Arturia has announced a new limited ‘black edition’ of its range of Step sequencer-controllers.
The firm’s trio of DAW controlling, step-sequencing hybrids are now available in a sleek black finish. The Step range synchronises the analog and digital worlds, letting musicians control hardware instruments, outboard modules, virtual instruments, and recording software simultaneously.
Each of the new black edition models comes complete with CV cables, giving you immediate access to the sequencer’s hardware control functionality.
The Arturia KeyStep is a small format keyboard sequencer features a 32-note slim-key keybed with aftertouch. It lets you sync with and control any software or hardware instrument through its comprehensive connectivity, including USB, MIDI in and out, CV gate, and Sync in and out.
Users can create evolving, polyphonic sequences up to 64 steps long, with real-time recording and rewriting.
The Arturia BeatStep has 16 pressure and velocity sensitive pads and 16 rotary knobs. It is an affordable way for musicians to get creative with simple monophonic step-sequences, and is able to control outboard synths and virtual instruments alike.
The Pro version of the BeatStep is a 3-part step sequencer featuring two separate melodic sequencers and a dedicated 16-track drum sequencer. BeatStep Pro gives the adventurous musician a powerful palette of tools to create dynamic, exciting tracks without the need for a computer screen.
Pricing for the Black Edition Step range is as follows:
Arturia KeyStep Black Edition - $149 / €119
Arturia BeatStep Black Edition - $129 / €99
Arturia BeatStep Pro Black Edition - $299 / €249