ROLI Seaboard Block Super Powered Keyboard

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Create astonishingly expressive music on a portable, super-powered keyboard with ROLI's Seaboard Block.

Touch and shape your sound on Seaboard Block's soft, pressure-responsive musical surface. Play a powerful standalone instrument — and extend its power by connecting to other Blocks. Seaboards have touch-responsive “keywaves” made of soft silicone. The keywave surface of Seaboards offer up to five “dimensions of touch” for controlling sound and making music. ROLI calls these “dimensions of touch” Strike, Glide, Slide, Press, and Lift. Just like on a piano, musicians can control sound through the force of “Strike” on the surface.

But going far beyond a piano, they can also control sound through sideways “Glide” movements, up-and-down “Slide” movements, continuous pressure or “Press” movements, and the speed of liftoff from the surface - or “Lift” movements. The touch-sensitive interface of Seaboards enables the sort of expression that’s often associated with guitars, violins, saxophones, drums and other acoustic, brass, and percussion instruments (such as vibrato on a violin).

Every movement is musical
Searing solos, cinematic soundscapes, and simple sketches start with one moment of touch. Then the musical possibilities grow. Make music with Five Dimensions of Touch (5D Touch) on a uniquely responsive surface. Expression is at your fingertips, so you can bring any musical idea to life.

Explore 100+ sounds from strings to synths
Seaboard Block comes with a huge library of sounds from string sections to glitched-out synths. Access your sounds on either mobile or desktop through included software, and add to your collection by purchasing soundpacks from renowned artists like Steve Aoki, RZA, and WondaGurl.

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes
Enter the sonic universe of Grimes, the singer-producer who’s redefined the boundaries between independent music and pop with albums like Art Angels. Explore Grimes' crazy modulated synths and original drums. From the delicate Ocarina of Thyme to the obliterating Subhumans, this soundpack is for adventurous producers who want to add exciting new sounds to their palette.

A suite of software for any music maker
Every Seaboard Block comes with four high-powered music production programs. There’s something for everyone — from beginners to pros.

  • NOISE
  • Equator Player
  • Tracktion Waveform
  • BLOCKS Dashboard
  • MaxMSP

NOISE
Start making music with NOISE, a free app that includes hundreds of sounds. It pairs wirelessly with Seaboard Block, so you can play anywhere you have a connected device.

Equator Player
Browse 200+ free sounds on a desktop sound player based on Equator, ROLI’s flagship soft synth and sound engine.

Tracktion Waveform
A cutting-edge digital audio workstation from Tracktion. Waveform seamlessly integrates the Seaboard's multidimensional expression data and helps you visualise and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners while also powerful for professionals.

BLOCKS Dashboard
Control music software programs outside the NOISE and Equator environment. Seaboard Block becomes a versatile controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and other plug-ins and programs.

MaxMSP
Push the limits of musical creativity with Max MSP, an open-ended environment for plug-in development. Three month free trial with Seaboard Block.

BLOCKS works with programs including:
  • Ableton
  • Live
  • FXpansion
  • Strobe2
  • Native Instruments
  • Kontakt
  • Massive
  • Bitwig
  • Studio
  • Apple
  • Logic Pro
  • Garageband
  • SampleModeling
  • SWAM
  • Cycling '74
  • MaxMSP
  • Spectrasonics
  • Omnisphere

PLAY ANYWHERE
From stage to studio to everywhere in between; perform with it on stage. Produce with it in your studio. Throw it in your bag and take it to the cafe — it’s as lightweight as a magazine. Seaboard Block is an incredibly versatile controller that suits any musical set-up, anywhere

Expand your instrument
Connect two Seaboard Blocks together through ROLI's magnetic BLOCKS DNA connectors. Or connect Seaboard Block to Lightpad Blocks, Live Blocks, Loop Blocks, or Touch Blocks — the other musical building blocks in the modular BLOCKS system. Seaboard Block is one piece of an instrument that grows with you.

Advanced music technology is more accessible than ever
Seaboard Block is the newest, smallest, most portable Seaboard, an award-winning family of instruments hailed as “the future of the keyboard.” Seaboard Block features ROLI's signature SEA interface technology, which integrates sensors and a silicone surface and makes every moment of touch musical.

Features:
  • Seaboards are revolutionary musical instruments/devices that let music-makers shape sound through touch.
  • Seaboards are based on the piano keyboard and follow the order of notes on a piano keyboard. But in place of black and white keys,
  • Seaboards have touch-responsive “keywaves” made of soft silicone.
  • The keywave surface of Seaboards offer up to five “dimensions of touch” for controlling sound and making music. ROLI calls these “dimensions of touch” Strike, Glide, Slide, Press, and Lift. Just like on a piano, musicians can control sound through the force of “Strike” on the surface. But going far beyond a piano, they can also control sound through sideways “Glide” movements, up-and-down “Slide” movements, continuous pressure or “Press” movements, and the speed of liftoff from the surface - or “Lift” movements.      
  • The touch-sensitive interface of Seaboards enables the sort of expression that’s often associated with guitars, violins, saxophones, drums and other acoustic, brass, and percussion instruments (such as vibrato on a violin).
  • Seaboards open up a new world of musical expression by combining the expressiveness of acoustic instruments with the range and variability of electronic sound.
  • The Seaboard’s interface is new but easy for a variety of musicians to pick up, because it is based on the well-known piano keyboard and it is based on hand and finger motions that are intuitive for everyone.   
  • Seaboards come in several models to suit different budgets and preferences.  


Get your ROLI Seaboard BLOCK Super Powered Keyboard today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Seaboard Block
  • 10 NOISE Soundpacks
  • BLOCKS Dashboard
  • Equator Player
  • Max MSP License (Three Months)
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One Year Full Warranty

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System Requirements iPhone 6, 6 Plus or newer
iPad air or newer
iOS 9.0 or above
Mac OSX 10.10+
Windows 10
Included Software 10 NOISE Soundpacks
Dimensions 11"W x 5.5"D x 1"H
Compatibility Ableton Live; FXpansion Strobe2; Native Instruments Kontakt, Massive; Bitwig Studio; Apple Logic Pro, Garageband; Sample Modeling SWAM; Cycling '74 MaxMSP; Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Weight 1.43 lbs.
Battery Life 10 hour battery life (4 hour charge time)
Battery Powered Yes
Bluetooth Compatible Yes
USB MIDI Connector Yes
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