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.
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 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 customer purchasing an ATOM after October 20, 2019, gets a free copy of Ableton Live Lite dropped in their 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.
Apple Silicon, iOS, and iPadOS compatibility—standard.
The PreSonus ATOM is natively compatible with Apple Silicon-based Mac computers*, as well as iOS and iPadOS devices, including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Because it's USB class-compliant, there are no special drivers or applications to download and install. You'll be able to produce on the go—everything from podcasts to folk rock to trap—wherever sound takes you.
For more on iOS/iPadOS compatibility, click here.
*Universal Control 3.4.2 or later is required for Native Apple Silicon compatibility.
Make your own magic.
At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio products come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerizing spells in the studio. That's why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface and controller product we make, from the 2-channel AudioBox USB 96 to the 64-channel StudioLive 64S, ATOM to FaderPort 16, but we didn't stop there. Why? Because here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means "a little something extra," and it's in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products and–new for 2021–our award-winning controllers as well.
The 2021 Studio Magic includes tutorials from Melodics, sound libraries from Ghost Hack, 7 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats to use in Studio One Artist or your DAW of choice with a retail value of over $1000 (US).
Content and terms of the Studio Magic Software Suite are subject to change.
PreSonus ATOM is not only a lightweight and portable drum pad controller but the perfect complement for beat production with Studio One 4.Tobias Homburger, Bonedo.de
I’d highly recommend this unit to the singer-songwriter that needs to make quality demos, yet doesn’t have the space or means to record a full drum kit.Nick Ryan Piescor, American Songwriter
Für alle, die ohnehin schon mit Studio One arbeiten oder gar mit Studio One als DAW liebäugeln, heißt es: bedenkenlos zugreifen!Markus Galla, tools4music.de
The Atom is very sturdy and the pads are great, it is of excellent build quality.Thorsten Meyer, StrongMocha
Die Arbeit mit „Studio One“ erleichtert es alle mal. Und das Arbeiten grade mit „Impact XT“ macht damit auch richtig Spaß.Klaus Feurich, Buenasideas
Von mir gibt es eine klare Kaufempfehlung!Martin Beurskens, digital-notes.de
Mit dem Atom eine sehr dynamische Pad-Einheit, die sich dazu noch einfach bedienen lässt.Felix Thoma, Amazona.de
...a little powerhouse of pad‑oriented control.Robin Vincent, Sound on Sound
ATOM is a winner.SoundGuy, Gearspace
Tweakheads and musicians alike will find the ATOM a real creativity booster.Mike Metlay, Recording magazine
...there are virtually limitless options for manipulating and playing sounds.David Larkin, Crossfadr
A pure joy to use... if you own Studio One, just grab one of these and run.Alex Arsov, SoundBytes
Being able to indulge and audition your creative whims is a huge advantage for songwriters and producers.Sven-Erik Seaholm, San Diego Troubadour
Pairing [ATOM] with a Digital Audio Workstation as deeply featured and user friendly as Studio One Professional 4.5 creates a creative environment as formidable and affordable as any I can imagine.Sven-Erik Seaholm, San Diego Troubadour
...everything mapped and functioned instantly with no fussiness.Benjamin Ricci, Performer
... the software and hardware experience is so tight that £115 just to try it out has to be money well spent.John Andrews, MusicTech
Les utilisateurs de Studio One, quant à eux, auraient tort de se passer de ce compagnon aux multiples ressources! [Studio One users, for their part, would be wrong to do without this multi-resourceful companion!]Pierre-Antoine Winter-Samary, Audiofanzine