The keyboard on the KeyStep is pressure and velocity sensitive and was enjoyable to play for me. When you do, Hold flashes as a reminder the mode is now active. My vote would be for a faster means of deleting patterns and an actual means of undoing drastic changes. Exclusive is similar except it drops the repeats. The note being played by the current sequence step 2.
The fact you can use Chord Mode together with the Sequencer and the Arpeggiator is an added bonus too. Create evolving, polyphonic sequences up to 64 steps long, with real-time recording and rewriting. Chapter 13 for a complete list of the default settings for each control. The Sync mode buttons on the rear of the machine are fiddly in my opinion. You could think of a Project as a single song although it could be an entire performance.
Turn Knob 2 until you get to a value of 10. Looping is a source of fast—repeating single notes or temporary mini—loop breaks of four steps. And it seems like that's something that the Keystep should accommodate, since it's a keyboard. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. With the keyboard I can goof around with finger positionings until I have a progression I like.
Arturia had the inspired idea to colour—code each, picking green and yellow the manual claims orange for the two regular sequence tracks and purple for drums. . Arturia are working on improving this and solving other issues, while promising to add new features such as pattern chaining, encoder ganging and a slicker save operation. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. I especially like the random function, which can breath new life into a set of sequenced notes by altering direction, volume and duration.
Sequencing there is super easy and comfortable. The Arturia KeyStep is almost in the area of an impulse buy, and I can feel the urge to place one right next to my Eurorack, when I need a quick arpeggiator fix. The scale function is very simple, it merely limits the encoders from selecting unwanted notes. A single switch lets you choose between the arpeggiator and sequencer. Perfect performance BeatStep Pro brings together the most unique and sought-after performance effects available: a looper with a touch strip, a randomizer, swing settings and a slew of hands-on controls that will make your performances the stuff of legend. It's very disappointing to not be able to use both. It can even be bus-powered by an iPad and camera connection kit.
Pack one to go and let it take you wherever your music needs to go! Menu—haters rejoice: the only displays are numeric and deal with pattern selection, tempo and other values. The new lightweight heavyweight from Arturia, packing a truckload of functionality and connectivity Arturia KeyStep — Conclusion I like the concept of the Arturia KeyStep a lot, and, as is my way, I found myself getting lost in the arpeggiation, sequencing and clocking possibilities — always a great sign that a product has go something very right. Maaaaaaaannnnnnnnn this thing is so full of bugs that it makes it almost musically creative, if only they were predictable behaviours!!! These values can be set independently for each step in a sequence. Limited Warranty Arturia warrants that the disks on which the software is furnished is free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of thirty 30 days from the date of purchase. This simple feature requires the sequencer to be running but is not to be underestimated.
Whether you opt for step- or real-time recording, you can stack up to eight notes on every step but no controller information can be included, not even the sustain pedal. Your pattern has been saved to the location you selected. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. On the other hand this wee controller has brought a smile to my face evertime I connect it up to something, I know that sounds mental but there you go. I always knew the best things came in small packages.
The bottom eight drum pads send a positive trigger to each of the trigger outputs, its list of potential uses extending far beyond triggering drum or synth voices. But however you play, individual note durations are discarded in favour of a single value for the whole pattern from 10 percent up to 90 percent. Conclusion Arturia have obviously put a lot of thought into providing many useful features without overloading the KeyStep with too many controls. In the case of note sequences, those charcoal grey encoders are used to program the pitch, velocity and gate length. Continuing to tread carefully, pattern selection has a couple of caveats.