Arturia Beatstep USB, MIDI, and CV Controller and Sequencer

BH #ARBEATSTEP • MFR #430101
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Arturia Beatstep USB, MIDI, and CV Controller and Sequencer
Key Features
  • 16 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads
  • 16 Rotary Encoders
  • 16 MIDI Controller Presets
  • 16 Sequence Presets
The Arturia Beatstep USB, MIDI, and CV Controller and Sequencer is a USB class-compliant driverless controller that enables control over DAWs, loop-triggering software, drum software, VST instruments, VST effects, DJ applications, MIDI instruments, and analog equipment that has control voltage (CV) connections. The unit features sixteen pressure and velocity sensitive pads, sixteen rotary encoders, transport and preset controls with sixteen presets, and a jogwheel for transpose, rate, and level.
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Arturia BeatStep Overview

The Arturia Beatstep USB, MIDI, and CV Controller and Sequencer is a USB class-compliant driverless controller that enables control over DAWs, loop-triggering software, drum software, VST instruments, VST effects, DJ applications, MIDI instruments, and analog equipment that has control voltage (CV) connections. The unit features sixteen pressure and velocity sensitive pads, sixteen rotary encoders, transport and preset controls with sixteen presets, and a jogwheel for transpose, rate, and level.

When placed in controller mode, the pads illuminate red via backlit LEDs. In this mode, a performer can use the pads and rotary encoder knobs to control drum software on an iPad (with camera connector kit) or a computer such as BFD, Kontakt, Ableton Live's Drum Rack, EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, Reason Kong, or Geist. The controller can also be used to trigger clips or tracks in production and DJ software such as Ableton Live, Traktor, and Serato. The rotary encoders can be MIDI mapped to control filters, EQs, delays, and other effects. The included MIDI Control Center software provides a user interface for MIDI mapping the functions of the controller with the option of archiving favorite presets. The pads can be set for note generation, MIDI CC buttons, and sending program change messages for a wide range of applications.

When placed in sequencer mode, the pads illuminate red via backlit LEDs. In this mode, the unit can be connected to MIDI modules, synthesizers that have CV connections, and software instrument plug-ins within a computer via USB. The pads and encoders enable programming steps in the sequence and changing the pitch of each step. The unit includes scale modes to quantize the pitch of the encoders to specific pitches within a given scale. Up to sixteen sequences can be stored in internal memory. The unit can be rapidly switched between controller and sequencer mode for flexible workflows using both hardware and software instruments.

For I/O, the unit includes: a class-compliant USB input for connection to a computer or iPad, a MIDI breakout cable for connection to traditional MIDI modules, a 1 volt-per-octave CV output, and a CV gate output for connection to hardware synthesizers and other equipment. The unit is powered by USB connection to a computer or USB power adapter.

Arturia BeatStep Specs

Controls
Pads16 Backlit Velocity and Pressure-Sensitive
Encoders16 Assignable
PlatformWindows 7 and 8
Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
Presets16 User-Definable Presets
Swing50 to 75%
PC RequirementsPC/Windows: 2 GHz CPU (Multiple Cores)
2 GB RAM
2 GB Hard-Disk Space

Mac (Intel Only): 2 GHz CPU (Multiple Cores)
2 GB RAM
2 GB Hard-Disk Space
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.7 x 7.1 x 2.5"
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Hi there anyone tried to use Arturia Beatstep Controller & Sequencer, in roland V-1HD video switcher? I need to control the audio and add some custom keys to effects. Thanks
Asked by: Leonardo
The Arturia Beatstep is a universal MIDI controller that allows users to control software programs. You may use it to control audio functions within a program and parameters within the given program, but not the Roland V-1HD.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-12-24
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