MATRIXSYNTH: Artuia Introduces the KeyStep Pro

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Artuia Introduces the KeyStep Pro


Published on Jan 14, 2020 Arturia

"The sequencer the world has been waiting for. #KeyStepPro gives keyboard players incredible sequencing and performance power in a compact, versatile controller."

Availability March 20

$449/399€


"Perfect for live performance

KeyStep Pro will become your go-to choice for performing live. It’s perfectly geared to bringing your ideas to life, reacts quickly to your creativity, and intuitively puts you in control.
Each of the 4 independent tracks can be used either for creating custom sequences or performing arpeggios. We’ve kept things straightforward: to select a track, just hit the dedicated button for whichever one you want. Track 1 can either be a standard melodic sequencer, or a powerful drum sequencer, depending on your preference and setup.

Once you’ve made a few groups of sequences, you’ll want to save them to play them again in the future. No problem, as KeyStep Pro lets you store and recall 16 different projects. Access them with the “Project” button and the menu knob.

KeyStep Pro also features the same addictive touch-sensitive looper/roller strip as the BeatStep Pro and DrumBrute. Too popular to leave out, this little strip lets you throw in fills and breaks whenever you want, adding an unpredictable edge and live energy to your performances.

Powerful performance controls

Our sequencers can be seen all over the world, and are loved by top artists, studios, and amateur producers alike. KeyStep Pro makes gigging easy and fun, with instant and intuitive access to inspiring performance features. Multi-mode arpeggiator, randomness, easy chord mode, and real-time recording for creating on the fly. The crisp OLED displays and LED-illuminated controls will help you see it all in the dark, too!

Tracks
4 independent sequencers, controlling whatever synth, module, or drum machine you want.

Patterns
16 patterns per track. Each sequencer pattern can be up to 64 steps long, and contain 16 notes per step.

Chains
Link up to 16 patterns together to create whole songs or sections of your set.

Scenes
Snapshots of all the sequences within a pattern, letting you instantly switch between sets of sequences.

Projects
Everything in one place. Load, duplicate, tweak, edit, and save for later in its onboard memory.

Unite your gear

Your ever-growing collection of boutique modular gear, vintage synths, and software instruments can finally perform in unison, thanks to the jaw-dropping connectivity KeyStep Pro has to offer. 4 CV, Gate and Mod outputs, 8 dedicated drum Gate outputs, Clocks, MIDI in, 2 MIDI outs, a solo metronome output, sustain input to let you get expressive with your performance, and USB for easy power and DAW/softsynth control.


Specs

Main Features
37 note slim keys, velocity and aftertouch sensitive
LED above each key for efficient visual feedback
Four track step sequencer
16 step buttons, up to 64 steps per sequence
Up to 16 notes of polyphony per step
Melodic sequencer
Real-Time recording, step recording, step editing
Pitch, velocity, gate length, time shift and probability for each note
Scale quantization with user scales
Polyphonic CV outputs
Drum sequencer
24 part drum sequencer
Polyrhythm
Performance-oriented sequencer
Forward and two random playing modes
Pattern randomization
Quantized or unquantized recording
Looper
Arpeggiator
7 arpeggiator modes, 5 octave range
Chord mode
Controller mode
Use the 5 encoders to send CCs
Automate the CCs
Crisp OLED display
4x (CV, Gate, Mod) outputs + 8 drum gate outputs
1 MIDI in, 2 MIDI out, USB, Clock synchronization
Metronome with included speaker and line output
Sustain pedal input

Size & weight
Instrument size : 23.2 x 8.2 x 1.5 inches (589 x 208 x 38mm)
Instrument weight : 5.9 lbs. (2.7 Kg)

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