Arturia's KeyStep is out now and this video might convince you to buy one

Diminutive controller with big capabilities

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Arturia has announced the availability of its latest controller, the KeyStep.

The video features a real-time performance made with three KeyStep controllers, using an Analog Lab software instrument (via USB), a MicroMonsta Polyphonic Synthesizer (via MIDI), and a DrumDokta module (via CV/GATE).

First announced at NAMM this year, the KeyStep follows on from the BeatStep series with it's all-encompassing connectivity, plumping for a Slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouch over it's sibling's performance pads.

The KeyStep is available to buy direct from the Arturia store and will cost €119. For more information, head on over to the Arturia website.

KeyStep main features

  • Arturia's own Slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouch
  • Arpeggiator mode:
  • Up, down, inclusive, exclusive, random, note order, double up, double down modes
  • Sequencer mode:
  • 8 polyphonic step-sequences with Rest, Tie, and Legato note entry
  • Rate control and tap tempo:
  • REC, PLAY, and STOP buttons for performance control over the sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Sustain HOLD button
  • Sustain pedal jack
  • Chord play mode
  • SHIFT button selection:
  • MIDI channel selection, GATE time, SWING values
  • DC jack for standalone operation
  • USB MIDI connects to computers and our MCC editor
  • MIDI in/out ports
  • Sync i/o ports:
  • Supports 1 pulse per step, 2 PPQ (Korg Volca), 24 PPQ DIN sync, 48 PPQ DIN sync
  • Sync select switches:
  • Internal, USB, MIDI, Clock
  • CV/GATE outputs:
  • CV supports 1Volt per octave, Volt>Hz modes, Gate output 5V or 12V for modern or vintage gear support
  • CV Velo/Aftertouch/Modwheel output
  • Capacitive-touch pitch bend and mod wheels
  • Each sequence can have 64 steps, each step can have up to 8 notes
  • Low power; can be powered by Apple iPad® (camera connection kit required)
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