Music:)ally Talks to Roli Boss Roland Lamb about Blocks

“If the Seaboard is an evolution of the piano, let Blocks be an evolution of the drum.”

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

British music-hardware startup ROLI has just launched its latest product, Seaboard Block, which the company hopes will help it attract more customers who are mainstream, amateur musicians rather than just professionals.

The new device, a £280 ‘super powered keyboard’, is effectively a hybrid of ROLI’s existing products: the Seaboard keyboard which first launched in early 2014, and the Blocks modular music-making devices that debuted in late 2016.

Interested? We sure are! Click right here and head to Music:)ally for the fascinating interview with Roli inventor Roland Lamb.

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Beats by Girlz Fundraiser 11/18 #Video

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Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum and initiative designed by Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Erin Barra.

Built in response to a workshop piloted in 2011 and initially developed at The Lower Eastside Girls Club in NYC, Beats By Girlz is designed to empower young women in music technology by providing them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest (and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities) in music production, composition, engineering, etc.

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Beats by Girlz & Mmmmaven present an open house to learn more about the music program this January for girls, non-gender binary, and/or trans youth ages 8-13.

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You’ll have an opportunity to play around with equipment and ask instructors questions. We’ll also be raising money for scholarships, featuring prizes from Izotope, Moog Music, Focusrite, Roli and more!

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The Roli Seaboard RISE

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Inside the lab, we host numerous advances in music technology, including the amazing Seaboard RISE. Here’s a demo of this remarkable keyboard.

In our latest story about how real-life artists are using the Seaboard RISE we feature Adriano Clemente, the Brooklyn-based sound designer and DJ known for his genre-bending sets of techno, ambient, and synthwave music. Adriano is obsessed with sounds — and even more so with the technology that helps him create new ones. He’s using three of the Seaboard RISE’s dimensions of touch — Press, Slide, and Glide — to add depth and color to his music.

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This multidimensional sound control is changing the way he makes music, whether he’s performing at an underground club in Brooklyn or crafting sonic textures in his studio.

Read the full story at Roli’s website.

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