Here's What You Need To Make Music With ROLI Blocks

You'll get a complete guide to setting up, using and creating music with the unique and powerful ROLI Blocks hardware and software system in this video course.  

ROLI has redefined creative MIDI performance with its Blocks hardware - the Lightpad, Loop and Live Blocks and more recently, the Seaboard Block. All of these snap together - literally - to form the Blocks ecosystem and it's complemented by some dedicated software companion apps including Equator and Noise. But where should you begin?

ROLI Blocks 101: Making Music With Blocks

In this course, expert musician Matt Vanacoro is here to give you a complete guide to getting started with your Blocks setup. After showing you how to connect and set up the Blocks, Matt embarks on your journey of learning! Here are some of the things you will learn.


  • Recording and Overdubbing Your First Loop
  • Instrument Slots and Souns
  • Changing Scales and Octaves
  • Using the Arpeggiator
  • The 5D System
  • Working With Loops
  • Browsing New Sounds

Mixing and Remixing

  • Learning New Sounds
  • Using Effects
  • Sharing and Exporting
  • The Hardware
  • The Loop Block
  • The Live Block
  • The Seaboard Block
  • The Seaboard Rise
  • Expanding the Seaboard Block

Advanced Concepts

  • Blocks Dashboard and Bluetooth MIDI
  • Equator Player and Full
  • Equator Tips
  • Using Roli Instruments as Plugins
  • Instruments as Plugins For iOS
  • Blocks and Ableton Live
  • 3rd Party Instruments

It's the perfect way to learn everything you need to know about the powerful and unique Blocks hardware and software system! The course is priced at $29.99 for a one-off purchase to watch whenever and wherever you like or alternatively you can get an Academy Pass to watch all 869 (and counting) courses in our library for just $15/month regular price!

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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