NAMM 2016: KeyStep MIDI Keyboard & Sequencer by Arturia

Arturia KeyStep MIDI Keyboard

Arturia introduces at NAMM 2016 the KeyStep, a new advanced portable 32-note USB keyboard with CV connectivity, an arpeggiator, a chord mode and a polyphonic step sequencer.

KeyStep can be used to control both analog and digital devices. Due to its range of connections you can control any digital or analog synthesizer from the past, today and even tomorrow KeyStep was imagined and designed to become the modern musician’s trump-card.

Arturia KeyStep MIDI Keyboard Controller

Main Features:

  • Arturia’s own Slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouch
  • Arpeggiator mode:
    • Up, down, inclusive, exclusive, random, 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
  • 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)

The Arturia KeyStep will be available in the Spring of 2016 priced at €119/$149.

More Details: KeyStep

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *