Product Details

  • A complete music production package with hybrid MIDI keyboard/pad performance and production controller with Studio One® Artist and Ableton® Live Lite both included
  • 32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads in a unique, staggered layout; intuitive for keyboard players and step sequencer fans
  • Context-sensitive screen displays valuable parameter information including CC assignments, swing, and much more
  • Eight endless rotary encoders and expressive touch strip can be easily configured to control nearly any software parameter
  • Includes 2 loop packs from with custom kits for Impact XT

Music creation made fun, fast, and easy; ATOM SQ is all about creating a groove while in the groove. Just set up a couple of loop points and bang out your beats and melodies on the fly, without getting bogged down in kludgy menu dives, setup, or configuration. A staggered 16-pad layout ensures that both keyboard players and drum programmers will be right at home, and the pads’ pressure sensitivity allows for truly expressive performances. Make ATOM SQ your own—the eight assignable rotary encoders can be mapped to control nearly whatever you like, and RGB LEDs in the pads make for gorgeous, intuitive color-coordination of your samples and loops. Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite are included, so you'll be making beats on day one—and its bus-powered, portable design means you can create nearly anywhere.  

Keyboards and mice are for spreadsheets and flowcharts. Get an ATOM SQ and sculpt your music by hand.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for ATOM with Studio One 5 or later:


  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more


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

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection (needed for software installation and activation)
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • 20 GB hard-drive space (for Studio One and ATOM SQ-exclusive content)
  • Universal Control 3.3 or later (for firmware updates)
  • Studio One 5+ required for native integration

Technical Specifications


Connection Type USB-C™ compatible USB 2.0 connection (bus-powered)

Pads, Buttons, and Knobs

32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB LED pads
16 assignable buttons
8 endless rotary knobs
1 Assignable multifunction touch strip


Height 0.98” (25 mm)
Depth 6.8” (172 mm)
Width 14.25” (362 mm)
Weight 2 lb. (0.91 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Production Expert: PreSonus ATOM SQ - Tested

“Once again, PreSonus has gone full circle. Not only have they made a brilliant controller, but they've also designed it from the ground up, with every user in mind. The ATOM SQ will be a welcome addition to composers, producers and musicians who need new ”

Brent March, Production Expert, March 2021

Beat ATOM SQ review

“Besonders interessant ist er für Nutzer der DAW Studio One, die von unkomplizierter Installation, tiefgehender Einbindung und integriertem Stepsequenzer profitieren.”

Jan Wilking, Beat, February 2021

Creative Sauce ATOM SQ Review and Demo

“I found myself playing with this thing. It was really, really, fun to play!”

, Creative Sauce, February 2021

MusicRadar ATOM SQ review

“ of the best controllers for Studio One that we have come across and also a great Live option. It’s a stylish desktop solution and a good price too.”

Computer Music staff, MusicRadar, January 2021

Gadget Flow ATOM SQ review

“Musicians, performers, and producers will all appreciate the PreSonus ATOM SQ.”

Amy Poole, Gadget Flow, December 2020

Delamar ATOM SQ review

“...eine wahre Bereicherung für jedes Studio.”

Stefan Hoffmann, Delamar, December 2020

DJ Times ATOM SQ review

“...a touch and feel that’s about as good as it gets.”

Wesley Bryant-King, DJ Times, November 2020 ATOM SQ review

“Das Arbeiten macht unglaublich viel Spaß.... Hat man das Prinzip einmal verstanden, kommt man hier sehr schnell und intuitiv ans Ziel.”

Jan Wilking,, November 2020

MusicTech ATOM SQ review

“"The ATOM SQ's integration with Studio One and Ableton Live is so tight that it makes us wish every company could model itself after PreSonus in this regard."”

Matthew Mann, MusicTech, September 2020