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PreSonus Atom Production and Performance Pad Controller
PreSonus Atom Production and Performance Pad Controller
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PreSonus Atom Production and Performance Pad Controller

Groove Production Control Surface with 16 Velocity and Pressure-sensitive Pads, 4 Rotary Encoders, Switchable Polyphonic Aftertouch/Channel Pressure, USB
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Product Code: SKU45939

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PreSonus Atom Production and Performance Pad Controller

Produce quickly and easily in a tightly integrated environment.
ATOM connects to your computer via USB and is compatible with most music production and performance software but it is absolutely amazing when used with PreSonus Studio One. ATOM and Studio One integrate tightly so you can create quickly and easily. Enjoy blazingly fast, professional-style workflow with ATOM’s navigation, editing, and loop-point-creation features and transport controls.

You’re in control.
ATOM puts you in control of your music production software. Trigger loops and effects and play virtual instruments with 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads. 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 4 programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons, you can navigate and set more parameters faster.

Bring ATOM out to play for a stunning live show.
Sure, ATOM is a great production pad controller but it’s an instrument controller too. Use the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads to play your virtual instruments live, with incredible expressiveness. Set up pad banks for a full virtual drum set and perform beats that will energize any crowd. Even play multiple ATOMs at once to put on an exciting live show.

Everything you need.
You’ll love ATOM’s expressive pads and flexible controls. Its tight integration with Studio One will open up your production environment and speed up your workflow, and you get a wealth of virtual instruments, loops, and drum kits with Studio One to fuel your creativity. But we wanted to give you more, so we worked with MVP Loops to deliver a carefully curated loop and one-shot library custom-designed for ATOM. Still not enough? You can buy even more content from the PreSonus Shop. Check out ATOM and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer today!

Studio One Artist makes recording a breeze.
No other recording and production software is this easy to learn and use, yet is capable of creating studio-quality output. Studio One® Artist lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration and offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins. Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, and effects by drag-and-drop. Studio One makes it easy! Best of all, ATOM and Studio One integrate tightly so you can enjoy a blazingly fast, professional-style workflow.



  • 16 full-size velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads
  • Pressure switchable between MIDI aftertouch, channel pressure, and CC messages
  • 8 assignable pad banks
  • Selectable pad velocity curves and pad pressure thresholds
  • 20 assignable buttons
  • 4 endless rotary encoders
  • Modes

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

  • USB 2.0
  • Included Software

  • Studio One® Artist production software for Mac® and Windows®
  • MVP Loops content custom-designed for ATOM
  • Compatible with most music production and performance software for Mac and Windows

    Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

    5 of 5 A lot of bang for the buck! July 6, 2019
    Reviewer: Kevin from Durham, NC  
    I bought this as an upgrade to a Nanopad, and it's great!  So far I'm using it just as a 16 pad MIDI controller to trigger my own creations in Pure Data and custom electronics.  The pads strike me (after I strike them) as very expressive--both at the level of my own subjective judgment as well as while looking at the MIDI stream coming out of the device.

    I registered mine on the Presonus site and got access to a bunch of software.  I'm mostly intrigued by the free drum sample pack since it is operating system agnostic.  It sounds nice to me playing in Pure Data.

    The main limitation to be aware of is that the MIDI notes assigned to the pads cannot be remapped.  The manual lists the MIDI note name mapping, but it's not clear what note numbers correspond to the names.  There are 8 mapped banks of the 16 pads that correspond to note numbers (16n + 4) % 128 to (16n + 19) % 128.  (The first bank is MIDI note numbers 36 to 51, and each bank after that is the next 16 numbers modulo 128.)