ROLI has announced the release of a new kit that helps beat-makers of all abilities improve their skills, play with hundreds of mind-blowing sounds, and produce tracks.
The Beatmaker Kit is a hardware-software package that takes a track from start to finish. It centers on the high-powered Lightpad Block and Loop Block — two ROLI Blocks with a surface area the size of a postcard— and includes a suite of software that caters to everyone from learners to skilled producers.
The all-in-one Beatmaker Kit is designed for:
- Learning: Take your beat-making skills to the next level with a free 6-month subscription to Melodics. In hundreds of fun and interactive lessons, the program teaches everything from basic finger-drumming to advanced playing techniques. Melodics integrates perfectly with ROLI’s Lightpad Block.
- Playing: Explore hundreds of expressive sounds included in the kit’s desktop and mobile sound engines. ROLI’s iOS app NOISE features drum kits from renowned beat-makers like Grimes and RZA. Sounds in other programs like Equator Player span everything from strings to synth leads. Bend and shape each sound on the unique surface of the Lightpad Block.
- Producing: Create amazing tracks with hardware and software production tools. The controls of the Loop Block help you record and produce faster, without breaking your flow. Ableton Live Lite, the included digital audio workstation (DAW), is customized for the Lightpad Block, which is also compatible with all leading DAWs.
- Traveling: Take your kit anywhere. The Lightpad Block and Loop Block are small, lightweight, and extremely portable. They connect wirelessly with the sounds in ROLI’s iOS app NOISE. Even if your kit is connected to desktop software, it can still fit in a backpack with a laptop computer, iPhone, or iPad.
Beatmaker Kit is available to purchase from ROLI.com and retailers worldwide, priced at $299 USD / £249 GBP / 279 EUR.
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