ROLI continues to innovate in the world of expressive music hardware and software: first the company invented the Seaboard touch-based keyboard controller and more recently it has developed the Blocks system - hardware units designed for supremely expressive MIDI performance and control. Best of all, these more portable and affordable units even snap together to let you build custom setups. And of course as well as working with almost any MIDI-capable software or hardware, they are specially designed to play nicely with ROLI's own software instruments too. ROLI Blocks 101: Making Music with Blocks is a course that shows you what they are all about.
So how do you get to work making music with these unique devices? Well luckily, keyboard and programming whizz Matt Vanacoro is here to show you just that in this brand new, 24-video course!
Using a split view of the hardware and software, Matt shows you how to trigger notes using the Lightpad Block, taking advantage of the supreme sensitivity of the playing pads to get much more creative with your playing. Then with the Seaboard Block, you'll see how pressure is used for more expressive performance.
Cycling through the sounds, Matt explains that this new way of performing requires a little more practice than you may have thought - and that even though you may be a piano player, you'll still need to get used to the new, multi-dimensional way of using these devices! This guide to making music with ROLI Blocks has everything you need to get the most out of this amazing hardware and software!