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PreSonus ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller


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.

Computer system requirements:

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

Windows

  • Windows® 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i3 or better
  • ?4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

  • USB-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatibility
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • ?Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • ?Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation
  • Universal Control 2.9 or later (for firmware updates)
  • Studio One 4.1+ required for native integration

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

 
Height 0.82” (20.75 mm)
Depth 7.68” (195 mm)
Width 7.95” (202 mm)
Weight 1 lb. (0.45 kg)