Zoom AR-96 ARQ Aero RhythmTrak Synthesizer

$799

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The ZOOM ARQ Aero RhythmTrak is an all-in-one production and live performance instrument designed to allow freedom to create and play the way you want. This powerful instrument is designed for both the stage and studio with an integrated drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer all in the 1 device!

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The ZOOM ARQ Aero RhythmTrak is an all-in-one production and live performance instrument designed to allow freedom to create and play the way you want. This powerful instrument is designed for both the stage and studio with an integrated drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer all in the 1 device! Even more, ARQ delivers the ultimate freedom with its wireless Bluetooth® Ring Controller, you can escape the booth, move the music, and get right in front of the crowd.

The ARQ Base Station houses 468 drum/instrument sounds (“one-shot” sampled waveform sounds), 70 types of synthesizer sounds, and dozens of digital effects. Dual 1/4″ line-level audio inputs enable phrase recording and looping. There are also stereo 1/4″ line-level outputs, as well as a dedicated 1/4″ headphone jack with its own volume control. A USB port allows connection to your computer, and an SD card slot lets you save patterns and loops, import prerecorded audio, and update firmware.

The detachable Ring Controller communicates with the Base Station, as well as DAWs, via wireless Bluetooth. It offers 96 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads for clip launching and playing drum sounds, instrument sounds, and sequences. Phrases and sounds can be played chromatically, or you can choose from dozens of preset scales in any key. Its unique Grip Detection automatically prevents accidental triggering of the pads under your hand.  There are dedicated buttons at the top and bottom of the Ring for REC/PLAY/STOP, as well as Filter/Delay/Reverb/MASTER FX on/off.

An onboard 3-axis accelerometer generates MIDI control messages to alter sounds and effects in real time. Its internal Lithium-Ion battery automatically charges when the Ring is placed on the Base Station.

  • Drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, clip launcher, and MIDI controller in one device
  • Includes 468 drum/instrument sounds (“one-shot” sampled waveform sounds), 70 types of synthesizer sounds, and dozens of digital effects
  • Ring Controller can be used wirelessly as a handheld aerial instrument and to launch audio clips from DAW software
  • 96 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads and 160 programmable color LEDs
  • 3-axis accelerometer for altering effects parameters and sending MIDI control messages
  • Dual 1/4″ inputs for phrase recording and loop creation
  • Audio capture from patterns and songs, from SD card, or from incoming audio signal
  • Create up to 99 mono or stereo loops, play up to 32 simultaneously
  • Programmable synthesizer engine
  • 538 oscillator types and 16-voice polyphony
  • Dual 1/4″ line outputs and separate 1/4″ headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Bluetooth LE for low power consumption and extended usage times

Number of pads: 96

A/D Resolution: 24-bit / 44.1kHz

Number of Patterns: 384 (176 preset)

Sequencer Steps: 32

Number of LEDs : 160

LED Colour: Multi-RGB

Accelerometer: Yes

Number of parameter knobs: 3

Number of control keys:

  • Base Station: 18
  • Ring Controller: 11

Velocity sensitive: Yes

Pressure sensitive: Yes

Sensitivity curves: 4 types

Velocity (send): Yes

Aftertouch (send): Yes

Line Outputs:  2x 1/4-inch TRS Jack (balanced)Line Inputs: 2x 1/4-inch Jack

Headphones: 1/4-inch Stereo Phone

Power Requirements:

  • Base – 5V DC Power Supply (included)
  • Controller – Li-ion Polymer Battery (4.5 hrs battery life)

Dimensions:

  • Base – 260 x 64 x 260 mm
  • Controller – 280.5 x 33.5 x 280.5 mm

Weight:

  • Base – 990 g
  • Controller – 540 g
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.