You need a portable USB MIDI controller but also want a keyboard that provides a musical playing experience? You have some MIDI modules you want to connect as well but don't want the footprint of a large keyboard? You have modular and analog gear you want to control via CV/gate? You want a step sequencer with polyphonic capability that can sync to your favorite modern and vintage gear? If only a single piece of gear could do all of this… Well, Arturia KeyStep does all this and more.
Slim key keyboard action with aftertouch
Arturias 'slim key' keyboard action balances the best features of compact mini-keys with the musicality of full-sized keys. The size, velocity and aftertouch of this new design provide the freedom of portability without sacrificing playability.
KeyStep also has a polyphonic step sequencer with 8 programmable memories that you can recall at the turn of knob. You can choose gate times and swing settings instantly to change the feel of your sequenced performance on the fly. You can record, overdub and transpose your sequences in real time and still play the keyboard live. Add a flexible and fun arpeggiator mode and chord play mode and you are set for hours of musical adventures.
These features alone would make KeyStep the best portable keyboard controller on the market, but Arturia takes it further by giving you a wealth of connectivity options: USB MIDI, standard 5-pin MIDI in and out, clock sync and DIN sync jacks, and CV/gate outputs, plus a separate, assignable modulation CV output that can be used with the mod wheel, velocity or aftertouch. To say KeyStep is an amazing little controller does not say enough. KeyStep is the perfect performance controller in a compact package.
Adapts to your setup
KeyStep was imagined and designed to become the modern musician's trump card. Whatever your setup, KeyStep will merge into it to overdrive your workflow and effectiveness. With KeyStep and its range of connections you can control any digital or analog synthesizer from the past, today and even tomorrow. Sequence them all!
|Included From Manufacturer||USB cable|
|Midi||In, Out, and USB|
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch bend and mod wheel capacitive touch strips|
|Five-Pin MIDI Support||Yes|
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity and aftertouch|
|Number of MIDI Control Zones||1|
|Product Weight||3 lb|
8 polyphonic step sequences
Each sequence can have 64 steps
each step can have up to 8 notes
Arturia Hardware Warranty
Arturia hardware warranty is one year parts & labor, except for issues caused by the customer, such as mechanical/electrical damage, that are non-warranty.
All warranty repairs/exchanges are handled through the new Arturia Service Center in Bellingham, WA.
For warranty service, an RA# must first be obtained from Arturia.
Arturia will pay for return shipping of the repaired/exchanged product to the store/customer.
Arturia Service may charge a fee (restocking or return to dealer fee) for products that are received with 'no problem found' (returned to Arturia without being tested prior).