ROLI Live Block
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
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
Other Features: Bluetooth, Charging
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
Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001218
UPC or EAN No.: 814773020185
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Warranty: One year
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 22-Nov-2016
will it be able to change keys in a song
No answers yet
- Asked by Charlie S from Johnson City
- on 20-Apr-2017
For a Christmas Presents. Can you make music just from 1 block - am thinking of a quick few second jingle? Or is this an add on to a bigger Control?
1 Answer(For a Christmas Presents. Can you make music just from 1 block - am thinking of a quick few second jingle? Or is this an add on to a bigger Control?)
- Asked by Catherine M from Wellingborough
- on 14-Nov-2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can play and learn music anywhere you take your connected device. Using simple, easy-to-learn gestures, you can create beats, melodies, and songs with a huge library of sounds. Play NOISE on your phone or tablet, and extend its musical powers by pairing NOISE with ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. NOISE was developed by music technology pion eer ROLI.
A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC
Your touch screen becomes a real musical instrument with NOISE, which lets you shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You make music through intuitive gestures on a grid of colorful pads. Each pad is a particular instrument or a note in a scale.
AN INSTRUMENT AND A STUDIO IN ONE
NOISE makes you both a performer and a producer. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from bongo drums to string sections to zithers. Shape those sounds into beats and melodies, and record them as loops. Then mix and match these loops and build amazingly multi-layered songs.
DESIGNED FOR LEARNERS
If you love listening to music but don’t think you can play an instrument, NOISE may change your mind. It’s a fun, interactive learning tool. In Learn Mode, just trace illuminated Light Trails to learn how to shape beats and melodies. Choose from one of 15 scales, and the notes of that scale light up on the grid. Turn on Hide Mode to always stay in tune — it hides notes that not in the key. Use Snap Mode to stay in time — it snaps your performance to the tempo.
STAR MUSICIANS ARE SHARING THEIR SOUNDS
Grimes, RZA, Steve Aoki, and other world-renowned artists are releasing signature soundpacks for everyone making music with NOISE. Build your next song with sounds straight from the studio of a professional artist. Available through in-app purchase and on NOISE.fm.
ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The power of NOISE expands when you connect to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE becomes the sound engine for Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block. Learn more about BLOCKS on ROLI.com. On the pressure-sensitive surfaces of these Blocks, you can shape sounds and play songs in a way that is similar to the experience of playing NOISE on an iPhone or an iPad. But you can be even more expressive. …