Notes: The world's favourite small-format, versatile step sequencer just got a makeover. Control analog gear, virtual instruments, and more with the black limited edition BeatStep. … Read more
The perfect combination of space-saving, flexible control and an easy-to-master sequencer, BeatStep Black Edition gives both musicians and producers access to their DAW and exciting news ways of creating sequenced beats and melodies.
The perfect precision weapon when it comes to finger drumming and sample triggering, BeatStep lets you unite your hardware and software instruments with its built-in step-sequencer. A streamlined, yet versatile hybrid controller, BeatStep Black Edition features a rack of pads for programming and performance, transport buttons for playback control in your DAW, and rotary knobs to tweak your sequence. Thanks to its great connections, you can get your outboard synths and drum machines playing perfectly with your DAW, all while being sequenced or synchronized by the BeatStep.
Small enough to work in any setup, but powerful enough to bring a new dimension to your sound. Let BeatStep Black Edition unleash the potential of your setup.
Deceptively versatile, the new limited edition black version of our iconic small controller is the perfect companion for producers on the move or musicians with limited space.
BeatStep Black Edition's pads are both velocity and pressure sensitive, letting you punch in dynamic rhythms in your DAW. Once you're happy with your performance, you can tweak the sounds and parameters of your software instruments with its control mode, letting you freely assign the knobs, buttons and pads within your DAW. In sequencer mode, you can create 16-step monophonic sequences using the pads to punch in notes and the knobs to edit the pitch. To streamline your workflow, BeatStep also lets you choose from a selection of scales and sequence modes.
Analog Lab Lite:
Imagine conveniently having all the keyboard and synth sounds you need for a gig or session all in one place on your computer. No racks. No stacks.
Analog Lab Lite gives you streamlined, tag-based access to hundreds of the hottest presets from our award-winning V Collection. You'll be spoilt for choice with 17 faithfully modelled legendary analog synths, digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos. Each preset automatically maps the most important sound parameters to Arturia controllers for intuitive tweaking and performance control, and you can easily custom map to any other controller via the MIDI Learn feature.
Ableton Live Lite:
An introduction to one of the most the most intuitive, popular production platforms around.
New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you'll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time.
In SEQ mode the pads become toggles for each step in your sequence. The 16 encoders will adjust pitch for the associated step. 16 memories allow for instant recall of your favourite patterns while the pad scale modes, sequence playback modes and time division functions allow for real-time performance changes.
On top of all that it has MIDI, USB and CV/GATE connectivity, giving you a sequencer that will work with all types of gear, including analog synths, software instruments, and MIDI hardware.
With 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, BeatStep is the perfect compact percussion instrument. The ultra-sensitive pads allow for great dynamic performances. The 16 encoders can be assigned to adjust various parameters for further real-time control over your drum sounds.
General purpose control surface:
The BeatStep pads can be configured to send MIDI note on/off messages, MMC commands, Program and Bank changes, or serve as MIDI CC buttons.
With 16 encoders, 16 pads/buttons and 16 presets, there are as many ways to use BeatStep as there are live gigs and studio environments. You can trigger clips in Ableton Live or use the encoders to adjust the effects in your favourite DJ app. The transport buttons can be MMC controls or send MIDI CCs to start and stop your DAW. It can be the MIDI Clock master or slave to an external clock.
Using an iPad and a camera connection kit, you can turn BeatStep into one of the most flexible iPad app controllers ever.