Beatstep Pro - Tips & Tricks


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Please find below useful Beatstep Pro tips & tricks

Please find below a link to the Beatstep Pro Cheat sheet.
It summarises all the commands available from the Beatstep Pro interface:

Download Cheat Sheet

cheat sheet
Please find below a tutorial explaining how to sync your devices together using the analog clock:
Sync my devices with an Analog Clock 
If you have a too high pitch through CV, please find below a tutorial explaining how to offset your CV range:  (This doesn't allow to reach negative values)
How to offset the 0V MIDI note
This is possible with iPads and some smartphones.
To do that you first need to start the Beatstep Pro in low consumption mode.
Otherwise, the connection will be rejected because the BSP will be asking too much power.
To do that, simply do as below:
Hold SHIFT + STOP and Power up the Beatstep Pro.

The Beatstep is able to receive Song / Bank / Pattern change messages.

To do that, here are the MIDI message that must be used, plus their nomenclature.

Function Midi Message Message Details
Load Scene

Song Select
(System Common Message)
F3 XX

 XX = Scene Number

 Scene 01 = 00
 Scene 16 = 0F
Select Project

MSB or Bank message

( 0 to 16 )
BY XX  XX = Bank

 Bank 1 = 00
 Bank 4 = 03
Select Pattern

 Program change

Midi Channel = Select Sequencer

Pattern 0 to 16
CY XX   Y = Midi Channel

 Channel 1 = 0
 Channel 16 = F


 XX = Pattern

 Pattern 1 = 00
 Pattern 16 = 0F


Warning: You can't change the Bank / Pattern from a MIDI message if the Song Mode is enabled !

If you have a strange noise when using CV and USB, this tab should be relevant.

First, you want to know more about the ground loops. In this case, please find below a short document explaining how works this electrical phenomenon:
What are the ground loops & how to avoid them ? 

Then, to get rid of this phenomenon, please use your included Y cable in order to split your Beatstep Pro data & power ground.
In Drum Mode, you can now set your note's gate time over multiple steps.
Thanks to this addition, you can now use the Drum Seq as a correct polyphonic sequencer over one octave.
To do that, open the Midi Control Center, and simply set your Drum scale to chromatic.
(To display the tied notes, simply hold shift)


Use the Beatstep Pro with a DAW


Tutorial
1. Beatstep pro as a slave in Cubase
2. Set Cubase as a midi clock slave
3. Set up Cubase transport control
4. Filter input midichannel
5. Controlling Cubase with the mcu protocol
Tutorial
1. Enable auto-demix by channel if multitrack recording
2. Beatstep pro as a slave in Logic pro x
3. Set up Logic transport control
4. Set Logic pro x as a midi clock
5. Makie control with Logic x
Tutorial
1. Beatstep pro as a slave in pro tools
2. Set Pro tools as a midi clock slave
3. Set up Pro tools transport control
4. Filter input midichannel
5. HUI control
Tutorial
1. Beatstep pro as a slave in Reaper
2. Set reaper as a midi clock slave
3. Set up reaper transport control
4. Filter input midichannel
5. Mackie control
Tutorial
1. Beatstep pro as a slave in Ableton
2. Beatstep pro as a master midi clock
3. Beatstep pro as a midi controller in live
4. Controlling live with the mcu protocol

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.