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.

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Introducing Seaboard Block

AT A GLANCE

Expressive and expandable

  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    5D Touch technology
  • 07 Icon Keywave
    24 keywave, two octave playing surface
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    200+ free sounds
  • 15 Icon SoftwareLaptop
    Software bundle: NOISE, Equator Player, BLOCKS Dashboard, MaxMSP
  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Wireless and portable for making music on the go
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Connects to other 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 100+ 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.

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes

Enter the sonic universe of Grimes, the singer-producer who’s redefined the boundaries between independent music and pop with albums like Art Angels. Explore Grimes' crazy modulated synths and original drums. From the delicate Ocarina of Thyme to the obliterating Subhumans, this soundpack is for adventurous producers who want to add exciting new sounds to their palette.

Available for download in the NOISE app now

SOFTWARE

A suite of software for any music maker

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

Products

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

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.

Seaboard Block: Play it anywhere

Seaboard Block

Technical Diagram

Unboxed

  1. Seaboard Block.
  2. 11 NOISE Soundpacks.
  3. Equator Player.
  4. Strobe2 Player.
  5. Tracktion Waveform.
  1. BLOCKS Dashboard.
  2. Max MSP License (Three Months).
  3. USB-C to USB-A Cable.
  4. Quick Start Guide.
  5. 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).

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. Mac OSX 10.10+ / Windows 10.

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