Create astonishingly expressive music on a next-generation, fun, and futuristic keyboard, the ROLI Seaboard Block. BLOCKS is a fun, new-concept musical instrument - begin with one Block and build a bigger instrument as your skills grow.
Seaboard Block is a portable, powerfully expressive controller that works on its own and connects to other Blocks in the modular BLOCKS system. This keyboard replaces a traditional keyboard with a soft, pressure-responsive surface allowing you to touch and shape your own sound and let you make music in a new way.
Every movement is musical. Searing solos, cinematic soundscapes, and simple sketches all start with one moment of touch. And the musical possibilities grow through the Five Dimensions of Touch on its unique surface. Shape your sound through five movements (5D Touch): striking the surface, pressing into it, moving side-to-side and up-and-down, and lifting off. Expression is at your fingertips, so you can bring any musical idea to life. (Here are some great music fundamentals from ROLI to get started making melodies)
Pair Seaboard Block with the free NOISE app, or other included software programs like Equator Player (desktop), to access a huge library of hundreds of sounds from string sections, glitched-out synths, to guitar leads. Seaboard is wireless and portable, so can be played anywhere.
Expand Seaboard Block as musical skills expand. Simply connect multiple Seaboard Blocks together, or mix and match with Lightpad Blocks and others in the modular BLOCKS system.
Seaboard Block is the latest evolution of ROLI’s award-winning revolutionary musical-touch technology. BLOCKS is a modular system that lets anyone learn and play music on powerful devices that snap together. The award-winning Seaboard instruments are radical evolution of the piano keyboard that help musicians - including renowned artists like Stevie Wonder and Meghan Trainor - be more expressive. Professionals, music students & teachers (STEAM), and people who have never played an instrument are touching sound in new ways through ROLI’s ecosystem of Connected Music products.
Note; Desktop requirements: Mac OSX 10.10+ / Windows 7, 8 and 10 / Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+ / 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended), 2 GB hard drive space and Internet connection to register/download software.