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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.
Plays well with others
(very, very well)
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.
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.
All the controls you need
Careful thought went into the layout of the front panel and the selection of the rear panel connections. Here’s a brief description of each section:
Send MIDI Machine Control messages to start and stop your favorite DAW. Use Record mode to enter sequences or drum patterns in real time.
Link your sequence preset or transposition changes so all sequencers change at the same time.
SWING & Randomizer
Set swing amount per sequencer or globally. Add subtle or wild amounts of pattern unpredictability with the Randomness and Probability controls.
Displays the Tempo or the selected parameter value, which may be edited by the encoder. Tap a tempo or enable/disable the metronome with the gray button.
Select the internal clock or slave to a DAW, external MIDI clock, or analog/DIN sync.
Select sequences independently, set the Knobs mode for each sequencer, and mute or unmute sequences.
Choose one of the 16 Projects or enter Control mode from here.
Touch sensitive knobs
Touch a knob to see its value in the display without editing it, then use the knobs to edit the pitch, gate, velocity values and timing shifts per step.
The 16 Step buttons enable and disable the steps in the current sequencer during playback. They also can be used to select the current sequencer’s preset.
Pressure sensitive pads
The 16 highly responsive pads allow you to play sounds either in Control mode or Drum mode. They are also great for playing notes into the melodic sequencers and transposing the sequences during playback.
The 1 volt/octave CV/Gate outputs and the VELO output give each sequencer three ways to control a modular synth or our MiniBrute/MicroBrute analog synthesizers.
External devices can be triggered by Pads 1-8 and the drum sequencer using the Drum gate outputs.
Send or receive standard square wave clocking signals by way of the Clock connectors. Use one of the included MIDI adaptors and BeatStep Pro will send or receive DIN sync with stop/start messages.
BeatStep Pro will interface with any MIDI equipped gear using the included MIDI adaptors.
The USB port allows for standard class-compliant bus-powered operation. Use a USB power adaptor to run BeatStep Pro in a standalone situation.
DJ / ProducerBeatStep Pro is the bridge between the old and new technology. I love the Shift function, which allows you to create crazy groove / shuffle on your beats and melodies. We have three independent sequencers, which are very easy to program.
DJ / ProducerI'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!
DJ / ProducerThe 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.
DJ / ProducerThe 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.
AudionIt's expressive, intuitive and quick to navigate which helps immensely when writing. It turns my modular drum rig into a wildly inventive drummer with a mind of its own.
DJ / ProducerI 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.
DJ / ProducerSince 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".
ComposerThe BeatStep Pro is elegantly visual with a wonderfully tactile interface that is geared toward performance. The touch-sensitive encoder knobs give you information in a polite and non-intrusive fashion.
DJ / ProducerVery good ergonomics, very intuitive, allows not having to look at your computer. 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.
DJ / ProducerAs a big fan of a step sequencer, I like the ease of use, versatility, and design! I'm using the step sequencer functions to control my analog synths ,it has integrated my studio but also my new live performance.
Hiatus KaiyoteThe beatstep Pro has been a fantastic addition to my setup at home in the studio and live. Being able to control a lot of my synths from one source whether there analog or digital is a huge plus.
CaribouI use the Beatstep Pro as a kind of Swiss Army knife of sequencing and syncing in my studio, lots of useful functions in such a small box and lots of creative possibilities to explore.
LCD SoundsystemGreat CV/Gate conversion, usability - and that’s the highest praise I can give, as someone who has spent decades staring at old gear and wondering how I can get it all to work together.
ProducerThe Beatstep Pro is one of my go to tools. It's a great melodic sequencer that gets quick unexpected ideas on the spot and has 8 trigger outs that I send to my hardware synths to sync arpeggiators, sequencers and gates. A truly versatile instrument.
Composer/ ProducerI really like all the improvisation functions, like roller and looper, and also probability functions, which brings a ton of organic flow into the live improvisation.
Create Digital Music
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“BeatStep Pro rethinks the whole control interface to make the kind of sequencer that could be at the center of a really amazing gig.”
On BeatStep Pro
“Arturia have released a Pro version of the Beatstep and we’re pretty sure we’re about to fall in love all over again.”
On BeatStep Pro
“There’s huge flexibility here.”
It comes with a selection of industry-standard creative software to get your musical ideas flowing, so you can start exploring right out the box.
Analog Lab Intro
Ableton Live Lite
What's in the box
- BeatStep Pro unit
- Quick Start
- Registration Card
- 2x MIDI adaptors
- Clock adaptor
- Anti groud-loop adaptor
- Size : 16.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches (415 x 163 x 36mm)
- Weight : 3.20 lbs. (1.450 Kg)
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.
Randomizer with Amount and Probability settings
Real-time looper/roller touch strip
Independent swing amount per sequence
Touch sensitive knobs
- 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