Arturia has both the BeatStep step sequencers and several MIDI keyboard controllers in its range, so it was probably inevitable that a 'keyboard step sequencer' would emerge at some point. That point, it turns out, is now, for we now know that the KeyStep is on the way.
This, in a nutshell, is a 32-note USB keyboard with a polyphonic step sequencer, CV and MIDI connectivity, an arpeggiator and a chord mode. So, if you're looking for a compact, feature-packed controller that will work with both digital and analogue gear, the KeyStep could represent a winning combination. Look out for it in the Spring.
Ben Rogerson (Computer Music)