Roli Launches Portable Touch-Style Music Product, ‘Roli Blocks’

Roli BlocksROLI has launched a new tech music product called Roli Blocks, a scalable music creation system that operates by touch through a cell phone app called Noise.

ROLI BLOCKS is a modular music “studio” that opens up the world of music-making to everyone. Each individual block offers unique capabilities that let people create music in simple but scalable ways.

The Blocks connect together to create customizable kits that suit any skill level, and musical style. With a click of magnetic connectors, music makers can now build their instruments as they go.

The company says artists including Grimes, Steve Aoki, and RZA are making music on Blocks and creating signature soundpacks for BLOCKS musicians. Grimes 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.”

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-1-49-54-pmThree Blocks launched 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.

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