PreSonus: ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller

by Michael Eddy

The PreSonus’ ATOM pad controller connects to your computer via USB and is compatible with most music software. Both a compact, dynamic performance controller and a production controller, ATOM tightly integrates with included Studio One Artist production software for Mac and Windows to let you create and perform with ease. Here’s an introductory video covering the ATOM:

With ATOM, you can 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 and much more. PreSonus has also just added more videos on its YouTube channel on working with ATOM.

ATOM puts you in control of your music production software. The eight assignable pad banks let you, for example, assign your entire virtual drum rack to each pad within each bank. MIDI Keyboard mode, Note Repeat mode, and Full Velocity mode enable you to custom control your instruments. And with four programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons, you can navigate and set more parameters faster.

Further information from PreSonus:

The ATOM production and performance pad controller from PreSonus