PreSonus says that their new ATOM SQ is a versatile and expressive MIDI keyboard/pad controller for contemporary music production and performance, featuring a staggered 32-pad layout that's instantly familiar to both keyboard players and drum programmers. They tell us that these pressure-sensitive pads feature poly aftertouch, enabling truly expressive performances, and their RGB LEDs make for gorgeous, intuitive, customizable color-coordination of your samples and loops. Here's the full details direct from Presonus...
ATOM SQ is all about the joy of creating a groove while in the groove. Set up a couple of loop points and bang out your beats and melodies on the fly, without getting bogged down in menus, setup, or configuration. A built-in arpeggiator and user-configurable touch strip provide even more expressive control. Advanced features let you change the keyboard scale and map the eight assignable rotary encoders to control almost any parameter. An LCD screen displays context-sensitive information and uses a dynamic button system that changes function depending on the task at hand.
Deep integration with the Studio One®'s Pattern Editor lets ATOM SQ function as a TR-style 16-step sequencer, in addition to playing your favorite virtual instruments. Navigate much of Studio One without a mouse and keyboard using transport controls, a dedicated Click toggle, timeline zoom in/out, and track navigation. Create evolving step sequences that will bring your productions to life. Insert a Pattern, change its length, add new variations, and change scales. Select and edit notes individually, and even copy, paste, duplicate, and delete events, all using tactile controls. You'll build compositions faster than ever before. Studio One 5 Artist is included and now features full ReWire, VST/AU, and Studio One Remote support.
Ableton™ Live really comes alive with ATOM SQ. Launch clips and scenes in Ableton Live during a performance, select devices and edit parameters, navigate tracks and scenes, and control each track's volume, panning, and send levels. Do all your drum programming in Ableton Live, too. Ableton Live Lite is included with ATOM SQ.
Bus-powered, compact, and easily portable, ATOM SQ lets you create in the studio, on stage, or on the road--wherever sound takes you.
Pricing and Availability:
ATOM SQ is available now at PreSonus dealers for an anticipated U.S. street price of $249.95.
From Earmonkey Music
Live music on the 26th November
Digital heart, analogue filters