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KeyStep

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  • Rs. 14,900.00
  • Rs. 16,500.00
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32-Key Midi/CV Keyboard Controller
Keystep is the perfect beginner performance controller in a compact package.
Features: • Compact 32-note controller keyboard and sequencer that fits in any synth rig, Compact Slimkey keybed provides full-sized key feel across 32 narrow keys
• Capacitive pitch bend and modulation strips provide excellent playability
• Chord Play mode lets you play a chord and reproduce it across the keybed
• Onboard arpeggiator provides complex note arrangements
• 64-step, 8-note polyphonic sequencer is an amazing performance tool
• Connectivity includes MIDI, CV/Gate, DIN Sync, and Sync

Description

KeyStep
32-Key Midi/CV Keyboard Controller
  • Compact 32-note controller keyboard and sequencer that fits in any synth rig
  • Compact Slimkey keybed provides full-sized key feel across 32 narrow keys
  • Capacitive pitch bend and modulation strips provide excellent playability
  • Chord Play mode lets you play a chord and reproduce it across the keybed
  • Onboard arpeggiator provides complex note arrangements
  • 64-step, 8-note polyphonic sequencer is an amazing performance tool
  • Connectivity includes MIDI, CV/Gate, DIN Sync, and Sync

Redefining the portable keyboard experience

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.

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/GATEs? 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…

The KeyStep controller does all this and more

Arturia started by designing our own “slim key” keyboard action, balancing the best features of compact mini-keys with the musicality of full-sized keys into this new keybed. The size, velocity and aftertouch of this new design provide the freedom of portability without sacrificing playability.

They also designed a new 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. We also included the ability to 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 we take it further by giving you a wealth of connectivity options: USB MIDI (of course), standard MIDI in and out (check), clock sync and DIN sync jacks (yes!), 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 beginner 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!

KeyStep: One objective meeting yours.

Sometimes, simplicity is the key to efficiency and the best way to materialize an idea into a sonic result. The design of the KeyStep is based entirely on this vision. Going straight to the point, skating over the constraints and letting musicians focus on their art are KeyStep’s ambitions. Whether your setup is analog or digital, KeyStep will allow you to reach a whole new level of control and creativity.

>Connect

Versatility is key

KeyStep is made to widen the potential of your setup, regardless of what instruments compose it. It is compatible with practically all existing synthesizers, either analog or digital, hardware or software. .
CV for enthousiasts
The three CV outputs send pitch and gate signals along with velocity, aftertouch or mod. ribbon signal to control an analog instrument or module.

Digital & Analog

The MIDI DIN output can be used to control any MIDI hardware instrument while the USB connection allows you to control your plugins and virtual instruments.

Sustain or not sustain…

KeyStep also integrates a socket for a sustain pedal, sync input and output to follow or send a clock signal, and MIDI input to use an external keyboard or use KeyStep as a MIDI to CV converter.

>Create

Never before has a portable keyboard controller incorporated this quantity of features.

Having many devices, many plugins and many modules is a pleasure. Nobody makes secret of it. However, few things are more frustrating than accumulating instruments without being fully able to use them. KeyStep allows you to regain control over your instruments.

KeyStep is loaded with features aimed at boosting your creative freedom. A 32-slimkey keybed with velocity and aftertouch, an 8-mode arpeggiator, a polyphonic sequencer with up to 64 steps and 8 simultaneous notes per step.

>Perform

Like its brothers BeatStep and BeatStep Pro, KeyStep is representative of a new breed of portable controller allowing musicians to free themselves from their computer, in particular in live conditions.

KeyStep is all about spontaneity and immediacy, strengthening the link that musicians can experience with their performance and their public. Each feature has been thought out to match live artists hopes and needs including real-time sequence rewriting, smart sequence-swapping function and simultaneous playing/sequencing.

KeyStep will give an unprecedented magnitude to your live sessions.

>Three modes of operation

Sequencer

In Sequencer mode you can record, play and transpose a polyphonic sequence with up to 64 steps and 8 simultaneous notes per step. Sequencer mode also allows you to rewrite in real-time your sequence and even to play and sequence simultaneously on two different MIDI channels.

Arpeggiator

The arpeggiator allows you to play each note of a chord consecutively instead of simultaneously. The eight possible playing directions and the Time Division knob will enable the creation of complex and mazy melodies.

Controller

KeyStep stands up to most of the bigger keyboard controllers thanks to its prolific array of features including a custom 32-slim-key keybed with velocity and aftertouch, highly reactive pitch and modulation capacitive ribbons and above all the possibility of controlling almost every type of synthesizer by MIDI and CV.

All the controls you need

Careful thought went into the layout of the front panel and the selection of the rear panel connections.

Features:

1-Slimkey Keybed
32-note keyboard, designed by Arturia with velocity and aftertouch.

2-Sequencer / Arpeggiator
Polyphonic step-sequencer with 8 memories or Arpeggiator mode with 8 pattern styles.

3-HOLD button
Top panel HOLD button allows for sustain pedal operation.

4-Chord Play mode
Set chords and then play them back with a single note. Can also be used in Arpeggiator mode for chord arpeggiations.

5-Performance controls
Capacitive-touch pitch bend and modulation strips.

6-Octave shift buttons
Transposes the keyboard up or down multiple octaves.

7-SHIFT button
Allows for setting MIDI channel and the Gate and Swing times of the arpeggiator and sequencer.

8-Transport buttons
Enable and disable the arpeggiator or sequencer. Use the REC button to record sequences in step-time or do real-time overdubs.

9-Tap button
Tap the tempo or use it to enter rests and note ties in sequencer mode.

10-USB
The USB port allows for standard class-compliant bus-powered operation. Connect an optional USB power adaptor to use KeyStep in a standalone situation.

11-CV/GATEs
1 volt per octave CV/GATE outputs. A separate MOD output allows you even more possibilities. CV Velo/Aftertouch/Modwheel output.

12-Sustain pedal input
Input connector for adding a sustain pedal.

13-Sync
Clock input and output can work with standard square wave clocks. Using our DIN adaptor cable, you can set the KeyStep to send or receive DIN sync with stop/start messages.

14-MIDI in/out
Connect and sync KeyStep to any DAW or hardware MIDI equipment.

15-Sync mode selectors
Allow you to select the clock source: Internal, USB, MIDI or Sync input.

technical specs
Box Contents:
  • KeyStep unit
  • Registration Card
  • USB cable
Instrument dimensions:
  • Size: 19 x 5.7 x 1.42 inches (48.5 x 14.5 x 3.6 cm)
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs. (1.41 Kg)
****Latest Page Update Published on 10th April 2022****

Most of the Brands, that Transistory directly imports into India are Boutique Eurorack / Modular Brands/Manufacturers, that manufacture units in small batches and are usually built upon order confirmation from us, while constantly maintaining consistent quality and robustness & very importantly, prices that they (the Brands), through Transistory deliver to the end user (YOU).

Covid-19 Related Bottlenecks and now Russia's Occupation by War Campaign have resulted in Heavy Supply Chain Delays and Various Chip + Parts Shortages that have affected all Manufacturing Industries including but not limited to Eurorack / Modular Manufacturing Brands available through Transistory, which ultimately results in slower overall production time for products/units and in some rare cases minor variations in prices of products.

In fact, few Eurorack / Modular brands/manufacturers, especially ones with highly complex module(s) or product(s) have actually paused production and sales indefinitely until further notice.

Don't Worry, products of such Brands are NOT displayed or made available for sale through Transistory until the time these Brands cannot fulfill product orders within Transistory's Pre-Order System time frame.

***Any Brand Manufacturers Reading This Policy, Please Note:
Transistory's Pre-Order System & Policy Is Simply For Our Convenience.
To Collect & Consolidate Individual Customers Orders Before We Place Orders With You. 

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TRANSISTORY has thus adopted a Pre-Order System with carefully chosen Eurorack / Modular Brands, specifically to curb big purchase orders which ultimately take longer to fulfill and and once fulfilled, can also result in sleeping stock with Transistory of products/units incase they do not sell/tickle the fancy of the new and growing community of Indian Eurorack / Modular Music Making Enthusiasts.

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G.A.S. Definition
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