Arturia Beatstep

The Arturia Beatstep is a quality MIDI controller that can be set up easily to work with PFixer.

Configuring the Arturia Beatstep

Configuring the Arturia Beatstep is a simple process using the Arturia MIDI Control Center software to load the PFixer template into the Beatstep.

  1. First, download and install the MIDI Control Center software from the Arturia website.
  2. Download and unzip the Beatstep for PFixer Template from Pusher Labs.
  3. With the Beastep connected to your Mac, open the MIDI Control Center software:
  4. Click the "Import" button in the bottom, left corner and then select the Beatstep_for_PFixer.beatstep template you downloaded above to load the template into MIDI Control Center.
  5. You should now see the PFixer template appear in the TEMPLATES section
  6. In the Memories section, make sure Working Memory is selected.
  7. In the TEMPLATES section, select the PFixer template, then click the button.
  8. Repeat the same process for Memory 1:
  9. In the Memories section, make sure Memory 1 is selected.
  10. In the TEMPLATES section, select the PFixer template, then click the button.

Setting up PFixer to Use the Arturia Beatstep

PFixer comes with built-in mappings for the Arturia Beatstep but you need to set it up to work with PFixer.

First, be sure that MIDI Mapping is set to ON inside the Hardware tab of PFixer Preferences.

In Preferences, on the Mapping tab, click the "cog" button , then select MIDI Maps:

When you select the Arturia Beatstep from the list, all the CC# mappings for that device will be entered into the Preferences Mapping window.

Click the Apply button to save your changes.

Arturia Beatstep Mappings

The built-in mapping for the Arturia Beatstep uses a very simple layout that takes advantages of PFixer's Modes functionlity to remap the top row of buttons to various functions based on the current "mode":

  • Basic Mode: The top row of buttons control the Lightroom sliders as labeled.
  • Hue Mode: The top row of buttons control the Hue sliders for the 8 colors indicated by the color dot.
  • Saturation Mode: The top row of buttons control the Saturation sliders for the 8 colors indicated by the color dot.
  • Luminance Mode: The top row of buttons control the Luminance sliders for the 8 colors indicated by the color dot.