BeatStep Portable Controller and Sequencer

Product Information

The chameleon controller and sequencer that provides nearly endless possibilities. With a compact format, it is the perfect companion on the road or in the studio.

Arturia's BeatStep: a degree of functionality and performance never seen before in a portable pad controller. BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in applications like Ableton Live, playing drums with BFD or EZDrummer, or tweaking synth parameters. Or doing all of those at once!

BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer, and it's like a force of nature when it comes to creating interesting musical phrases for analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, keyboards and DAWs. Its advanced connectivity interfaces easily with a computer or iPad using USB, a drum module with MIDI, or the CV/Gate inputs on an analog synthesizer.

Step Sequencer

In SEQ mode the pads become toggles 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, sequence playback modes and time division functions allow for realtime performance changes.

On top of all that it has MIDI, USB and CV/GATE connectivity, giving you a sequencer that will work with all types of gear, including analog synths, software instruments, and MIDI hardware.

Percussion Controller

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

Product Features

  • 16 user presets
  • Data Encoder
  • Kensington Lock port
  • Multiple pad modes
  • Send MIDI clock with Start/Stop (internal sync)
  • Send MMC Play and Stop messages
  • Transport controls

Technical Specifications

  • 16 backlit pads
  • Red = Control mode
  • Blue = SEQ mode
  • Velocity- and pressure-sensitive
  • 16 assignable encoders with 2 modes
  • MIDI CC
  • NRPN/RPN

Product Specifications

Brand
Arturia
SKU
ARTU430101
Age
All Ages
Gender
Unisex
MPN
430101
UPC
3760033530734
Type
Other
Ship Dimension
7.1 x 2.4 x 15.8 inches
Ship Weight
2.5lbs.