PreSonus Atom SQ MIDI Keyboard Controller


MIDI Keyboard / Pad Performance and Production Controller

Get to steppin’

  • INC Ableton® Live Tech
  • 8 Assignable Pad Banks
  • 16 Full-Size RGB Pads
  • Customize Instrument Cont.
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Rhythm nation.
Capture the beat whenever and wherever creativity strikes with PreSonus®’ ATOM. An intuitive, musical, MIDI pad controller, ATOM’s dynamic, ultra-sensitive pads will give you all the expression you need, whether you’re making a beat, creating a driving synth line, or triggering sound effects and loops on the fly. Tight integration with both Studio One® and Ableton® Live mean that you stay inspired without missing a beat. Your focus will be off the screen and on your performance—where it matters most.

Impactful creation.
Fully bus-powered by USB, and compact enough to ride in your backpack with your laptop, ATOM is tightly integrated with Studio One and Impact XT. Impact XT is a powerful pad-style sampler with 16 pads, each with its own pitch, amplifier, and filter controls, all editable via ATOM so you can make adjustments on the fly. More than just a pad controller, ATOM also allows you to quickly add virtual instruments, change presets, create loop points, control the Studio One transport and more, allowing you to build dynamic performances and blazing fast productions.

Get in the groove.
Included with ATOM, Studio One Artist music production software enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools or hemmed in with track limitations. Easy to learn and intuitive to use, Studio One’s unique drag and drop workflow and powerful tools will let you produce faster than ever before. Also included is a carefully curated loop and one-shot library custom-designed for ATOM by the hitmakers at MVP Loops. And if you need more, Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.

Live in the moment.
While compatible with most third-party software, ATOM offers deeper integration with Ableton Live (version 10.1.5 and later). Launch clips and scenes, change track volume and panning, and switch between Session and Arranger views all while playing virtual instruments and Live’s Drum Rack device from ATOM’s 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. Add another ATOM to your setup and use one ATOM to perform and the second to launch and record clips. Two or more ATOM MIDI pad controllers can also be used to extend the performance range for your instruments and Drum Rack. Even better: any ATOM purchased after October 20, 2019 gets a free copy of Ableton Live Lite dropped in your My.PreSonus account.

Drop the beat.
Intuitive and easy-to-use, ATOM is more than just an expressive MIDI pad controller, it’s a production and performance controller as well. Use the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads to play your virtual instruments live, with incredible expressiveness. Navigate your session without looking at the screen. Automate filter sweeps with four responsive knobs. Wherever inspiration takes you, ATOM lets you focus on the music.

The Atom is very sturdy and the pads are great, it is of excellent build quality.
Thorsten Meyer, StrongMocha


    Trigger loops and effects and play virtual instruments with 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads
    8 assignable pad banks
    MIDI Keyboard mode, Note Repeat mode, and Full Velocity mode to customize instrument control (Application dependent)
    4 programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons, navigate and set more parameters faster
    Pressure switchable between MIDI aftertouch, channel pressure, and CC messages
    Selectable pad velocity curves and pad pressure thresholds

Studio One Integration Features
    Automatically detected by Studio One Artist, no setup required
    Navigate and choose an instrument from the Browser
    Studio One dynamically switches ATOM between Keyboard and Drum modes depending on the selected instrument
    Create a new track
    Change presets on a virtual instrument
    Change song tempo
    Set looping points
    Navigate the timeline
    Zoom in and out on the timeline or events
    Edit and quantize MIDI events
    Transport control (stop, play, record)

Ableton® Live Integration Features
    Navigate Up, Down, Left, or Right in Live's Session view in banks of 4 with ATOM's navigation buttons
    Launch clips and scenes using ATOM's Session mode
    RGB LEDs display which clips are playing or stopped and reflect each clip's assigned color
    Play virtual instruments and Live's Drum Rack device using ATOM's Note mode
    Navigate Live's mixer using ATOM's Channel mode
    Select, Solo, and Record Enable channels as well as stop all clips on a selected channel
    Knobs are used to change track volume, track panning, Sends A, and Sends B for the selected bank
    Switch between Session and Arranger views from ATOM
    Record in either Session Record or Arranger Record modes
    Dedicated User mode for custom user assignments
    Metronome On/Off, Save and Undo, Loop On/Off, and more…

NOTE: In order to utilize these features in Live, ATOM firmware must be updated to version 3.4 (released via Universal Control on November 19, 2019). Advanced integration features are only available with Ableton Live 10.1.5 or later.​

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

*May vary depending on application.

    USB 2.0

Included Software
    Studio One® Artist production software for Mac® and Windows®
    Ableton® Live Lite (for registered users after October 20, 2019)
    MVP Loops content custom-designed for ATOM
    Compatible with most music production and performance software for Mac and Windows

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

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

    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