BeatStep Pro Updated With ‘Wait To Load Pattern’, Pattern Chaining & More

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Arturia has released a free update to the BeatStep Pro that adds user-requested features, making it, according to the company, ‘more powerful than ever’:

  • The sequencer has been enhanced with quantized pattern launch and pattern chains;
  • Parameters can now be edited for all steps at once; and
  • An improved song position algorithm keeps BeatStep Pro synchronized at all times.

Here’s what’s new in BeatStep Pro firmware version 1.3: Continue reading

Five Arturia MiniBrute & MicroBrute Mods That Will Totally Void Your Warranty

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French synth guru Yves Usson, above, knows his way around the insides of the MiniBrute and MicroBrute synthesizers – he collaborated with Arturia to design them.

He’s shared a series of mods and hacks for the MiniBrute and MicroBrute at his site. He notes that making any of these mods to your synth ‘will immediately void its warranty.’ So consider yourself warned. Continue reading

Arturia Intros KeyLab Black Edition Controllers

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Arturia has introduced new versions of its KeyLab controller/software bundles, the KeyLab 49 Black Edition and the KeyLab 61 Black Edition.

The new versions offer updated styling and an expanded software package, including:

  • Solina V string machine;
  • Prophet V synthesizer; and
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Hands-On Demos

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Arturia has released a series of videos, embedded below, that offer a hands-on look at getting started with their new BeatStep Pro step sequencer and MIDI controller.

In the video below, Glen Darcey, Arturia VP Product Management, takes you through the drum sequencer of the BeatStep Pro: Continue reading