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Zoom-rt-223.33909753
8.5 out of 10

Zoom RT 223

Great Deal: $137.95

Reviews and Problems with Zoom RT 223

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
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Customer support 5
5.0

"Simply the best for a stand alone drum/bass machine"

By Denny S in Vancouver, WA, zzounds.com
16 September 2012
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 10
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Sound 9
9.0
Overall quality 7
7.0

"This unit Rocks!"

By a customer from ymail.com, zzounds.com
4 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Sounds much better than I thought it would for the price! It realy sounds like the much more pricy rigs.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound 9
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Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 9
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"Great little bargain with lots of great sounds just around the learning curve."

By a customer from comcast.net, zzounds.com
3 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I was looking for some new, realistic drum sounds for tasteful use on a mostly-acoustic recording project. This unit includes a number of kits that give me exactly what I wanted. Most of the preset patterns are a bit too cluttered, but once I learned how to copy them and remove the excessive clicks and clacks I was happy.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
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Sound 7
7.0
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 7
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"Very easy to use; great feature set; great value"

zzounds.com
15 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The sounds is good; not as good as the Alesis SR18 if you are trying to emulate real drums. However, the Zoom RT-223 allows you to edit the equalization and compression effects, as well as the reverb. The Alesis SR18 only allows you to select a preset eq/compression combo, and a preset reverb. The Zoom is more flexible. I found some sounds I liked; I did not like the drum sets used on the presets very much. You can change the drum set used on any preset.
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Overall 10
10

Good value, good sound

grandpaparazzi, B&H Photo
7 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I use the drum machine for basic rhythm scratch tracks for recording in my DAW (Reaper software). It's tempos are slightly different than those in Reaper, but it is easy to align the beats by slightly adjusting the Reaper tempo (e.g., RT223 may say 177 bpm but I set Reaper to 177.85 bpm to match it).
  • Pros: Easy to program, Great Sound, Lots of pattern presets, Nice bass lines, Versatile
  • Cons: Floor tom is insensitive, Only five 3-4 patterns
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound 8
8.0
Overall quality 2
2.0
Customer support 1
1.0

"If it worked, it would be great!"

By a customer from nc.rr.com, zzounds.com
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Sound id good - but it doesn't perform the functions advertized and described in the manual. Tech support is non-existant.
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't perform as advertized

CharlieM, B&H Photo
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Advertized as a unit that works with an FS-01 Footswitch and can alternate between 2 sounds. It doesn't actually do this, despite the claim in the manual. Tech support is non-existant! There is none. Web site says return to the Distributor, with no support avaialable. This would be a great unit (nice sound and features) if it did what the ads and manual claim. It doesn't!!!!
  • Pros: Great Sound
  • Cons: Some functions don't work
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound 9
9.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

"Seems like the very best bang for the buck"

By a customer from yahoo.com, zzounds.com
18 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Very good, clean sounds. I could easily use this on commercial releases. decent variety of various snares, kicks, toms, and many other percussion sounds. cymbals don't ring forever, but in many tracks that is a good thing. velocity can alter pitch on some toms and other sounds, but there doesn't seem to be multi samples per sound (which is understandable at this price), Still sounds great, no complaints, I will use it on many commercial tracks
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 9
9.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Customer support 9
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"Zoom 223 Drum Machine...Become your own band"

By a customer from yahoo.com, zzounds.com
28 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The sounds are amazing, and you have lots of control over that sound.....Changing drum kits,adding effects,etc. Very realistic sounding drums...
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Value for money 5
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Features 1
1.0
Ease of use 1
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Sound 7
7.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Customer support 1
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"MIDI Problem. I can't make it work as a MODULE.I can't get help either."

By a customer from sympatico.ca, zzounds.com
23 November 2008
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