PreSonus is moving into the creative controller market with the launch of Atom

The central section of the device features 16 full-size, velocity and pressure sensitive RGB pads. There are eight assignable pad banks, and operating modes include MIDI Keyboard (for playing melodically), Note Repeat and Full Velocity. On top of this, you get four programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons.

The Atom is designed to integrate tightly with PreSonus’s Studio One DAW, giving you navigation, editing, and loop-point creation features, as well as transport controls.

Atom ships with a copy of PreSonus’s Studio One Artist DAW for PC and Mac, and also a library of carefully-curated loops and one-shots from MVP Loops. It’s available now priced at $149.

Find out more on the PreSonus website.

About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.