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PreSonus ATOM SQ
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Description

Rhythm and Melody
ATOM SQ: Hybrid MIDI Keyboard / Pad Performance and Production Controller

Get to steppin'
Modern musicians, performers, and producers need to move quickly from programming drums and samples to playing synth lines and back again. ATOM SQ was designed as a versatile and expressive MIDI pad controller for contemporary music production. Its unique design is optimized for both classic TR-style 16-step beat sequencing and drum pattern editing in Studio One or playing instruments and launching clips in Ableton Live—yet its staggered and RGB-lit 32-pad configuration is instantly familiar to anyone who’s played a controller keyboard. Advanced features let you change the keyboard scale, and a built-in arpeggiator and user-configurable touch strip make the ATOM SQ the most expressive controller you’ll ever use. In fact, it’s the best PreSonus Studio One MIDI controller available.

Control for the best step sequencer at your fingertips
Deep integration with Studio One’s Pattern Editor allows for evolving step sequences that will bring your productions to life. Insert a pattern, change its length, add new variations, and change scales—right from the ATOM SQ. Need to make changes on the fly? ATOM SQ lets you open the Studio One Pattern Editor, select and edit steps individually, and even copy, paste, duplicate, and delete events, all using tactile controls. You’ll build compositions faster than ever before using the built-in step sequencer in Studio One and ATOM SQ. It’s fast and easy for anyone who knows how to program a drum machine. And you’ll find experimenting to yield particularly rewarding results, because ATOM SQ can constrain your performance to the scale of your choice. No more wrong notes!


A complete production toolkit
Included with ATOM SQ, Studio One Artist music production software enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools or hemmed in with track limitations. Easy to learn and intuitive to use, Studio One’s unique drag and drop workflow and powerful tools will let you produce faster than ever before. Also included are two carefully-curated loop libraries with custom Impact XT kits. New to version 5: Studio One Artist now lets you use your favorite third-party VST and AU plug-in effects and virtual instruments. You also now have complete support for Studio One Remote to use as a second screen or as remote Studio One control on your iPad® or Android™ tablet. And with ATOM SQ, you have the most flexible PreSonus Studio One MIDI controller available.

Features

General

  • A complete music production package featuring a hybrid MIDI keyboard/pad performance and production controller with Studio One® Artist and Ableton® Live Lite both included
  • 32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads in a unique, staggered layout; intuitive for keyboard players and step sequencer fans
  • Context-sensitive screen displays valuable parameter information including CC assignments, swing, and much more
  • Eight endless rotary encoders can be easily configured to control nearly any software parameter
  • Includes 2 loop packs with custom kits for Impact XT
  • Expressive arpeggiator for dramatic, easily-performed melodies
  • Includes custom-curated content libraries for ATOM SQ
  • Constrain to Scale feature puts an end to wrong notes forever
  • USB bus-powered for easy connectivity and maximum portability

Studio One Integration Features
  • Automatically detected by Studio One, no setup required
  • Deep integration with Studio One’s Pattern editor for intuitive step sequencer programming
  • Navigate and choose instruments and effects from the Browser
  • Change presets on virtual instruments and effects
  • Create a new track
  • Activate metronome and change song tempo
  • Set looping points in timeline
  • Navigate the timeline
  • Zoom in and out on the timeline or events
  • Directly edit MIDI events and also apply Quantization or Humanization commands
  • Transport control (stop, play, record)
  • Studio One dynamically switches ATOM between Keyboard and Drum modes depending on the selected instrument
  • Requires Studio One v5 or later for full integration support

Ableton® Live Integration Features
  • Seamless Integration with Ableton® Live
  • Use ATOM SQ’s Constrain to Scale mode and Arpeggiator to perform live
  • Change session Tempo, navigate the timeline, open/close windows, and display which windows are open or closed
  • Control track Volume, Panning, send level and Solo/Mute/Arm status
  • Select a Device and edit its parameters
  • Navigate Clips and Scenes
  • Launch or stop Clips and Scenes
  • Control Live’s crossfader with ATOM SQ’s touch strip
  • Transport control (stop, play, record) plus "Capture MIDI"
  • User Mode for custom assignments
  • Requires Ableton Live version 10.1.15 or later for full integration support

Modes
  • Studio One native
  • Live native
  • MCU/HUI*
  • ​Standard MIDI controller
  • *May vary depending on application.

Connections
  • USB-C™-compatible Port

Included Software
  • Studio One® Artist production software for Mac® and Windows®
  • Ableton® Live Lite (for registered users after October 20, 2019)
  • 2 bonus loop packs with custom kits for Studio One’s Impact XT
  • Compatible with most music production and performance software for Mac and Windows

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