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Roli Seaboard Block - 24 Keywave, Two Octave Playing Surface

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SEABOARD BLOCK

Your Price: $449.95 CDN

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Create astonishingly expressive music on a next-generation keyboard. Seaboard Block replaces a traditional keyboard with a soft, pressure-responsive surface that lets you touch and shape your sound. Play a powerful standalone instrument - and extend its power by connecting to other Blocks.

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.

The smallest, more portable, most versatile, and most accessibly priced Seaboard ever made, Seaboard Block is the latest evolution.

• Multiple award-winning Seaboard interface with a soft, presuure-sensitive surface
• 5D Touch technology
• 24 keywave, two-octave playing surface
• 200+ free sounds
• Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile
• Wireless and portable

What's in the Box

- Seaboard Block
- 8 NOISE Soundpacks
- Equator Player
- Strobe2 Player
- Tracktion Waveform 8
- ROLI Dashboard
- Max MSP License (Three Months)
- USB-C to USB-A Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- 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)

Battery
• 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

Bluetooth
• 15 meter Bluetooth range

Compatibility

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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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
No doubt the added expression from the ROLI BLOCK's squishy keys is bewildering and opens up all kinds of musical madness. The player versions of Cypher2, Strobe2, and Equator are rad, and I recommend upgrading to the full versions if you're into sound design or want access to even more good patches. Bitwig is my DAW of choice, and before buying the BLOCK I wish I had known that communication between Bitwig and BLOCK is iffy. Works much better I have found with Garageband/Logic. Something else to consider is your studio space: mashing around on the BLOCK can be a blast, but without some adhesive on the underside it'll tend to swerve and slide around. With the new Roli Studio Player there's a tonne of functionality packed into this baby. Would not use this as my main midi controller, but if you're looking to add some zing to your production you'd do yourself a favour grabbing this.
Posted by Mike on Oct 24, 2019
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought one of these bad boys in Burlington. Im a rookie and didn't know what to expect. This thing is limitless and was quite easy to start up! All in all I would have to say top notch job!
Posted by Jerry VanSickle on Dec 11, 2018
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