Electronic and dance music producers looking for a powerful, all-in-one groove box will be thrilled with the Novation Circuit Tracks Standalone Groovebox with Synthesizer, Drums, Sequencer, 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 from the included SD card. Circuit Tracks is a USB class compliant and will work with any modern Mac or Windows computer.
A 4x8 grid of velocity-sensitive (RGB) sequencer pads is 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.
Create instinctively. Perform immediately.
Circuit Tracks is an extraordinary standalone groove box for the modern producer. With two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks, four drum tracks, creative FX, and on-the-go capabilities, it’s the perfect hands-on device for the agile music maker.
Fast, intuitive, and straightforward, Circuit Tracks’ workflow lets you create instinctively, without hesitation. No complex menus or scrolling, just creativity accelerated. Build intricate synth parts and load your own samples with ease, effortlessly construct sequences, douse everything with FX and keep inspired — and make the music you want to make.
Built for performers
Engineered for immediacy and pure creative expression, Circuit Tracks is a performer’s dream. Velocity-sensitive pads and tactile control with customizable patches bring you closer to your music for maximum enjoyment. Define your sound by going off-grid with micro timing, and keep evolving with probability and pattern mutation.
Go where music takes you
Circuit Tracks takes you places, whether in the studio, on stage, or off the grid. Rugged, compact build and a rechargeable battery make Circuit Tracks the perfect travel partner, so it’s never too far away when inspiration hits.
Equally at home alone or among other music machines, Circuit Tracks is a versatile team player. Full-size MIDI in, out, and thru, plus analog sync out, complements other gear. Two MIDI sequencer tracks let you control and program your external equipment from drum machines to effects units. Audio inputs let you bring all your sounds into the Circuit Tracks environment. Outputs provide monitoring options for all occasions.
Circuit Tracks’ two polyphonic synth engines let you experiment, expand your creative capabilities and define your sonic palette. With hundreds of artist-made presets, you’ll have the perfect jumping-off point for molding a unique sound. Load in over three minutes of audio per pack from a microSD card, then shape your samples to perfection across the drum tracks.
Novation Circuit Tracks Standalone Groovebox with Synthesizer, Drums, Sequencer Key Features
- For Electronic and Dance Music Producers
- 2-Part Polyphonic Engine + 2 MIDI Tracks
- 4-Part Sample-Based Drum Machine
- Updated Sample Time: 196.6 Seconds
- 4x8 Grid of RGB Sequencer Pads
- Real-Time or 32-Step Sequencer Recording
- 8 Macro Encoders for Tweaking Sounds
- Programmable Reverb and Delay
- Built-In Rechargeable Battery
- Free Plug-Ins from Sound Collective
What's In the Box
- Novation Circuit Tracks Standalone Groove Box with Synths, Drums, and Sequencer
- USB Type-A to USB Type-C Cable
- USB Power Adapter
- Circuit Component Software Download
- Limited 3-Year Warranty
Brand Novation Manufacture SKU AMS-CIRCUIT-TRACKS Number of Pads 32 x Velocity-Sensitive Pad (Multi-Color/RGB)
Number of Rhythm Pattern Presets 32 Multitimbrality Drum Kits: 4-Part
Built-In Effects Delay
Dynamic FX: Compression with Side-Chain
Audio I/O 2 x 1/4" Input
2 x 1/4" Main Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
1 x DIN 5-Pin Thru
Sync I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm MTC Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm MTC Output
USB 1 x USB Type-C
Power Requirements USB Bus Power, Built-In Rechargeable Battery
Dimensions 9.5 x 8.3 x 1.8" / 24 x 21 x 4.5 cm Weight 1.7 lb / 0.8 kg