Sonic Joy Awards 2016 -The Best Controllers & Innovations Of The Year

The Best Controllers Of 2016

Arturia Keystep

The Arturia Keystep is a portable, yet perfectly playable USB MIDI controller keyboard and polyphonic step sequencer with CV connectivity.

A newly-designed polyphonic step sequencer (with eight programmable memories, recallable at the touch of a knob), an arpeggiator and plenty of connectivity options (three CV outputs, MIDI, make the Keystep a perfect tool for your DAWless jams.

We also appreciated the excellent compromise offered by the keybed. Finally, some mini keys that don’t feel like a punishment for the player (and you get aftertouch too!).

In terms of versatility, size and features/price ratio, the Arturia Keystep is a winner. Highly recommended (also to revive old instruments that ended up in your closet!).