Whatever your connectivity preferences may be, Arturia has helped keep BeatStep one step ahead of the competition by thoughtfully providing MIDI, USB, and CV/GATE options.
Users can comfortably drive anything from software instruments to
suitably-equipped hardware, including instruments like Arturia’s own super-selling MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer and MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer. Supporting BeatStep’s
super-slender form factor, a custom breakout cable can be used to drive
standard MIDI gear. Freedom of choice is always a wonderful thing —
even more so when it comes to step sequencing!
Speaking of connectivity, when used with an Apple iPad and Camera Connection Kit combo, BeatStep becomes
one of the most flexible iPad app controllers around as well. Indeed,
its relatively diminutive dimensions make these desirable devices the
perfect production partnership. After all, freedom to travel is also a
wonderful thing — especially when carrying around a production-ready BeatStep-carrying backpack that is far from backbreaking and also unlikely to break the bank!
Those wishing to use BeatStep as
a general purpose control surface are also well and truly catered for
since its pads can be configured to be MIDI CC buttons or assigned to
send Program and Bank Change messages as well as note messages. The
transport buttons can be MMC controls or MIDI CC to start and stop any
connected DAW. With 16 encoders, 16 pads/buttons, and 16 preset memories
at your command, you can come up with multiple ways to use BeatStep in any live or studio environment.
Put simply, your wish is BeatStep’s command. Controlling and step sequencing is fun and flexible — and all available at an amazing asking price with Arturia’s breakthrough BeatStep. To see one is to want one — which is exactly why Arturia has seen fit to include a Kensington Lock to keep your BeatStep secure from prying eyes (and hands)! However, you can walk away with one from your local authorised Arturia dealer for only €129.00 USD/$99.00 EUR (MSRP)... soon.