ROLI launch 9 new soundpacks with Steve Aoki and RZA from Wu-Tang Clan

Developers of some of the most intriguing music tech in recent years, ROLI have come out with 9 new soundpacks full of quality samples and one-shots including from Steve Aoki and RZA.

ROLI’s new packs triple the amount of sounds available on their fascinating new magnetic BLOCKS devices through their companion app – NOISE. With a bunch of new possibilities included in the packs ROLI’s already fascinating BLOCKS can now do even more.

One of the packs comes from rapper, founding member of Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop producer extraordinaire RZA. ‘Spoonful of Grit’ promises some hard and tasty sounds straight out of NYC in the 90s. The second featured pack is ‘Neon Future’ from Steve Aoki which promises “distorted gritty basses and uplifting beats” with 16 custom-made presets from Big Room Lead to Deep Bass from the DJ.

The other 7 packs cover a range of genres and interesting new sounds to play around with:

5D EDM: Create stompin dance tracks that will light up the room. Includes 2 dance drum kits and a selection of 14 synth dance-oriented presets including Big Room Attack and Killer Clown Slide.

Giant Dubstep: Create powerful Dubstep tracks with in -your-face drum kits and edgy motion basses and leads. Includes 2 Dubstep drum kits and 14 synth presets including Astroticks and Digital Burn Bass.

World Colours: Travel through a diverse world of electronic and acoustic soundscapes with an eclectic set of world sounds. Includes 4 percussion drum and groove kits and 12 hybrid synth presets like Tuned Ethno Clave and Kilimanjaro Mallet.

Video Games: Enter a fun and buzzing world of sounds that evoke old computer games. Includes 8-bit synth sounds, special-effect percussive sounds like the Forest Awakening Drum Kit, and humourous and playable sounds like Run Mario Run.

Hybrid Acoustic: A collection of very playable hybrid-acoustic sounds. Expressive mallets and zithers like the Worlds Apart Pluck evoke images of distant lands. Sounds like legato Orchestra or Steel String Guitar provide a more familiar sonic palette.

Expressive Electronic: 12 powerful and playable electronic synth sounds, that includes rhythmic sounds, leads and pads. Featuring Phaser Attack, Vintage Pad and Deeper Pad.

Synthetic Leads: 12 stunning electronic leads, from warm analog to searing solos. Featuring Vintage Mono, Theremin Mini and Overdrive Solo.

ROLI are planning to release even more packs in the future, saying: “This is just the beginning of an ever-growing collection of soundpacks from world-renowned artists and sound designers.” You can get a taste of what all ROLI’s new packs sound like from here.

The brand new soundpacks come free for BLOCKS owners or can be bought in the new Soundpack Store in NOISE.

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