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Novation Circuit Rhythm Standalone Sampler

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Record samples and edit them to create new effects all in one box.

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, and more—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.

Circuit Rhythm Sample Pack Expansion

Use the six sample packs with over 550 royalty-free samples to add flavor to your tracks. Get inspired by vinyl samples and tight beats spanning hip-hop, trap, neo-soul and more to give your beats new life and bring out your creativity. Packs are available for free through the Novation Components online site.

About the Sample Packs:
Coastline Bliss
Drift away to a golden coastal sunset with these grainy vinyl samples and tight beats.
Trap Hop
Build big tracks using dark hip-hop influences with warped sound-design and tight trap beats.
East Coast Soul
An effortless set of electric pianos, vibrant chord progressions and shimmering digital leads paints a sunset drenched soundscape.
Wonky Hip-Hop
A chilled collection of intimate guitars, tight hip-hop beats, and smooth bass lines.
Laid-back beats and stunning top lines make for a rich set of organic neo-soul instrumentation.
Daybreak Trap
A bass-heavy pack that blends chill guitar melodies with deep sub basses and tight trap beats for a serene yet driving sound.

Go from a sample to a complete beat with ease using the powerful and hands-on sequencer. Grooves can be quantized 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 analog 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.

Circuit Rhythm’s firmware 2.0 update brings new editable Grid FX, Beat Match, Fixed Length Recording and Sample Record for greater flexibility with beatmaking.

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


Sound Engine & Sequencer
  • Maximum Polyphony (8 voices)
  • Recordable Samples: 4,096 (128 samples x 32 packs [1 internal pack/31 packs on micro SD
  • Card])
  • Patterns: 8 patterns x 8 tracks x 64 projects x 32 packs
  • Max Sampling Time: 228 seconds per Pack, 32 seconds max. per pad
  • Import Format: WAV, MP3 
  • Pattern: Sequencer/Step Sequencer
  • Resolution: 24ppqn quarter note
  • Pattern length: 1/32 note to 64 bars 
  • Recording method: Real-time Quantization on/off, Programmable Step Sequencer with Micro-steps/Probability/Mutate 
  • Playback direction: Forward, reverse, ping-pong, random
  • Effects: Delay Send with 16 presets, Reverb Send with 8 presets, Side Chain with 7 presets
  • Grid FX: Vinyl Sim, Beat Repeat, Reverse, Filter, Gater, Phaser, Digitiser
  • Sample playback: Slice, Chromatic, One-Shot, Gated, Looped, Reverse
  • 8 macro knobs: Pitch, Start, Length, Envelope, Overdrive, HP Filter, LP Filter, Resonance
  • Master volume
  • Master Filter (High/Low Pass)
Hardware Specifications
  • 32 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
  • 28 RGB backlit tactile click buttons
  • Power button with charge status LED
  • Rechargeable battery, up to 4 hours battery life 
  • Expandable Storage: Slot for microSD card (sold separately) for 31 extra Packs 
  • USB-C socket for power delivery, charging, MIDI
  • Kensington MiniSaver slot
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 3x MIDI DIN: In, Out, Thru
  • 3.5 mm sync out
  • L/R Sample In Pair for recording samples 
  • L/R Audio Out Pair
  • Headphones out
  • 8x endless encoders with RGB indicators
  • Master volume pot
  • Master filter pot with centre detent
  • Kensington MiniSaver slot
Software Compatibility
  • Circuit Rhythm is class compliant, so it will work with any modern Mac or Windows PC
  • Load and backup packs, samples, Projects, and Grid FX with Novation Components online or using the standalone application
Circuit Rhythm’s Firmware 2.0 Update
  • Brings new editable Grid FX, Beat Match, Fixed Length Recording and Sample Record for greater flexibility with beatmaking
Included With Circuit Rhythm
  • USB-C cable
  • USB power supply
  • Safety information
Power Requirements
  • USB bus powered
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, up to 4-hour run time
  • Charge via USB-C port
Product Dimensions (LxDxH)
  • 240 mm x 210 mm x 30 mm (40 mm height including knob caps)

For a versatile standalone sampler for the modern beatmaker. Order today.


Circuit Rhythm Standalone Sampler Specifications:

Power Requirements
  • USB bus powered
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery (4-hour run time)
  • Charge via USB-C port
  • USB power supply included

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