Arturia Beatstep Black
The Arturia Beatstep Black is 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.
- MIDI controller Mode – RED LED MODE
- Step Sequencer mode – BLUE LED MODE
- 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
- 16 encoders
- 16 MIDI Controller presets
- 16 Sequence presets
- Works with MIDI Control Center Editor
- Internal and External clocking
- CV outputs
- USB I/O
- MIDI output
- iPAD compatibility (using camera connection kit)
- Transports can send MIDI CC or MMC
- Kensington Lock
- Standalone MIDI or CV operation when powered via standard USB power adaptor
- USB Class compliant (no drivers)
Sequencer: 16 sequences, 16 steps each
Pads: 16 x velocity/pressure-sensitive backlit pads
Encoders/Pots: 16 assignable
MIDI I/O: Out (1/8″ to 5-pin DIN Adapter Included)
USB: 1 x Mini-B
Other I/O: CV out, Gate out
Compatibility: VST, RTAS, AU, AAX (Pro Tools 11)
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 or later
Power Supply: Bus powered