ROLI Live Block
Part of the ROLI BLOCKS system, the Live Block makes it even easier to perform music in real time with BLOCKS. Its controls let you switch scales and octaves, play chords and arpeggios, and sustain notes. The Block puts a range of functions at your fingertips that make your musical performances more expressive, so you don’t have to spend time in software menus.
To get started simply download NOISE, ROLI’s free app, on your iPhone or iPad. Then connect the Live Block to the Lightpad Block. They connect physically through BLOCKS DNA connectors and wirelessly through Bluetooth.
Physically connects to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Loop Block through magnetised BLOCKS DNA connectors
Wirelessly connects to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Loop Block through Bluetooth
Use the Scale button to choose from 15 musical scales, including major, minor, Blues and Japanese
Conveniently move between octaves using the Octave button
Press the Chord button and play a chord by pressing a single note
Press the Arp button and play an arpeggio by pressing a single note
Let a note linger even after you’ve stopped playing it by pressing the Sustain button
Handheld design measuring 4.8 by 9.5 centimetres fits neatly in a pocket
Charges through cable to USB-C port and through connection to other Blocks
What’s in the Box
ROLI Live Block
Quick start guide
Other Features: Bluetooth, Charging
Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0
Power Source: Battery power
Height: 2.2 cm/0.87 in.
Length: 9.5 cm/3.74 in.
Width: 4.8 cm/1.89 in.
Weight: 106.73 g
Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001218
UPC or EAN No.: 814773020185
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Answers from the community
What are the differences between the Loop Control Block and the Live Control Block?
- Asked by Alan W from Indianapolis
- on 23/11/2016
will it be able to change keys in a song
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- Asked by Charlie S from Johnson City
- on 21/04/2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can sketch musical ideas anywhere you take your connected device. Using easy-to-learn gestures you’ll create beats, melodies, and songs with a diverse library of sounds — all on the touch screen of your phone or tablet. Extend the musical power of NOISE by pairing it with ROLI BLOCKS devices.
A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC
A glass surface becomes unbelievably musical with NOISE, which lets you make and shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You create music through intuitive gestures on a series of easy-to-navigate interfaces.
A HIGH-POWERED MUSICAL SKETCHPAD
Not only can you perform music with NOISE. You can also produce. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from to string sections to crunchy hip hop basses. Record basslines and melodies as loops of varying lengths. Mix and match your loops to build amazingly multi-layered songs — all within the app. Then export your project to desktop studio software and refine your musical idea further.
500 SOUNDS — AND GROWING
The ever-growing library of NOISE sounds include powerful percussion, sparkly synths, magic flutes, head-banging guitar leads, rousing orchestrals, and stunningly life-like acoustic strings and brass. World-renowned artists like Pharrell, Grimes, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Aoki, and Rudimental have also created customized packs of their signature sounds. 35 sounds are completely free, and hundreds more are available through in-app purchases.
ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The power of NOISE expands when you connect to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music-making system. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE becomes the sound engine for the Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block controllers. Apply the musical gestures you’ve learned in NOISE to the pressure-responsive silicone surfaces of BLOCKS — and be even more expressive. Watch films and learn more about BLOCKS on ROLI.com.
• Phone 6 or higher
• iPhone SE
• iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro
• iPod Touch 6th Gen
• iOS 9 or higher …