Novation Circuit Rhythm

Novation Circuit Rhythm
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Engadget Review

The Circuit Rhythm offers a good amount of sampling power at a reasonable price. The $400 groovebox obviously takes a lot of inspiration from the SP-303 and SP-404 which are staples of lo-fi hip hop, but offers some more modern sequencing features and a more intuitive workflow. Still, without a screen it’s helpful to have the menu handy and the performance-focused Grid FX leave something to be desired.

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Novation Circuit Rhythm review: A modern sampler inspired by a classic
Novation's latest groovebox borrows heavily from the SP-404 and is perfect for lo-fi hip hop and house.
Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'BrienJuly 26, 2021

Pros

  • Solid sampling and slicing features
  • Workflow is simple and intuitive
  • Portable and battery-powered
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Grid FX are underwhelming
  • Advanced features take time to memorize
  • Thin line between subtle and over-the-top on effects
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