Arturia announces availability of BeatStep Pro sequencing powerhouse

“BeatStep Pro is fast, inituitive, and I can incorporate it into any situation. It’s the missing link for all the pieces of equipment that I own.” – Luciano (DJ and producer, 2015)

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: having blown musical minds when launched at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California, and subsequently showcased to great musical effect at Musikmesse 2015, April 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany — simultaneously sequencing no fewer than eight MiniBrute, MiniBrute SE, MicroBrute, and MicroBrute SE powerhouse monophonic analogue synthesizers via its impressive inbuilt connectivity, music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of its eagerly-awaited BeatStep Pro as of July 7…


BeatStep Pro is a unique combination of many musical technologies — assignable MIDI controller, two analogue-style step sequencers, a drum programmer, and live performance tool — tastefully packaged into a compact, connectable device designed to make taking control of the creative process easier than ever, no matter what gear is available. As such, BeatStep Pro should surely blow the musical mind of anyone using it onstage or in the studio. Indeed, it’s quite unlike anything anyone has ever used onstage or in the studio! Why? Well, with BeatStep Pro anyone can connect to almost any musical device. From computer and virtual instruments to modular synths, drum machines to iPad apps — anything with USB, MIDI in and out, CV/Gate inputs, Clock in and out, or DIN Sync is fair musical game. Go grab some instruments, connect them to BeatStep Pro — all adapter cables are included, then hit that perfect beat! Built-in clock SYNC with multiple standards ensures everything connected stays right on time. Always.


At its highly programmable heart, BeatStep Pro has 16 Projects. Professional by name, professional by nature, each BeatStep Pro Project holds 16 sequences per melodic (monophonic) sequencer (SEQUENCER 1 and SEQUENCER 2) and 16 patterns for the DRUM sequencer — stretching to over 4,000 possible combinations per Project, no less! Less is clearly not more here, however — all the more so since each correspondingly colour-coded melodic sequence can be up to 64 steps long with individual articulation of PITCH, VELO (velocity), and GATE time per note (with note tie function), making these amongst the most powerful step sequencers ever made. Musically, an ability to select scales to match songs so that wrong notes will never be selected when step sequencing is an added bonus worth its weight in gold.

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