Novation Circuit Tracks vs Circuit Rhythm

In his latest loopop video, synthesist Ziv Eliraz does a head-to-head comparison of the two new grooveboxes from Novation, the Circuit Tracks and the Circuit Rhythm.

At a high level, the Circuit Tracks is an evolution of the original Circuit’s dual synth engine + 4 drum tracks design, an the Circuit Rhythm is a sampling groove box sequencer. But there are lots of differences between the two models, and differences with the original Circuit.

This video looks as the similarities between the Tracks & Rhythm, offers an in-depth look at sampling with the Rhythm, and discusses some of the pros and cons of the two devices.

Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:30 vs Tracks
5:55 Similarities
6:20 Connectivity
7:40 Sampling
10:55 Trimming
12:30 Sound design
14:15 Live slice
16:55 Grid FX
20:55 Sequencing
22:25 Sample flips
24:05 Drum pad seq
24:30 Note repeats
25:45 Seq params
26:50 Mutate
27:40 Pattern settings
28:50 Automation
30:05 Mixer
30:50 Effects
31:50 Sidechain
32:50 Patterns
33:50 Scenes
35:25 Misc
36:20 Pros & cons
40:10 16 Songs