Zoom RT-223 Reviews3.9/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from Massachuetts, USA
April 18, 2013Music Background:
musician, and home studio
Recent purchaseThanks again for your assitance. The product arrived faster then i expected it to. I am very fussy about the condition it would be in when i receive it due to transit. It was perfect. The product worked just fine.
And you can't go wrong with the 2 year warranty. I already mentioned
Sweetwater to my fellow musicians.Looking forward to purchasing
more products from Sweetwater. How sweet it is alice.
March 22, 2013Music Background:
Zoom RT-223Love the sound,ease of use and compact size.Can't beat what you get for the price!
from Vacaville, CA
February 1, 2013Music Background:
Pro musician and owner of Mardell Productions recording studio
A great sounding drum machine with a lot of features. Best one on the market for the price.I love this little bugger, I can sit in my recliner with headphones and program the songs I want to put together while I watch (not listen) to the news. I runs a long time on batteries and has very proffessional sounds that I actually use in many of my recordings. I think Zoom products are simply the best!
January 2, 2012
Zoom RT-223Just plain bitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am adulated beyond belief.
November 28, 2012Music Background:
Good machineI'd call it a great machine if it was easier to program and zoom wasn't so cheap and they'd include a darn AC adapter. For this price it's ridiculous to have to buy the adapter separately. Having said all that though. Even though it's not easy to program, it is still heads and shoulders above the others on the market. The others are a NIGHTMARE to try and program. It is a good drum machine and it sounds great!
from Atlanta, GA
February 6, 2012Music Background:
Still the VW Beetle of drum machinesI bought my first version of this drum machine in 1999 and have recently purchased the 2012 model. I have made countless demos and fleshed out many an original tune using the old machine. You can't beat this unit's bang-for-buck, user-friendly layout, useable sounds, and quick learning curve. You don't have to be an M.I.T. engineering graduate to learn how to use it. I call it the VW beetle of drum machines because the basic layout and function have not changed much since I bought my first one nearly 14 years ago, and I think that's because Zoom got it right the first time. There have been several excellent enhancements, but they do not affect the simplicity of use.
from Ann Arbor, MI
June 19, 2008Music Background:
Amateur musician and recording engineer.
Good basic machine - easy to programAfter wrestling with my old SR-16 for too long just trying to entry simple songs for my group to play against, I decided there must be something better out there. This is it. In less than an hour, I was putting together songs with my own patterns. Incredibly easier to use than the SR-16. The light-up pads make using it a lot easier to work with than trying to track what you've entered on some dinky display. The real-time modes allow you to put in stuff just like it was recording, and then play it back and put the stuff together.
The pads trigger fairly easily with a reasonable amount of tap pressure. The drum sounds are pretty good, and it comes stocked with some solid drum kits.
I highly recommend it.
from Daytona Beach, fl
February 12, 2011Music Background:
30 yrs playing experience, Recording engineer, engineering technician, Masters Degree in Music, AAS in Electronic Engineer, BS in Media. no amateur.
Not Bad MachineWell I think it is a decent machine, it needs to be more intuitive though, like a 12 bars pattern in A, should be a easy to program. not so with this. You have to go bar by bar, put turn arounds in which can be hard to find , a turn around maybe in a completely different area of the machine. It is very time consuming to program simple things. Like a simple 1, 3, 4 jazz pattern. But is it decent, the manual is really bad, its a joke for programming, you will need help to program a real song. It will take you several hours to program this for a simple blues pattern. it will sound decent but it aint going to replace a real band ever
from Miami, Florida
February 21, 2011Music Background:
Difficulty to Program songs' PatternsThis is an instrument with difficulty in creating patterns for song. Deleting patterns after copying them to create songs will also delete the patterns from the songs. Copying suppose to create duplicate of the originals. The manual is not very helpful - very confusing and lack much of the explanatory steps. The instrument need an instructional video for patterns and songs creating, users of the instrument will actually see how songs and patterns are properly put together. I was a bit disappointed when I tried to follow the manual to create songs.
March 1, 2005
ZRT-223this is the the best drum machine
i have had so for and the frist.
u can make your own rhythm and is comes with some rhythm.