Arturia back in black

Arturia back in black

French audio hardware and software creators Arturia is reissuing its “Black Edition” versions of the company’s award-winning range of MIDI and CV sequencing controllers.

Arturia’s trio of DAW controlling, step-sequencing hybrids are now available again in a sleek black finish. ‘The Step range synchronises the analogue and digital worlds, letting musicians control hardware instruments, outboard modules, virtual instruments, and recording software simultaneously,’ Arturia says.

Each Black Edition model comes with a unique bundle of extras:



BONUS: 3 CV / Gate cables

This small format keyboard sequencer features a 32-note slim-key keybed with aftertouch, and lets the user sync with and control any software or hardware instrument through its comprehensive connectivity, including USB, MIDI in & out, CV gate, and Sync in & out. Create evolving, polyphonic sequences up to 64 steps long, with real-time recording and rewriting.



BONUS: 2 CV / Gate cables, PLUS Analog Lab, SEM V, and Ableton Live Lite software worth almost $300

Packing 16 pressure and velocity sensitive pads and 16 rotary knobs into a neat package, Arturia says BeatStep is an affordable way for musicians to get creative with simple monophonic step-sequences. Able to control outboard synths and virtual instruments alike, BeatStep’s versatility also makes it a great DAW controller.


BeatStep Pro

BONUS: 14 CV / Gate cables

Arturia’s cutting edge, 3-part step sequencer now has a sleek new look. Featuring two separate melodic sequencers and a dedicated 16-part drum sequencer, BeatStep Pro gives the adventurous musician a powerful palette of tools to create dynamic, exciting tracks without the need for a computer screen.