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The range of drum kits built into the RT-223 is amazing. A total of 70 drum kits are built-in, with acoustic drum sounds for rock, R&B, funk, and jazz. Add an analog rhythm machine great for Techno and Hip Hop. Ethnic percussion sounds are available. There are five human voice "Beat Box? style percussion kits. Create advanced rhythm tracks where kick, snare, scratch and other instrument sounds are expressed as human voices.
A drum kit consists of 13 pads x 3 banks
equalling 39 sounds per kit. Sound sources can be freely selected and assigned
to the pads. Fine-tune parameters such as pitch, level, and panning to create
original drum kits. The RT-223 can store up to 58 user-programmed kits. The Bass
Machine lets users choose from electric bass styles such as Pick, Finger, and
Slap. Or select Acoustic Bass, Synthesizer Bass, or one of the other bass
sources, 12 in total. To create a bass line, users play the pads with assigned
chromatic pitches just like a keyboard. A dedicated switch mutes the bass sound
at any time.
From rock, jazz, and funk to club and house, the RT-223 comes with 440 drum
patterns that can be used straight away. A large number of phrase variations
including intro, fill-in, and ending patterns are also provided. By simply
combining these, users can easily whip up a backing rhythms. Programming
patterns is a snap, thanks to the touch-sensitive drum pads. The RT-223 records
not only your timing, but also the dynamics of your finger work. You can create
and store up to 511 patterns. The process is made even easier through visual
cues provided by the self-lit pads and the FAST (Formula Assisted Song
- Incredibly comprehensive Drum and Bass
- 70 total built-in Drum Kits and 12 different
- 13 Touch-sensitive Pads with 3 banks, 39
sounds per kit
- 440 Preset Patterns cover all musical styles
and time signatures
- Create and store up to 550 rhythm patterns
- FAST (Formula Assisted Song Translator)
- Groove Play Mode for DJ-style pattern