Arturia KeyStep Live Unboxing and Exploration

The other day, I picked up the Arturia Keystep. I was looking for a MIDI controller to sequence both hardware and software gear. I've been having a lot of fun hooking up my Korg Volca FM, Korg MS-20 Mini, Elektron Analog Rytm, and the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators. Being able to sequence the Volca and MS-20 with the Keystep has been a blast. 

 The Arturia Keystep, packed with an arpeggiator,sequencer, and loads of connectivity.

The Arturia Keystep, packed with an arpeggiator,sequencer, and loads of connectivity.

So the day I got it, I decided to experiment with some live video streaming. So I streamed the entire experience to YouTube as it unfolded. The result is an hour long unboxing and exploration. There's a little head scratching too. This was before I RTFM, so I missed a few important things. After a quick browsing of the manual, my confusions were cleared up, and now the Keystep is rocking my hardware setup! Perhaps I'll broadcast a live jam soon. 

But anyway, here is the live video I made. There are high and low points, so I apologize for that ( I guess that's the risk of doing live videos!), but Tim Webb of Discchord.com says my personality carried it through (glad to hear I have personality!). So if you are interested in the Keystep, sit back and enjoy. Feel free to skip around :)

Live Jam with Mike Longo of Expanding Sound

My buddy Mike and I spent an afternoon jamming on some hardware. He had his MS-20, a couple Volcas, a Monotribe, and the Minilogue. I was using the Elektron Analog Rytm (ruining the all Korg experience). He filmed the jam with a couple of cameras. Here's that video now: