The ROLI Creator Community is a growing group of Seaboard and BLOCKS fans setting the internet alight with their expressive creations! Listen to just a few of our favorite films, tracks and more from the community below.
Want to join in the action? If you have a ROLI instrument and would like to help by creating new content, representing ROLI in your area or beta testing software, please get in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KKrex Brings the Heat with GarageBand Beats
Trap producer KKrex was one of the first creators to get his hands on the Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition, and he wasted no time at all making some fire beats with it! Watch him build a beat from scratch and freestyle rap about ROLI below:
Drumming, Seaboard Block Style
Most Seaboard Block maestros use their instrument to play melodies or chords, but Allan Preetham proves that it's great for drums too! In this thunderous cover of the theme from Tamil thriller Vikram Vedha, he adds rumbling percussion on the Seaboard's surface:
Follow Allan Preetham on his Youtube Channel.
The Lightpad Block Generation
Donya Quick is one of many creators hacking their own Lightpad Block apps with Littlefoot coding language. Check out his app, which generates music based on parameters you control through touch — and download it for ROLI Dashboard yourself by following the link in Donya's Youtube description:
Discover some of the other Lightpad apps creators have created here.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Seaboard-pants!
Brock Brenzel combines an expressive acoustic guitar preset, the Seaboard Block and his real electric guitar in this fabulously fun cover of 'You're Nice', one of the key themes from Nickelodeon's iconic cartoon.
Follow Brock Brenzel on Youtube.
SoulGook's Vietnamese BLOCKS and Đàn bầu jam
Watch the supremely talented SoulGook layer an atmospheric, semi-improvised track with the Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block and the Đàn bầu — a traditional Vietnamese stringed instrument. Just lay back and bop your head along:
Juan Dussán's Avengers Remix
Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War has smashed box office records this year with its winning combination of an all-star super hero cast and a stirring score by Alan Silvestri.
Now Juan Dussán has created a remix the iconic leading theme on his Seaboard RISE 25 to match the sheer spectacle of The Avengers films! Watch his super EDM-inspired performance below:
Find more about Juan on his website.
T-Rex vs ROLI: Creating the sounds from Jurassic Park
In the latest tutorial from Sweetwater, Jacob Dupre shows you how to play the theme from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — composed by the legendary film score maestro John Williams — on the Seaboard RISE 49:
Paola Chen Li's Lightpad Block Animation
Paola Chen Li is a media design student who has created an incredible animation highlighting the 5 expressive gestures of touch used to play the Lightpad Block.
Inspired by ROLI's Start Making It initiative, Paola picked up the NOISE app and composed her first ever musical track in 3 days to accompany the animation! Expressive sounds like Magic Toy Piano and Grime's Plastic Bubble Drum Kit were used in the piece, and the visuals were produced using Adobe Animate and After Effects.
Enjoy her brilliant little celebration of 5D Touch below and follow her on Instagram:
Red Means Recording's Ambient Explorations
Red Means Recording's fifteen minute film is a wonderful adventure into the ambient soundscapes possible with BLOCKS and the sounds of Equator.
Find Red Means Recording's Youtube channel here.