They are good quality, feel durable and are capable of some live performance punishment. The Keystep offers a similarly attractive package but with different strengths. The Arturia KeyStep is more than the sum of its parts. You can choose gate times and swing settings instantly to change the feel of your sequenced performance on the fly. The KeyStep offers two options for powering.
It can even be bus-powered by an iPad and camera connection kit. It wasn't that long ago that just the step sequencer functionality would set you back hundreds of dollars if you bought a separate step sequencer. KeyStep features a host of connectivity. 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. These are responsive and easy to use with a few minutes of practice. A single switch lets you choose between the arpeggiator and sequencer.
I have all that you have listed but I am running a fair bit more also. Play and find which ones work. This lets you leave the sequencer playing, but also play the keyboard. It might be the performance keyboard and sequencer many have been waiting for; at the very least, it promises to be a step in the right direction. KeyStep can store eight sequences, each of which can be up to 64 steps. You can input notes by hitting Record and play them in with the switch set to Seq. This is undoubtedly cheaper than adding 16 buttons would have been, but buttons are faster and more direct.
But to put that another way: the arpeggiator is fast and a genuine pleasure to use. Using it, you can fix an initially odd-length pattern on the fly, adding a note or two without having to record them all again. The size of the slim keys is a limitation, and not just to me! Switch the left-most lever to Arp, hit the Play button, hold down some notes, and behold, an arpeggio. A case in point is whether patterns should switch at their end or on the next step. The sequencer interface is stripped to the basics: a few rubber buttons, a switch and three knobs. Holding down the Shift key and selecting the labeled key on the keyboard does the trick.
To begin step-time entry the Keystep must be stopped. Nope — this tiny controller actually lets you get pretty deep into the art of sequence building. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional. For example, if you clock the Keystep from an external pulse derived from a clock divider or from one of the drum triggers of a Beatstep Pro , life in the slow lane is more easily achieved. Each sequence can have up to 64 steps and each step can hold up to 8 notes. You can either tap record and record in real time, or add notes one step at a time. Otherwise the KeyStep can also follow the clock from an external source.
The Sync selectors are the most fiddly and unsatisfying aspect of the KeyStep for me. This should give you the results you are looking for. Otherwise the KeyStep can also follow the clock from an external source. Press the Shift button while toggling the Time Div knob to avoid triggering all the in-between timings. The KeyStep sequencer is polyphonic which means that several notes, up to 8, can be played at each step. Keystep will be the playing keyboard- Sorry for my basic terminology, I am back to synths and electromusic after 40 years and the technology seems different uh:- 40yrs, long time heheh, but the tech has an hasn't changed.
Like the BeatStep Pro, the Keystep with external power runs standalone, too, so you can use it with hardware instruments and leave the computer at home. Setting the tempo: When the KeyStep is in master mode, in other words when it follows its internal clock, the Rate knob allows to set the tempo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. Synths have gone digital, then hybrid, then everyone moved to computers, which prompted the analogue rival and now modular is becoming the new black. A step sequencer is perfect for making repeating patterns on synthesizers and other instruments.
Are you able to send the Keystep onto the Blofeld through the Pyramid with the setting you've made? Without releasing the Shif and Hold buttons play the notes that will compose your chord you don't have to hold the related keys. Conclusion Arturia have obviously put a lot of thought into providing many useful features without overloading the KeyStep with too many controls. Should you wish to play a melody or add to an arpeggiated pattern the Hold button will come in handy. Running with the Keystep as master would mean single-touch tempo control but only a guestimate of the actual tempo. Then pushing a key will play your chord and transpose it to your this note. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional.
The keyboard on the KeyStep is pressure and velocity sensitive and was enjoyable to play for me. This entry was posted in , and tagged , , , , , , , , ,. Cleverly choose Gate times 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 90% and Swing settings Off, 53%, 55%, 57%, 59%, 61%, 64%, 67%, 73%, and 75% instantly to change the feel of the sequenced performance on the fly. The Lowdown The Arturia KeyStep is a portable keyboard with an onboard step sequencer for use with both software synths and analogue gear. If you continue to press at least one existing key you can add to the current pattern. The controls and buttons are similar in style of those found on other Arturia synths and controllers. I used to play it from time to time.