Arturia Announces the KeyStep 37, Its Newest Controller-Sequencer

Arturia's first KeyStep—a 32-key controller and step-sequencer—continues to be a best-seller on Reverb, years after its 2016 release.

Today, the company announced a new version, the KeyStep 37, which not only adds a few more keys, but also adds a few more features, while keeping things compact and affordable.

Like the original, the KeyStep 37 has a slim-key keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch, which can control all manner of hardware or software instruments via MIDI, CV, and USB ports. The easy-to-use 64-step sequencer with eight-note polyphony allows you to build rhythms or melodic patterns quickly.

Arturia's KeyStep 37 announcement video.

What differentiates the KeyStep 37 (outside of the five extra keys), are some features ported over from the more expansive and expensive KeyStep Pro (released earlier this year). These include tri-color LED lights above each key: They appear green when a note is playing on the sequencer, yellow when you're playing them on the keyboard, and blue when you're changing settings.

The KeyStep 37 adds four banks of four assignable MIDI knobs, so that you can tweak parameters while playing and recording.

Lastly, there's a new Chord Strum/Velocity feature function. You can select the chord type, and change the articulation (for example, playing each note at once, or notes in quick ascending or descending patterns).

Sure to be another popular addition to the KeyStep line, the KeyStep 37 is retailiing for $169 USD. Click here to find yours on Reverb.

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