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The Seaboard Block Studio Edition takes ROLI’s popular 24-note keyboard controller and pairs it with ROLI Studio software.
This combo expands the Seaboard Block’s creative potential with an endless array of sounds and effects, along with rock-solid DAW integration.
The Seaboard Block Studio Edition’s playing surface features 24 keywaves: pressure-sensitive keys with 5D Touch Technology.
Wireless and portable, you can use the Seaboard Block Studio Edition to create with the included Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines, or you can connect to other ROLI BLOCKS to expand your performance capabilities.
With full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE, plus four BLOCKS DNA connectors, the ROLI Seaboard Block Studio Edition is an ultra-powerful MPE-based system for producers, musicians, and studio engineers.
The ROLI Seaboard Block Studio Edition gives you endless new frontiers to explore, thanks to the included ROLI Studio Player software. Teeming with hundreds of MPE-ready sounds, the ROLI Studio Player places ROLI’s Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines conveniently in one unified, browsable desktop plug-in. You also get cutting-edge audio effects and macros that are guaranteed to turbocharge your productions. Smart Chords speed up your songwriting with suggested chord progressions for each note, while the Multi-Layered Arpeggiator enables you to craft interactive rhythmic patterns. The Seaboard Block Studio Edition also includes ROLI Studio Drums. This MPE-enabled drum plug-in is a game-changing way to play drums and develop grooves, supplying you with boundless rhythmic expression. Both ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums work as plug-ins in all leading DAWs, so integrating ROLI BLOCKS Studio Edition hardware into your studio is a breeze. Add to that, better finger tracking, MPE expression outputs, and multi-Block connectivity, and you have a super-powerful, ultra-expressive hardware/software solution that will feel at home in any studio.
With the ROLI Seaboard Block Studio Edition, you can strike a chord, then bend the pitch of just a single note. Or add pressure to a single note to add modulation, while other notes remain unaffected. It's this level of expression that allows you to perform with more dynamics and nuance than you ever could with a typical keyboard. For the 1-person composer/orchestrator/performer, it can enable you to quickly add expressive lifelike interpretations to your group or solo instrument samples.
Because the Seaboard Block Studio Edition's keywaves all flow together, you can actually slide between notes like you can on a fretless instrument. Just hit one note, slide your finger along the keywaves, and the note will glide right along. And the flat area in front of the keywaves acts as a ribbon controller, allowing you to play notes and slide between them.
The Seaboard Block Studio Edition features four BLOCKS DNA connectors to connect to ROLI BLOCKS. On their own, ROLI BLOCKS are versatile production and performance tools with a unique touch-sensitive control surface. Combined with your Seaboard Block Studio Edition, you'll have a customizable and portable music-making rig with unprecedented expressive potential.
- 24-note USB/Bluetooth LE controller with 5D touch keybed
- Keywave playing surface allows you to slide between notes and use unique playing techniques
- 4 Blocks DNA connectors for connecting more ROLI Blocks
- Battery powered and wireless for complete portability
- Supports polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch
- Includes hundreds of MPE-ready sounds from ROLI’s Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines
- Access your sounds conveniently in one unified, browsable desktop plug-in
- Cutting-edge audio effects and macros are guaranteed to turbocharge your productions
- Smart Chords speed up your songwriting with suggested chord progressions for each note
- Multi-Layered Arpeggiator enables you to craft interactive rhythmic patterns
- MPE-enabled drums supply you with boundless rhythmic expression
- Rock-solid DAW compatibility for easy studio integration
- Better finger tracking, MPE expression outputs, and multi-Block connectivity
- Type:Keyboard Controller
- Number of Keys:24
- Type of Keys:Keywaves
- Velocity Sensitive:Yes
- Other Controllers:5D Touch Keybed: Strike, Glide, Slide, Press, Lift
- Presets:200+ Synth and Acoustic Sounds (Studio Player Plug-in)
- MIDI I/O:USB/Bluetooth, MIDI Polyphonic Expression
- USB:1 x USB-C (MIDI, power)
- Bluetooth:Yes (macOS)
- Other I/O:4 x DNA connectors
- Software:ROLI Dashboard, ROLI Studio Player, ROLI Studio Drums, ROLI Studio Plug-in Suite (desktop)
- Hardware Requirements - Mac:Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
- Hardware Requirements - PC:Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
- OS Requirements - Mac:macOS 10.12 or later, iOS 9 or later
- OS Requirements - PC:Windows 10 or later
- Power Supply:Rechargeable Battery / USB bus power
- Weight:1.43 lbs.