Is it just preloaded music and sounds or can you upload or download any sort of music and instruments you want

Is it just preloaded music and sounds or can you upload or download any sort of music and instruments you want

ROLI Lightpad Block

ROLI Lightpad Block

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    The blocks are designed to work with the free noise app on ios, which has a number of preset sounds for percussion, pads, synth, etc. You can use the app without the blocks, so you can check it out before you buy if you want. There is no way as of writing to make your own sounds; my guess is that more sounds will be made available as in app purchases if they aren’t already. However, the music making is all up to you, as far as playing notes and rhythms and recording loops, making songs, etc.

    The blocks also have an open source SDK, so if you’re a programmer you could make a new application built to use them which makes any sound you like. There is also a package in Max MSP for programming with the blocks as UI. These both open up the possibilities a ton, but require a certain amount of technical skill. Probably in a year from now there will be a larger number of apps available made for blocks, some of which allow you to make your own sounds rather than being stuck with the presets.

    Mind bogglingly the SDK and possibilities for developers have not been mentioned in a lot of the publicity.