ROLI Products at NAMM 2017

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ROLI will be displaying their ROLI BLOCKS at NAMM next week in Room 204C, Level 2.  The booth will feature hands-on personal demos as well as panel discussions and performances during the show.  Also, they have a new announcement at the show.


Booth demos and panel discussions listed below. 

Thursday, January 19th

  • 11:30AM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)
  • 1:15PM Roland Lamb in conversation with Craig Anderton (Founding Editor, Electronic Musician)
  • 3:00PM PARISI Live
  • 4:00PM Roland Lamb in conversation with Lido
  • 5:00PM New Tech Frontiers in Film Scoring Panel- Roland Lamb with Marius de Vries, Kevin Doucette, Deru, and Adam Berry


Friday, January 20th

  • 11:00AM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)
  • 11:30AM The Future of Expressive Control Panel- Roland Lamb with Tom White (MMA), Athan Billias (Yamaha), Sam Gribben (Melodics), and Jordan Rudess
  • 12:15PM “The Art of Broken Beat” – Roland Lamb in conversation with Amir Amor of Rudimental
  • 1:15 PM Shaping 5D Sound Panel – “Sound Design for Multidimensional Instruments” – Roland Lamb with BT, Rafael Szaban, Angus Hewlett, and Sharooz Raoofi
  • 2:45PM She who dares – Women in Music Tech Panel – Erin Barra with Lisa Harriton, Karrie Keyes, Laura Escude, and Alexia Riner
  • 3:15PM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)


Saturday, January 21st    

  • 11:00AM The Modular Music Classroom Panel – Sophie Solomon with Adriano Clemente (Dubspot), Loudon Stearns, and Erin Barra (Berklee College of Music)
  • 12:00PM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)
  • 1:00PM New Tech in Hip Hop Panel – Manon Dave with Bryan Michael Cox, Che Pope, Trevor Lawrence, DiViNCi, and FKi 1st
  • 4:30PM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)

Sunday, January 22nd

  • 11:00AM High Resolution Drums – The Realistic Future of Drum Audio Panel – Angus Hewlett with John Emrich, Simone Coen, Rail Jon Rogut, and Michael Bugh
  • 12:00PM PARISI Live (Blocks Performance)


ROLI BLOCKS is a modular music studio that opens up the world of music-making to everyone. Each individual Block offers unique capabilities that enable people to create music in simple but far-reaching ways. The Blocks connect together to create customizable kits that suit any budget, skill level, and musical style. With a click of magnetic connectors, music-makers can now build their own instruments as they go.

Renowned artists including Grimes, Steve Aoki, and RZA are already making music on BLOCKS and creating signature soundpacks for BLOCKS musicians. Grimes — a composer, producer, and global superstar whose sound is redefining pop music — said, “ROLI BLOCKS will democratize music production. It’s so intuitive and versatile. I’m always on the go, and BLOCKS is the most powerful mobile production tool I’ve ever used.”

Three Blocks were launched in November 2016.. The Lightpad Block features a tactile, glowing surface that lets people shape music through presses, glides, and other natural gestures. The Live Block and Loop Block have controls that make it even easier to perform and produce in real time. BLOCKS is powered by NOISE, a free music app for iPhone and iPad that is now available at the App Store. NOISE connects to BLOCKS wirelessly over Bluetooth, becoming the system’s sound engine as well as a standalone app.

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, and inventor of BLOCKS, said, “Many areas of life have been transformed by the digital. Music, though, remains a universal language that everyone understands, but only a few can speak. BLOCKS will change that, and enable people around the world to experience the joy of music-making for the first time.”

The Lightpad Block, Live Block, and Loop Block are exclusively available at,, and Apple Stores around the world. With a Lightpad Block retailing at $179 and the Live Block and Loop Block at $79, BLOCKS is extraordinarily affordable as well as powerful.

Source:  Press Release


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