ROLI Seaboard Block Studio Edition Controller

Dive into a deeper world of MIDI control with the ROLI Seaboard Block Studio. Includes versatile ROLI Studio software that runs as a plugin in any major DAW.
BLOCKS Studio Editions are the most versatile and powerful MPE-based (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) MIDI controllers for producers. The new editions of ROLI's award-winning BLOCKS are paired with ROLI Studio, a desktop software program that releases the full power of BLOCKS with cutting-edge sounds, innovative composition tools, the world's first MPE drums engine, and deeper integration with leading DAWs.

Introducing ROLI Studio:

ROLI Studio software for the first time brings together the industry-leading sounds and effects from the ROLI software suite, all in one place. It also introduces ROLI Studio Drums, the world's first MPE drums plugin.
- Unifies sounds and effects from three ROLI sound engines -- Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 -- in one easily browsable interface that works as a plugin within your DAW
- ROLI Studio Player plugin: melodic and synth sounds, plus effects and macros
- ROLI Studio Drums plugin: world's first MPE drums plugin with drum sounds, plus groove editor and audio effects
- Includes groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords and Multi-Layered Arpeggiator
Deeply integrates BLOCKS hardware with ROLI sounds and synths Powered by ROLI Studio, BLOCKS Studio Editions give producers:

More Expression:

Play more expressively with 100s of MPE and standard MIDI sounds on the touch-responsive surfaces of Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block.

More Flexibility:

- BLOCKS Studio Editions work for any project, any musical style, and any DAW-based workflow.
- They're read more compact and travel anywhere producers make their music

More Sounds:

- 100s of acoustic, hybrid acoustic, synth, and drum sounds from two groundbreaking plugins: ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums
- ROLI Studio Drums is world's first MPE drums plugin, for bending and warping drum sounds in a way that was never possible before.
- BLOCKS Studio Edition owners also receive a full license to ROLI's Strobe2 synth.

Better Integration:

- ROLI Studio better integrates BLOCKS with sounds and production tools that were previously spread across multiple synths.
- Lightpad apps deepen the integration further by programming the Lightpad Block to control specific features of ROLI Studio.
- ROLI Studio works as a plugin in all leading DAWs

Seaboard Block Studio Edition Description

Play music with unsurpassed expression on the most compact and versatile model of ROLI's award-winning Seaboard. ROLI Studio software suite included.

The Seaboard Block is an award-winning MIDI controller that opens up new creative possibilities in your music, letting you play a universe of sounds and shape them through touch. Bend pitch, change timbre, and modulate sound through pressure, slides, glides, and other movements on a soft surface. Play with more expression than ever before -- and when you're ready, connect it to other ROLI BLOCKS.

Revolutionary "5D Touch" technology:

Play in between the keys of a standard keyboard. Bend pitch with vibrato-like gestures. Modulate sound through pressure, and move between sounds by sliding up the keys. All of this and more is possible on the Seaboard's uniquely responsive surface.

Now with ROLI Studio, a powerful new desktop software suite:

Seaboard Block Studio Edition features ROLI Studio desktop software, which for the first time unifies the industry-leading sounds and effects from three ROLI sound engines -- Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 -- in one easily browsable interface. Also includes groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords and Multi-Layered Arpeggiator.

Industry leading sounds:

Explore 200+ acoustic and synth sounds in the ROLI Studio Player plugin. Combined with ROLI Studio Drums there are 400+ incredibly textured sounds to browse. From synths to strings to snares, you'll find the right one for your track.

Compatible with your workflow:

Seaboard Block integrates with your favorite software tools and fits with your workflow. Use ROLI Studio Player as a plugin in your DAW, or configure it to control other software through ROLI Dashboard.

Expand your instrument:

Seaboard Block is a modular controller that expands effortlessly through ROLI's DNA Connectors. Connect Seaboard Blocks together to create a 48 or 72-key Seaboard. Or create a customized controller by adding Lightpad Blocks, Live Blocks, or Loop Blocks.


- Shape sounds through touch on a soft, responsive surface
- Now with ROLI Studio, a new desktop software suite with cutting-edge sounds, effects, and production tools
- Explore 400+ acoustic, synth, and drum sounds
- Includes MPE and standard MIDI sounds.
- Magnetically connects to other ROLI BLOCKS
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- Software Package Included:
- ROLI Studio: Includes ROLI Studio Player & ROLI Studio Drums
- Strobe2 Full (NEW)
- Tracktion Waveform 8
- Max MSP 8 (6 month free trial)
- ROLI Dashboard
- ROLI Connect
- Unboxed:
- Seaboard Block Studio Edition
- USB-C to USB-A Cable
- Software package as per above
- Quick Start Guide
- One Year Full Warranty
- USB: USB-C port (MIDI out and power)
- MIDI: Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE
- Connectors: 8 BLOCKS DNA connectors
- Power Source: Battery Power
- Desktop Requirements:
- Mac OSX 10.12+.
- Windows 10.
- Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
- 2 GB hard drive space.
- Internet connection to register/download software.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ROL-002418