Did you grow up with LEGO and use iOS devices to make music? Then you are in for a treat…
ROLI, the British company known for its innovative Seaboard Rise controllers, just launched another unique range of products (that also happens to be very affordable!).
In the company’s words, “ROLI BLOCKS is a modular music studio that opens up the world of music-making to everyone. Each individual Block offers unique capabilities that let people create music in simple but far-reaching ways. The Blocks connect together to create customizable kits that suit any budget, skill level, and musical style. With a click of magnetic connectors, music-makers can now build their instruments as they go.”
The First Three Blocks
Three is the perfect number, right? The Lightpad Block features a tactile, glowing surface that lets people shape music through presses, glides, and other natural gestures. The Live Block and Loop Block have controls that make it even easier to perform and produce in real time. BLOCKS is powered by NOISE, a free music app for iPhone and iPad that is now available at the App Store. NOISE connects to BLOCKS wirelessly over Bluetooth, becoming the system’s sound engine as well as a standalone app.
Price and Availability
The Lightpad Block, Live Block, and Loop Block are exclusively available at ROLI.com, Apple.com, and Apple Stores around the world. Lightpad Block $179 (£169.95), Live Block and Loop Block $79 (£69.95). Visit Roli.com to read more on BLOCKS.
We’ll have more on BLOCKS soon, stay tuned!
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Founder & main editor here at ANR, 'non-musician' and music-tinkerer. His first keyboard was a cheesy Yamaha PSS-270. He still loves it.