Arturia Keystep Hands-On Demo

This video, via Randal Adamson (ranzee av), is a hands-on demo that looks at ways to use the Arturia KeyStep MIDI controller & sequencer with a variety of gear. 

The video takes a look at using the KeyStep in various setups, covering: MIDI, CV and Sync connections with Moog Slim Phatty, Korg Volca Beats, Volca FM, Volca Sample, Arturia Microbrute and Minibrute, and Roland JU-06 Boutique. Also used is MIDI Solutions Quadra Through, Roland MX-1 and Strymon Bigsky.

This is followed by a performance demo at the end.

Topics covered include:

0:57 What’s in the box.
2:00 Connections overview.
2:54 Functions and features.
6:02 Stand-alone power via DC 9V.
7:14 MIDI Control Center software overview.
9:39 Setup with Korg Volca FM via MIDI.
9:39 Sequencer via MIDI.
10:57 Sequencer via MIDI with keyboard play over sequence playing.
11:08 MIDI output using MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru.
11:32 Setting Sync Clock for Korg Volcas 1pulse (Korg)
13:15 Setup with Korg Volca Sample using Sync out and Volca FM with MIDI.
16:00 Setup with Arturia Microbrute using CV Gate, Pitch and Mod and Korg Volcas.
19:20 DIN cable connector.
19:44 ARP and chord mode.
20:57 ARP playing chords.
21:32 A cool discovery! 80’s gamers will like this 🙂
23:10 Arturia Minibrute via CV connections using the ARP on the Minibrute and chords on the KeyStep.
24:19 Live performance (Noodle Time) – using Moog Slim Phatty, Roland JU-06 Boutique, Korg Volca Beats, Strymond BigSky, Roland MX-1 and the KeyStep

If you’re a KeyStep user, share how you’re using it in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Arturia Keystep Hands-On Demo

  1. I have one of these. Its the best ‘mini’ keyboard that I have ever used. Keys are bigger than the average minikey, the sequencer is immediate and fun, the pitch bend slider works surprisingly well and the aftertouch on such a small board is unique. And then there are the connectivity options. A must have for any space conservative musician.

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