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NAMM 2017: ROLI Introduce Live Block, Lightpad Block and Loop Block

ROLI Lightpad Block
ROLI Lightpad Block

At NAMM 2017, ROLI are announcing their most revolutionary products to date. The ROLI Live Block, ROLI Lightpad Block and ROLI Loop Block enact next generation musical composition in a compact portable format.

The ROLI Lightpad Block is touch sensitive and features a responsive glowing interface that puts complete control at the end of your fingertips. The ROLI blocks exceptionally revolutionary design is further accentuated by its ability to link to with an unlimited amount of other blocks to let you switch between different octaves and scales.

Acting as a focal point of the Block system, the ROLI lightpad block lets you create everything from drum beats to melodies. With world class artists creating custom sound packs exclusively for the ROLI Blocks range, you can build some of the most sought after tones and sounds from the ground up. With its responsive silicone interface, you can mould and shape your specific tone by reacting to your touch. Able to be reconfigured into a number of different formats, you are afforded complete versatility. The surface is able to change to a number of different configurations and can cater to different instruments according to its setting. With 4 large blocks you will be able to replicate an authentic percussion pallette, enabling you to trigger your drumkit with 4 different and unique sounds.

The ROLI Live Block acts as an add to the ROLI Lightpad Block, improving the ROLIs overall functionality and ability to access higher or lower registers. Perfect for enhancing your live performance, the ROLI live Block provides you with 8 button controls and a two button transport control for quick and easy access to the parameters. The ROLI live Block features a two button transport control for quick and easy access to its parameters.

The ROLI Loop Block is an expansion unit that provides you with a range of looping controls that will add a range of looping functionality and creative versatility to your set up. Able to operate wirelessly, the Loop Block can also be attached physically to any side of your Lightpad Block. Featuring an exclusive 'Learn mode' function, you can be tought how to interact with an ensemble of different sounds.

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 15:16 to category : Instruments News

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