Arturia Beatstep Pro
Arturia Beatstep Pro
2 monophonic step sequencers
Up to 64 steps per sequence
Note, velocity and gate time settings per step
16-track drum sequencer (one track per pad)
MIDI controller mode
Fully customizable for knobs, step buttons and velocity and pressure sensitive pads
Send MIDI CC, note data, program changes
16 Projects, each with 16x2 sequences, 16 drum sequences and a controller map.
Randomizer with Amount and Probability settings
Real-time looper/roller touch strip
Independent swing amount per sequence
Touch sensitive knobs
CV/GATE outputs (1 volt per octave CV, 10 volt gates)
8 drum gate outputs
Clock sync with multiple standards
MIDI In/Out with supplied MIDI adaptors
USB class compliant
Supports full parameter and sequencing editing capability using our free MIDI Control Center software
BeatStep Pro: musical mastermind
Once in a great while a product comes along that is so incredibly useful, so brilliantly simple that it fills a musical gap like nothing before it. BeatStep Pro fits that description perfectly. It offers an astounding array of control options, sequencing capabilities and potential connections, and whether your setup is all analog, all digital, or any blend of the two, it will gravitate to the center of everything you do and stay there.
BeatStep Pro: As unique as the music you will make with it.
Here is a setup example showing the possibilities of this amazing piece of technology
BeatStep Pro will supercharge your creative process at the show or studio. Two independent step sequencers and a separate drum sequencer make it a highly versatile, instantly variable creative tool. As a MIDI controller it has enough customizable knobs, pads, and transport controls to drive your music where you want it to go. And with an unprecedented diversity of connections it provides the missing link between technology that was, is, and is to come.
All the controls you need
Careful thought went into the layout of the front panel and the selection of the rear panel connections. Here’s a brief description of each section:
Send MIDI Machine Control messages to start and stop your favorite DAW. Use Record mode to enter sequences or drum patterns in real time.
2-TRANS LNK/PRST LNK
Link your sequence preset or transposition changes so all sequencers change at the same time.
3-SWING & Randomizer
Set swing amount per sequencer or globally. Add subtle or wild amounts of pattern unpredictability with the Randomness and Probability controls.
Displays the Tempo or the selected parameter value, which may be edited by the encoder. Tap a tempo or enable/disable the metronome with the gray button.
Select the internal clock or slave to a DAW, external MIDI clock, or analog/DIN sync.
6-Sequence control section
Select sequences independently, set the Knobs mode for each sequencer, and mute or unmute sequences.
Choose one of the 16 Projects or enter Control mode from here.
8-Touch sensitive knobs
Touch a knob to see its value in the display without editing it, then use the knobs to edit the pitch, gate, velocity values and timing shifts per step.
The 16 Step buttons enable and disable the steps in the current sequencer during playback. They also can be used to select the current sequencer’s preset.
10-Pressure sensitive pads
The 16 highly responsive pads allow you to play sounds either in Control mode or Drum mode. They are also great for playing notes into the melodic sequencers and transposing the sequences during playback..
The 1 volt/octave CV/Gate outputs and the VELO output give each sequencer three ways to control a modular synth or our MiniBrute/MicroBrute analog synthesizers.
External devices can be triggered by Pads 1-8 and the drum sequencer using the Drum gate outputs.
Send or receive standard square wave clocking signals by way of the Clock connectors. Use one of the included MIDI adaptors and BeatStep Pro will send or receive DIN sync with stop/start messages.
BeatStep Pro will interface with any MIDI equipped gear using the included MIDI adaptors.