Arturia's Beatstep was a bit of a hit from last year. This year the Beatstep Pro has even more wow, certainly a good looking peice of hardware. With plenty of connectivity it looks like it means business. Rebecca Crabb takes us through its high points.
Two independent 64 step sequencers with randomness, swing, probability and a roller/looper function,
16 track drum pattern sequencer with "808-style" note entry
expanded 16 project (each featuring 16 sequence) memory with LED menus for recall.
Sequences MIDI and Computer (VST/DAW etc) via USB,
Expanded analogue CV outputs, with pitch, gate and "velocity" output per sequence
8 gate outputs for triggering analogue drums and synthesizers
analogue clock I/O for synchronisation to external analogue gear.