Low profile controller with sequencer command built in.
KeyStep is a new breed of portable musical tool combining the functionalities of a keyboard controller with a polyphonic step sequencer to control both analog and digital devices.
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Really useful for people that, like me, travel a lot, plug it into your laptop and play perfectly neat! its small keys does not impact the feels that is really really great. Aftertouch, Arpeggiator and Sequencer add some useful features; also MIDI, USB, CV and Sync connettivity are featured!
I searched high and low for a MIDI keyboard that was 1 - affordable, 2 - was USB powered, and 3 - had MIDI inputs and outputs. This successfully achieved all 3 of those items I wanted in a MIDI keyboard. Some people say it feels "toy-like" (I've heard this in a YouTube review) but I strongly disagree. I think it feels heavy and well built. This is a great bargain.
Love the arpeggiator. Switching modes & settings is intuitive. Built well, it's taking a beating and nothing's failed. Each feature is legibly printed on the device, the manual doesn't need to be consulted. The primary limitations I encounter are the amount of keys (I regularly run out of runway when improvising or composing), the janky process required to record a sequence (it's unusable to me), the inability to incorporate rests/ties into arpeggios & lack of 1 or more MIDI CC controls. If it had one more octave, a small XY MIDI CC pad with CC# selector & rest/tie selection capability in arp mode, it'd be worth $80 more and I could use it for many years to come. Heck, I'd rather have those things than having the sequencer at all.
I have three of these. The keys are not mini keys so if you have big hands and fingers like I do you will not have a problem. Velocity, aftertouch, arp, and a sequencer. What more could you want at that price point?
Killer amount of functionality at a great price point.
I do like better key bed n but with all this does & at this price
Killer buy. I’ve been using it as my controller for a load of stuff beyond what I thought I might.
I got it for the CV pitch/gate functionality but it’s been a killer add & in ways I didn’t expect.
Hard to get more at this price point. Well done Arturia.