Songmaker Kit Studio Edition
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ROLI Songmaker Kit Studio Edition
The Complete Kit for Creators
Play, produce, and explore multidimensional sounds with the all-in-one kit for making more expressive tracks. Now with ROLI Studio software.
All you need to play and produce
- Play melodic leads on Seaboard Block
- Play beats and control effects on Lightpad Block
- Produce faster with Live Block
- 5D Touch technology for intuitive sound shaping
- 100s of MPE sounds in ROLI Studio for desktop
- Groundbreaking tools for creating tracks faster
- Create anywhere with a protective Snapcase
Three super powered controllers
Songmaker Kit unites Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block, the premier Blocks for playing and producing with unparalleled expression. Live Block adds more real-time control.
Seaboard Block Studio Edition
Super Powered Keyboard
Play with unparalleled expression on the most compact and versatile model of ROLI’s award-winning Seaboard.
Lightpad Block Studio Edition
Super Powered Drumpad
Make beats in a way that was never possible before. The Lightpad Block lets you bend and shape drums and build your tracks, all at the touch of a finger.
Live Block helps you produce and perform faster. Access ROLI Studio features instantly by clicking its control buttons.
Play with unparalleled expression
Make every movement musical on two soft, touch-responsive surfaces: Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block. From bending drums to shaping melodies, you’ll make tracks more expressively with Five Dimensions of Touch.
- STRIKE: Strike to sound a note
- SLIDE: Slide up and down to modulate a sound, for example to add brightness or texture
- GLIDE: Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, like on a string instrument
- PRESS: Press to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does through breath
- LIFT: Lift to change a sound’s resonance
Explore a vast collection of sounds and effects
Songmaker Kit is powered by ROLI Studio, a new suite of desktop software that combines industry-leading sounds, effects, and production tools.
- 2 plugins: ROLI Studio Player & ROLI Studio Drums
- 500+ sounds, including 300+ MPE sounds
- Presets from Equator, Cypher2, Strobe2 synths
- Expansive audio effects and macros
- Groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords
- Intuitive, easily navigable interfaces
Shape melodies with ROLI Studio Player
Enrich your track with melodic sounds that you can play on both Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block. ROLI Studio Player includes 300+ hybrid-acoustic, and synth presets.
Bend beats with ROLI Studio Drums
Revolutionize the way you make beats on the Lightpad Block, now armed with ROLI Studio Drums — the world’s first MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) drums plugin. Warp drums sounds and create grooves instantly through 5D Touch.
Tools for composing and producing faster
ROLI Studio has groundbreaking tools for producing tracks more creatively.
- Smart Chords: play chords with every note in ROLI Studio Player
- Multi-Layered Arpeggiator: create rhythmic sequences with 3 arp layers in ROLI Studio Player
- Macros and effects: adjust your sound in real time with 3 macro controls and 4 effects slots
A vast array of software programs
ROLI Studio is at the center of an even larger array of software tools.
synths and daws
Equator - FULL licence to Equator, the acclaimed MPE synth from ROLI. Includes 400+ presets, plus high-powered tools for modulating sound with 5D Touch.
Strobe2 - FULL license to Strobe2, the acclaimed synth from FXpansion. Includes 1100+ classic synth sounds, plus an analogue modelling engine for creating your own.
Ableton Live Lite - Turn your Lightpad Block into a controller for Ableton Live Lite, the renowned DAW. A custom ROLI Dashboard integration lets you play instruments, launch clips and navigate around your track on the illuminated Lightpad surface.
Traktion Waveform 8 - Create your tracks in a DAW built from the ground up for MPE-based productions. Tracktion Waveform performs seamlessly with the Seaboard's multidimensional expressive surface, and includes powerful but approachable editing tools.
ROLI Dashboard - Take control of DAWs and plugins with your Blocks. ROLI Dashboard gives you everything you need to configure BLOCKS for your workflow, including custom apps for Logic Pro, Ableton Live and GarageBand.
ROLI Connect - Your gateway to music production. The ROLI Connect cloud platform lets you manage your Blocks, download your software suite, and more.
MaxMSP - Push the limits of musical creativity with a 6 month free trial of Max MSP, a free-form environment for plug-in development.
A kit that fits your workflow
Songmaker Kit gives you all the hardware controllers and software tools you need to build a track. But it also slots into your workflow and adapts to any project.
ROLI Studio: load ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums as plugins in your DAW, or as standalone apps
ROLI Dashboard: customize the Kit to control DAW features and your favorite software tools
Modularity means more
Songmaker Kit is the ultimate BLOCKS setup. Take control of a music studio you can change at any time, in the moment:
- Break it down: play a single Block when you don’t want the full kit
- Build it up: connect even more Blocks, and expand your kit
- Switch it up: change the configuration of your Blocks in an instant
Carry it anywhere, in style
Songmaker Kit comes with a stylish, protective Snapcase. It holds the kit together and protects the Blocks when you carry them around. So you can take your Songmaker Kit anywhere.
A new framework for musical expression
MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) enables multidimensional control of sound through touch. ROLI pioneered the protocol and continues to develop it with dozens of other hardware and software makers.
Songmaker Kit Unboxed
- Seaboard Block.
- Lightpad M.
- Live Block.
- Snapcase 3/8.
- ROLI Studio.
- Ableton Live Lite.
- Tracktion Waveform 8.
- Cypher2 Player.
- ROLI Dashboard.
- ROLI Connect.
- Max MSP License (Six Months).
- USB-C to USB-A Cable.
- Quick Start Guide.
- One Year Full Warranty.
Mac OSX 10.13+.
Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
2 GB hard drive space.
Requires ROLI Connect and an internet connection to register and download additional content.