Arturia Keystep pro

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by Estes » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:59 pm

No Micro USB! :goo:

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by kay_k » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:02 am

Estes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:59 pm
No Micro USB! :goo:
yeah that f***n USB port on the BSP is so fragile I had to repair mine twice, not sure if the pads will suffer thru a third time!
I also wonder if that thing still has the USB noise problem the BSP had.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by zoneswithoutpeople » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:31 pm

Looks really cool... tons of outputs, wow. Just wish it had full size keys and maybe another octave, then it would be perfect. I find it much harder to play on mini keys.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by gloamtrotter » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:02 am

Was considering getting an endorphin.es ground control when it finally comes out but now I’m thinking this might be a better way to go. $300 cheaper too

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Re: Keystep pro coming

Post by StillNotWorking » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:47 am

TheRosskonian wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:19 am
StillNotWorking wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:53 am
My crystal ball foresees there are a commercial 9U rack forthcoming where this device can be mounted on a hing plate function as partial front cover for easy transportation and setup. Maybe another one that are 6U + 1 U and deep enough to host a mutitimbral rack synth :75:
Looking at the pictures on the website, I didn't spot any mounting points on the sides like the rackbrute/minibrute system has. Such a shame as I think the Link System is a really cool concept that they seemed to have abandoned. Arturia did say it is open source though, so maybe someday someone else will adapt to it.
Yes 3. party. Probably steel bottom plate on this one too, — that stick to magnets.

BTW a tip to those tired of defective connectors are to tape a cardboard or metall plate to the bottom, — sticking out 30-50mm behind the back. Then tape cable (not connector body) to the plate, or drill holes and use strips. Then any movement will be taken up by the flexible cable rather than the flimsy connector.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by ckwjr » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm

A Beatstep Pro +2(Keystep) makes so much sense - just wish it had happened before I bought a Beatstep Pro and a Keystep. Whatcha gonna do.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by thetechnobear » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:58 am

hmm, i need a portable keyboard ....

I guess this can be used as a midi to cv converter (midi in -> cv outs) like the beatstep.

does anyone know what the latency of the beat step was like for midiin-> cv.

(I'd read about sloppy sequencer timing, but that's not **that** important to me, really I just need a cv keyboard and midi to cv converter)

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by ReverseShuffle » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:10 pm

I placed an order for an Arturia KeyStep Pro. My main studio setup is controlled by a Pioneer DJ Toraiz SQUID. However, the KeyStep Pro will be used for a smaller studio setup with idle synths, drum machines,outboard and other gear I have available.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by hawkfuzz » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Does anyone know if it can record parameter locks?
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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by flashheart » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:06 pm

As s controller parameter locks don't mean anything as there are no 'parameters'. I see there's 4 poly sequencers, don't know how will work as CV yet, the only other parameter it it's the same as the BSP is velocity. AFAIK there's no recording of paramters from an external device (if that's what you mean).
I'm not buying a maths though, not my idea of fun...

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by hawkfuzz » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:10 pm

As it has 8 outputs of CV, a 'parameter' is anything you want to send CV, and since you have several knobs and a few sliders maybe you can record the modwheel motion within a sequence...?

I know it's a controller. Maybe I should've said 'motion sequence' or automation lane, but I thought they were synonymous.
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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by Man-In-A-Suitcase » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:30 am

This thing is not out for another couple of months yet, still too high priced though.

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by 040B » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:47 pm

So what’s the real benefit (IF any) of this Keystep pro over a BSP + keystep combi?

I am just getting in to this modular thing, and was going to buy a beatstep next. Wondering if I should just go for this one instead. :hmm:

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by StillNotWorking » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:09 pm

Polyphony, more program memory might give even more options to come

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Re: Arturia Keystep pro

Post by CalvaryBand » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:23 pm

040B wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:47 pm
So what’s the real benefit (IF any) of this Keystep pro over a BSP + keystep combi?

I am just getting in to this modular thing, and was going to buy a beatstep next. Wondering if I should just go for this one instead. :hmm:
Scenes and pattern chaining are a big improvement over what is included in the base model Keystep. That and you have 4 pattern layers vs just one on the Keystep. The Pro could be the center of your rig while the original Keystep works best as an attachment to one synth/modular setup.
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