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ROLI Seaboard Block - ROL-001142

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ROLI Seaboard Block - ROL-001142

Create astonishingly expressive music on a portable, super-powered keyboard. 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.


  • Expressive and expandable
    • 5D Touch technology
    • 24 keywave, two octave playing surface
    • 200+ free sounds
    • Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile
    • Wireless and portable for making music on the go
    • Connects to other Blocks
  • 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
    • Strike
      Strike to sound a note
    • Glide
      Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, simulating the effect of vibrato on a string instrument
    • Slide
      Slide up and down to modulate a sound — for example, to add brightness, texture, or depth
    • Press
      Press into the keywaves to deepen sounds, simulating the effect of breath on a wind instrument
    • Lift
      Lift to change a sound's resonance
  • Explore hundreds of 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
  • A suite of software for any music maker
    Every Seaboard Block comes with a suite of high-powered music production programs. There's something for everyone — from beginners to pros
    • 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
    • Strobe2 Player
      A desktop sound player version of the acclaimed polysynth from FXpansion with 50 presets and 3 macros to play with
    • 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
  • 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


  • Connectivity / Ports
    • USB-C port (MIDI out and power)
    • Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE
    • 4 DNA connectors
  • Battery
    • 10 hour battery life
    • 4 hour charge time
  • Bluetooth: 15 meter Bluetooth range
  • System Requirements: iPhone 6, 6 Plus or newer. iPad air or newer. iOS 9.0 or above. Google Pixel or Pixel 2. Mac OSX 10.10+ / Windows 10

What's In The Box:

  • Seaboard Block
  • 9 NOISE Soundpacks
  • Equator Player
  • Strobe2 Player
  • Tracktion Waveform
  • BLOCKS Dashboard
  • Max MSP License (Three Months)
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One Year Full Warranty

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1"
  • Width: 11"
  • Depth: 5.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.43 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
5D Touch Technology/ 24 Keywave, Two Octave Playing Surface/ Over 200 Included Sounds/ Wireless And Portable/ Suite Of Music Making Software For Desktop And Mobile/ Full MIDI Compatibility Over USB And Bluetooth LE/ 4 DNA Connectors/ 15 Meter Bluetooth Range/ 10 Hour Battery Life/ Black Finish
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