At the 2014 NAMM Show, Arturia has introduced the Beatstep – a versatile portable pad controller & step sequencer.
BeatStep is capable of triggering clips in such applications as Ableton Live, and it also allows you to play drums in conjunction with such applications as BFD or EZDrummer.
BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer for creating all kinds of musical phrases to be sent to analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, MIDI keyboard devices, or computer programs. Its connectivity options let you interface BeatStep with a computer or iPAD using USB, a drum module using MIDI or an analog synthesizer equipped with CV/GATE. Continue reading
Arturia has cut the price for iSEM – its software version of the Oberheim SEM synthesizer module – to $4.99 for a limited time.