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Zoom ARQ AR-48 Aero RhythmTrak Drum Machine Synth Sequencer Looper Midi Controller

Zoom ARQ AR-48 Aero RhythmTrak Drum Machine Synth Sequencer Looper Midi Controller

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Zoom ARQ AR-48 Aero RhythmTrak Drum Machine Synth Sequencer Looper Midi Controller




All-In-One Production and Live Performance Instrument

Making music should be fun, easy, and freeing. With the Zoom ARQ AR-48, it can be that and so much more.

The AR-48 lets you craft music you can be proud of. Use its 460 built-in sounds or use your own samples to create innovative beats and sequences. And its unique design gives you the freedom to perform in brand new ways.

Create Your Own Music

You can load your own samples into ARQ or choose from its 460 drum, instrument, and vocal sounds. Explore a variety of genres—from hip hop and house to techno and dubstep—to craft the music you want.

Get Ready to Sequence

Capture what you’re playing in real-time by hitting record. Or use the dedicated step-input buttons to quickly program a beat. Start with a kick and snare, then add hi-hats and toms. With the AR-48’s unique design, it’s easy to see your sequence as a true loop.

A New Way to Produce

The ARQ offers a variety of fun and exciting ways to produce and perform your music. You can play and remix your music live. You can also play over your patterns in real-time using the Ring Controller or use the MIDI out to control external instruments.

Sample Tracks and Play

With the AR-48’s audio capture function, you can sample your favorite tracks and create beats around them to your liking.

Accelerate Your Performance

To create more expressive performances, remove the Ring from the Base Station and trigger delay, reverb, and filters effects with the accelerometer. You’ve never performed quite like this!

Craft new music with all hands on deck. It's All About The Base

The Base Station is the control center of the AR-48. Let's explore how it works:

Sound ( 1 )
The Sound section features 460 customizable instrument sounds and a synthesizer with three sub-oscillators. Sound parameters can be changed instantly and are easily visible on the section’s dedicated LCD screen.

Sequence ( 2 )
In the Sequence section, you can access and edit Songs or Pattern sequences, as well as save up to 384 patterns and 99 songs. Using the backlit LED buttons on the built-in 32-step loop sequencer, you can create musical patterns in real-time or add Swing or Tempo to any sequence of your choice.

Effect ( 3 )
The Effects section offers 16 Master Effects, including reverb, high- and low-pass filters, delay, bit crush, and more. Use them during song and pattern playback, in the studio, or during live performances.

Rec/Play ( 4 )
Record and save your music in seconds in the Rec/Play section. You can also use audio capture mode, record motion sequences, and save your work automatically ​

Put an all-new spin on your music.

Get Into The Ring

The AR-48’s Ring Controller lets your personality shine through. Have a look at its features:

16 Programmable Pads The ARQ features 16 pressure-sensitive pads with programmable LEDs that allow you to play instrument sounds, trigger samples, and record sequences.

3-Axis Accelerometer With the 3-axis accelerometer, you can use movement to trigger effects like delay and reverb. Each axis can be assigned to adjust any of your chosen effects parameters.

Easy Controls Dedicated buttons let you play/pause tracks, solo and mute sections, as well as split, arpeggiate, and change effects. You can also switch between PAD and SCALE layout using the Ring’s dedicated buttons. The Grip Mode button prevents you from accidentally triggering pads when you pick up the Ring.

Optional Bluetooth Adapter An optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter lets you use the Ring Controller wirelessly during live performances.

Create More with Ableton Includes Ableton Live 9 Lite With ARQ AR-48 and Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything a modern music creator needs. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more. Plus, Ableton’s performance workflows let you take your music to the stage where you can mix and record live.

Inputs and Outputs

The AR-48 features two ¼” stereo outputs, a 3.5 mm audio output, a 3.5 mm audio input, and a MIDI out. Additionally there’s an SD card slot, an optional BTA-1 Bluetooth connector, and a USB port. You can assign parameters to the MIDI Out (via the USB-MIDI port) to integrate the AR-48 with a computer for recording with Ableton.

With the AR-48, you’ve got everything you need to create music that’s fun, original, and freeing.

Features At A Glance
All-in-one drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, clip launcher, MIDI controller and live performance instrument
Includes 460 drum machine, synth, and instruments sounds
Import WAV files into the internal synth engine's oscillator
16 adjustable Master Effects, including reverb, filters, delay, and more
Use the Ring Controller as a handheld aerial instrument
Onboard 32-step loop sequencer for creating individual patterns or complete songs
Programmable synthesizer engine with three sub-oscillators
16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads with programmable color LEDs
Grip Detection automatically prevents accidental note triggering
Built-in 3-axis accelerometer for triggering arpeggiator sounds and effects
Dedicated buttons for record/play/pause, solo, mute, split, arpeggiate, and change effects
3.5 mm mini stereo input for phrase recording and loop creation
Audio capture from patterns and songs, from SD card, or from incoming audio signal
Play sounds chromatically, or choose from dozens of preset scales in any key
Dual 1/4" line outputs, separate 3.5 mm mini stereo headphone output with dedicated volume control, and MIDI output
USB port for computer integration and SD card slot
Optional Bluetooth connection (BTA-1 connector sold separately)

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