KeyStep is a new breed of portable musical tool combining the functionalities of a keyboard controller with a polyphonic step sequencer to control both analog and digital devices.
You need a portable USB MIDI controller but also want a keyboard that provides a musical playing experience You have some MIDI modules you want to connect as well but don't want the footprint of a large keyboard You have modular and analog gear you want to control via CV/GATEs You want a step sequencer with polyphonic capability that can sync to your favorite modern and vintage gear If only a single piece of gear could do all of this...
We started by designing our own "slim key" keyboard action, balancing the best features of compact mini-keys with the musicality of full-sized keys into this new keybed. The size, velocity and aftertouch of this new design provide the freedom of portability without sacrificing playability.
We also designed a new polyphonic step-sequencer with 8 programmable memories that you can recall at the turn of knob. You can choose gate times and swing settings instantly to change the feel of your sequenced performance on the fly. We also included the ability to record, overdub, and transpose your sequences in real time and still play the keyboard live.
Add a flexible and fun arpeggiator mode and chord play mode and you are set for hours of musical adventures.
Arturia's own Slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouchArpeggiator mode: Up, down, inclusive, exclusive, random, note order, double up, double down modesSequencer mode: 8 polyphonic step-sequences with Rest, Tie, and Legato note entryRate control and tap tempo: REC, PLAY, and STOP buttons for performance control over the sequencer and arpeggiatorSustain HOLD buttonSustain pedal jackChord play modeSHIFT button selection: MIDI channel selection, GATE time, SWING valuesDC jack for standalone operationUSB MIDI connects to computers and our MCC editorMIDI in/out portsSync i/o ports: Supports 1 pulse per step, 2 PPQ (Korg Volca), 24 PPQ DIN sync, 48 PPQ DIN syncSync select switches: Internal, USB, MIDI, ClockCV/GATE outputs: CV supports 1Volt per octave, Volt>Hz modes, Gate output 5V or 12V for modern or vintage gear support, CV Velo/Aftertouch/Modwheel outputCapacitive-touch pitch bend and mod wheelsEach sequence can have 64 steps, each step can have up to 8 notesLow power; can be powered by Apple iPad® (camera connection kit required)