BeatStep Pro is unlike anything you have ever used on stage or in the studio. Wherever you are, whatever gear is available, taking control of the creative process has never been so easy.

Step into the spotlight

Two independent melodic sequencers and a drum sequencer put thousands of on-the-spot ideas at your disposal.

With BeatStep Pro you are master of the performance, taking full control of virtual devices, analog and digital instruments, drum machines and iPad apps all at once. 16 Projects are instantly accessible, each of which contains 16 sequences per melodic sequencer and 16 patterns for the drum sequencer. That’s over 4000 possible combinations per Project!

Each melodic sequence can be up to 64 steps long with individual articulation of pitch, velocity and gate time per note. These are the most powerful step sequencers ever made. The drum sequencer has 16 separate tracks per sequence (one per pad). Record in real time from the pads or use the step buttons for that classic drum machine workflow.

Perfect performance

BeatStep Pro brings together the most unique and sought-after performance effects available: a looper with a touch strip, a randomizer, swing settings and a slew of hands-on controls that will make your performances the stuff of legend.

Take control

Control mode lets you trigger clips in your favorite DAW, play sounds from an external device or make magic with your plug-in of choice. Take your music from idea to reality with BeatStep Pro.

Press Clipping

"Arturia have released a Pro version of the Beatstep and we’re pretty sure we’re about to fall in love all over again."
Future Music
"BeatStep Pro rethinks the whole control interface to make the kind of sequencer that could be at the center of a really amazing gig."
Create Digital Music

Plays well with others (very, very well)

With BeatStep Pro you can connect to virtually any musical device within reach: computers, virtual instruments, modular synths, drum machines; anything with USB, MIDI in and out, CV/Gate outputs, Clock in and out, or DIN sync. From the oldest music technology to the newest and beyond, BeatStep Pro is bound to become the centerpiece of your setup and the heart of your creative efforts for many years to come.

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

I have never had my MonoPoly singing like this! It's f******* wicked. BeatStep Pro is literally one of the most handy things I have in the studio now.
Tom Demac
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

Very good ergonomics, very intuitive, allows working without having to look at your computer, which makes it an excellent sequencer. I like the possibility of transposing several sequences at the same time which is a time saver. Sync with any type of synth works perfectly. PLUG AND PLAY !!!
Synapson
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

The Beat Step Pro is elegantly visual with a wonderfully tactile interface that is geared toward performance. Excellent communication feedback in the color-coded lights and a generous physical layout make interacting with the unit easy. I especially like the random function, which can breath new life into a set of sequenced notes by altering direction, volume and duration. And the touch-sensitive encoder knobs give you information in a polite and non-intrusive fashion.
Suzanne Ciani
( Composer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

The Beatstep Pro is now the central nervous system for all my modular, vintage, and digital equipment. It's expressive, intuitive and quick to navigate which helps immensely when writing. One of my favorite features is the probability and randomness knobs, which make simple drum patterns come alive with fills and stutters. It turns my modular drum rig into a wildly inventive drummer with a mind of its own.
Matthew Dear
( Audion )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

The Beatstep Pro helped me control all my old analog gear from one central location. It was really fun to be able to control the instruments in new ways giving new life to some old stuff I had stopped using. It’s very intuitive and you really don’t need the instructions to get going. Nice work.
Marc Houle
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

BeatStep Pro is the bridge between the old and new technology in terms of live sequencing and I love it! Few things that I like most are the many Gate and CV outputs. I managed to use some obscure gear, that I was not able to sequence before. I love the Shift function, which allows you to create crazy groove / shuffle on your beats and melodies, just by tweaking the knobs! Also let's not forget that we have three independent sequencers, which are very easy to program on the fly, by step sequencing or just tapping. I can`t wait to play with it more!
Kink
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

I've found the BeatStep Pro very useful. Since I do not use computer for sequencing, I found the piece very "hands on". Easy to manage and it adapts very well with all the other pieces in my studios. I would recommend BeatStep Pro for anyone that prefers to record music in real-time".
Very well done!
Jeff Mills
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

I'm bewildered it's taken manufactures so long to catch on to the control voltage craze. Now that we have there are a proliferation of exciting new instruments and synths, for bang for buck you can get a Beatstep Pro and stop looking. This is the most feature rich, high end step and gate sequencer in a small format, affordable (and substantial) package I've ever seen. I want about 20 of these!
BT
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

The first I noticed about the Beatstep Pro was the build quality, super solid and the action of the knobs and the touch pads are great, gave me confidence that I can take this in the road every weekend and it will survive the savage airport luggage guys throwing my stuff around. In use it was so quick to get a groove down and also a melody that complimented the groove because it so easy to flick through the different sequencer sections. The connectivity is amazing too which makes it as useful in the studio as it is in a live setting ! Overall a brilliant sequencer to jam with but also to go really deep with the sequencing in the studio !
Blawan
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about BeatStep Pro

It's been a long time that I was looking for a step sequencer that could integrate my live set up that is only made of vintage machines (TR 808 TR 909 TR 707 2*SH 101, Pro one, Juno 60 et TB 303). I've been testing some machines but none of them gave me as much satisfaction as the BeatStep Pro. With a great freedom of usage, the different modes of synchronizations, the ergonomy and the fonctionnalities, I can find all I was looking for without loosing the freedom of live performances. BeatStep Pro is perfect for live and studio. Its a real success.
Arnaud Rebotini
( DJ/Producer )

Main Features

  • 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 16x2 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
    • 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
  • Kensington lock

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