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OFFER: Free Equator & Strobe2, worth $358 / €344 / £294, until 22nd Oct

Receive two phenomenal desktop synthesizers worth $358 — Equator and FXpansion's Strobe2 — FREE when you purchase an award-winning Seaboard Block until 22nd October.

Supersize your sound with hundreds of included 2D and 5D presets, all optimized for the Seaboard's touch responsive surface. Explore hundreds of sounds, alongside advanced tools to create your own, so you can craft more expressive and impressive tracks.

*Only valid on Seaboard Block or Seaboard Block Bundle purchases made on roli.com or through authorized retailers between 8th — 22nd October or registered on MyROLI between 8th — 31st October. Offer not valid on refurbished, pre-owned, demo, or B-stock units. Only 1 free license of Equator and Strobe2 per customer. Free licenses are redeemable after registering eligible products at my.roli.com. Offer not valid on prior orders.

Seaboard Block

Super Powered Keyboard

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.

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

SUPERSIZE Your Sound

Free Equator and Strobe2, worth $358, with Seaboard Block until 22nd Oct.

Seaboard Block: Play it anywhere

AT A GLANCE

Expressive and expandable

  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    5D Touch technology
  • 07 Icon Keywave
    24 keywave, two octave playing surface
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    Hundreds of sounds in NOISE and Equator Player
  • 15 Icon SoftwareLaptop
    Desktop software included: Equator Player, Cypher2 Player, Strobe2 Player and Tracktion Waveform 8
  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Wireless and portable
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Connects to Seaboard Block and other ROLI BLOCKS

HOW YOU PLAY

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.

SOUNDS

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.

SWAM Saxophones by Audio Modeling

Lay down blazing funk solos or mellow jazz vibes with the extraordinarily expressive sounds of SWAM Saxophones. Get riffing on a selection of realistic alto, baritone, soprano and tenor sax instruments, all from the masters at Audio Modeling.

Available for download in the NOISE app now

SOFTWARE

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.

Products

NOISE for iOS

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. iOS only.

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 8

A cutting-edge Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that performs seamlessly with the Lightpad’s multidimensional expressive surface, Tracktion Waveform 8 helps you visualize and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners but also powerful for professionals.

ROLI 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.

SOFTWARE

Software to take your tracks from start to finish

Every Seaboard Block comes with a suite of high-powered music production programs. There’s something for everyone — from beginners to pros.

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  • Melodics

    Melodics

    Jam along to interactive lessons to build your keyboard skills with Melodics, the online educational platform.

    3-month free subscription included with Seaboard Block.

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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 Seaboard Block, 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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  • Tracktion Waveform 8

    Tracktion Waveform 8

    A cutting-edge Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that performs seamlessly with the Seaboard's multidimensional expressive surface, Tracktion Waveform 8 helps you visualize and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners but also powerful for professionals.

    ROLI Dashboard

    ROLI Dashboard

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

    Max MSP

    Max MSP

    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:

    Apple

    • Logic Pro
    • GarageBand

    FXpansion

    • Strobe2
    • Cypher2

    Native Instruments

    • Kontakt
    • Massive

    Bitwig

    • Studio

    Ableton

    • Live

    SampleModeling

    • SWAM

    Cycling '74

    • MaxMSP

    Spectrasonics

    • Omnisphere

    PLAY ANYWHERE

    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

    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.

    SEABOARD TECHNOLOGY

    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.

    Gear Patrol Awards

    Gear Patrol

    Organisation Name
    "The word revolutionary is not a word we use lightly. We reserve that word for things like the ROLI Seaboard Block."
    MusicTech awards

    MusicTech

    Organisation Name
    "Love the feel, the sounds you can get — and that price. It makes the world of BLOCKS more accessible."
    Magnetic Awards

    Magnetic Magazine

    Organisation Name
    "ROLI has changed the game... creating an ultra-portable controller that could easily fit into one's backpack."

    Electronic Musician

    Organisation Name
    "Every time I've used a Seaboard, I've been blown away by it's playability."
    Complex awards

    Complex

    Organisation Name
    "It's like having your own personal backup band at your fingertips."
    9 to 5 mac

    9to5Mac

    Organisation Name
    "The level of detail it allows for in terms of velocity on a given note or chord is amazing."

    COMMUNITY

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    Compare the Seaboard Family

    Seaboard Block
    1. Spec

    2. Seaboard Block
    3. Seaboard RISE 25
    4. Seaboard RISE 49
    5. Seaboard GRAND Stage
    1. Dimensions
    2. 141mm x 282mm x 24.7mm (5.5in x 11in x 1in)
    3. 210mm x 505mm x 23mm (8.27in x 19.9in x 0.9in)
    4. 210mm x 834mm x 23mm (8.27in x 32.8in x 0.9in)
    5. 338mm x 937mm x 25.7mm (13.3in x 36.88in x 1in)
    1. Weight
    2. 650g (1.43 lbs)
    3. 2.8kg (6.17lbs)
    4. 4.2kg (9.26 lbs)
    5. 7kg (15.4 lbs)
    1. Keywaves
    2. 24
    3. 25
    4. 49
    5. 61
    1. Keywave Size
    2. 100mm x 20mm (3.9in x 0.78in)
    3. 125mm x 23.5mm (4.9in x 0.9in)
    4. 125mm x 23.5mm (4.9in x 0.9in)
    5. 167.5mm x 23.5mm (6.6in x 0.9in)
    1. Keywave Surface Size
    2. 282mm x 141mm (11in x 5.5in)
    3. 376mm x 164.5mm (14.8in x 6.47in)
    4. 705mm x 164.5mm (27.75in x 6.47in)
    5. 881.6mm x 212.2mm (34.7in x 8.35in)
    1. Dimensions of Touch
    2. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    3. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    4. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    5. Strike, Press, Glide, Lift
    1. Onboard Synthesizer
    2. Yes
    1. Controllers
    2. Mode button, Octave Up/Down Touch Corners (Preset switching via Mode button and Octave Up/Down Touch Corners)
    3. 3 Touch Faders, XY Touchpad, Octave Switch, Preset Switch
    4. 3 Touch Faders, XY Touchpad, Octave Switch, Preset Switch
    5. SoundDial
    1. Software bundle
    2. Equator Player, ROLI Dashboard, 8 NOISE soundpacks, Max/MSP 3-Month License, Strobe2 Player, Tracktion Waveform 8
    3. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform 8
    4. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion, Waveform 8
    5. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform 8
    1. USB Connection
    2. Yes, powered USB-C
    3. Yes, powered
    4. Yes, powered
    5. Yes, unpowered
    1. DNA connectors
    2. Yes
    1. Bluetooth
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    1. DC Adapter
    2. Yes
    1. Pedal Inputs
    2. 1
    3. 1
    4. 3
    1. Audio Outputs
    2. 2 1/4" (Left and Right), 1 1/8" (Headphones)
    1. Plays adjacent semitones
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    1. Price
    2. $299 / €329 / £279
    3. $849 / €849 / £699
    4. $1,099 / €1,199 / £999
    5. $2,999 / €3,299 / £2,799

    Seaboard Block

    Technical Diagram

    Unboxed

    1. Seaboard Block.
    2. 8 NOISE Soundpacks.
    3. Equator Player.
    4. Cypher2 Player.
    5. Strobe2 Player.
    1. Tracktion Waveform 8.
    2. ROLI Dashboard.
    3. Max MSP License (Three Months).
    4. USB-C to USB-A Cable.
    5. Quick Start Guide.
    6. One Year Full Warranty.

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions and Weight

    Width: 282mm (11 inches).
    Height: 24.7mm (1 inch).
    Depth: 141mm (5.5 inches).
    Weight: 650g (1.43 pounds).

    Battery

    10 hour battery life.
    4 hour charge time.

    Connectivity / Ports

    USB-C port (MIDI out and power).
    Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.
    4 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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