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Arturia KeyStep Controller & Sequencer

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32-key Slim Keyboard with Polyphonic Step Sequencing; Chord and Arpeggiator Modes; Capacitive Pitch and Mod Strips; and CV/Gate, MIDI, DIN Sync, and Sync I/O
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Get an amazing compact keyboard controller and a polyphonic sequencer in one, with the Arturia KeyStep. For starters, this compact controller keyboard includes a 32-note Slimkey keybed, which is far more playable than typical under-sized keys. Music Experience keyboardists also appreciate the capacitive pitch and mod strips, which are easy to play but don't include moving parts that can get damaged in transit. But the coolest thing about the KeyStep is its advanced functions, such as Chord Play, which allows you to play a chord and then trigger it with single keys across the keyboard. Equally impressive is the onboard polyphonic 64-step sequencer, and when you combine that with its extensive CV, MIDI, DIN Sync, and Sync connectivity, the KeyStep is one of the most versatile compact keyboard controls around.

Arturia KeyStep Controller & Sequencer at a Glance:

  • Compact 32-note controller keyboard and sequencer that fits in any synth rig
  • Compact Slimkey keybed provides full-sized key feel across 32 narrow keys
  • Capacitive pitch bend and modulation strips provide excellent playability
  • Chord Play mode lets you play a chord and reproduce it across the keybed
  • Onboard arpeggiator provides complex note arrangements
  • 64-step, 8-note polyphonic sequencer is an amazing performance tool
  • Connectivity includes MIDI, CV/Gate, DIN Sync, and Sync

      What Arturia Says...

      KeyStep is a new breed of portable musical tool combining the functionalities of a keyboard controller with a polyphonic step sequencer to control both analog and digital devices.

      Total integration with your songwriting studio

      You need a portable USB MIDI controller but also want a keyboard that provides a musical playing experience? You have some MIDI modules you want to connect as well but don’t want the footprint of a large keyboard? You have modular and analog gear you want to control via CV/GATEs? You want a step sequencer with polyphonic capability that can sync to your favorite modern and vintage gear? If only a single piece of gear could do all of this…

      It's the touch...

      The KeyStep controller does all this and more. We started by designing our own “slim key” keyboard action, balancing the best features of compact mini-keys with the musicality of full-sized keys into this new keybed. The size, velocity and aftertouch of this new design provide the freedom of portability without sacrificing playability. We also designed a new polyphonic step-sequencer with 8 programmable memories that you can recall at the turn of knob. You can choose gate times and swing settings instantly to change the feel of your sequenced performance on the fly. We also included the ability to record, overdub, and transpose your sequences in real time and still play the keyboard live. Add a flexible and fun arpeggiator mode and chord play mode and you are set for hours of musical adventures.

      ...and the possibilities

      These features alone would make KeyStep the best portable keyboard controller on the market. But we take it further by giving you a wealth of connectivity options: USB MIDI (of course), standard MIDI in and out (check), clock sync and DIN sync jacks (yes!), and CV/GATE outputs, plus a separate, assignable modulation CV output that can be used with the mod wheel, velocity or aftertouch. To say KeyStep is an amazing little controller does not say enough. Keystep is the perfect performance controller in a compact package.

      Adapt to your setup!

      KeyStep was imagined and designed to become the modern musician’s trump-card. Whatever your setup, KeyStep will merge into it to overdrive your workflow and effectiveness. With KeyStep and its range of connections you can control any digital or analog synthesizer from the past, today and even tomorrow. Sequence them all!

        Arturia KeyStep Controller & Sequencer Compact Keyboard Controller/Sequencer Features:

        • Arturia’s own Slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouch
        • Arpeggiator mode:
          • Up, down, inclusive, exclusive, 3 random modes, note order, double up, double down modes
        • Sequencer mode:
          • 8 polyphonic step-sequences with Rest, Tie, and Legato note entry
        • Rate control and tap tempo:
          • REC, PLAY, and STOP buttons for performance control over the sequencer and arpeggiator
        • Octave controls for keyboard and arpeggiator
        • Sustain HOLD button
        • Sustain pedal jack
        • Chord play mode
        • SHIFT button selection:
          • MIDI channel selection, GATE time, SWING values
        • DC jack for standalone operation
        • USB MIDI connects to computers and our MCC editor
        • MIDI in/out ports
        • Sync i/o ports:
          • Supports 1 pulse per step, 2 PPQ (Korg Volca), 24 PPQ DIN sync, 48 PPQ DIN sync
        • Sync select switches:
          • Internal, USB, MIDI, Clock
        • CV/GATE outputs:
          • CV supports 1Volt per octave, Volt>Hz modes, Gate output 5V or 12V for modern or vintage gear support
          • CV Velo/Aftertouch/Modwheel output
        • Capacitive-touch pitch bend and mod wheels
        • Each sequence can have 64 steps, each step can have up to 8 notes
        • Low power; can be powered by Apple iPad® (camera connection kit required)

                Number of Keys 32
                Type of Keys Slimkeys
                Aftertouch Yes
                Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel touch strips
                Dedicated Transport Control Yes
                Sequencer 64-step, 8-note
                Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" sustain pedal
                MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
                USB Micro-B
                Other I/O 3 x CV outs, 1 x Sync in/out
                Power Supply USB or optional 9V DC power supply
                Height 1.5"
                Width 19"
                Depth 6"
                Weight 3 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number 430201