Take your beats to the next level with the new Beatmaker Kit from ROLI

ROLI and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the new ROLI Beatmaker Kit. This new retail package includes a ROLI Lightpad M, ROLI Loop Block, a 6 month subscription to the Melodics learning program and a huge software bundle.

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The Beatmaker Kit is an expressive and portable music studio that centres on the Lightpad M, ROLI’s next generation drum pad controller. Play beats, melodies and more on its customisable, touch-responsive surface. Produce your tracks faster with the included Loop Block. 

Beatmaker Kit also comes with hundreds of sounds and a bundle of high-powered music software for bringing your beats to life. It also includes a 6-month subscription to the Melodics learning program, so you can improve your finger drumming skills. 

Kit includes

  • Lightpad M
  • Loop Block
  • Melodics subscription (6 months) with 30 courses and 400 lessons to explore. Melodics integrates seamlessly with Beatmaker Kit so you can improve your skills
  • Software bundle includes: Equator Player, Strobe 2 Player, Cypher2 Player, Tracktion Waveform 8, Ableton Live Lite, ROLI Dashboard, and NOISE

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Lightpad M

Lightpad M is the most advanced version of ROLI’s award-winning Lightpad Block. Dimpled with 225 micro-keywaves for precise and expressive performance, the Lightpad M surface lets you play any sound from drums to synths to cinematic atmospheres.

It features an all-purpose surface designed for both performance and production, with soft silicone that puts new depths of musical expression right at your fingertips. You can quickly reconfigure the LED-illuminated surface grids to control different sounds, scales, and effects. Small and wireless, it is easy to take anywhere you make music. Lightpad Block M works as a standalone MIDI controller or as a connected part of the modular BLOCKS system.

Loop Block

The Loop Block helps you produce tracks faster and more spontaneously with ROLI BLOCKS. Record loops, play them back, or undo your recordings. Set your tempo, and quantize your loops so they’re always in time. These studio techniques for building a track are right at your fingertips, so you don’t need to interrupt your flow by delving into software menus. Loop Block is a companion Block that only works when connected to ROLI’s Lightpad Block or Seaboard Block.

Software bundle

Whether you’re a beat-making beginner or experienced producer, Beatmaker Kit is bundled with an extensive set of software programs for desktop and mobile to help you start making better songs and tracks.

Melodics (6 month subscription)
Jam along to interactive lessons to build up your Lightpad Block and Loop Block skills with Melodics, an online educational platform. Enjoy bespoke integration with Beatmaker Kit and explore over 30 courses and 400 lessons. 6-month free subscription included.

ROLI PLAY
ROLI PLAY is a custom-made companion app that helps you get started with the Lightpad Block. Learn how musical touch works on the Lightpad's surface and start making songs. iOS only.

NOISE for iOS
Sketch your musical ideas and start building tracks with NOISE, a free app that includes hundreds of sounds. NOISE pairs wirelessly with Beatmaker Kit, so you can play anywhere you have a connected device.

Equator Player
Browse 200+ free expressive sounds on a desktop sound player based on Equator, ROLI’s flagship soft synth and sound engine. Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

Strobe2 Player
A desktop sound player version of the acclaimed Strobe2 polysynth from FXpansion. Play 50 expressive presets on the Beatmaker Kit and explore 3 macro controls. Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

Cypher2 Player
A desktop sound player version of the premium Cypher2 software synth from FXpansion. Discounted upgrade price to the full version included. 

ROLI Dashboard
Control Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and desktop software programs with ROLI Dashboard. Plug Beatmaker Kit into your workflow, customise your surface, and use your Kit as a controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and many more.

Ableton Live Lite
Turn the Lightpad Block into a portable controller for Ableton Live, the renowned digital audio workstation (DAW). Through a customized integration you can play instruments, create tracks and launch within Ableton Live with the Lightpad surface.

Tracktion Waveform 8
A cutting-edge Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that performs seamlessly with the Lightpad’s multidimensional expressive surface, Tracktion Waveform 8 helps you visualise and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners, but also powerful for professionals.

Max MSP (3 month trial)
Push the limits of musical creativity with Max MSP, an open-ended environment for plug-in development. Three month free trial with Beatmaker Kit.

Pricing and Availability

The ROLI Beatmaker Kit is available now priced at £249.95 RRP inc VAT.

ROLI is exclusively distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/roli.