PreSonus ATOM Pad Controller

Both a compact, dynamic performance controller and a tightly integrated production environment, PreSonus®' ATOM pad controller and included Studio One® Artist production software let you create and perform with ease. The most versatile pad controller in its class, ATOM is compatible with most music software and lets you perform and produce with virtual instruments and trigger samples and loops in real-time, using 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads and 8 assignable pad banks. Produce beats, play virtual instruments, and trigger sound effects and loops with unsurpassed expressiveness and flexibility!

Bring ATOM out to play for a stunning live show.
Sure, ATOM is a great production pad controller but it's an instrument controller too. Use the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads to play your virtual instruments live, with incredible expressiveness. Set up pad banks for a full virtual drum set and perform beats that will energize any crowd. Even play multiple ATOMs at once to put on an exciting live show.

Features

Controls
• 16 full-size velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads
• Pressure switchable between MIDI aftertouch, channel pressure, and CC messages
• 8 assignable pad banks
• Selectable pad velocity curves and pad pressure thresholds
• 20 assignable buttons
• 4 endless rotary encoders

Modes
• MIDI "keyboard" mode
• Note Repeat mode
• Full Velocity mode (only send velocity 127)

Included Software
• Studio One® Artist production software for Mac® and Windows®
• MVP Loops content custom-designed for ATOM
• Compatible with most music production and performance software for Mac and Windows

Technical Specifications

Input Connection Type: USB 2.0 (bus-powered)
Pads, Buttons, and Knobs:
• 16 full-size velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads
• 20 assignable buttons
• 4 endless rotary knobs
• 1 Setup button
Dimensions (H x D x W): 0.82" x 7.68" x 7.95" (20.75 x 195 x 202 mm)
Weight: 1 lb. (0.45 kg)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for ATOM with Studio One 4 or later:

Mac
- Mac® OS X 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
- Intel® Core® 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows
- Windows® 7 (SP1 + platform update), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 (64-bit only)
- Intel Core Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
- USB 2.0 port
- Internet connection (needed for software installation and activation)
- Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
- 40 GB hard-drive space
- Universal Control 2.9 or later (for firmware updates)
- Studio One 4.1+ required for native integration

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If you are a Studio One user and you have any interest in using the built in Impact sampler for beats, songs, .wavs (and you should)....You should own the Atom. It's mapped perfectly to the software, all the other buttons are mapped perfectly for Studio One. It an inexpensive trigger pad you can just hammer on it's so well built. I can't speak to anyone's connection issues but I have found this to be nothing less than rock solid. Keep your systems simple folks and keep Universal Control, Presonus and Windows (in my case) up to date.
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
It’s unfortunate that some others have had connection issues. I’ve been using mine for over a year and haven’t had a single issue with it. My only criticism is that there’s no power switch, so I have to unplug the USB cable when I’m just using my computer for non-music stuff and don’t want its showy light performance in my face. The main reason I got it was to quickly sample/play a percussion patch in Studio One’s native “Impact” plugin. When I’m searching for the right drum kit for my song I like to have my production playing as I’m cycling through the various patches, seeing which one sounds right. Doing this before by just mouse-clicking one drum pad at a time was ridiculous, and doing it on my MIDI keyboard was also less than ideal. With the ATOM it’s mapped out exactly as the Impact plugin has it, pad colours and all, and I can actually prototype percussion patterns using both hands. This makes it way faster and more enjoyable to find the right drum kit. It’s compact, simple, looks great, and has ideal Studio One integration.
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
No problems with it. Nice pad
Posted by Fred Asrelr on Feb 3, 2021
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I bought the Atom so I wouldn't have trouble connecting to Studio One but that's all I've been having. I was able to use it in Studio v4, not great response to the pads. I haven't been able to connect with Studio One v5 at all and Presonus tech support kept deleting my support tickets.
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Lot of connection issues with Studio one v4 & haven't been able to connect at all with S1v5. I bought the Atom because I wanted to avoid connection issues with Presonus' own software but that didn't work out.
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