Seaboard 5D!

As well as making music with the Roli App we have also been playing around with a different app available from the same company (Roli) the Seaboard 5D app!

Designed to accompany the Seaboard Rise hardware from Roli the app allows you to also make music without it and create beats on the move!

Recreating the possibilities that are available on the Seaboard RISE, you can shape sounds using the 5 Dimensions of Touch: Strike, Glide, Slide, Press and Lift, with the use of 3D touch also there are so many possibilities!  So not only will it make your iPhone/iPad a sound engine for the Seaboard RISE you’ll also turn it into a really powerful musical instrument!
It’s as easy as pick up and play so anyone of any ability will be able to make tunes within minutes, laid out like a piano keyboard it is not daunting either when you first look at it. Instead of a regular keyboard layout though it is like a continues set of “keywaves” that you can stroke of glide across. For example you can bend the pitch by gliding your fingers across the keys or modulate sounds by moving your finger up and down a keywave.

Click here to download Seaboard 5D!

Click here to listen to the guys talking about Seaboard 5D!

EP 103 NOISE app from Roli (Bonus)

Roli Blocks

Marcus recently went to a Roli event to check out their latest product: Blocks. Basically for all the music producers out there it’s a modular music studio that lets anyone create music as it is so simple to use!

It lets you easily make music whether your a beginner or a seasoned pro through intuitive gestures on a small touch sensitive gesture pad you can connect multiple blocks to one another and with the FREE NOISE app by Roli (available on the app store) start to make music quickly and easily.

They suggest to start off with the ‘Lightpad Block’ which is the center of the BLOCKS system. You make music by making natural movements on the pad, drop melodies and beats by striking, gliding and pressing your fingers on the surface while the illuminated grids help you find notes. While the Light Trails guide you through making music via musical gestures quickly!

Check below for a video on BLOCKS




To find out more about Roli Blocks please click here! 

To hear the guys talking about Roli Blocks please click here!