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ROLI launches hardware controller featuring ‘deep’ GarageBand integration

ROLI has released a new edition of the Songmaker Kit that features an “extraordinarily deep” integration with GarageBand for macOS.  

The kit together with the Apple software makes the two function as a plug-and-play studio, according to Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI. He says the Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition allows music-makers to:

  • Start creating in minutes: Detailed onboarding films provide guidance from the moment of unboxing. Project templates — in styles from rock to hip hop — help learners make a first track quickly.

  • Compose and create easily: The kit is an integrated environment of hardware and software. So music-makers have everything they need to make a track — from sounds to recording and editing tools.

  • The touch-responsive surfaces of the Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block “bring unparalleled expression” to the hundreds of sounds available in GarageBand.

  • Music-makers can perform live with GarageBand, which now has a deep integration with hardware controllers.

Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition works with Logic Pro X, Apple’s professional recording software for the Mac. 

The Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition is now available worldwide at, select Apple stores and for $599.95.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.