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PreSonus Atom Features:


  • Groove box–style pad controller
  • 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with 8 pad banks (128 total sounds)
  • Enjoy full expression with switchable polyphonic aftertouch, channel pressure, or MIDI CC message modes
  • 4 endless rotary encoders make tweaking parameters a breeze
  • Selectable pad velocity curves and pressure thresholds customize the pads’ response for maximum expression
  • MIDI keyboard, note repeat, and full velocity modes
  • Internal or external clocking and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Tight integration with Studio One DAW software
  • Automatically detected by Studio One, so no setup is required
  • Create a new track, change an instrument’s preset, or change your project’s tempo right from the hardware
  • Set looping points, navigate the timeline, zoom in/out on the timeline or events, and edit/quantize MIDI events
  • Ableton Live integration makes producing, playing virtual instruments, and triggering samples and loops expressive, flexible, and fun
  • Also works with other DAWs via USB-MIDI
  • Includes Studio One Artist, Ableton Live Lite, and a 5' USB cable
  • Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear


Tech Specs


  • Type:Pad Control Surface
  • Pads:16 x RGB Pads
  • Velocity Sensitive:Yes
  • Aftertouch:Polyphonic Aftertouch, Channel Pressure
  • Encoders/Pots:4 x Programmable Rotary Encoders
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Sequencer:Yes (Studio One Artist software)
  • Software:Studio One Artist, MVP Loops, Ableton Live Lite
  • Hardware Requirements - Mac:Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 8GB RAM or more recommended, 40GB drive space
  • Hardware Requirements - PC:Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2 or higher, 8GB RAM or more recommended, 40GB drive space
  • OS Requirements - Mac:macOS 10.13 or higher, 64-bit
  • OS Requirements - PC:Windows 10 or later, 64-bit
  • Power Supply:USB bus powered

PreSonus ATOM 16-pad Performance Controller

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