One of the hottest companies in the industry right now, ROLI, have just revealed their latest innovation. BLOCKS is an affordable LEGO-like music creation system. Read on for more…
ROLI has announced the arrival of BLOCKS, their newest addition to the world of music production, which they claim is “the most accessible and scalable music creation system ever made”.
Building upon the success of the Seaboard, ROLI describes BLOCKS as “a modular music studio that opens up the world of music-making to everyone”, which if true could revolutionize the way we create music.
The individual blocks connect together via magnetic connectors to create a customizable kit to suit any budget, skill level and musical style. Grimes, RZA and Steve Aoki are just a few notable mentions who are already using BLOCKS to create new music as well as signature sound packs for later release.
Three BLOCKS are already available, The Lightpad Block (£169.95), The Live Block and the Loop Block (£69.95) and can purchased exclusively through ROLI.com, Apple.com and Apple stores around the world.
ROLI BLOCKS – Official Information
London — ROLI , the music technology innovator, today launches BLOCKS, the most accessible and scalable music creation system ever made.ROLI BLOCKS is a modular music studio that opens up the world of music-making to everyone.
Each individual Block offers unique capabilities that enable people to 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 own instruments as they go.
Renowned artists including Grimes, Steve Aoki, and RZA are already making music on BLOCKS and creating signature soundpacks for BLOCKS musicians. Grimes — a composer, producer, and global superstar whose sound is redefining pop music — said, “ ROLI BLOCKS will democratize music production. It’s so intuitive and versatile. I’m always on the go, and BLOCKS is the most powerful mobile production tool I’ve ever used.”
Three Blocks launch today. 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.
Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, and inventor of BLOCKS, said, “Many areas of life have been transformed by the digital. Music, though, remains a universal language that everyone understands, but only a few can speak. BLOCKS will change that, and enable people around the world to experience the joy of music-making for the first time.”
The Lightpad Block, Live Block, and Loop Block are exclusively available at ROLI.com, apple.com, and Apple Stores around the world. With a Lightpad Block retailing at $179 (£169.95) and the Live Block and Loop Block at $79 (£69.95), BLOCKS is extraordinarily affordable as well as powerful.
ROLI celebrates today with an event at the Steel Yard in London. Roland Lamb’s keynote address and the world’s first BLOCKS performance will be live-streamed on ROLI’s Facebook page