• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a shortcut...

    This item doesn't make the lightpad block better, it just gives you shortcuts so that you don't have to look at your phone for the main things you want to do.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    18 of 23 people found this useful