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Arturia Keystep Portable USB MIDI Controller

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    Get A Portable USB MIDI Controller And Also A Keyboard That Provides A Musical Playing Experience - The Arturia Keystep Portable USB MIDI Controller

    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

    Arturia 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.

    Arturia 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. Arturia 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 Arturia takes 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.

    ADAPTS 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!

    1-SLIMKEY KEYBED

    32-note keyboard, designed by Arturia with velocity and aftertouch.

    2-SEQUENCER / ARPEGGIATOR

    Polyphonic step-sequencer with 8 memories or Arpeggiator mode with 8 pattern styles.

    3-HOLD BUTTON

    Top panel HOLD button allows for sustain pedal operation.

    4-CHORD PLAY MODE

    Set chords and then play them back with a single note. Can also be used in Arpeggiator mode for chord arpeggiations.

    5-PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

    Capacitive-touch pitch bend and modulation strips.

    6-OCTAVE SHIFT BUTTONS

    Transposes the keyboard up or down multiple octaves.

    7-SHIFT BUTTON

    Allows for setting MIDI channel and the Gate and Swing times of the arpeggiator and sequencer.

    8-TRANSPORT BUTTONS

    Enable and disable the arpeggiator or sequencer. Use the REC button to record sequences in step-time or do real-time overdubs.

    9-TAP BUTTON

    Tap the tempo or use it to enter rests and note ties in sequencer mode.

    10-USB

    The USB port allows for standard class-compliant bus-powered operation. Connect an optional USB power adaptor to use KeyStep in a standalone situation.

    11-CV/GATES

    1 volt per octave CV/GATE outputs. A separate MOD output allows you even more possibilities.

    12-SUSTAIN PEDAL INPUT

    Input connector for adding a sustain pedal.

    13-SYNC

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

    14-MIDI IN/OUT

    Connect and sync KeyStep to any DAW or hardware MIDI equipment.

    15-SYNC MODE SELECTORS

    Allow you to select the clock source: Internal, USB, MIDI or Sync input.