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.

 

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
  • MCU and HUI modes for transport control in nearly every DAW
  • Powerful MIDI mode lets you control your favorite DAW or virtual instrument with ease
  • 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

PreSonus ATOM SQ: Hybrid MIDI Keyboard / Pad Performance and Production Controll

$249.95Price

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for ATOM with Studio One 5 or later:

macOS®

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more

Windows®

  • Windows® 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3/AMD A10 processor or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection (needed for software installation and activation)
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • 20 GB hard-drive space (for Studio One and ATOM SQ-exclusive content)
  • Universal Control 3.3 or later (for firmware updates)
  • Studio One 5+ required for native integration

Technical Specifications

Input

 
Connection Type USB-C™ compatible USB 2.0 connection (bus-powered)

Pads, Buttons, and Knobs

 
  32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads
  16 assignable buttons
  8 endless rotary knobs
  1 Assignable multifunction touch strip

Dimensions

 
Height 0.98” (25 mm)
Depth 6.8” (172 mm)
Width 14.25” (362 mm)
Weight 2 lb. (0.91 kg)

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