Zoom RT-223 - Portable Drum and Bass Rhythm Generator

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About Zoom RT-223

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.

Zoom RT-223 Features

  • 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

Zoom RT-223 Specifications

13 Backlit Pads with Touch Sensitivity
Sampling Rate
44.1 kHz
213 x Drum/Percussion Sounds
12 x Bass Sounds
70 x Drum Kits
440 x Rhythm Patterns
User Memory
57 x Drum Kits
71 x Rhythm Patterns
100 x Songs
1 x Multi-Band Comp/EQ
4 x Reverb Types
1 x Chorus
1 x Delay
1 x Flanger
32,000 x Notes
100 x Songs
96 PPQ Resolution
1 x Volume Knob
Expansion Slots
Sample RAM
1 x 1/4" TS Phone, Line
1 x MIDI In
1 x 1/4" Footswitch In
1 x DC In
2 x 1/4" TS Phone, L/Mono, R
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Headphone
Headphone Output
Yes, 1/8" Stereo Mini
External Storage
MIDI System Exclusive
128-Segment Backlit LCD
AA Battery Operation
Groove Play Real-Time Pattern Assignment
FAST Song Programming
Dimensions (W x D x H)
8.6 x 7.2 x 1.4in / 217.9 x 182.6 x 35.5mm
1.5 lb / 680 g
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