Roli Beatmaker Kit
Unleash Your Beats
Beatmaker Kit gives you everything you need to take your beats to the next level, whether you’re making your first track or honing your technique. Learn finger drumming skills, play with hundreds of expressive sounds, and complete your track with a suite of software. It’s an all-in-one package for making beats, wherever your musical ideas strike.
Take your track from start to finish
Learn to finger drum with a 6-month Melodics subscription
Play on a touch-responsive Lightpad Block surface
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Produce tracks faster with the Loop Block
Travel anywhere with a wireless and portable setup
Explore hundreds of expressive sounds
Complete your tracks with a high-powered software suite, including Ableton Live Lite
Change the LED Lightpad surface for different notes and scales
Customize your modular system
Learn to play beats
Finger drumming is fun with Melodics, the desktop app for learning beat-making technique. Begin with the basics or challenge yourself to play complex patterns. Melodics now features a plug-and-play integration with the Lightpad Block and Loop Block. Explore hundreds of lessons with a six month subscription that comes with your kit.
Play drums and melodies
The 5D Touch surface of the Lightpad Block will transform your beats. Drum on a tactile, touch-responsive surface. Add unparalleled expression to melodic parts by pressing into the surface and gliding or sliding around it.
Strike to sound a note
Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, like on a string instrument
Slide up and down to modulate a sound, for example to add brightness or texture
Press to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does through breath
Explore hundreds of sounds
Beatmaker Kit includes over 300 sounds in desktop and mobile applications. All sounds, from strings to drums, are custom-made for 5D Touch on the Lightpad Block’s unique surface. Ten special soundpacks from ROLI's iOS app NOISE are included. Explore Cinematica, Distorted Bliss, and other sounds in NOISE below:
Produce your tracks
Edit and complete your track with powerful production software. Beatmaker Kit comes with a custom version of Ableton Live Lite, and it's also compatible with a huge range of other digital audio workstations (DAWs) including GarageBand.
The Loop Block gives your shortcuts to useful production techniques, so you can build your tracks even faster. Record loops, play them back, set your tempo and more.
BLOCKS works with programs including:
Live Audio Modeling
Melodics Subscription (6 months).
10 NOISE Soundpacks.
Ableton Live Lite.
USB-C to USB-A Cable.
Quick Start Guide.
One Year Full Warranty.
Dimensions and Weight
Width: 141mm (5.6 inches).
Height: 22mm (0.9 inches).
Depth: 94mm (3.7 inches)
Weight: 360g (0.79 pounds)
4 hour battery life.
2 hour charge time.
Connectivity / Ports
USB-C port (MIDI out and power).
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.
8 DNA connectors.
15 meter Bluetooth range.
Mac OSX and iOS only.
Mac OSX 10.10+.
Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
2 GB hard drive space.
Internet connection to register/download software.
Mobile & Tablet Requirements
iPhone 6 or newer.
iPad Air 2 or newer.
iPad Mini 4 or newer.
iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 and 12.9 inches).
iOS 9.0 or above.
Google Pixel or Pixel 2 (Limited support).