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Zoom RT-223, Drum Machine
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Drum Machine • Sounds: 213 • Voices: 18 • Sound-Edit: EQ, reverb (hall, room, spring, plate) and chorus, flanger and delay • Pads: 13 • Resolution: 96 Ticks per quarter note • Songs: 100 • Preset pattern: 440 • Userpattern: 74 • Drum Kits: 70 Pre/127 user • Footswitch in for :: Start/stop, tap, sound u.a. • MIDI: In • Guitar input: Yes • Outputs: L/R • Mains adapter: Optional • Special Features: 2 Track sequencer, jam function • Zoom RT-223 Drum And Bass Rhythm Machine ZOOM is back! The new RT223 is an incredibly comprehensive drum and bass machine. Features 70 total built-in drum kits and 12 different bass sounds. 440 preset patterns cover all musical styles and time signature. Create advanced rhythm tracks where kick, snare, scratch and other instrument sounds are expressed as human voices. Features a backlit LCD display. Patterns: From rock, jazz, and funk to club and house, the RT-223 comes with 440 drum patterns that can be used straight away. A large number of phrase variations including intro, fill-in, and ending patterns are also provided. By simply combining these, users can easily whip up a backing rhythms. Programming patterns is a snap, thanks to the touch-sensitive drum pads. The RT-223 records not only your timing, but also the dynamics of your finger work. You can create and store up to 511 patterns. The process is made even easier through visual cues provided by the self-lit pads and the FAST (Formula Assisted Song Translator) method. Overview: The range of drum kits built into the RT-223 is amazing. A total of 70 drum kits are built-in, with acoustic drum sounds for rock, R&B, funk, and jazz. Add an analog rhythm machine great for Techno and Hip Hop. Ethnic percussion sounds are available. There are five human voice Beat Box style percussion kits. Create advanced rhythm tracks where kick, snare, scratch and other instrument sounds are expressed as human voices Operations: A drum kit consists of 13 pads x 3 banks equaling 39 sounds per kit. Sound sources can be freely selected and assigned to the pads. Fine-tune parameters such as pitch, level, and panning to create original drum kits. The RT-223 can store up to 58 user-programmed kits. The Bass Machine lets users choose from electric bass styles such as Pick, Finger, and Slap. Or select Acoustic Bass, Synthesizer Bass, or one of the other bass sources, 12 in total. To create a bass line, users play the pads with assigned chromatic pitches just like a keyboard. A dedicated switch mutes the bass sound at any time. Overview: 13 Touch-Sensitive pads each with 3 Banks, totaling 39 sounds per kit. 440 Preset Patterns Cover All Musical Styles and Time Signatures. Groove Play Mode: Groove Play Mode for DJ-style pattern triggering: Create and store up to 550 rhythm patterns: FAST (Formula Assisted Song Translator) Programming The RT-233 even has an input jack for a foot pedal for triggering beats during live performance. Two Types Of Effects: The overall EQ and tonal quality of a drum kit can be adjusted with the COMP EQ effect. The REVERB effects can be used simultaneously. These effects can also be applied to bass sounds. Up to 40 settings for each effect can be stored as patches. Reverb Effect: Four different kinds of reverb (Hall, Room, Spring, Plate) and Chorus, Flanger, and Delay are included. The effect send level can be set for each sound source individually. For example, you could apply Gate Reverb to the snare sound only, or place the entire drum kit in a hall. Flanger and Delay can be synchronized to the tempo in measure or beat units. Create Flanger with 4-measure modulation or a dotted eighth note Delay. Make your club music explode with novel sounds. 440 Preset Patterns: From Rock, Jazz, and Funk to Club and House, the RT-223 comes with 440 playing patterns that can be used straight away. A large number of phrase variations including intro, fill-in, and ending patterns are also provided. By simply combining these, you can whip up a backing rhythm that delivers the goods. Fast Method: You can combine any number of drum patterns in any order to create a song. In addition to step input where you select patterns one by one, the RT-223 also offers the innovative FAST (Formula Assisted Song Translator) method. With FAST, you use simple mathematical symbols such as +, -, (, and ) to specify the pattern lineup. This is especially useful for songs with repeated patterns. To play pattern number 12 eight times and then pattern 25 sixteen times, you simply enter "12 x 8 + 25 x 16". By enclosing this in brackets and adding a multiplication factor such as "( ) x 4", the entire sequence can be repeated. The RT-223 lets you store as many as 100 songs for automated backing. Ease Of Operation: The RT-223 is a dedicated rhythm machine designed to make rhythm programming truly easy. You can take the shortest possible route from idea to finished song. No need to boot up a PC and start DAW software, or laboriously read sound source data into a sampler. Most controls on the top panel of the RT-223 have only a single function, and there are no complicated multi-level menus. The backlit LCD shows all important information at a glance. Foot Switch Control: Intro, pattern 1, fill-in, pattern 2, ... ending. Imagine controlling such a sequence just with a foot switch. With a Zoom FS01 Foot Switch (sold separately) you can rock out live, triggering patterns with your foot. You can also use the switch to start or stop a pattern, perform tap input to specify the tempo, trigger the bass drum sounds, switch between hi-hat open/close, and much more. Metronome Function: The built-in metronome with its dedicated key is handy for simple repeat practice. In addition to the standard 2 - 8 beat, you can also use 6/8 beat, 7/8 beat, 2+3 beat, 3+4 beat and other mixed beat settings. MIDI In Connector: The MIDI IN connector allows synchronized play with an external device. By receiving note messages, the RT-223 can serve as drum sound source module in a MIDI-based system. The line input accepts the signal from a CD player or other line-level source, or from a guitar or bass via an effect. Seamlessly integrate the RT-223 into any session. Touch Sensitive Pads: Programming your own patterns is a snap, thanks to the touch-sensitive drum pads. The RT-223 records not only your timing, but also the dynamics of your finger work. You can create and store up to 511 patterns. The process is made even easier through visual cues provided by the self-lit pads. Power Supply: The unit will operate continuously for eight hours on a set of four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. Whether on stage or during rehearsals in the studio, the RT-223 is always ready. For extended studio work, an Optional AC adaptor can also be used. Features: Drum Kits: 127 (Factory: 70, Blank: 57 ) Drum Sounds: 213 Bass Programs: 12 Rhythm Patterns: 511 (Factory: 440, Blank: 71 ) Songs: 100 Maximum Notes: 32,000 Polyphony: 18 Resolution: 96 PPQN Tempo: 40–250 BPM Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz D/A Conversion: 24 bit 8 times over-sampling Drum Pads: 13 (touch sensitive, self lighted) MIDI: IN Control Input: Foot Switch Display: 128 segment custom LCD (with backlight) Line Input: 1/4" stereo phone jack (Input impedance = 10kW, Rated input level = –10dBm) Line Output: (L/MONO, R) Phone Jack: 2 x 1/4" (Output Impedance = 1kW or less, Rated output level = –10dBm) Headphone Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack, 50 mW into 32 W load Power Requirements: AA size(LR6 ) battery x 4, or not included AC adaptor DC9V/ 300mA/ Center minus type Battery Life: Approx. 8 hours (with alkaline batteries) Dimensions: 8.58" ( W ) x 7.19" ( D ) x 1.4" ( H ) Weight: 1.5 lbs. (without batteries).