Arturia BeatStep Pro USB MIDI Controller & Step Sequencer
Arturia BeatStep Pro USB MIDI Controller & Step Sequencer
Arturia BeatStep Pro USB MIDI Controller & Step Sequencer

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Arturia BeatStep Pro USB MIDI Controller & Step Sequencer

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Beatstep Pro fits nicely in any studio. Used as a MIDI controller, it provides enough knobs, pads, transport controls for any use case. All of these controls are fully customizable, using the included MIDI Control Center application. The drum and melodic sequencers make it a perfect companion to any DAW, offering a new approach to composition.

Perform

You want to play live and need instruments designed with the performance in focus? BeatStep Pro is just that. Use pre-programmed patterns or record them in real-time, generate stunning fills with the touch sensitive looper/roller strip and add some unpredictability with the Randomness/Probability dedicated controls. Everything is at your fingertips

Sequences, or even entire projects can be changed in real-time, the MIDI and analog clock inputs and outputs ensure that everything stays in sync.

All of this, packed in one single well thoughtout device. Sooner rather than later it will be the centerpiece in your set-up.

Connect

BeatStep Pro does not generate sound by itself, but gives you the ultimate control over your sound generators. Fear not, we designed it to be compatible with pretty much any hardware or computer based device.

The USB or the dedicated MIDI In and Out ports provide bi-directional MIDI connectivity. Control, sequence, synchronize other equipment with BeatStep Pro.

Both melodic sequencers provide three 1/8" jack connectors : Two CV outputs for Pitch and Velocity, as well as a Gate output. Use these to connect to outboard analog gear such as a MiniBrute, a modular system or a vintage synthesizer with no MIDI connectivity.

Sequence your favourite drum machine via MIDI or the eight drum gate outputs.

Make sure everything is perfectly in sync by using the clock in and out conections.

Enjoy!

BeatStep Pro was designed to be easy to use. The sequencers are each associated with a color. Look at the back, the same colors help you plug your gear easily. More importantly, the step buttons light up in the same color as the current sequence, giving you instant feedback on what you are working on.

BeatStep Pro is not about drop-down menus, double function buttons, complex editing. Each sequencer has its own display so you always know what sequence is playing.

This instrument was built with quality in mind. It will endure even the most demanding pad drumming and knob twiddling you can throw at it!

Three modes of operation

Melodic sequencer

BeatStep Pro features two melodic step sequencers. Record note pitch, length and velocity in real-time with the pads or an external keyboard and hear your sequence play back, quantized at the step resolution. You can also enter them in step mode using the touch-sensitive knobs and step buttons.

Sequences can have up to 64 steps, there are 32 sequences per project and 16 projects.

Drum sequencer

Alongside the two monophonic melodic sequencers, BeatStep Pro also features a 16 track drum sequencer. Once again, these sequences can be recorded in real-time by banging the pads, or with a classic drum machine workflow, by entering steps.

The knobs can be used to define the note length and velocity, but also to shift them from the grid quantization, in order to get exactly the kind of groove you want.

MIDI Controller

BeatStep Pro comes with touch-sensitive encoders. Simply brush any knob to know the value of the associated parameter. With an additional set of 16 pads and many transport controls you can configure the way you want, take control of your VST instruments like never before.

All the controls you need

Let's take a closer look at each element you will find on BeatStep Pro's front panel and rear connections.

1-TRANSPORT

Send MIDI MACHINE CONTROL messages to start and stop your favorite DAW. Use the RECORD mode to quantize record sequences or drum patterns in real-time.

2-TRANS LNK/PRST LNK

Link your sequence preset or transposition changes so all sequencers change at the same time.

3-SWING & Randomizer

Separate swing per sequencer or global swing. Adds subtle or wild amounts of pattern randomization. Amount and probability controls allow for limitless options.

4-Pattern length

Each sequence can be from 1 to 64 steps in length. The display will show the current playback position and bank length of the currently selected sequence.

5-Multiple sync sources

Internal clock, USB and external MIDI clock, or analog/DIN clocking.

6-SEQUENCE control section

This section allows you to choose your sequence, set the KNOBS mode for each sequencer and MUTE playback of individual sequencers.

7-PROJECT/CONTROL mode

Choose PROJECTS and the CONTROL mode from here.

8-Touch sensitive knobs

Touch a knob and see its value in the LED display. The knobs allow for entering of pitch, gate, velocity amounts and timing shifts per step.

9-STEP buttons

The 16 STEP buttons allow for instant user control of the current sequencers steps it is playing back. They also function as direct select buttons for choosing the current sequencers presets.

10-Pressure sensitive pads

The 16 pads, known for their great sensitivity, allow for user playing of sounds in the control or drum mode as well as for pitch transposition in the SEQ1 and SEQ2 modes.

11-CV/GATEs

1 volt per octave CV/GATE outputs per sequence. A separate VELO output allows you even more possibilities in a modular synth or MiniBrute/MicroBrute setup.

12-DRUM gates

The drum sequencer will send gate outputs from the corresponding pads for triggering external devices.

13-Clock

Clock input and output can work with standard square wave clocks. Using our DIN adaptor cable, you can set the BeatStep Pro to send or receive DIN sync with stop/start messages.

14-MIDI

Using our included MIDI adaptors you can use the BeatStep to interface with any MIDI equipped gear.

15-USB

The USB port allows for standard class-compliant bus-powered operation. Use a USB power adaptor to run the BeatStep Pro in a standalone situation.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping.

UK delivery is free for all orders over £50.

In stock orders placed before 4pm are dispatched same day.

All items are sent with DPD. For added security, expensive items will require a pin code at delivery which is emailed to you.

DPD aims to deliver next day, but some remote parts of the UK may experience a two day service.

Returns.

Should you wish to change your mind, you have 30 days from the date of receipt to do so. Simply drop us an email to info@westenddj.co.uk and we'll guide you through the process.

Westend DJ recommend that you open any items received from us carefully, as any damage to the internal packaging or missing items may incur a discretionary re-stocking fee.

Some goods are not eligible for return. This is because they are either consumables or due to hygiene reasons, these include: microphones, effect fluids, styli, crossfaders and line faders, headphones and replacement parts.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping.

UK delivery is free for all orders over £50.

In stock orders placed before 4pm are dispatched same day.

All items are sent with DPD. For added security, expensive items will require a pin code at delivery which is emailed to you.

DPD aims to deliver next day, but some remote parts of the UK may experience a two day service.

Returns.

Should you wish to change your mind, you have 30 days from the date of receipt to do so. Simply drop us an email to info@westenddj.co.uk and we'll guide you through the process.

Westend DJ recommend that you open any items received from us carefully, as any damage to the internal packaging or missing items may incur a discretionary re-stocking fee.

Some goods are not eligible for return. This is because they are either consumables or due to hygiene reasons, these include: microphones, effect fluids, styli, crossfaders and line faders, headphones and replacement parts.

Warranty

  • All products are backed up by a minimum 12 month
    manufacturer warranty.
  • Items that are faulty within thirty days of receipt are
    considered Dead on Arrival or Faulty out of Box. For these returns, we will arrange for the goods to be collected so that they can be returned free of
    charge.
  • Items that display a fault after the thirty-day period are covered under manufacturer’s warranty. During the first six months of ownership, we’ll collect any faulty items from you free of charge where convenient for you.
  • Outside of 6 months, the cost of return rests with the
    customer, if you’re struggling to ship a large item back to us, or if this is proving to be expensive please give us a call – we’ll arrange for DPD to collect the item for a fee.
  • Once warranty repairs are received back with us, we’ll perform a quick test to verify the issue to avoid no fault found fees. Next, we’ll arrange to send the faulty goods to the manufacturer to be repaired. This process normally takes around two to four weeks; however, we cannot provide a guaranteed timeframe.

Warranty

  • All products are backed up by a minimum 12 month
    manufacturer warranty.
  • Items that are faulty within thirty days of receipt are
    considered Dead on Arrival or Faulty out of Box. For these returns, we will arrange for the goods to be collected so that they can be returned free of
    charge.
  • Items that display a fault after the thirty-day period are covered under manufacturer’s warranty. During the first six months of ownership, we’ll collect any faulty items from you free of charge where convenient for you.
  • Outside of 6 months, the cost of return rests with the
    customer, if you’re struggling to ship a large item back to us, or if this is proving to be expensive please give us a call – we’ll arrange for DPD to collect the item for a fee.
  • Once warranty repairs are received back with us, we’ll perform a quick test to verify the issue to avoid no fault found fees. Next, we’ll arrange to send the faulty goods to the manufacturer to be repaired. This process normally takes around two to four weeks; however, we cannot provide a guaranteed timeframe.

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