ROLI Live Block

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  • Overview

    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.

    Highlights

    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

    Did You Notice?

    You can save time by using the Chord button to play whole chords by pressing a single note.

    Apple Recommends For

    Beginners and professional musicians who want to fine-tune their live performances in real time.

    What’s in the Box

    ROLI Live Block

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Bluetooth, Charging

    Connections: USB

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: 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

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001218

    UPC or EAN No.: 814773020185

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

  • iPhone Models

  • 1.0 Average
    1 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This will not enhance the limitations of LightBlock

      I bought one of these hoping it would help overcome the limitations of the LightBlock. It didn't and here are the reasons why. 1. Interaction with the sound I bought one of these hoping it would help overcome the limitations of the LightBlock. It didn't and here are the reasons why. 1. Interaction with the sound using LiveBlock is strictly through the lousy Noise App. 2. The pad itself only allows two octaves of MIDI note numbers. If you want to use the LiveBlock to shift the octaves up or down it will only happen with the Noise App. The MIDI note numbers are unaffected. The same is true for scale select or any other function of this product. 3. All the aspects of your music that should be affected by LiveBlock cannot be recorded to a MIDI product. Only my pride forced me to spend a week with these products since I paid so much and did not want to accept I had bought a turkey. The only good thing that came out of it was that in my desperate search for a way to make it useful was an App called MIDIFlow which I bought to try and make the LightBlock responsive. A great app but even that could not make the Roli pwroducts into a useful MIDI controller. Oh and one more thing. When I complained to their support staff that I was unable to deleted a recorded loop they told me to record silence which I had already tried and did not work. When I advised them that their suggestion did not work they told me that Noise was a "work in progress". It's funny but the $259 I paid for these two products indicated to me that it was a finished product. Seriously folks, don't buy this as a MIDI controller. It's useless for that.

      • Written by Charles F from Santa Fe

      12 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This will not enhance the limitations of LightBlock

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This will not enhance the limitations of LightBlock

      I bought one of these hoping it would help overcome the limitations of the LightBlock. It didn't and here are the reasons why. 1. Interaction with the sound I bought one of these hoping it would help overcome the limitations of the LightBlock. It didn't and here are the reasons why. 1. Interaction with the sound using LiveBlock is strictly through the lousy Noise App. 2. The pad itself only allows two octaves of MIDI note numbers. If you want to use the LiveBlock to shift the octaves up or down it will only happen with the Noise App. The MIDI note numbers are unaffected. The same is true for scale select or any other function of this product. 3. All the aspects of your music that should be affected by LiveBlock cannot be recorded to a MIDI product. Only my pride forced me to spend a week with these products since I paid so much and did not want to accept I had bought a turkey. The only good thing that came out of it was that in my desperate search for a way to make it useful was an App called MIDIFlow which I bought to try and make the LightBlock responsive. A great app but even that could not make the Roli pwroducts into a useful MIDI controller. Oh and one more thing. When I complained to their support staff that I was unable to deleted a recorded loop they told me to record silence which I had already tried and did not work. When I advised them that their suggestion did not work they told me that Noise was a "work in progress". It's funny but the $259 I paid for these two products indicated to me that it was a finished product. Seriously folks, don't buy this as a MIDI controller. It's useless for that.

      • Written by Charles F from Santa Fe

      12 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This will not enhance the limitations of LightBlock

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