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ARTURIA BEATSTEP BLACK
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Step Sequencer
BEATSTEPBK
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Description

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.

Black Beauty

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.

Main Features

  • 16 backlit pads
    • Red = Control mode
    • Blue = SEQ mode
    • Velocity- and pressure-sensitive
  • 16 assignable encoders with 2 modes
    • MIDI CC
    • NRPN/RPN
  • 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
  • Step Sequencer
    • 16 user step sequences
    • Playback modes
      • Forward
      • Reverse
      • Alternate
      • Random
    • Time divisions 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
    • Internal or External Sync
    • Direct MIDI channel selection
    • Pattern Length = 1-16 steps
    • Sysex functions
      • Swing 50% - 75%
      • Gate Time
      • Legato playback modes
      • User Scale setting
  • Connectivity
    • Mini USB (use as DC in for standalone operation)
    • 3.5mm MIDI output
    • 3.5mm CV & Gate outputs

Technical Specifications

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • Mac: 10.7+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
    2GB free hard disk space

Required configuration

Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), RTAS, AAX (Pro Tools 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

Protection

The software is protected by eLicenser. An internet connection is required to authorize the product.

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