ROLI today announced a new product to add to their range of unique 5D touch controllers. The new hardware is called BLOCKS and represents a modular approach to music creation when linked to their NOISE iOS app.
We were at the UK launch tonight and expect to have some footage outlining the system shortly.
Three Blocks launch today. The Lightpad Block features a tactile, glowing surface that lets people shape music through presses, glides, and other natural gestures. The Live Block and Loop Block have controls that make it even easier to perform and produce in real time. BLOCKS is powered by NOISE, a free music app for iPhone and iPad that is now available at the App Store.. NOISE connects to BLOCKS|wirelessly over Bluetooth, becoming the system's sound engine as well as a standalone app.
Prices start at $179.99 for the Lightpad, and $79 for Loop and Live Blocks.
Details are still unfolding, indeed if you are quick, you may be able to catch the live launch event Facebook stream right here
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