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Novation Circuit Tracks: Groovebox Sequencer With Synth Tracks, MIDI Tracks And Drum Tracks Electronic Music Making

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As with other Novation equipment, Components lets you take customisation on Circuit Tracks up a notch. Like the original, the highlight of Circuit Tracks is the slick, approachable and surprisingly versatile sequencing workflow.

There is even an in-built rechargeable battery which provides up to four hours of battery life, which means it can be unplugged, taken anywhere and used when inspiration strikes. Not only that, you will be able to take advantage of being able to customise the groovebox further with exclusive sound packs and presets.The Circuit Tracks fits this description well, with two internal synth engines, an intuitive pad-based sequencer, and four monophonic drum samplers. After selecting a preset, use the 8 macro knobs to control send amounts from each of the 8 tracks (with the Circuit Tracks, both audio inputs can now be processed with FX. As with the synths, the Macro rotaries are employed to edit sounds, but only the top four are used for sample editing, controlling pitch, decay, distortion and EQ – although these parameters still aren’t labelled on the hardware itself.

Pair it with a Volca or two or some other similar accessible portable instruments, and you’ve got a really powerful and great sounding little studio that is… finite. You have a couple of options once they are loaded to make them a bit louder - track mixer, which IIRC defaults to about 4/5ths max level, and velocity - I tend to set my kicks at max velocity for main hits, and the track level at max too - I suspect this is how the factory stuff sounds louder, but I have not checked.This provides more time for creative potential and flexibility when working your ideas and those samples into your tracks. There is a family of them and when they are all run together you get more hands on capabilities then any daw for jamming. So if you don’t want to use any kind of computer, you can hook up another instrument, control it via MIDI and route incoming audio through its on-board reverb and delay effects.

Using Projects for sections and variations within a song is a great trick, as it lets you change multiple factors, such as the sound and sample selections and mixer settings. Concerning your comment on the (monophonic) patches, you should be able to hear whether a patch is monophonic or polyphonic.A Pack is essentially a full memory state for Tracks, containing samples but also synth presets, sequences and projects.

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