The PreSonus ATOM is a versatile, portable production and performance MIDI controller, well suited for artists, DJs, and producers. The ATOM is a pad-based USB 2.0 controller compatible with most major DAWs, while offering direct hardware integration with PreSonus’s Studio One and Ableton Live software, allowing for virtual instrument and preset browsing, creating loop points and timeline navigation, tempo control, MIDI editing and quantization, zoom, transport control, and more.
The ATOM features 16 full-sized velocity- and pressure-sensitive performance pads, each backlit by RGB LEDs. The pressure control can be switched between MIDI aftertouch, channel pressure, and continuous-controller (CC) messages. Additionally, the pads offer selectable velocity curves and pad-pressure thresholds. Other features include 20 assignable buttons and four endless rotary encoders. What’s more, there are three modes of operation including MIDI keyboard, note repeat, and full velocity.
The ATOM is bundled with Studio One Artist software and includes custom-designed loop content from MVP Loops. The PreSonus ATOM is USB bus powered by your Mac or PC and includes a standard USB 2.0 cable. A copy of Ableton Live 10 Lite is also included.
-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
Type: Pad Control Surface
Pads: 16 x RGB Pads
Velocity Sensitive: Yes
Aftertouch: Polyphonic Aftertouch, Channel Pressure
Encoders/Pots: 4 x Programmable Rotary Encoders
MIDI I/O: USB
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: OS X 10.11 or higher, 64-bit
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later, 64-bit
Power Supply: USB bus powered
Weight: 1 lb.