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Arturia BeatStep
Arturia BeatStep
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List Price: $129.00
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Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer

Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer

Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer Details

The Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer 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.

BeatStep is designed to give you the control you need whether it is in conjunction with your favorite DAW or loop triggering software, VST Instrument or Effect, Drum software, DJ application, MIDI synth or even CV/GATE equipped analog gear. The possibilities are nearly endless. BeatStep fulfills multiple requirements for a wide variety of musicians. It is a true chameleon in that it can become many things to many people. No other compact pad controller on the market offers this level of control along with a step sequencer at such an amazing price.

Beatstep"?s 16 pads are both pressure and velocity sensitive which means that they allow you to capture the nuances of your performance. Beastep is the perfect control surface for producers and percussionists using iPads or software instruments such as BFD, Kontakt, Live"?s Drum Rack, EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, Geist or Reason Kong.

BeatStep goes beyond the typical pad controller functions by adding a step sequencer. This opens it up for people who are using either MIDI modules, CV/GATE synths like the MiniBrute or MicroBrute and also to people using plug-ins on their computer via USB. While your sequence is playing switch to Controller mode and use the pads and knobs to enable and disable effects or tweek filters, attack and decay times on plug-ins, etc. BeatStep will allow you to create new ideas and add to your live performances in unlimited ways.

Wether you use Ableton Live, Traktor, Serato or any other DJ/clip playback software, the Beatstep pads are perfect for launching samples or enabling effects. The 16 encoders give you lots of possibilities of mapping them to eq"?s, filters, delays and other performance effects. BeatStep makes a stylish and portable companion to your other DJ control surfaces.

Beatstep is the perfect solution for stage performers looking for a solution to send Midi messages and control changes to their hardware gear and workstations. Thanks to the included Midi Control Center, mapping Beatstep to your needs becomes a breeze.

Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer Features

  • MIDI controller Mode "" RED LED MODE
  • Step Sequencer mode "" BLUE LED MODE
  • 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
  • 16 encoders
  • 16 MIDI Controller presets
  • 16 Sequence presets
  • Works with MIDI Control Center Editor
  • Internal and External clocking
  • CV outputs
  • USB I/O
  • MIDI output
  • iPAD compatibility (using camera connection kit)
  • Transports can send MIDI CC or MMC
  • Kensington Lock
  • Standalone MIDI or CV operation when powered via standard USB power adaptor
  • USB Class compliant (no drivers)

Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer Specifications

  • 16 backlit pads
    • Red = MIDI CC mode
    • Blue = SEQ mode
    • Velocity and pressure sensitive pads
  • 16 assignable encoders with 3 modes
    • MIDI CC
    • NRPN/RPN
    • Program Change
  • Transport Buttons
    • Sends MIDI clock with Start/Stop (internal sync)
    • Sends MMC play and stop messages
  • Data Dial
    • Volume 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 modes
    • NOTE data
    • MIDI CC data
    • Program Change with Bank
  • Step Sequencer "" BLUE LEDS
    • 16 user step sequences
    • Step play modes
      • Forward
      • Reverse
      • Alternate > <
      • Random
    • Time divisions
      • ¼th, 1/8th, 1/16th, 1/32nd
    • Internal or External Sync
    • Direct MIDI channel select
    • Pattern Length = 1 -16 steps
    • Sysex functions
      • Swing 50%-75%
      • Gate Time
      • Legato playback mode
      • User Scale setting
  • Connectivity
    • Mini USB in/out (DC in for standalone operation)
    • 3.5mm MIDI output
    • 3.5mm CV & Gate outputs

Arturia BeatStep Controller & Sequencer System Requirements

  • Platform
    • Windows: Seven / Eight
    • Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Required Configuration
    • PC/Windows: 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU (multiple core required)
    • Mac (Intel only) : 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU (multiple core required)
    • 2GB free hard disk space

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