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ARQ is a drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer.
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ARQ is a drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer. The detachable Bluetooth®-enabled ring controller comes with 96 pressure- and velocity-sensitive pads along with 3-axis accelerometer for changing sounds in real time.

The ARQ Base Station includes 468 drum/instrument sounds ("one-shot" sampled waveform sounds), 70 types of synthesizer sounds, and dozens of digital effects. It is equipped with dual 1/4" line-level audio inputs for phrase recording and looping, stereo 1/4" line-level outputs, and dedicated 1/4" headphone jack with volume control. a USB port and SD card slot add the ability to connect to your computer or import prerecorded audio, loops, and more.

The detachable Ring Controller communicates with the Base Station wirelessly via Bluetooth. The 96 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads are used for clip launching and playing drum sounds, instrument sounds, and sequences. The Grip Detection feature automatically prevents accidental triggering of the pads under your hand and dedicated buttons on the top and bottom are used to record, play, and stop as well as Filter/Delay/Reverb/MASTER FX on/off. It includes a Lithium-Ion battery that automatically charges when connected to the Base Station.

ZOOM ARQ Includes:

  • Base Station (AR-96)
  • Ring Controller (AR-96c)
  • AC Adapter (AD-14)
  • Operation Manual
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite software download code

ZOOM ARQ Features:

  • 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
  • Grip Detection to automatically prevent accidental note triggering
  • 3-axis accelerometer for altering effects parameters and sending MIDI control messages
  • Dedicated buttons for sequence REC/PLAY/STOP and for effects on/off
  • Use up to 5 effects simultaneously, applied to overall drum kit or individual drum sounds
  • Split mode allows one instrument to be assigned to multiple pads for ease of input
  • Onboard mixer for setting volumes and muting/soloing parts
  • Flexible precount, quantize, swing, and beat settings
  • Audible and/or visual click
  • 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 96 mono or stereo loops, play up to 16 mono loops simultaneously
  • Loop start and end points can be  adjusted manually
  • Loop tempo synchronization, pitch change, and reverse playback functions
  • Programmable synthesizer engine
  • 538 oscillator types and 16-voice polyphony
  • Sound-shaping controls include effects, envelope generators, and stepped and smooth modulation
  • Play sounds chromatically, or choose from dozens of preset scales in any key
  • Adjustable pad velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • Dedicated tap tempo button for synchronization
  • Selectable LED light-show animations
  • Dual 1/4" line outputs and separate 1/4" headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • USB port and SD card slot
  • Bluetooth LE for low power consumption and extended usage times

ZOOM ARQ Specifications:

  • Analog Pads
    • Number of Pads: 96
    • Velocity Sensitive
    • Pressure Sensitive
    • Sensitivity Curves: 4 Types
    • Velocity (send)
    • Aftertouch (send)
    • Number of LEDs: 160
    • LED Color: Multi
  • Analog Functions
    • Accelerometer
    • Number of Parameter Knobs: 4
    • Number of Control Keys:
      • Base Station: 17
      • Ring Controller: 11
  • Interface
    • USB MIDI
    • Bluetooth LE: Connect to Mac/iOS via MIDI over Bluetooth LE
  • Controller
    • MIDI Controller: MIDI control function and Live Mode
  • Analog Inputs
    • Type: 1/4" TRS
    • Number of Inputs: 2
    • Function: Line
    • Impedance: 50kOhms
    • Gain: 0~-8dB
    • Dynamic Range: 92 dB typ (IHF-A)
  • Analog Outputs
    • Type: 1/4" TRS
    • Number of Outputs: 2
    • Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB typ (IHF-A
  • Analog: Phones
    • Type: 1/4" Phone(20mW x2 [32 Ohms])
    • Impedance: 10 Ohms
    • Dynamic Range: 102 dB typ (IHF-A)
  • Sound Engine: Sound System
    • Internal Sound Engine
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
    • Bit Rate: 24-bit
    • Maximum Polyphony: 16
    • Number of Instruments: 33
    • Number of Oscillator Types: 538 (468 PCM sounds + 70 synth sounds)
    • Number of Patterns: 400 (200 preset)
    • Number of Filter Types: 8
    • Number of Insert FX Types: 11
    • Number of Delay Types: 1
    • Number of Reverb Types: 4
    • Number of Master FX Types: 14
    • Number of Modulation Types: 8
    • Number of Modulations: 2
    • Number of Envelope Generators: 2
  • Sound Engine: Sequencer
    • Number of Steps: 32
    • Motion Sequences: 256 motions
    • Song Mode
    • Tempo: 40.0~250.0 bpm
  • Sound Engine: Sampler/Capture
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
    • Bit Rate: 16-bit
  • Media
    • Media Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
    • Internal Memory: 32 MB
  • Power Source: Internal Battery
    • Type: Li-ion Polymer, DC 4.2V maximum voltage, DC 3.7V nominal voltage, 450mAh capacity
    • Battery Life: 5 hours
    • Recharging Times: 2.5 hours
  • External Power Source: Base Station
    • Type: AC Adapter (AD-14)
    • Input Voltage: 5V 1A
    • Electricity Consumption:
      • Max: 1.25W (No charging)
      • Max: 4.5W (Charging)
  • External Power Source: Ring Controller
    • Type: Internal Battery
    • Electricity Consumption:
      • Max: 2W
  • OS Support: Bluetooth LE
    • Windows: No
    • Mac OS: 10.10.4 or later
    • iOS: 8.0 or later
  • OS Support: USB MIDI
    • Windows:
      • Windows 7 SP1 or later
      • Windows 8 (including 8.1)
      • Windows 10
    • Mac OS: 10.8 or later
  • Physical Measurements: Base Station
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 260 x 64 x 260 mm
    • Weight: 2.18 lbs (990 g)
    • Display: 2.0" (320 x 240) full color TFT
  • Physical Measurements: Ring Controller
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 280.5 x 33.5 x 280.5 mm
    • Weight: 1.15 lbs (540 g)

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