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PreSonus Unveils New ATOM Pad Controller

USB performance and production controller enables control of MIDI and virtual instruments with included Studio One Artist production software.

By PSW Staff November 15, 2018

The new ATOM pad controller from PreSonus.

PreSonus’ new ATOM pad controller is both a compact, dynamic performance controller and a versatile production controller. Produce beats, play virtual instruments, and trigger sound effects and loops in real time using ATOM’s 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads with selectable pad velocity curves and pad pressure thresholds, 8 assignable pad banks, and other controls.

ATOM connects to a computer via USB and is compatible with most music software but it especially shines when used with the included Studio One Artist production software for Mac and Windows. ATOM and Studio One integrate tightly to deliver a fast, professional-style workflow.

When used with Studio One, ATOM enables you to browse virtual instruments and add them to your session, change instrument presets, create loop points and navigate the timeline, change song tempo, edit and quantize MIDI events, zoom in and out on the timeline or events, control Studio One’s transport, and more.

Along with the 16 RGB pads and 8 pad banks, you get 4 programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons, enabling you to navigate and set more parameters faster. MIDI Keyboard mode, Note Repeat mode, and Full Velocity mode enable you to custom control your instruments.

In addition to production applications, the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads are great for playing virtual instruments live onstage. You can set up the pad banks for a full virtual drum set and perform beats and even play multiple ATOMs at once to put on a live show.

A wealth of virtual instruments, loops, and drum kits are included with Studio One Artist. To further fuel your creativity, ATOM also comes with a carefully curated MVP Loops loop and one-shot library custom-designed for ATOM. More content is available from the online PreSonus Shop.

ATOM is available immediately for the U.S. street price of $149.95.

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