Roli brings the rubbery Seaboard piano to its modular Blocks system

In its short existence as a startup, London-based Roli has created two of the most compelling music making devices in recent memory. The Seaboard was a material rethink of the standard electric keyboard with a rubbery surface that allows played notes to be manipulated directly in a variety of ways. And the company went in an altogether different direction last year with Blocks — a system of square music pads with playable light up scales that can arranged in any number of configurations

It was a no-brainer, really, that the company would eventually bridge the gap between the two offerings. Roli’s done the job by creating a modular version of its Seaboard MIDI controller that slots directly alongside existing Blocks, plugging into the system’s magnetic daisy-chained setup. The…

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