Arturia Keystep Pro

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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:42 am

That price doesn't make sense, it is more than four times the price of the standard KeyStep. I'd wait for something a little more official, no-one is going to buy it at that price.
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 am

i dont understand what youre saying.

how is 399 4x the price of a standard keystep?...and why wouldnt someone buy it for that?

also reverb says 450.

https://reverb.com/news/arturia-debuts- ... -namm-2020
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:54 am

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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:59 am

sorry....im pretty sick and on a ton of cold meds, so i may not be tracking too well.

are you saying you think 399 is too much for the keystep pro? if that is what youre saying...i kind of agree with you insofar as what can be had in that price range...which was precisely why i was asking about why would someone get the ksp over something like the sl mkiii, which is almost the same price and seems to have a shitload extra features.
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:22 am

I love my Keystep, I expected a Pro version and figured it would be a no-brainer - but this one is too wide for me.
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 am

FWIW UK Google search shows cheapest KSP as £339 and SL MK3 as £459. I think they are potential competitors.

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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:52 pm

I doubt it. One is a full size thing, the other is made to be portable. I can't see anyone who doesn't need the portability buying a controller with mini keys over one with full-size keys, no matter how good the mini keys are.
chaosWyrM wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 am
i dont understand what youre saying.
how is 399 4x the price of a standard keystep?...and why wouldnt someone buy it for that?
Well, US$399 is about Au$600 and I can buy a standard KeyStep from Thomann for Au$160, which is roughly one-quarter of the price. Arturia's site is showing US$449, which is three times the US$149 they show for the standard model. Beatstep Pro is a little more than twice the price of the standard BeatStep, so it's a significantly bigger price hike for the Pro KeyStep.

Looking at the thing more closely, I don't think it is as long as it seems, maybe just a couple of inches longer than the original. But it is quite a bit wider, maybe another two or three inches. Still, it's the price that will kill it. I reckon it is about US$100 too expensive.
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:21 pm

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I don't think it is as long as it seems, maybe just a couple of inches longer than the original. But it is quite a bit wider, maybe another two or three inches.
Keystep Pro: 23.2 x 8.2 x 1.5 inches (589 x 208 x 38mm) (Arturia)
Keystep: 19.0 x 6.0 x 1.5" / 482.6 x 152.4 x 38.1 mm (according to Google)
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Re: Arturia Keystep Pro

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:01 pm

OK, so definitely too long for any of my Pelican cases, then.
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