ROLI has released BLOCKS, an ingenious LEGO-like music creation system that opens up a new world of electronic music-making to everyone.
BLOCKS consists of three ‘modules’, each individual Block offering a unique capability that will let you create music in simple but far-reaching ways.
The Lightpad Block features a tactile, glowing surface allowing you to shape music through presses, glides, and other natural gestures.
The Live Block and Loop Block comes with controls that make it even easier to perform and produce in real time.
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.
BLOCKS is powered by NOISE, a free music app for iPhone and iPad and which connects to BLOCKS wirelessly over Bluetooth, becoming the system’s sound engine as well as a standalone app.
BLOCKS offers maximum mobility to create music wherever you want, in the studio, in your room, in the kitchen, on the street, in the park, anywhere. 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 any cords around you.
“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.” – says Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, and inventor of BLOCKS.
“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.” – said Grimes – a composer, producer, and global superstar whose sound is redefining pop music.
All three modules of BLOCKS are exclusively available at ROLI.com, Apple.com, and Apple Stores around worldwide priced at:
- Lightpad Block: $179 (£169.95)
- Live Block and Loop Block: $79 (£69.95)
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