New Presonus Atom SQ Amps Up The Controller

Integrates with Studio One, too      21/07/20

New Presonus Atom SQ Amps Up The Controller


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The new Presonus Atom SQ  "MIDI Pad and Performance Production Controller" has been announced and has some new features that push the features one might expect in a MIDI controller.

With Poly AT equipped pads, it also features transport control, touch strip, 8 rotary encoders, cursor controls and 8 assignable buttons.
It comes with with Studio One® Artist and Ableton® Live Lite.

There are DAW integrations - obviously Studio One, but also Ableton integration and general HUI control also.

Available soon priced at €247.

Loopop has a detailed run-down of the features:
 

Main features

  • 32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads in a unique, staggered layout; intuitive for keyboard players and step sequencer fans
  • Context-sensitive screen displays valuable parameter information including CC assignments, swing, and much more
  • Eight endless rotary encoders can be easily configured to control nearly any software parameter
  • Includes 2 loop packs with custom kits for Impact XT
  • Expressive arpeggiator for dramatic, easily-performed melodies
  • Includes custom-curated content libraries for ATOM SQ
  • Constrain to Scale feature puts an end to wrong notes forever
  • USB bus-powered for easy connectivity and maximum portability

Studio One Specific Features

  • Automatically detected by Studio One, no setup required
  • Deep integration with Studio One's Pattern editor for intuitive step sequencer programming
  • Navigate and choose instruments and effects from the Browser
  • Change presets on virtual instruments and effects
  • Create a new track
  • Activate metronome and change song tempo
  • Set looping points in timeline
  • Navigate the timeline
  • Zoom in and out on the timeline or events
  • Directly edit MIDI events and also apply Quantization or Humanization commands
  • Transport control (stop, play, record)
  • Studio One dynamically switches ATOM between Keyboard and Drum modes depending on the selected instrument
  • Requires Studio One v5 or later for full integration support

Ableton Live features:

  • Use ATOM SQ's Constrain to Scale mode and Arpeggiator to perform live
  • Change session Tempo, navigate the timeline, open/close windows, and display which windows are open or closed
  • Control track Volume, Panning, send level and Solo/Mute/Arm status
  • Select a Device and edit its parameters
  • Navigate Clips and Scenes
  • Launch or stop Clips and Scenes
  • Control Live's crossfader with ATOM SQ's touch strip
  • Transport control (stop, play, record) plus "Capture MIDI"
  • User Mode for custom assignments
  • Requires Ableton Live version 10.1.15 or later for full integration support

More information: https://www.presonus.com/products/ATOM-SQ/features


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