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Novation Circuit Tracks Standalone Groove Box
Electronic and dance music producers looking for a powerful, all-in-one groove box will be thrilled with the Novation Circuit Tracks, a compact and portable groove box that builds upon the success of the original Circuit and is designed to be used in the studio or on the go for professional producers and DJs. The machine offers two polyphonic digital synth engines, four sample-based drum tracks, and two MIDI tracks for sequencing and controlling external instruments.
Circuit Tracks uses Components, a standalone software editor, which provides deep access to the instrument's synthesizer engines, sample organization, macro controls, and more. You can load up to 600 samples, plus thousands of synth patches and projects form the included SD card. Circuit Tracks is USB class compliant and will work with any modern Mac or Windows computer.
A 4x8 grid of velocity-sensitive (RGB) sequencer pads are used to program the advanced, built-in 32-step sequencer, which offers real-time and step-input recording, as well as time and key lock to ensure all your sounds lock to tempo and blend harmonically. The 8 synth macro encoders allow you to record and playback multiple synth parameter tweaks in real time. Combine up to 256 steps of synth and drum patterns to complete full songs. The onboard reverb and delay add space and dimension to your creations, while the integrated master compressor with side-chain capabilities allows your sonic creations to pump and breathe.
The rear panel provides a panoply of connections including 5-pin DIN MIDI input, output, and thru connectors, as well as sync for connecting to analog equipment. Two 1/4" inputs allow you to route outboard audio through the Circuit Tracks for mixing and further processing, while two 1/4" outputs connect to your playback system or studio monitors. A 3.5mm headphone output is also included. The Circuit Tracks can be powered via USB or from the built-in rechargeable battery for true wireless operation anywhere. A USB Type-C cable and USB power supply are provided.