Arturia KeyStep Pro In-Depth Demo

The latest loopop video takes an in-depth look at the Arturia KeyStep Pro MIDI controller and step sequencer.

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

Topics covered:

0:00 Overview
3:20 Connectivity
4:30 The setup
5:15 Arpeggiator
8:05 Time divisions
8:30 Step Sequencing
10:05 Track polymeter
10:20 Live record
11:45 Step edit
12:25 Seq modifiers
13:20 Drum sequencer
14:55 Mutes
15:35 Drum polymeter
17:20 Control track – tested with iPad
18:55 Scales
20:40 Chains
22:30 Scenes
23:00 Jam walkthru
25:15 Projects
25:40 Performance controls
26:45 Looper
29:50 Splits
30:10 Chords
30:55 Control center
31:20 CV routing
32:45 Utility menu
34:05 KSP vs SLmk3, BSP
36:35 Pros & cons

Pricing and Availability

The Arturia KeyStep Pro is available to pre-order now for $399/€399.

10 thoughts on “Arturia KeyStep Pro In-Depth Demo

    1. Yeah I would get this if they opened up the saving spots. 16×16 isn’t enough if your saving full songs and the dumping to computer and back is slow and way confusing. I have a keystep and a beatstep pro and the only downfall is the saving space that this has the same issue.

      1. I agree. the swapping back and forth is a pain. Using it in a live set involves a lot of head scratching because I have to unload my studio jams, load up the songs from the archive that are Live-ready. Then after the gig reverse the process.

        It needs 128 projects, or at least 4 banks of 16. Named. So we can have our trash experiments and the songs which are ready for performance.
        I guess there’s a memory limitation, but this is a place that an extra $30 would be very well spent.

  1. Just finishing up my video taking an in-depth look at the new loopop video that takes an in-depth look at the new arturia keystep pro, link coming. i cut it down from the original 3 hours to 1.5 hours, but i think it gets across all the essentials.

    1. 4 or 24+3 depending on your qualification of a track. In consideration of that 24 (track/key) sequencer, it would be crazy useful sending midi to a rack type rompler/sampler instrument, for example.

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