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Arturia BeatStep Pad Controller Sequencer

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Quick Overview

Arturia’s BeatStep offers a new degree of functionality and performance for a portable pad controller...

 

BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in such applications as Ableton Live, it also allows you to play drums in conjunction with such applications as BFD or EZDrummer.

BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer for creating all kinds of musical phrases to be sent to analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, MIDI keyboard devices, or computer programs. Its vast connectivity allows you to interface BeatStep with a computer or iPAD using USB, a drum module using MIDI or an analog synthesizer equipped with CV/GATE.

 
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

It's not a toy. The BeatStep is a solid step sequencer, easy to use and extremely fun to play with. Although it has plenty of applications, I do love it to go on with other analogue synthesizers as it allows me to get all of those incomparable musical nuances I was looking for.

 

Aki Bergen
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

I fell in love with a little new toy, the BeatStep. So simple and so effective. I hate complicated technology and the BeatStep is as simple as one would wish. Plus the benefit of great sequenzing and controlling possibilities including a CV/Gate connectivity to get my old synths back from the attic in the studio.

 

Oliver Huntemann
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

Arturia's BeatStep will definitely be connected to my DAW , Love the fact it can be both Midi controller and a Sequencer , will make building Drums part in your track more creative and fun task then before.

 

Guy J
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

The new beatStep is extremely intuitive and has helped my creative process and workflow exponentially. Not to mention making programming fun again!

 

Doc McKinney
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

It's not a toy. The BeatStep is a solid step sequencer, easy to use and extremely fun to play with. Although it has plenty of applications, I do love it to go on with other analogue synthesizers as it allows me to get all of those incomparable musical nuances I was looking for.

 

Aki Bergen
 

 Artists speak about BeatStep

 

I fell in love with a little new toy, the BeatStep. So simple and so effective. I hate complicated technology and the BeatStep is as simple as one would wish. Plus the benefit of great sequenzing and controlling possibilities including a CV/Gate connectivity to get my old synths back from the attic in the studio.

 

Oliver Huntemann

 Press Clipping

"Bottom Line: Hugely Powerful Controller and Software, Great Value - it’s easily become an essential piece of gear"
Create Digital Music
"The best compliment for Arturia and the BeatStep is probably that I did not send back the test unit, but I am going to buy it."
Digital-notes.de
"This lightweight, desktop controller can be used with just about any instrument you own, whether it's software or hardware-based, using MIDI and CV:Gate signals"
Electronic Musician
"Put simply, your wish is BeatStep’s command."
Keyboard US
"This has to be the runaway bang-for-buck hit of NAMM 2014. whether you need drum machine-style groove entry or a primary sequencer for your modular synth rig, you’re covered."
Keyboard US
"Fun, useful, flexible and packs a big punch for the price"
KR Home Studio
"A very powerful and fast controller, taking only little space in your studio, perfect for your travels it will allow you programming and execution "LIVE" "
Meet Music Magazine
"BeatStep has to be the runaway bang-for-buck hit of NAMM 2014. Whether you need drum machine-style groove entry or a primary sequencer for your modular synth rig, you're covered."
KeyBoard
"Fun, useful, flexible and packs a big punch for the price"
Future Music
"With its excellent build quality, its multiple types of connections and the richness and simplicity of setting mainly via MIDI Control Center, BeatStep is undoubtedly a success."
Audiofanzine
"If you’re looking for something that can infuse some of the analog sequencer variability and groove to your productions, the BeatStep can get you there."
Resident Advisor
"Basically as a tool it's got plenty to offer for the price. It certainly has a role in most setups."
Sonic State
"We love Arturia, you love Arturia, and it seems the French masters of hybrid synthesis are about to spread more love. BeatStep is likely to be one of the most important tools you'll want in your electronic arsenal"
Futur Music
"If you have external midi equipment, analog hardware, an iPad or a laptop, for that matter, then you probably owe it to yourself to give the BeatStep a test run. The easy to work the features and the low price bodes well for the future if Arturia with BeatStep could setting a trend ball rolling."
Studio magazine
"What makes BeatStep controller an especially interesting surprise from Arturia is the fact that being a step sequencer with USB connection it also has a cv / gate output that makes it easy to use with analog synthesizers."
Studio magazine
"Beatstep is a great controller, at a great price!"
Audio Technology magazine
"The BeatStep is a David in a Goli- ath market. It may be small, yet it is mighty good and opens a door to in- spiration and creativity in both music creation and live performance."
CanadianMusician
"An excellent MIDI controller that unites the worlds of software and hardware at a price that's hard to ignore"
Music Tech magazine
"If you’re a laptop performer in the market for drum pads, a flexible control surface and a hands-on step sequencer, the Beatstep could be exactly what you’re looking for!"
Sound On Sound
"Arturia deserve accolades for creating something that stands out from the crowd."
Ask Audio Magazine
"The BeatStep is well built, well designed, compact and just plain enjoyable to use. Add to this the step sequencer and the fact it retails for under $100 and it seems we have ourselves a bit of a winner."
Ask Audio Magazine
"BeatStep is a MIDI Controller and Step Sequencer in one. Solid. Small. Cheap. Great pads. Easy to use - All I can say is I love this piece of hardware for what it is."
BeatFlakes
"BeatStep is only slightly larger than half an A4 page but feels substantial"
Computer Music
"Bottom Line: Hugely Powerful Controller and Software, Great Value - it’s easily become an essential piece of gear"
Create Digital Music
"The best compliment for Arturia and the BeatStep is probably that I did not send back the test unit, but I am going to buy it."
Digital-notes.de
"This lightweight, desktop controller can be used with just about any instrument you own, whether it's software or hardware-based, using MIDI and CV:Gate signals"
Electronic Musician
"Put simply, your wish is BeatStep’s command."
Keyboard US

Step Sequencer

In SEQ mode, your pads become enables for each step in your sequence. The 16 encoders will adjust pitch for the associated step. 16 memories allow for instant recall of your favorite patterns while the pad scale modes, seq playback modes and time division functions allow for realtime performance changes.

Add to all this, MIDI, USB and CV/GATE connectivity and you have a sequencer that can be used with all types of gear, including analog synths , software instruments, and MIDI hardware.

Percussion Controler

With 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, the BeatStep is the perfect compact percussion instrument. The ultra sensitive pads allow for great dynamic performances. The 16 encoders can be assigned to adjust parameters that allow further real-time control over your drum sounds.

General purpose control surface

The BeatStep pads can be configured to be MIDI CC buttons or assigned to send Program and Bank Change messages as well as note-on and note-off messages.

With the 16 encoders, 16 pads/buttons and 16 preset memories, you can come up with multiple ways to use the BeatStep in any live or studio environnement. You can trigger clips in Ableton Live or use the encoders to adjust effects settings in your favorite DJ app. The transport buttons can be MMC controls or MIDI CC to start and stop your DAW. It can be the MIDI Clock master or slave to external clock.

Using an iPad with the Camera Connection kit, you can turn the BeatStep into one of the most flexible iPad app controllers as well.

Details

1-Data Knob

In CNTRL mode this sends MIDI CC#7 (Volume). In SEQ mode it can TRANSPOSE your sequence up or down and change the RATE of the playback.

2-Encoders

Fully assignable in MIDI Control mode and used for adjusting pitches in SEQ mode. The 16 encoders offer you plenty of creative options.

3-Transports

The tranport controls can send MMC messages to DAWS or MIDI CC. They will of course start and stop the sequence as well.

4-Mode Buttons

The mode buttons allow for direct, hands-on control of the mode used functions.

5-Super Sweet Drum Pads

The 16 pads are velocity and pressure sensitive. The RED and BLUE backlights allow you to see your operating mode and give you the performance feedback you need.

Main Features

16 backlit pads :Red = MIDI CC mode
Blue = SEQ mode
Velocity and pressure sensitive pads
16 assignable encoders with 2 modesMIDI CC
NRPN/RPN
Transport ButtonsSends MIDI clock with Start/Stop (internal sync)
Sends MMC play and stop messages.
Data DialVolume MIDI CC7 – Control Mode
Rate – in SEQUENCE mode
Seq Transpose – SHIFT+Data Dial
Kensington Lock
MIDI CC mode – RED LEDS
16 user presets
Multiple pad modesNOTE data
MIDI CC data
Program Change with Bank
Step Sequencer – BLUE LEDS16 user step sequences
Step play modesForward
Reverse
Alternate > <
Random
Time divisions
1/4th, 1/8th, 1/16th, 1/32nd
Internal or External Sync
Direct MIDI channel select
Pattern Length = 1 -16 steps
Sysex functionsSwing 50%-75%
Gate Time
Legato playback mode
User Scale setting
ConnectivityMini USB in/out (DC in for standalone operation)
3.5mm MIDI output
3.5mm CV & Gate outputs

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