Roli Lightpad Block APP JAM – Dark Matter – iPad MPE

Published on Feb 28, 2019 redskylullaby

“AppJam with Roli LightPad Block M
Apps Used: Volt by Numerical Audio, SeekBeats by Rodrigo Yanez, GeoShred Pro by MoForte, Model15 by Moog, TC11 by BitShape Software
Recorded and mixed with Auria Pro by WaveMachine Labs
Video edited on iPad with LumaFusion by Luma Touch”

ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage – All Playing, No Talking! with Eren Başbuğ

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Kraft Music

“Find exclusive Seaboard Rise BUNDLES at Kraft Music:…

Eren Başbuğ plays the Seaboard Grand STAGE at Kraft Music.

The ROLI Seaboard features a silicone surface of “keywaves” for shaping sound intuitively through touch. Five dimensions of touch – Strike, Press, Glide, Sllide, and Lift – open up the expressive

Sketching the evolution of the Seaboard

Published on Dec 31, 2018 ROLI

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To celebrate the life of the discontinued Seaboard GRAND, we’re releasing this special film from the ROLI archives, which charts the evolution of the piano keyboard, from the medieval organ all the way the Roland Lamb’s revolutionary Seaboard design.”

Win a custom vinyl record of your Laura Escudé Transmute remix at Splice

Splice Laura Escude Transmute Remix Contest

Splice has launched a contest in which you get to remix Laura Escudé for a chance to win a custom vinyl record of your remix as well as prizes from iZotope, Output, ROLI and Teenage Engineering. International music producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live show designer Laura Escudé has been an important figure in some […]

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Deckard’s Dream with Roli Seaboard Rise

Published on Dec 3, 2018 therudyrude

“Trying the MPE capabilities of the DD with Cubase 9.5 Controlled by Roli Seaboard Rise.Valhalla Room, Cubase Chorus and Replika added”

Cyber Monday means still more deals on music software

If you snoozed on some deals this weekend, and you’re longing to build out your software arsenal, erm, legally, it’s not too late. Here are some of the best deals we missed over the weekend plus some Cyber Monday news.

And yes, if you think I’d do this just as an excuse to run an image of some Cybermen, vintage ones looking like BBC actors dressed in a combination of balaclavas and some combination of hardware store parts that make it look like they have an air conditioner strapped to their chest, oh absolutely I would.

Ah, back to deals. continues the sale of the weekend with a bunch of Monday “flash” deals. That includes ROLI’s wonderful new Cypher2 synth on sale, Softube Tape for thirty bucks, and many others – plus loads of plug-ins are $1 or free meaning you can go shopping for next to nothing or actually nothing. Also,’s site is up, which isn’t always the case with some of these flash deals from plug-in developers, so they’re a good place to check out.

Some examples:
Loopmasters Studio Bundle at 90% off, or $132 for a bunch of stuff.

iZotope at 78% off (weird number, but great)!

AAS / Applied Acoustics for 50% off – I’ve always loved their unique physical modeling creations.

The beautiful Sinevibes creations for 30% off.

Harrison make wonderful consoles. Now Mixbus was already kind of ridiculously affordable – US$79 buys you a full console emulation that’s great for mixdowns and mastering and the like. But for Cyber Monday, that’s a “okay, you have to buy this” $19, which is just stupidly good. Alternatively get Mixbus plus 5 plug-ins for $39. They didn’t pay me to say that, either; at those prices, I don’t imagine they have much marketing budget!

Enter code CYBERMON18 when you shop their store.

Trakction are back with 50% off everything today only. Try entering code EPIC2018, too.

Sugarbytes have everything on sale: EUR69 plug-ins, EUR333 bundle, plus up to 50% on iOS Apps.

Propellerhead have a huge Cyber Monday sale, and with loads of big discounts on Reason add-ons and the cheapest ever price on an upgrade, it’s nice fodder for their loyal users. Euclidean rhythms, the KORG Polysix, the Parsec “spectral synth,” the Resonans physical modeling synth – some serious goodies there on sale. And €99 for the upgrade means you can finally stop putting off getting the latest Reason 10. (Not only is VST compatibility in there, but the Props have done a lot lately on usability and stability meaning now seems a good time to jump for Reason users.)

Eventide have their software on sale through the end of the month. This is really the most affordable way to get Eventide sound in your productions (short of a subscription deal).

Anthology XI for US$699 instead of the usual $1799 is especially notable. Having those 23 plug-ins feels a bit like you’ve just rented a serious studio, virtually.

If that’s too much to budget, consider also the new Elevate Bundle – makes your sounds utterly massive, and the three do fit well together, so $79 is a steal.

There’s also the excellent H3000 delay on steep discount, and the luscious Blackhole reverb for just $69. (Or for more studio reverb sounds, the ‘Heroes’/Visconti-inspired Tverb for $99.) And of course the rest of the lineup, too.

Waves had a big sale over the weekend, but for Cyber Monday they also have a new synth – the Flow Motion FM Synth. This crazy UI is certainly a new take on making FM easier to grasp, and it’s got an intro price of US$39. (I have no idea how good it is as I haven’t tried it yet, but they’ve got my attention – and NI aren’t shipping the new Massive yet, so Waves gets in here first with their own hybrid take!) And Waves are doing a buy 2 get 1 free deal, as well.

After introducing a vocal plug-in over the weekend, Waves are using Cyber Monday for a product launch, too – the Flow Motion FM synth seen here.

Output have added a 25% off discount on their software, even including their already discounted bundle, for Cyber Monday.

Steinberg have a big sale this week, including apps, with up to 60% off. That’s a big deal for fans of their production software and plug-ins, but also take note that their terrific mobile app Cubasis – perhaps the most feature-complete DAW for iOS – is half off, as is the Waves in-app purchase for the same.

App lovers, it’s worth checking the Android App Store / Google Play as a bunch of stuff is on sale now – too much to track, probably. But some top picks this week: Imaginando’s Traktor and Live controllers, iOS and Android, are all 40% off – everything.

KORG’s apps are still 50% off.

And the terrific MoMinstruments line is all on sale:
Elastic Drums: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
Elastic FX: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
iLep: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
fluXpad: 8,99€ -> 3,99, $7.99 -> $4.49
WretchUp: 4,49€ -> 2,29€, $3.99 -> $1.99

Puremagnetik have US$10 Cyber Monday deals – $20 each, then enter code BLACKFRIDAY18 for 50% off on top of that – so ten bucks for String Machines XL, Retro Computers +, and Soniq’s classic synths.

Still going… A lot of the deals I wrote up over the weekend are still on, including Arturia and Soundtoys.

Native Instruments have a 50% off sale still going. Tons of stuff in there, but Reaktor 6 for a hundred bucks – full version, meaning you don’t need a past version – that’s insane. That’s a hundred bucks to buy you what could be the last plug-in you ever need.

IRRUPT/audio have a 50% off deal on their unique sound selection if you enter code IRRUPT-VIP.

Sonic Faction have a 40% off sale on instruments for Ableton Live and Native Instruments Kontakt – enter code CYBRMNDY40

Need to learn things and not just buy them? Askvideo/Macprovideo have a deal for today only with US$75 for a yearly pass (the price that usually gets you just three months), or 75% off all à la carte training.

And SONAR+D in Bacelona has a 200EUR delegate pass sale today only.

Some of the deals are expiring, but some last through today or through Friday (with a few straggling into December), so check out previous guide and guide to other guides:

Here’s where to find all the don’t-miss deals for Black Friday weekend

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Orchestral Colours – Kria MIDI for Norns, Spitfire Tundra, Diva and Roli Noise & Seaboard

Published on Nov 18, 2018 junklight

“I’ve just finished porting Monome Kria from the eurorack module onto the Norns platform so it can drive MIDI (& other Norns things). This is such a deep and powerful sequencer and I’m quite excited about exploring it outside of Eurorack – written by Tehn from Monome it provides 4 separate tracks – every part of it has its own clock divider and length , there

ROLI offers deep GarageBand integration with new Songmaker Kit

ROLI Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition

ROLI has announced the launch of the Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition, featuring a deep integration with GarageBand for macOS, the production software that has opened up music creation to millions of music makers. With this deeper integration with GarageBand, the components of a complete music studio are now available in an affordable wireless kit that […]

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ROLI: Introducing Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition

Published on Nov 13, 2018 ROLI

“The Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition is the all-in-one expressive companion to GarageBand, the program that has opened up music creation to millions. Take your tracks from start to finish with a perfect pairing of musical tools that are super powerful yet easy to play.

Simply plug the Songmaker Kit into your MacBook, open GarageBand and you’re ready to go.

Michael Jackson "Beat It" cover on BLOCKS by Neon Vines

Premiered 61 minutes ago ROLI

“What better way to celebrate the launch of the new Beatmaker Kit than asking ROLI favorite Neon Vines to cover Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Beat It’!

This funk-tastic cover is performed using BLOCKS, with the new Beatmaker Kit and the Seaboard Block connected to an iPad running our app NOISE.”