The Zoom RT-223 is a battery operated, lightweight portable Rhythm and Bass drum machine. It is designed for live performance DJ pattern generation and arrangement, personal song creation and composition, or studio use as a sound layering solution.
The RT-223 features a large library of sounds and patterns, and several functions that quicken and enhance the arrangement and performance process. The touch-sensitive trigger pads are backlit, facilitating its use in dark stage and studio environments.
It is an inexpensive and feature-laden programming tool for DJ's and musicians.
Lightweight, low-profile portable drum machine with backlit, touch-sensitive pads 70 Drum Kits, 213 preset sound selection appropriate to all styles and genres of music 12 built-in Bass presets including Acoustic, Electric and Synth 440 preset Style patterns from all musical genres; Groove Play pad assignment easily and quickly assigns any pattern to any pad for live performance triggering or song arrangement FAST(Formula Assisted Song Translator) song creation function uses +, -, and x symbols asd commands to simplify song arrangement, speeds up process for songs with many repeated patterns, sequences Intuitive, ergonomic work surface design with mostly single function pad and keypad control assignments Built-in multi-band compressor/EQ and insertable reverbs and multi-effects MIDI In with MIDI Clock support for synchronized play with other external MIDI sequencers or drum machines Line input accepts external audio from playback devices such as CD's or minidiscs, and instruments such as guitar or bass via an effect output
Triggers13 Backlit Pads with Touch SensitivityPolyphony18-VoiceMultitimbral16-PartSampling Rate44.1 kHzPresets213 x Drum/Percussion Sounds 12 x Bass Sounds 70 x Drum Kits 440 x Rhythm PatternsUser Memory57 x Drum Kits 71 x Rhythm Patterns 100 x SongsEffects1 x Multi-Band Comp/EQ 4 x Reverb Types 1 x Chorus 1 x Delay 1 x FlangerSequencer32,000 x Notes 100 x Songs 96 PPQ ResolutionControllers1 x Volume KnobExpansion SlotsNoSample RAMNoInputs1 x 1/4" TS Phone, Line 1 x MIDI In 1 x 1/4" Footswitch In 1 x DC InOutputs2 x 1/4" TS Phone, L/Mono, R 1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini HeadphoneHeadphone OutputYes, 1/8" Stereo MiniSCSINoExternal StorageMIDI System ExclusiveDisplay128-Segment Backlit LCDDimensions (WxDxH)8.6 x 7.2 x 1.4" (217.9 x 182.6 x 35.5mm)Weight1.5 lb (680 g)Specialties"AA" Battery Operation Groove Play Real-Time Pattern Assignment FAST Song Programming