Arturia Beatstep and LrControl

LrControl 5.2.0 fully supports the Arturia Beatstep. The factory settings of the Beatstep are not suitable for LrControl.

To prepare the Beatstep for use with LrControl and PrControl the encoders and buttons have to be configured. This can be done in two different ways. You can send a configuration from within LrControl. Or you can use the Arturia MIDI Control Center to send the configuration to the Beatstep.

Configure Beatstep from LrControl

In the LrControl setup dialog, there is an option "Send Preset Data". Wait about 10 seconds till you get a message that the data has been send. Then save the preset on the controller. Now test that the Beatstep is working properly with LrControl. If programming the Beatstep from LrControl did not work, you can try programming it using the Arturia MIDI Control Center.

Configure Beatstep with Arturia MIDI Control Center

Get the MIDI Control Center from the Arturia downloads page. The list of software is quite long, use the list of products on the left and look for Midi Control Center. You also need the configuration file, which you can download here. In the MIDI Control Center, click the Import button and load the LrPrControl.beatstep file from the downloads folder. Then select the just imported LrPrControl in the list of User Templates. Then select "Working Memory" and clock the Store To button. To save it permanently see below.

Save Configuration

To save press STORE and one of the buttons 1-16 at the same time. Once you have saved you can quickly reload the preset by pressing the RECALL button and the appropriate button at the same time. Note that the Beatstep normally remembers the selected preset, so you do not need to use the recall button every time you use the Beatstep.

Arturia Beatstep and PrControl

Support for Beatstep in Arturia is coming very soon. It only needs some more testing and will then be released in the next update of PrControl.

Arturia MIDI Control Center

Arturia provides an application that can be used to program the Beatstep. Download the installer from the Arturia website. After installing the application, start it, it may take extremely long to launch. Download the LrControl-PrControl configuration file from this website. After downloading this file, import it in the Arturia MIDI Control Center. It should appear in the lower left panel, select it and send it to the Arturia Beatstep working memory, then use the STORE button to save it permanently.