LUMI by ROLI Now on Kickstarter

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

LUMI – The Smarter Way to Learn and Play Music

LUMI takes music learning to the next level. You can see it the moment you turn on LUMI Keys. The world’s first modular, fully illuminated keyboard is different from any other midi keyboard you’ve seen. Shipping will begin in October, you can back it on Kickstarter. Update: In less than two hours the LUMI Kickstarter project has had over 600 pledges and crushed the £100,000 target.

Playing a musical instrument is one of the great joys of life. The only problem is, it takes years of practice. That’s why a lot of people don’t learn, even though they love music. ROLI has figured out a new, smarter way to learn and play. LUMI lets everyone play and jam along to hit songs. You’ll be more musical in minutes — and amazed at how quickly you progress!   


Play anywhere. LUMI Keys glows, even outdoors. ROLI Brightkey™ technology makes it the brightest keyboard ever made. State-of-the-art ray trace analysis and a Fresnel Lens-inspired design create 10,800 millicandela of light in each key distributed from end to end.  LUMI Keys is a MIDI controller, so you can connect via USB to any of your favorite DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), plug-ins and apps, on desktop or mobile.

LUMI is a fully illuminated keyboard and interactive app. Everything is connected by light and color. Just follow the colors in the app and the lights on the keyboard, and you can’t go wrong. LUMI Keys and the LUMI app work together so you can learn while playing with LUMI. The LUMI app will be available for the latest versions of both iOS and Android.

ROLI is putting together an amazing library of 100s of songs that span the range from pop to classical for the LUMI App. LUMI Keys is a MIDI controller rather than a standalone synthesizer. That means you will need to connect to the LUMI app — or other desktop or mobile music making software — to make a sound. The LUMI app is only compatible with LUMI Keys — it will not work with ROLI Seaboards or BLOCKS

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