Arturia’s BeatStep is a portable and versatile pad controller adept at triggering clips in various DAWs and VST applications such as Ableton Live, BFD, and EZDrummer.
The unit is a 16-step analog sequencer that is useful for generating phrases that can then be sent to external synthesizers, MIDI devices, and DAWs. The unit can be interfaced with computers, iPads, or various modules equipped with CV/Gate functionality. There’s also a dedicated MIDI Out, meaning users can control external modules with the BeatStep’s pads and internal sequencer. The unit also boasts a standard 1V/Oct and Gate output for use with external modular gear.
MIDI controller Mode – RED LED MODE
Step Sequencer mode – BLUE LED MODE
16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
16 MIDI Controller presets
16 Sequence presets
Works with MIDI Control Center Editor
Internal and External clocking
iPAD compatibility (using camera connection kit)
Transports can send MIDI CC or MMC
Standalone MIDI or CV operation when powered via standard USB power adaptor