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MusicRadar hands-on: ROLI Blocks

Simon Arblaster and Si Truss demo and discuss ROLI’s latest MPE device that takes their five-dimensional touch from the Seaboard range and crams it into a palm-sized controller.

Here are our first impressions of the ‘modular music studio’ that joins forces with the Noise app and new Dashboard desktop software.

MORE INFO: ROLI’s Dashboard beta means that you can now use Blocks to control your DAW (opens in new tab)

In case you wanted to see us get our hands on some more mobile music-making devices, don't miss the demo of Teenage Engineering’s latest Pocket Operator, the PO-32 Tonic (opens in new tab).

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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