Zoom AR48 – Performance Sampler with sensor ring

Zoom has introduced THE ARQ AR-48,  All-In-One Production and Live Performance Instrument. This instrument is a pocket friendly version of their unique ARQ all-in-one production. Zoom’s aim is to give a platform that will allow Making music to be fun, easy, and freeing, and the Zoom ARQ AR-48 brings you just that.

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.

Features:

  • 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)

For more info on this product, visit the Zoom site