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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:03 pm
by calyx93
it is SO about time someone released an inexpensive AND flexible midi/cv step sequencer - very excited about this. might buy a few!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:20 pm
by nathanscribe
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:28 pm
by meatballfulton
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:

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:58 pm
by ryryoftokyo
$100? Count me in.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:37 pm
by jaypodesta
This is good. Can't believe it is so cheap, too.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:42 pm
by ColorForm2113
yeah I'll take four please! Keep being awesome Arturia!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:48 pm
by Stab Frenzy
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.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:09 am
by ColorForm2113
Stab Frenzy wrote:
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?

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

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:16 am
by Solderman
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.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:15 pm
by Ned Bouhalassa
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:00 am
by Ashe37
btw, it can be connected to an ipad too ...

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

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:26 am
by Steve Jones
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:18 pm
by blakeq
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:03 am
by Stab Frenzy
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:10 am
by ColorForm2113
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