ROLI BLCOKS Review in Resident Advisor
Daniel Petry reviews ROLI BLOCKS for tech site Resident Advisor:
"Roli, a start-up based in Hackney, specialise in making high-end, boutique products. The Seaboard line of controller keyboards are visually exquisite and respond to five dimensions of touch. But they're beyond the price range of many, with the entry-level Rise coming in at around £600 for two octaves. With this in mind, the new Blocks range seems to be the company's bid to lower the barrier for entry, both financially and in terms of musical experience. The Lightpad block is £170 and features the Seaboard's five-dimensional response—that's attack velocity, left-right, up-down, pressure and release velocity—as well as the same lush build quality. The Loop and Live Blocks, meanwhile, are £70 each, and they're all primarily touted as a means to control Roli's iOS app, Noise."