30 Mar · Luminary ROLI has brought back the Seaboard 5D expressive controller in the form of RISE 2 with a new fretted surface and 5D visualising Dashboard.
ROLI - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about ROLI? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
10 Feb · ROLI, as part of Luminary, is teasing a forthcoming reveal scheduled for March when they will reveal a new Seaboard controller keyboard.
03 Sep 2021 · The MPE pioneers and makers of squishy keyboards run out of money and decide to ditch Seaboard and retool with a focus on the light-up keys of fun piano teaching.
19 Nov 2020 · The LUMI Keys Studio Edition adds per-key pitch bend and polyphonic aftertouch to their light-up keyboard controller designed to help you learn to play through colour.
12 Nov 2020 · Equator 2 is a planet-sized update to ROLI's original MPE software synthesizer designed for MPE controllers and expressive playing.
10 Apr 2020 · ROLI has opened up ROLI Studio to everyone. This means that you no longer need Blocks or a Seaboard to use the software, which contains 500 sounds from ROLI's synth engines.
18 Jun 2019 · After much speculation, ROLI has revealed the LUMI lighted keyboard. ROLI LUMI is an integrated learning system that consists of the keyboard and an interactive app.
11 Jun 2019 · Are ROLI teasing some sort of instant, one-finger, auto-accompaniment, music generating Blocks style keyboard with a companion app into which you can download the latest tunes?
10 Apr 2019 · ROLI has made its upcoming Studio Player available as a public beta, containing all three of the company’s sound engines, adding a new interface and some effects and composition tools.
13 Mar 2019 · This week's Thomann Synth Reactor #TSR19 event brings together 25 of the synth world's best known YouTubers for a week of modular madness and Eurorack excesses. Find out more here!
09 Aug 2018 · The first synth to come out of Fxpansion since the ROLI merger and it's a doozy. CYPHER2 is a complex analogue modelled oscillating and modulating five-dimensional monster synth.
01 Apr 2018 · We've just received an image of a new synth apparently being built by ROLI and Moog, looking like a hybrid of the Memorymoog and the ROLI Seaboard! So, how much would you pay for this thing?
19 Nov 2017 · In February we ran an article called "MIDI sucks", and the net went (slightly) bonkers. At Audio Developers Conference 2017, a ROLI designer set out his ideas for the future of this ageing technology.
10 Nov 2017 · Black Friday: a chance to snag some awesome gear at way below list price - if you know where to look. Check out our constantly updated list of best the deals on plug-ins and a bunch of other cool stuff.
26 Oct 2017 · Pharrell Williams steps onto the board at ROLI as the Chief Creative Officer and we all get a free version of Happy to play with on our iPhones Noise app.
29 Sep 2017 · The new Light Block M features added sensitivity, undulating tactile feedback and a deeper and thicker fingerable surface. Erm... this is a musical product right?
22 Aug 2017 · You no longer need to buy a ROLI Seaboard to enjoy the MPE showcase synthesizer Equator. In fact, you don't need an MPE keyboard either. It's available now for everyone.
08 Jun 2017 · You no longer need to be envious of those premium priced ROLI controllers. The Seaboard Block is 2 octaves of sensibly priced 5D control that can expand with other Blocks.
26 Apr 2017 · Here's a round-up of the cool things our resident synth specialist Robin Vincent found at the electronic music technology synth-fest that is Superbooth 2017.
08 Mar 2017 · The open beta of Blocks Dashboard lets you transform your fruity light-up blocky thing into a modular MIDI control surface. This could be good.
01 Feb 2017 · Fresh from LA LA Land the ROLI Seaboard controllers now come with FXpansion's STROBE2 analogue modelling polysynth
15 Dec 2016 · Our fingers need a decent way of injecting music into our DAW. Here's my pick of this year's MIDI Controller Keyboards that stood out for me.
15 Nov 2016 · ROLI scramble to undo the damage caused by their NOISE app losing features after the release of Blocks - and win a few admirers for their customer service in the process...
14 Nov 2016 · If you own a ROLI Seaboard RISE keyboard you can now route the 5 dimensions of touch into Softube's Modular virtual Eurorack via the RISE module.