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 Post subject: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:43 am 
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Anyone have this? If so, how do you use it?


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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:59 pm 
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I use it to sync all my hardware equipment, as the source of the MIDI Signal.

I have,

-Mopho+Tetra
-Streichfett
-NordDum2

I have not tryed it for live act or something similar but I guess it is one of the best options for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:01 pm 
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The question is, where do you want to use it for?

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 am 
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I have no idea. Maybe to do live stuff, or just had a creative way to control my hardware without a laptop. Keystep also attractive, though I understand it can only sequence one instrument at a time whereas the beatstep can sequence multiple.


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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:25 am 
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Basically I was at the shop buying a mic and took a look st these.


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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:52 am 
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Ive used one before and they are good fun. Its really nice to have the option to sequence cv signals etc. but i cant give any in depth info

I dont know trying it out cant hurt, if you get on for around 180 euros im sure you van sell it for the same price again.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 am 
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Do you need the control voltage and gate signals?
I had the first beatstep model but sold it and got a Zaquencer.
I expect the gate signals to be 5V (because it's fed with USB power); so that's not high enough for some synths.
Another very capable and cheap sequencer is the Yamaha RM1X.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:13 pm 
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I like it to:

- sequence drums, it is pre-mapped to access the scale which triggers most vst drummachines like d16 drumazon and nepheton or most sample packs with sampler patches. it's more fun and intuitive to record the drums while jamming on the pads, instead to click stuff in.

- sequence melodies and chords. again, you can just jam and have a more intuitive workflow than with clicking stuff in, and you don't need to be a good keyboard player. it also offers scale functions.

so i'd recommend it. what really sucks though is it's saving process (NO auto-save), so you might wanna record all you do with it in midi into your daw.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:12 am 
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Andre_Crom wrote:
I like it to:

- sequence drums, it is pre-mapped to access the scale which triggers most vst drummachines like d16 drumazon and nepheton or most sample packs with sampler patches. it's more fun and intuitive to record the drums while jamming on the pads, instead to click stuff in.

- sequence melodies and chords. again, you can just jam and have a more intuitive workflow than with clicking stuff in, and you don't need to be a good keyboard player. it also offers scale functions.

so i'd recommend it. what really sucks though is it's saving process (NO auto-save), so you might wanna record all you do with it in midi into your daw.


do you use the pro model or the 1st one they made ?
I've been meaning to buy one exactly for jamming in drum patterns as drums have always been one of my weak points and I hate clicking in notes.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:03 pm 
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Hades wrote:
Andre_Crom wrote:
I like it to:

- sequence drums, it is pre-mapped to access the scale which triggers most vst drummachines like d16 drumazon and nepheton or most sample packs with sampler patches. it's more fun and intuitive to record the drums while jamming on the pads, instead to click stuff in.

- sequence melodies and chords. again, you can just jam and have a more intuitive workflow than with clicking stuff in, and you don't need to be a good keyboard player. it also offers scale functions.

so i'd recommend it. what really sucks though is it's saving process (NO auto-save), so you might wanna record all you do with it in midi into your daw.


do you use the pro model or the 1st one they made ?
I've been meaning to buy one exactly for jamming in drum patterns as drums have always been one of my weak points and I hate clicking in notes.


sorry for the late reply.

i have the pro model. sounds like it is what would help you to get away from the mouse, the drum pads are great for jamming and recording the midi live, while the "1-16" drummachine style buttons are good for creating patterns in a classical drummachine style.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:34 pm 
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ok, thx for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: Arturia Beatstep Pro
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:53 pm 
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I am using Beatstep Pro mostly:
- as a trigger for modular or synthesizers like Pittsburg Lifeforms (CV), Vermona Mono Lanchet (MIDI), Korg MS 20 MINI (CV)...
- for a live performance
- for special occasions in Ableton

...Is very easy and intuitive (after some time and reading the Manual)

- on other-hand, from time to time it freezes and I have to restart it - especially when I work too fast with it


conclusion:
After (I guess) two years of usage I can recommend it to everyone who is looking for a cheap sequencer. I am not saying it is the best sequencer ever, but for 200€ it is a beast! ..and now is also in black color yeah


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