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

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

Post by chimney chop » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:29 am

aside from the sequencing duties i'm interested in this as a midi controller for the Blofeld.

it'd map tidily as it's sectioned off with four knobs to a section just like the Blofeld.

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

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:39 am

Anyone know when this thing will actually ship ?
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by tim gueguen » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:05 am

Apparently some time in in the next 2 or 3 weeks according to places like Musician's Friend.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboard ... -sequencer
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:26 am

tim gueguen wrote:Apparently some time in in the next 2 or 3 weeks according to places like Musician's Friend.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboard ... -sequencer
Damn. I've preordered through Nova and it is saying 30 April !! :o But Arturia has already uploaded a firmware update and the manual, so I thought perhaps they were shipping now to retailers. So stoked.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by WhiteIsBeautiful » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:25 pm

i just talked to sweetwater and they are saying MAY. looking to get this already! :shock:

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

Post by moremagic » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:04 am

thats awesome for methough
i didnt get a tax refund and my birthdays in may!

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

Post by pflosi » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:23 am

Really a pity that this sequencer will only work properly as a master in standalone operation... Also, since that's the case, a BPM indicator would have been good... Still a nice piece, gonna get one as well.
nathanscribe wrote: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.
You're gonna love the new Doepfer trigger sequencer: http://www.doepfer.de/a157

Aparently there will be a Dark Time-styled standalone version as well, looking very much forward to that!
sequentialsoftshock wrote:I can't tell in the photos or the specs at Nova, but is the CV out a 1/8" jack or a regular 1/4" ? It looks pretty tiny, so I thought I'd ask. If it is 1/8", what kind of adapter would I need to go to 1/4" ? Assuming a TRS headphone adapter wouldn't fit the bill...
TRS adapters should be fine I guess, never had any problems with those for CV. Use them all the time.

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

Post by zmd » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:03 pm

Is usb the only way for this thing to receive clock?
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Post by pflosi » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Unfortunately, yes :(

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

Post by mmp » Thu May 08, 2014 4:12 pm

I just checked and with a Kenton MIDI USB Host, the Beatstep with sync to external clock. So, for an additional $155 US, you can get MIDI in without need for a computer...still an extra box. The Kenton does power the Beatstep though the USB connector though.
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

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I bought this for my MacBeth M5 modular. Best thing I ever did for it. Works like a charm. My Future Retro Orb will end up collecting some dust now. Highly recommended. 5/5
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:56 pm

The new firmware updates have now made this a must-buy for me:

http://discchord.com/blog/2014/6/23/art ... pdate.html
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by calaverasgrande » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:16 pm

Ned Bouhalassa wrote:The new firmware updates have now made this a must-buy for me:

http://discchord.com/blog/2014/6/23/art ... pdate.html
didn't see any mention of fixing the CV votlage offset bug that had been mentioned previously.
Was that already addressed, or is it still an outstanding bug?
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:19 pm

Dunno. But I'll tell you what I do know: just like with the MiniBrute, even though the BeatStep is all over the US, we're still waiting here across the Northern border for ours. Pathetic, Arturia. Et je croyais qu'on étaient des cousins québécois... That said, it's probably not available in France either. :roll: :lol: :cry:
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Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Post by calaverasgrande » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:23 pm

Ned Bouhalassa wrote:Dunno. But I'll tell you what I do know: just like with the MiniBrute, even though the BeatStep is all over the US, we're still waiting here across the Northern border for ours. Pathetic, Arturia. Et je croyais qu'on étaient des cousins québécois... That said, it's probably not available in France either. :roll: :lol: :cry:
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