Here we have the Arturia KeyStep; the next step in portable digital music making. This small but powerful piece of equipment will fit easily into your bag and will hook up to your laptop via a USB port without needing to be plugged into a wall, plus you can can link it to almost any synthesiser whether it's analogue, digital or software, making the KeyStep fantastically versatile. A great instrument in its own right, the Arturia KeyStep is able to act as a controller for any MIDI hardware thanks to the MIDI in/output all-in-all giving you massive scope for creativity.
Redefining The Portable Keyboard Experience
The Arturia KeyStep is a compact Midi keyboard controller and polyphonic step sequencer which can be used to control both analog and digital devices. Its portable, lightweight design makes the KeyStep great for DJs, music producers and musicians to take on the road.
Versatility is Key
KeyStep is made to widen the potential of your setup, regardless of what instruments compose it. It is compatible with practically all existing synthesizers, either analog or digital, hardware or software. .
CV for Enthusiasts
The three CV outputs send pitch and gate signals along with velocity, aftertouch or mod. ribbon signal to control an analog instrument or module.
Digital & Analog
The MIDI DIN output can be used to control any MIDI hardware instrument while the USB connection allows you to control your plugins and virtual instruments.
Sustain or Not Sustain...
KeyStep also integrates a socket for a sustain pedal, sync input and output to follow or send a clock signal, and MIDI input to use an external keyboard or use KeyStep as a MIDI to CV converter.
- 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)
- Arturia KeyStep dimensions: 19 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches (485 x 145 x 36mm)
- Arturia KeyStep weight: 3 lbs. (1.375 Kg)
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