Using ROLI instruments' 5 dimensions of touch, you can apply playing techniques associated with keyboard, string, and electronic instruments to the Seaboard and BLOCKS.
Playing techniques include:
Strike and hold
Strike the keywave and hold for a duration without adding any additional movement.
Pressing into a keywave and holding the tip of your finger there, wiggle your finger from side to side. The pitch-bend effect of vibrato will widen the wider the arc of movement away from the stationary finger.
Move your fingers along the pitch ribbons at the top and/or bottom of the keywave surface. Glide bends can be several octaves long in either direction depending on the pitch bend range selected in ROLI Dashboard.
Continuous press modulation
While sustaining a note, increase and decrease downward pressure on the keywave to modulate the note.
Press and continue to hold any note on the keywave surface with one finger and play another note a half-step above or below with another finger.
After striking and holding a note, Slide your fingers up and down the vertical axis of the keywave rapidly.
After striking a note, move your fingers up or down the keywave to modulate the note. For a smoother Slide, use the flat, palm-facing part of your finger instead of the tip.
After striking a note, Lift your finger off the keywave quickly to trigger a release sound.
Learn more playing techniques at the Learning Hub.