The chameleon controller and sequencer that will match your musical environment perfectly. It’s compact, rugged, and the perfect companion on the road or in the studio.
Arturia’s BeatStep: a degree of functionality and performance never seen before in a portable pad controller. BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in applications like Ableton Live, playing drums with BFD or EZDrummer, or tweaking synth parameters. Or doing all of those at once!
BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer, and it’s like a force of nature when it comes to creating interesting musical phrases for analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, keyboards and DAWs. Its advanced connectivity interfaces easily with a computer or iPad® using USB, a drum module with MIDI, or the CV/Gate inputs on an analog synthesizer.
In CNTRL mode this sends MIDI CC#7 (Volume). In SEQ mode it can transpose your sequence up or down or change the playback rate.
Fully assignable in MIDI Control mode and used for adjusting pitches in SEQ mode. The 16 encoders offer you plenty of creative options.
The transport buttons can send MMC or MIDI CC messages to DAWs, in addition to controlling the internal sequence.
The mode buttons allow for immediate access to the most-used functions.
5-Classy, Backlit Drum Pads
The 16 pads are velocity- and pressure-sensitive. They turn red for CNTRL mode or blue for SEQ mode, providing instant visual feedback on stage. And they feel great!
- 16 backlit pads
- Red = Control mode
- Blue = SEQ mode
- Velocity- and pressure-sensitive
- 16 assignable encoders with 2 modes
- MIDI CC
- Transport controls
- Send MIDI clock with Start/Stop (internal sync)
- Send MMC Play and Stop messages
- Data Encoder
- Volume MIDI CC#7 – Control Mode
- Rate – in Sequence mode
- Sequence Transpose – SHIFT + Data Encoder
- Kensington Lock port
- 16 user presets
- Multiple pad modes
- Note data
- MIDI CC data
- Program Change with Bank Select