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OFFER: 15 FREE NOISE Soundpacks with purchase — for a limited time only*

We're bundling 15 extra NOISE Soundpacks (worth $70) for FREE when you buy BLOCKS this summer! Explore 200+ 5D sounds that span a sonic pallete from dark synths to sampled Indian acoustics — and bring them to life on the expressive playing surfaces of BLOCKS.

*Only valid on Lightpad Block M, Seaboard Block, Songmaker Kit, Beatmaker Kit or Seaboard Block Bundle purchases made on, or through authorised retailers, between 7th Aug — 13th Sept or registered on MyROLI between 7th Aug — 26th Sept. Offer not valid on refurbished, pre-owned, demo, or B-stock units. 15 free NOISE soundpacks are redeemable after registering eligible products at You must download the NOISE for iOS app to claim your free gift. 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

Free Soundpacks

Get 200+ 5D sounds worth over $70 when you buy BLOCKS — for a limited time only!

Seaboard Block: Play it anywhere


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, Strobe2 Player and Tracktion Waveform
  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Wireless and portable
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Connects to Seaboard Block and other ROLI BLOCKS


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.


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


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.



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 (limited Google Pixel support).

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.

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.


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:


  • Live


  • Strobe2

Native Instruments

  • Kontakt
  • Massive


  • Studio


  • Logic Pro
  • Garageband


  • SWAM

Cycling '74

  • MaxMSP


  • Omnisphere


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 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.


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


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


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


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



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Compare the Seaboard Family


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


  1. Seaboard Block.
  2. 8 NOISE Soundpacks.
  3. Equator Player.
  4. Strobe2 Player.
  5. Tracktion Waveform 8.
  1. ROLI 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).


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.


15 meter Bluetooth range.
Mac OSX and iOS only.


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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