Roli’s new Seaboard Block shows modular design can make beautiful music

Few instruments invented since the turn of the century have garnered as much attention as Roli’s Seaboard line. It’s wavy surface of flexible silicone allowed musicians to modulate and transition between sounds more intuitively than your typical MIDI controller, let alone a traditional piano. Then last year, Roli expanded on the concept with Blocks. The portable system packed the Seaboard’s technology into modular 4-inch ‘Lightpads’ – which used colorful LEDs to show off customizable note patterns and effects – that were meant to be both affordable and accessible for new musicians. Now Roli is combining its two product families with the – wait for…

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