ROLI Lightpad Block M

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Super Sonic Surface

The new Lightpad Block

ROLI

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  • Overview

    Working together with an app on your iPhone or iPad, the next-generation ROLI Lightpad Block features a deeper, softer, recontoured surface that creates an even more responsive and precise playing experience. On the Block’s tactile, pressure-sensitive surface you shape sound through gliding, pressing, lifting and other intuitive gestures. The surface is a glowing grid of squares that guides you as you create beats and melodies with a palette of hundreds of sounds.

    Anyone can play the Lightpad Block. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional musician, you will quickly make music on its delightfully responsive surface. Your music will be as expressive as if you’re playing an acoustic instrument.

    Highlights

    The newest, most advanced Lightpad Block

    Deeper, softer surface topped with 225 microkeywaves

    50% brighter surface illumination from high-definition LEDs

    Hundreds of free sounds

    Suite of music-making software for desktop and mobile

    Wireless and portable for making music on the go

    Connects to other ROLI Blocks

    Interacts wirelessly with an app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac

    What’s in the Box

    ROLI Lightpad Block M

    11 NOISE Soundpacks

    Ableton Live Lite

    Equator Player

    Strobe2 Player

    Tracktion Waveform

    BLOCKS Dashboard

    MX MSP Licence (three months)

    USB-C to USB-A cable

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Height: 2.18 cm/0.86 in.

    Length: 9.4 cm/3.7 in.

    Width: 9.4 cm/3.7 in.

    Weight: 374.4 g/13.21 oz.

    System Requirements

    Operating System: iOS 9 or later; OS X 10.10 or later, Windows 10

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001591

    UPC or EAN No.: 814773020543

    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

    iPad Models

  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Life saver!

      This thing is a life saver! After being abducted 4 times, i purchased this product and can finally communicate with the 3rd kind. Thank you ROLI!

      • Written by Bora T from ISTANBUL

      15 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Life saver!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Really nice!! Improvement on the first version

      The Roli Lightpad Block M now feels like a instrument. the first one was too sensitive but this one feels much better. The Noise app is better too It still need The Roli Lightpad Block M now feels like a instrument. the first one was too sensitive but this one feels much better. The Noise app is better too It still needs a overdub function!! but it is way better app now. The Roli is great if you have limited time and need to make a expressive beat. Also the battery life is really good too. I think you will enjoy it. If you use Ableton live it works great with that now too.

      • Written by Thomas P from Uniondale

      10 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Really nice!! Improvement on the first version

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Roli Rulz

      The lightpad block might be the most influential product of the music industry in decades. This is travelers dream! Having instruments at the literal touch of The lightpad block might be the most influential product of the music industry in decades. This is travelers dream! Having instruments at the literal touch of your fingers makes you truly appreciate the power of technology and how far Roli has come. I love it!

      • Written by daniel S

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Roli Rulz

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love this gadget, probably the best drum machine I own

      I bought the M version of the light block at Christmas after trying, and loving, the Seaboard Block (I also bought another one of those)! They work great I bought the M version of the light block at Christmas after trying, and loving, the Seaboard Block (I also bought another one of those)! They work great together, but also on its own the M is like a super portable version of my Maschine. LOVE the no-wires aspect with the bluetooth connectivity and the M unit is so much better than the first one - it just feels great and sits there begging you to pick it up and play, which is fantastic for those days when otherwise you might not want to do the music! P.S. You can also configure it on the Mac to act as a continuous controller so it can act like a mod wheel etc. for the seaboard block. P.P.S. You do need to have wired headphones to use this, as although the Lightblock has no latency at all when you hit the pads to the sound coming out of the phone - which is quite amazing - if you have bluetooth headphone then there is a delay on that side.

      • Written by Richard G from Imabari

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love this gadget, probably the best drum machine I own

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Beautifully designed music controller

      I love my Lightpad block. It’s amazingly expressive when used with the Equator softsynth in Logic and I’ve really enjoyed using it with Roli’s iOS app NOISE as I love my Lightpad block. It’s amazingly expressive when used with the Equator softsynth in Logic and I’ve really enjoyed using it with Roli’s iOS app NOISE as well. Roli seems to always be improving both the firmware of their blocks and the software that pairs with them. I haven’t tried the original Lightpad Block so I can’t compare the two but if you can afford it, I’d suggest going for the M.

      • Written by John M from Bridgewater

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Beautifully designed music controller

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Innovative and fun to use

      I purchased my Lightpad Block M to accompany my Seaboard Block and it does not disappoint. As simple as the Block is to use and set up, its many little features I purchased my Lightpad Block M to accompany my Seaboard Block and it does not disappoint. As simple as the Block is to use and set up, its many little features make using it an enjoyable experience. Features such as being able to magnetically connect it to other Blocks make it easy to expand your instrument. 5D Touch works great, and the Noise app makes making music on the fly super simple. I look forward to expanding my ROLI collection by another Lightpad Block M in the near future.

      • Written by Colt C from Essex

      Is this review useful?Innovative and fun to use