Introducing ROLI’s Songmaker Kit – everything you need to create your track anywhere

The Songmaker Kit could be the perfect starter kit for those looking for a more expressive entry into the world of music. The Seaboard Block, which was awarded a 9/10 in our review, is armed with a soft, pressure-responsive surface for sonic creation. Couple that with the Lightpad M Block, which builds on the original for greater control of anything from drums to cinematic atmospheres and the Loop Block that helps tempo your tempo and records and quantises loops, ROLI believes you’ll be creating in no time.

Additionally, the Songmaker Kit includes a software bundle that features:

  • Equator – ROLI’s flagship software synth
  • Strobe 2 Player – Desktop sound player version of FXpansion’s polysynth with 50 presets and 3 macros to play with
  • Tracktion Waveform – Tracktion’s low priced, high-performing DAW, which was a big hit at MusicTech
  • Ableton Live Lite – Play instruments and create tracks within Live on the surface of the Lightpad M
  • BLOCKS dashboard and NOISE
  • Max MSP – Three-month free trial
  • Also included is a protective snapcase accessory to protect and transport it

ROLI’s Songmaker Kit will be available from April 2018 for £549.95. For further information head here.


About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.