Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by calyx93 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:03 pm

it is SO about time someone released an inexpensive AND flexible midi/cv step sequencer - very excited about this. might buy a few!
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:20 pm

This looks great, and I'll definitely be having one... what I'd like to see next is something similar with trigger outputs, say 4 to 8, for triggering external drum modules etc.

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Looking at the soft editor, looks like you have to use it to adjust swing and gate...well it is only $99.

Now just have to wait 2 months, eh :banghead:
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by ryryoftokyo » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:58 pm

$100? Count me in.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by jaypodesta » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:37 pm

This is good. Can't believe it is so cheap, too.

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by ColorForm2113 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:42 pm

yeah I'll take four please! Keep being awesome Arturia!
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:48 pm

Aaron2 wrote:
Jabberwalky wrote:I'm curious if this will have more than one CV output, to allow velocity etc. This is basically the mega cheap, small version of the arduino sequencer I'm building right now. Dammit!
Not only that, I'm wondering why anyone would ever buy a Doepfer Dark Time again? You can get six of these Arturias from the price of one DT!
It's got no clock or trigger inputs, so you can't use it with other sequencers. Cool if you just want to control one synth, not so useful in a modular setup, although that's a pretty niche market.

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by ColorForm2113 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:09 am

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Aaron2 wrote:
Jabberwalky wrote:I'm curious if this will have more than one CV output, to allow velocity etc. This is basically the mega cheap, small version of the arduino sequencer I'm building right now. Dammit!
Not only that, I'm wondering why anyone would ever buy a Doepfer Dark Time again? You can get six of these Arturias from the price of one DT!
It's got no clock or trigger inputs, so you can't use it with other sequencers. Cool if you just want to control one synth, not so useful in a modular setup, although that's a pretty niche market.
unless you're using a daw as your master clock, then you just need a usb hub to mult out to how ever many beat steps you have..I wonder if you can chain then to each other midi/usb out to usb in?
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Solderman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:16 am

And to think I was considering buying 2 MMT-8's next month. I do like CV control that bypasses Midi Out conversion from the DAW, although I am always concerned about clock jitter. (See my PPS-100 thread) This looks simple, cheap and promising. Here's hoping it at least has frickin' tied notes.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:15 pm

While I wait for it to arrive, is there anything this simple/fun on iOS? All at the step-sequencers (Little MIDI and Poly-step) I have on my iPad are nowhere near as user-friendly as this.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Ashe37 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:00 am

btw, it can be connected to an ipad too ...

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Steve Jones » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:26 am

If you had asked me 15 years ago what things I thought that I would never see anyone asking for again in a new piece of musical equipment I would have put CV & gate connectors at the top of the list near SMPTE jacks and floppy drives. But then I wouldn't have picked this decade to be the golden age of analog modular synths either.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by blakeq » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:18 pm

Ned Bouhalassa wrote:While I wait for it to arrive, is there anything this simple/fun on iOS? All at the step-sequencers (Little MIDI and Poly-step) I have on my iPad are nowhere near as user-friendly as this.

I like the Nord Beat for the ipad, only good really for drums though.

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:03 am

ColorForm2113 wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:Not only that, I'm wondering why anyone would ever buy a Doepfer Dark Time again? You can get six of these Arturias from the price of one DT!
It's got no clock or trigger inputs, so you can't use it with other sequencers. Cool if you just want to control one synth, not so useful in a modular setup, although that's a pretty niche market.
unless you're using a daw as your master clock, then you just need a usb hub to mult out to how ever many beat steps you have..
There's SO much more to clocking sequencers through a clock in than just having them run in time with one another. Using clock dividers, logic modules, trigger delays etc you can get some really cool sounding rhythms going, that's why people would still want to buy a dark time. :thumbright:
ColorForm2113 wrote:I wonder if you can chain then to each other midi/usb out to usb in?
No, USB needs a master/slave relationship, it doesn't work peer to peer.

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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:10 am

damn that sucks...oh well I'll probably still grab one to hold me over until I can afford a q960 or dark time. these are going to be crazy when they hit the used market too
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