The keyboard controller includes a polyphonic sequencer.

Arturia has revealed Keystep, the keyboard counterpart to its successful line range of Beatstep sequencers.

Like the rest of the range, the Keystep is a device aimed at sequencing musical hardware, but also has polyphonic capabilities – a notable omission from Arturia’s recent Beatstep Pro.

As well as MIDI, the compact 32-key controller comes with CV connections for hooking up modular gear. It also features an arpeggiator, input for a sustain pedal and a mode that plays full chords with just one key.

The Keystep isn’t quite as impressive as the company’s recently announced MatrixBrute synth, but there aren’t many polyphonic sequencers on the market as inexpensive as the Keystep is likely to be.

There’s no official word on release date or price, but if it’s anything like the Beatstep Pro, expect it to be under £200/$300.



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