[NAMM] Arturia introduces the BeatStep
BeatStep, the new MIDI controller and step sequencer from Arturia, has been unveiled today at the NAMM Show 2014.
BeatStep can be used by Ableton Live users to trigger clips, or in any software to MIDI control instruments, including drums.
Along with the MIDI controller function, BeatStep is also a 16-step sequencer that you can combine to other instruments via USB, CV/Gate or MIDI for these three connections are available on the device.
- 2 color-coded operation modes: MIDI controller (red LEDs) and step sequencer (blue LEDs)
- 16 pressure and velocity-sensitive pads
- 16 encoders
- 16 MIDI controller presets
- 16 sequence presets
- Internal and external clock
- CV outputs
- USB port
- MIDI output
- Transport controls can send MIDI CC or MMC
- Standalone MIDI and CV operation if the BeatStep is powered by a USB adapter
- iOS compatible with the Apple USB camera kit
- Compatible with the MIDI Control Center Editor
The BeatStep will be available in March for the price of 99€ / $129. More info at www.arturia.com.
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