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Beatmaker Kit

Unleash Your Beats

Beatmaker Kit gives you everything you need to take your beats to the next level, whether you’re making your first track or honing your technique. Learn finger drumming skills, play with hundreds of expressive sounds, and complete your track with a suite of software. It’s an all-in-one package for making beats, wherever your musical ideas strike.

Beatmaker Kit
  • Your purchase
  • Free shipping (US, EU & UK only)
  • 30-day returns
  • Lifetime support
  • Dispatches in 3 working days
  • Free 6 month Melodics subscription
  • Compatibility
  • iOS only app support
  • No Android support
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10

Introducing Beatmaker Kit

AT A GLANCE

Take your track from start to finish

  • 03 Icon Learn
    Learn to finger drum with a 6-month Melodics subscription
  • lightpad-M
    Play on a touch-responsive Lightpad Block surface
  • At a glance icons - CB
    Produce tracks faster with the Loop Block
  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Travel anywhere with a wireless and portable setup
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    Explore hundreds of expressive sounds
  • 16 Icon iMacDesktop
    Complete your tracks with a high-powered software suite, including Ableton Live Lite
  • 09 Icon Grids
    Change the LED Lightpad surface for different notes and scales
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Customize your modular system

LEARN

Learn to play beats

Finger drumming is fun with Melodics, the desktop app for learning beat-making technique. Begin with the basics or challenge yourself to play complex patterns. Melodics now features a plug-and-play integration with the Lightpad Block and Loop Block. Explore hundreds of lessons with a six month subscription that comes with your kit.

How I'm learning finger drumming with Melodics and the Beatmaker Kit

PLAY

Play drums and melodies

The 5D Touch surface of the Lightpad Block will transform your beats. Drum on a tactile, touch-responsive surface. Add unparalleled expression to melodic parts by pressing into the surface and gliding or sliding around it.

Strike

Strike to sound a note

Glide

Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, like on a string instrument

Slide

Slide up and down to modulate a sound, for example to add brightness or texture

Press

Press to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does through breath

Lift

Lift to change a sound’s resonance

SOUNDS

Explore hundreds of sounds

Beatmaker Kit includes over 300 sounds in desktop and mobile applications. All sounds, from strings to drums, are custom-made for 5D Touch on the Lightpad Block’s unique surface. Ten special soundpacks from ROLI's iOS app NOISE are included. Explore Cinematica, Distorted Bliss, and other sounds in NOISE below:

Cinematica by ROLI

A soundpack that’s so beautiful it’s destined for Hollywood. Huge cinematic sounds swirl and evolve with 5D Touch. Explore sumptuous strings, otherworldly drones, ghostly pianos, and exotic textures. You might be surprised how this drama ends.

Available for download in the NOISE app now

PRODUCE

Produce your tracks

Edit and complete your track with powerful production software. Beatmaker Kit comes with a custom version of Ableton Live Lite, and it's also compatible with a huge range of other digital audio workstations (DAWs) including GarageBand.

The Loop Block gives your shortcuts to useful production techniques, so you can build your tracks even faster. Record loops, play them back, set your tempo and more.

SOFTWARE

Create with a full suite of software

Whether you’re learning, playing or producing, the Beatmaker Kit is bundled with an extensive set of software programs for desktop and mobile to help you start making better songs and tracks.

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  • Melodics

    Melodics

    Jam along to interactive lessons to build your finger drumming and beatmaking skills with Melodics, the online educational platform.

    6-month free subscription included with Beatmaker Kit.

    ROLI PLAY

    ROLI PLAY

    ROLI PLAY is a custom-made companion app that helps you get started with the Lightpad Block. Learn how musical touch works on the Lightpad's surface and start making songs. iOS only.

    Download ROLI Play

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  • NOISE for iOS

    NOISE for iOS

    Sketch your musical ideas and start building tracks with NOISE, a free app that includes hundreds of sounds. NOISE pairs wirelessly with Beatmaker Kit, so you can play anywhere you have a connected device. iOS only.

    Download NOISE

    Equator Player

    Equator Player

    Browse 200+ free expressive sounds on a desktop sound player based on Equator, ROLI’s flagship soft synth and sound engine.

    Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

    Learn more about Equator Player

    Strobe2 Player

    Strobe2 Player

    A desktop sound player version of the acclaimed Strobe2 polysynth from FXpansion. Play 50 expressive presets and explore 3 macro controls.

    Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

    Cypher2 Player

    Cypher2 Player

    A desktop sound player version of the premium Cypher2 software synth from FXpansion. Play 50 expressive presets and 3 macro controls.

    Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

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  • Ableton Live Lite

    Ableton Live Lite

    Turn the Beatmaker Kit into a portable controller for Ableton Live Lite, the renowned digital audio workstation (DAW). Through a customized integration you can play instruments, create tracks and launch within Ableton Live with the Lightpad surface.

    ROLI Dashboard

    ROLI Dashboard

    Control Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and desktop software programs with ROLI Dashboard. Plug Beatmaker Kit into your workflow, customize your surface, and use your Kit as a controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and many more.

    BLOCKS works with programs including:

    Apple

    • Logic Pro
    • GarageBand

    FXpansion

    • Strobe2
    • Cypher2

    Native Instruments

    • Kontakt
    • Massive

    Bitwig

    • Studio

    Ableton

    • Live

    Audio Modeling

    • SWAM

    Cycling '74

    • MaxMSP

    Spectrasonics

    • Omnisphere

    TRAVEL

    Go anywhere with your music

    Beatmaker Kit travels with you wherever you want to make music. Wireless, lightweight and with a surface the size of a postcard, it empowers you to create tracks anywhere.

    Connect your Beatmaker Kit to the NOISE iOS app for a completely mobile music experience. Even when you connect to desktop software, you can still fit your Kit in a backpack with a laptop computer.

    Beatmaker Kit

    Technical Diagram

    Unboxed

    1. Lightpad M.
    2. Loop Block.
    3. Melodics Subscription (6 months).
    4. 10 NOISE Soundpacks.
    5. Ableton Live Lite.
    6. Equator Player.
    1. Strobe2 Player.
    2. Cypher2 Player.
    3. ROLI Dashboard.
    4. USB-C to USB-A Cable.
    5. Quick Start Guide.
    6. One Year Full Warranty.

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions and Weight

    Width: 141mm (5.6 inches).
    Height: 22mm (0.9 inches).
    Depth: 94mm (3.7 inches)
    Weight: 360g (0.79 pounds)

    Battery

    4 hour battery life.
    2 hour charge time.

    Connectivity / Ports

    USB-C port (MIDI out and power).
    Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.
    8 DNA connectors.

    Bluetooth

    15 meter Bluetooth range.
    Mac OSX and iOS only.

    Compatibility

    Desktop Requirements

    Mac OSX 10.10+.
    Windows 7, 8 and 10.
    Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
    4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
    2 GB hard drive space.
    Internet connection to register/download software.

    Mobile & Tablet Requirements

    iPhone 6 or newer.
    iPad Air 2 or newer.
    iPad Mini 4 or newer.
    iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 and 12.9 inches).
    iOS 9.0 or above.
    Google Pixel or Pixel 2 (Limited support).

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