Meta Micro Labs has put their new MeeBlip Anode on sale for $119. MeeBlip is a monosynth featuring gritty bass sound and analog filters. When looking for a compatible sequencer to go with MeeBlip anode, Aturia’s Beatstep (priced at $100) is a great choice due to its ability to sequence multiple parts at once. Aturia’s Beatstep differentiates itself by having its SQ-1 pass through MIDI messages sent via USB to its MIDI out, and that it transmits clock messages.
But the BeatStep is a versatile tool: it’s a controller, it’s a reasonable digital sequencer, and it’s a MIDI-to-analog or USB-to-analog converter and analog sequencer. BUT on the less positive side, it is limited regarding live use. The deal-killer there: many simple operations like changing pattern length or switching patterns aren’t quantized. So I’m holding out for the BeatStep Pro being the more serious tool.
Source: Create Digital Music
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