Turns out the Keystep Pro is the perfect controller/sequencer for hardware/software synths and drums.
In this jam I sent two of the four sequencer tracks to the Waldorf Rocket Synth.
I sequenced a chord in a track and an arpeggio in the other one, using the Keystep Pro onboard Arpeggiator.
Then I used another track to sequence a Bass Synth, playing from a vst plugin inside Ableton Live.
Finally I used the Drum Track to sequence a 909 Ableton Drum Rack.
I used various recording/sequencing techniques: sometimes playing/recording live, sometimes using the onboard step sequencer.
In some cases I sequenced the Drum parts in mute and then I just unmuted to drop them in.
Or I used the main Drum track mute button to let the drums disappear and reappear during the jam.
I also used the transpose feature to change the synth chord notes, for more variations.
One of the Keystep Pro knobs was mapped via midi cc to a Washout effect on the Ableton Live master track and I used it for transitions and for the ending.
The Waldorf Rocket Filter Cutoff was used to manage tension and to create buildups during the track.
The kind guys at Arturia sent over the beautiful Keystep Pro so you’ll see it in use in more of my videos.
Here you can find more info about the Keystep Pro: https://www.arturia.com/products/hybrid-synths/keystep-pro/overview
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