NAMM 2015: Arturia’s Beatstep Pro

We’ve already seen the impressive powerhouse portable Audiofuse soundcard that Arturia has launched at NAMM 2015, but there’s a second solid announcement from the French manufacturer – a controller with a built in sequencer that’s designed for live performance. Read on for the details!

Name: Beatstep Pro
Manufacturer: Arturia
Available: April 2015
Price: $299
In A Nutshell: Hardware sequencer with massive connectivity for digital and analog solutions

Arturia has truly aimed to bring a top-of-the-line step sequencer to the market at an affordable price point. The Beatstep Pro’s main features include:

  • 2 monophonic step sequencers: Up to 64 steps per sequence; Note, velocity and gate time settings per step; Note tie
  • 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 16×2 sequences, 16 drum sequences and a controller map.
  • Performance controls
  • Randomizer with Amount and Probability settings
  • Real-time looper/roller touch strip
  • Independent swing amount per sequence
  • Touch sensitive knobs
  • Tap Tempo
  • Connectivity includes: 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
  • Kensington lock

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