT-223 have only a single function, and there are no complicated multi-level menus. The backlit LCD shows all-important information at a glance.

      Metronome function for simple repeat practice
      The built-in metronome with its dedicated key is handy for simple repeat practice. In addition to the standard 2 - 8 beat, you can also use 6/8 beat, 7/8 beat, 2+3 beat, 3+4 beat and other mixed beat settings.

      MIDI IN connector and external line input
      The MIDI IN connector allows synchronized play with an external device. By receiving note messages, the RhythmTrak can serve as drum sound source module in a MIDI-based system. The line input accepts the signal from a CD player or other line-level source, or from a guitar or bass via an effect. Seamlessly integrate the RT-223 into any session.

      2-way power from size AA batteries or AC adaptor
      The unit will operate continuously for eight hours on a set of four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. Whether on stage or during rehearsals in the studio, the RhythmTrak is always ready. For extended studio work, an AC adaptor can also be used.

      Features
      • 70 Built-in drum kits featuring both acoustic and processed analog sounds
      • Create your own custom drum kits
      • 12 different built-in bass sound sources
      • Onboard effects like reverb, chorus, flanger, EQ and delay help shape your sound
      • 440 preset drum patterns included covering all types of musical styles
      • Touch-sensitive pads record timing and dynamics of your finger work
      • Unique FAST method helps quick arrangements using mathematical symbols
      • Assign patterns to pads for live performance and DJ uses
      • User-friendly stand-alone design, no need to boot up a PC or start DAW software
      • Metronome function for simple repeat practice
      • MIDI IN connector and external line input
      • 2-way power from size AA batteries or AC adaptor

      Order now, and bang on your drums all day.

       

      RhythmTrak Drum Machine Specifications:

      • Drum Kits: 127(Factory: 70, Blank: 57)
      • Drum Sounds: 213
      • Bass Programs: 12
      • Rhythm Patterns: 511(Factory: 440, Blank: 71)
      • Songs: 100
      • Maximum Notes: 32,000
      • Polyphony: 18
      • Resolution: 96PPQN
      • Tempo: 40−250BPM
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
      • D/A Conversion: 24bit 8times over-sampling
      • Drum Pads: 13(touch sensitive, self lighted)
      • MIDI: IN
      • Control Input: Foot Switch
      • Display: 128-segment custom LCD (with backlight)
      • Line Input: 1/4" stereo phone jack (Input impedance: 10kΩ, Rated input level: −10dBm)
      • Line Output (L/MONO, R): 2 x 1/4" phone jack (Output Impedance: 1kΩ or less, Rated output level: −10dBm)
      • Headphone Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack, 50mW into 32Ω load
      • Power Requirements: AA size (LR6) battery x 4 or AC adaptor DC9V/300mA / Center minus type (AD-0006 recommended)
      • Battery Life: Approx. 8 hours (with alkaline batteries)
      • Dimensions: 217.9 (W) x 182.6 (D) x 35.5 (H) mm
      • Weight: 680g (without batteries)
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      ZoomRhythmTrak Drum Machine
       
      3.3

      (based on 6 reviews)

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)
      • Good quality (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
        • Back-up (3)
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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Buy the Alesis

        By SecretAgentMan

        from Orange, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

          I have an Alesis SR16 and an even older Yamaha RX17 which I'm still using. Thought I'd try the Zoom unit because of the bass line and some newer sounds. This unit is not intuitive and very difficult to program the bass line. Some patterns are usable, some not, the latin and jazz patterns are junk. By the time I figure this thing out I'll be too old to play. I won't be recommending this to a friend, I'll be giving it to him.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Rhythmtrak Dumb Machine

          By RM

          from WY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

              Couldn't begin to figure this thing out. User's manual was no help.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              NO POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED!!!!!

              By BoomBoom

              from Vermont

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • No Ac Power Supply

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

              I am a bit disappointed that Musician's Friend did not make it clear that this unit doesn't come with an AC power supply. Seldom would I ever use this gear with batteries. C'mon guys-- update your site with a note that the power supply is NOT included. Moreover, where can I find a power supply for this unit? All power supplies are not created equal!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Eazy and realistic drum sounds.

              By Beach Bum

              from Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Program And Use
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

                I use this rhythm machine for practice and performance in small venues as a single performer.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Groovin' to the RT-223

                By Axeman

                from Roscoe, Pa

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

                  The RT-223 is easy to use, great to jam with and endless hours of creativity.
                  With all the pre-programmed tracks just setting the tempo to different rates gives you thousands of possibilities. Realistic sounding; my wife thought I had a group playing with me. I call it the band in a box!!
                  In minutes I created my own tracks cause it is easy to use. I ran my guitar through a looper, into the RT-223 then to my amp; amazing music was happening.
                  Don't be afraid to purchase this gem and use it for practice recording, live gigs or just have a blast being a one man drum circle.
                  I highly recommend the RT-223!! A great price too!!

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                  (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  ZOOM RT-223, It's a KEEPER!

                  By Country Blues Man

                  from Nebraska

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Zoom RhythmTrak Drum Machine:

                    Do you get the feeling that I love this machine? After I got this machine I dumped my DR. It doesn't come with a Waltz time but, go to page 22 step 7 and punch the function tab then the TIME SIG button (TOM 2) and change from 4 beats to 3 beats! The Metronome sounds, then tap in you waltz time using the drum keys.. The foot switch is sold separately I had to search online to find one. You won't find an easier Drum Machine to operate for that money! Be sure to read the manual cover to cover as it will put you ahead on the learning curve. The manual is well written and the type is large enough to read comfortably I had just about given up on a simple to run Drum Machine and I'm sure glad I found this ZOOM RT-223 at musicians friend.. WOW! A little plug there. *Smile*

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