Arturia KeyStep Pro ‘The Sequencer The World Has Been Waiting For’

At the 2020 NAMM Show – being held in Anaheim, CA Jan 16-19, 2020 – Arturia is debuting the KeyStep Pro, described as ‘The sequencer the world has been waiting for.’

The Arturia KeyStep Pro builds on the sequencing power of the BeatStep Pro step sequencer, and adds a 37-key MIDI controller. It is designed to let you take control of modular rigs, outboard synths, and software, all at the same time.

The 4 independent polyphonic sequencer tracks give you control over your instruments, and Track 1 can also function as a 16-part integrated drum sequencer. The keyboard also offers velocity sensitivity and aftertouch.


  • 37 note slim keys, velocity and aftertouch sensitive
  • LED above each key for efficient visual feedback
  • Four track step sequencer
  • 16 step buttons, up to 64 steps per sequence
  • Up to 16 notes of polyphony per step
  • Melodic sequencer
  • Real-Time recording, step recording, step editing
  • Pitch, velocity, gate length, time shift and probability for each note
  • Scale quantization with user scales
  • Polyphonic CV outputs
  • Drum sequencer
  • 24 part drum sequencer
  • Polyrhythm
  • Performance-oriented sequencer
  • Forward and two random playing modes
  • Pattern randomization
  • Quantized or unquantized recording
  • Looper
  • Arpeggiator
  • 7 arpeggiator modes, 5 octave range
  • Chord mode
  • Controller mode
  • Use the 5 encoders to send CCs
  • Automate the CCs
  • Crisp OLED display
  • 4x (CV, Gate, Mod) outputs + 8 drum gate outputs
  • 1 MIDI in, 2 MIDI out, USB, Clock synchronization
  • Metronome with included speaker and line output
  • Sustain pedal input

Pricing and Availability

The Arturia KeyStep Pro is expected to be available Spring 2020, priced at $399/€399.

13 thoughts on “Arturia KeyStep Pro ‘The Sequencer The World Has Been Waiting For’

  1. I love my Keystep original, and this is going to be a huge hit I’m sure 🙂 I can’t wait to see how far this can push the creative experience of jamming out with hardware. Even if you have only one synth, the sequencing options look formiddable and a huge step up from the already excellent Keystep with updated firmware.
    I pray the synth guru’s really take their time with this one instead of rushing out videos! Please don’t focus on how many synths and drum-machines you can use, but show instead how much you can do with each one. Much love.

  2. This is a comment to represent all of those who want to complain about mini-keys. Now you don’t have to! I like big keys too, but Keystep-keys are pretty good for the size.

  3. I wish they added SD card or more save slots as I loved the beat step pro but once you write your awesome songs too perform the saving to computer is confusing and to much to manage and to time consuming.

    1. Yeah I didn’t see the need to just combine the two. I would have preferred a new Keystep that was just a keystep with better features. This is literally just a Beatstep with keys…

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