ROLI Acquires FXpansion, Expands ‘Ecosystem’ of Music Creation Tools

Music technology company ROLI has acquired FXpansion, a developer of software instruments including BFD3, billed as “the world’s largest collection of acoustic drum sounds,” and Strobe2, an analog-modeled software synthesizer. Spokesmen for ROLI, makers of the Seaboard RISE and Seaboard GRAND, say that the acquisition of FXpansion adds a “vast collection” of sounds and effects… Read More ROLI Acquires FXpansion, Expands ‘Ecosystem’ of Music Creation Tools

ROLI Acquires Blend Social Collaboration Platform

ROLI, the maker of the Seaboard Grand and Rise expressive MIDI controllers, has announced the acquisition of Blend, a music collaboration platform. This announcement follows on Roli’s acquisition of JUCE, a C++ framework for cross-platform audio development. The hardware innovator is framing these acquisitions of software and social platforms as “extending its areas of expertise”… Read More ROLI Acquires Blend Social Collaboration Platform

ROLI Debuts Seaboard RISE Expressive MIDI Controller

Advanced MIDI controller creator ROLI today announced the new Seaboard RISE, their most affordable expressive MIDI keyboard controller yet. Like the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE reimagines the keyboard as a pressure-sensitive, continuous surface that responds to even the subtlest gestures. This lets you change the sound of each note in three dimensions, with left/right, up/down, and in/out movements of… Read More ROLI Debuts Seaboard RISE Expressive MIDI Controller