Arturia Keystep Pro

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kvotchin
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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:45 am

https://www.sequencer.de/blog/arturia-k ... tion/41878

Neat. Not sure it’s for me, but yeah, I think this one will sell very well indeed.

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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Yeah, it looks like a big upgrade to an already excellent piece of kit. The only problem is that it seems bigger than the old one, which will make it less portable. I am almost certain it will be too big for any of my Pelican cases, so I can't see myself getting one. But then, the changes aren't aimed at people like me anyway.

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rob_lee
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 am

Insta buy if comes in black :tu:

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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:53 pm

You'll probably have to wait for that. I grabbed a KeyStep when they were doing the limited edition black one and when I see the double-black MiniLab, I want to trade my single black one in (mine still has predominantly white keys).
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Silaris
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319 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:04 pm

rob_lee wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 am
Insta buy if comes in black :tu:
+1.

I want a black model as well. I presently own two BeatStep Pros and two KeySteps in black, and must continue the trend.

With that said, I am looking forward to the product release. The KeyStep Pro will be a good sequencer for a smaller secondary DAWless setup in my studio.

rob_lee
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:46 am

Silaris wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:04 pm
rob_lee wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 am
Insta buy if comes in black :tu:
+1.

I want a black model as well. I presently own two BeatStep Pros and two KeySteps in black, and must continue the trend.

With that said, I am looking forward to the product release. The KeyStep Pro will be a good sequencer for a smaller secondary DAWless setup in my studio.
Yeah I have a couple of Beatstep Pros and a Black Keystep here

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This new keystep Pro looks like it's packed with great features BUT.... I'm deffo waiting on a black version. :tu:

mahhest
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12 posts since 24 Mar, 2015

Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm

Y'all I'll preorder this right now if this can play/sequence my OP-1 & multiple virtual synths at the same time.

anyone know the feasibility of that? Maybe someone with a Beatstep Pro?

& how would I connect the OP-1 to this? USB->Mac I'm thinking & have the VSTs and OP-1 on specific MIDI channels that the sequencers are on?

Atlatnesiti
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74 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:34 pm

Yet another mini/slim keybed, why?!
My qunexus has more space for my “sausage fingers” than that...
“Pro” should contain at least 49 full size keys to begin with.
Opportunity missed.

dogzilla
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143 posts since 22 Apr, 2004

Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:20 am

Atlatnesiti wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:34 pm
“Pro” should contain at least 49 full size keys to begin with.
Opportunity missed.
Then Beatstep Pro would have bigger pads! If you wanted full size keys you'd go for the Keylab series.

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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:53 am

Atlatnesiti wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Yet another mini/slim keybed, why?!
Why not? KeyStep's is one of the most playable keyboards I've ever used.
“Pro” should contain at least 49 full size keys to begin with.
That wouldn't be very smart, as it would dig into KeyLab sales quite a bit, I imagine. Better to offer something that expands your range, not duplicates it.
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chaosWyrM
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:38 pm

im not being cute here this is a real question...

what is the advantage of this over the novation sl mkiii?

seems that for around the same price the novation has 2x the sequencer tracks and a ton more control features...no?
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm

Well, just looking at it, the Novation is a full size controller so it is nowhere near as portable as KeyStep. As for price, from what I can see, KeyStep Pro is likely to be half the price of a 49 key SL Mk III. You just have to watch a few YouTube videos to see how popular and well regarded KeyStep is - everyone seems to use them. I used to hate mini keys, because they used to be cheap and nasty things, but KeyStep is just about my favourite keyboard to play. It was a revelation the first time I tried one out in a shop.
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chaosWyrM
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:40 pm

keystep pro 49 key has a preorder price of 399, novation sl mkiii 49 is 499....so not half as expensive. ill give you the portability aspect, though one could have the opposite view about the small keys (as seen in this very thread).

im well aware of how popular the keystep/beatstep are, i almost got a beatstep myself...still...im mainly asking about features/function though, i dont count the mini keys as a pro since thats entirely subjective. it still seems to me the novation does a considerable amount more for a (relatively) small increase in price.

but...i admit i havent done a lot of looking into it, which is why im asking.
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:38 pm

Where are you getting your price for the KeyStep Pro from? The shops I usually use aren't showing a price at all. I was just looking at the price difference between the BeatSteps and applying a similar ratio, which would have the KeyStep Pro a bit less than Au$400 while the Novation is Au$845, both on Thomann.de
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:39 pm

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