Case Study



BeatStep Pro

The Arturia BeatStep Pro being used alongside a Moog modular controller on a table top.



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Bring the beat back


Mechanical Engineering




The Arturia BeatStep Pro on a reflective gray surface.
We've got the beat

Arturia’s BeatStep: a degree of functionality and performance never seen before in a portable pad controller. BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in applications like Ableton Live, playing drums with BFD or EZDrummer, or tweaking synth parameters. Or doing all of those at once! BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer, and it’s like a force of nature when it comes to creating interesting musical phrases for analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, keyboards and DAWs. Its advanced connectivity interfaces easily with a computer or iPad® using USB, a drum module with MIDI, or the CV/Gate inputs on an analog synthesizer.

An exploded view of the major components for the BeatStep Pro.
Next Level Design

Loft designed the BeatStep as a 16-step analog sequencer for creating all kinds of musical phrases to be sent to analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, MIDI keyboard devices, or computer programs. The BeatStep is an instant design classic based on the simple mission to create the most stripped down interface that does not get in the way of music creation.

The Arturia BeatStep Pro being operated on a table top next to a Moog product. One button on the Arturia is glowing red.
A sixteen beat sequence being played through an animation of the glowing buttons on the BeatStep Pro.
Variety of ways to connect

Its connectivity options let you interface BeatStep with a computer or iPAD using USB, a drum module using MIDI or an analog synthesizer equipped with CV/GATE.

Percussion Controller

With 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, BeatStep is the perfect compact percussion instrument. The ultra-sensitive pads allow for great dynamic performances. The 16 encoders can be assigned to adjust various parameters for further real-time control over your drum sounds.

A first person view of the Arturia BeatStep Pro being used along side of a Moog modular controller on a table top.

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