MATRIXSYNTH: ROLI Introduces New BLOCKS Modular Music Studio Wireless Instrument

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

ROLI Introduces New BLOCKS Modular Music Studio Wireless Instrument

Uploaded on Nov 1, 2016 ROLI

A bit like a Korg Kaossilator on steroids. Note the surface is slightly flexible in the last video.

"Introducing BLOCKS, the most accessible and versatile music creation system ever made, opening the world of music creation to everyone.

The Lightpad Block is an easy-to-use wireless instrument powered by our free NOISE app. Use its illuminated surface to shape sounds using 5D touch. Create beats, play melodies, record loops and build songs. Connect to other BLOCKS for more performing and producing power."

"The Lightpad Block is the center of the BLOCKS system. You make music through natural movements on the Block’s smooth, glowing, pressure-responsive surface. Drop beats and shape melodies by striking, sliding, and pressing your fingers on the surface. Illuminated grids help you find your notes. Light Trails guide you to learn musical gestures quickly. To get started on BLOCKS, all you need is a Lightpad Block and NOISE, the iOS app."

"NOISE is the iOS app that powers BLOCKS. It’s free to download on iPhones and iPads. On NOISE you choose from over 100 sounds to play on your Lightpad Block. You also use the app to record loops — so you can easily make a track. Everything works wirelessly. With NOISE, BLOCKS becomes as powerful as a professional-grade synthesizer."

"The Live Block and Loop Block make it even easier to access the features you use most to make music. At the touch of a button you can record your beats, play them back, switch scales, play chords and arpeggios, and more. They connect to your Lightpad Block with a click, putting even more control at your fingertips."

"You can make music anywhere with BLOCKS. Play it on your knees, or play it on your kitchen counter. Take BLOCKS to the park. Each Block is lightweight and fits in your pocket, so you can carry them around as easily as a smartphone. Everything is wireless, so you don’t even need cords. BLOCKS opens up a new world of music-making — and a world of new places to make music."

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