ZOOM RT-223 RhythmTrak Drum Machine
The Zoom RT-223 Rhythm Trak is the perfect accompanist for every kind of performer: singer/songwriters, solo artists, DJs and bands looking for extra percussion effects. It provides 70 drum kits and 12 bass sounds, along with an intuitive user interface that makes programming easy. The RT-223 is small enough to fit in your guitar case or gig bag yet it’s loaded with advanced features such as a line-level input, control footswitch input and MIDI IN, plus DSP effects like multi-band compression, filtering, chorus, flanging, delay and reverb. It’s like having your own personal rhythm section wherever you go.
Seventy different drum kits and a dozen great bass sounds
The RT-223 provides hundreds of drum and bass sounds. There are 70 drum kits, each comprised of 39 professional-quality PCM drum and percussion samples. These include acoustic drum sounds for rock, R&B, funk, and jazz applications, along with electronic kits optimized for urban music such as techno, hip-hop, and dance. There’s even a human beat box which allows you to create kick, snare, hi-hat, and scratch sounds from five banks of human voice samples created by Big Fish Audio.
Drum sounds can be freely selected and assigned to any of the RT-223’s 13 velocity-sensitive pads, and you can fine-tune parameters like pitch, level, and panning to create your own original drum kits. The RT-223 comes with 440 preset patterns, along with numerous phrase variations, and programming your own patterns is a breeze, since the RT-223 records not only your timing, but dynamics too. You can create and store up to 127 user-programmed kits and 511 original drum patterns, with a built-in metronome providing a click track in your choice of time signatures.
In addition, the RT-223 offers 12 realistic bass sounds, including electric bass styles such as pick, finger, and slap, along with acoustic and synthesizer bass. To create a bass line, simply play the pads chromatically and record into the onboard sequencer. A dedicated switch allows you to mute the bass sound at any time.SKU: rt003