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Zoom ARQ Aero Rhythm Trak Drum Machine, Synthesiser/Sequencer

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  • Hundreds of Instrumental and Synthesiser Sounds
  • On-Board Mixer To Balance Levels and Solo/Mute Channels
  • Create up to 99 Mono or Stereo Loops
  • Programmable Synthesizer Engine
  • Connect via Bluetooth LE or USB
Base Station and Ring Controller

The ARQ consists of two powerful components - the Base Station (AR-96) and the detachable Ring Controller (AR-96c).

The Base Station
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 Ring Controller
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.


Analog: Pads

  • Number of Pads: 96
  • Sensitivities: Velocity, Pressure
  • Sensitivity Curves: 4 Typse
  • Velocity (Send): Yes
  • Aftertouch (Send): Yes Number of LEDs: 160 LED Colour: Multi

Analog Functions

  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Number of Parameter Knobs: 4
  • Number of Control Keys: 28 (Base Station: 17, Ring Controller: 11)

Analog Inputs

  • Type: 1/4" TRS
  • Number of Inputs: 2
  • Function: Line
  • Impedance: 50 k?
  • Gain: 0?-?dB
  • Dynamic Range: 92 dB Typ (IHP-A)

Analog Outputs

  • Type: 1/4" TRS
  • Number of Outputs: 2
  • Impedance: 100 ?
  • Dynamic Range: 106 dB Typ (IHF-A)

Analog: Phones

  • Type: 1/4" Phone (20mW x2 [32 ?])
  • Impedance: 10 ?
  • Dynamic Range: 102 dB Typ (IHF-A)

Sound Engine: Sound System

  • Sound Engine: Internal
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • Bit Rate: 24-Bit
  • Maximum Polyphony: 16
  • Number of Instruments: 33
  • Number of Oscillator Types: 538 (PCM Sounds: 468, Synth Sounds: 70)
  • 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: Yes
  • Tempo: 40.0?250.0 bpm

Sound Engine: Sampler/Capture

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
  • Bit Rate: 16-Bit


  • Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Internal Memory: 32MB

Power Source

  • Internal Battery: Li-ion Polymer (DC 4.2V Max Voltage, DC 3.7V Nominal Voltage, 450mAh Capacity)
  • Internal Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • Recharging Time: 2.5 Hours

External Power Source

  • Base Station: AC Adapter (AD-14)
  • Input Voltage: 5V 1A
  • Electricity Consumption: 1.25W Max (No Charging), 4.5W Max (Charging)
  • Ring Controller: Internal Battery
  • Electricity Consumption: 2W Max


  • Bluetooth LE: Mac (10.10.4 or Later), iOS (8.0 or Later)
  • USB MIDI: Windows 7 (SP1 or Later), Windows 8 (Including 8.1), Windows 10, Mac (10.8 or Later)

Physical Measurements: Base Station

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 280mm x 50mm x 280mm
  • Weight: 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs)
  • Display: 2.0 inch (320 x 240) full color TFT

Physical Measurements: Ring Controller

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 280mm x 33mm x 280mm
  • Weight: 520 g (1.15 lbs)


  • Base Station
  • Ring Controller
  • AC Adapter
  • Operation Manual

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