The wonderful music tech creators at Arturia are launching a sleek and sexy new line of their KeyStep, BeatStep and BeatStep Pro controllers – but you’ll have to be quick to nab one.
We really like Arturia’s kit at RouteNote, as you can see in our reviews of the BeatStep Pro and the MiniLab MKII. They have just revealed a new, limited edition line of their excellent ‘Step’ series of controllers / sequencers so that you don’t only have an incredible powerhouse capable of controlling multiple instruments, hardware and more – but it also looks damn good.
The new editions come in a super smooth looking black finish that gives a whole new vibe to the devices which come in a polar opposite white normally. Each of the new black kits comes included with CV cables as well so that straight out of the box you can plug up and jump into using them.
Arturia KeyStep Black Edition – 149 US$ / 119 €
This small format keyboard sequencer features a 32-note slim-key keybed with aftertouch, and lets you sync with & control any software or hardware instrument through its comprehensive connectivity, including USB, MIDI in & out, CV gate, and Sync in & out. Create evolving, polyphonic sequences up to 64 steps long, with real-time recording and rewriting.
Arturia BeatStep Pro Black Edition – 299 US$ / 249 €
Arturia’s cutting edge, 3-part step sequencer now has a sleek new look. 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.
Arturia BeatStep Black Edition – 129 US$ / 99 €
Packing 16 pressure and velocity sensitive pads and 16 rotary knobs into a neat package, BeatStep is an affordable way for musicians to get creative with simple monophonic step-sequences. Able to control outboard synths and virtual instruments alike, BeatStep’s versatility also makes it a great DAW controller.
The Black Edition KeyStep, BeatStep, and BeatStep Pro will begin shipping worldwide at the end of April 2017.
For more information on features, specifications and dimensions of the Step Black Edition visit https://www.arturia.com/