ROLI Loop Block
ROLI Loop Block
Part of the ROLI BLOCKS system, the Loop Block makes it even easier to record a song with BLOCKS. Its controls help you set your tempo and record and quantise your loops so they snap in time with the tempo. The Block puts studio techniques for recording music at your fingertips, so you can easily build amazingly multi-layered tracks.
To get started simply download NOISE, ROLI’s free app, on your iPhone or iPad. Then connect the Loop Block to the Lightpad Block. They connect physically through BLOCKS DNA connectors and wirelessly through Bluetooth.
Physically connect to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Live Block through magnetised BLOCKS DNA connectors
Wirelessly connect to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Live Block via Bluetooth
Works with ROLI’s free NOISE app on your iPhone or iPad
Record a sequence using the Record button and play back your sequence using the Play button
Undo any mistakes in a recorded sequence by pressing the Undo button
Use the Snap button to choose from 15 modes of quantisation including 1/4 beats, 1/8 beats and 1/16 beats
Set your tempo on a virtual metronome by pressing the Click button
Handheld design measuring 4.8 by 9.5 centimetres fits neatly in a pocket
Charges through a cable to the USB-C port and through connection to other Blocks
Did You Notice?
Even if you don’t play a sequence in time, it will sound in time when you activate Snap mode using the Snap button.
Apple Recommends For
Aspiring and professional musicians who want to record tracks quickly and conveniently with their iPhone or iPad.
What’s in the Box
ROLI Loop 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: 9.54 cm/3.76 in.
Width: 4.74 cm/1.9 in.
Weight: 106.73 g
Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001213
UPC or EAN No.: 814773020154
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Answers from the community
Do i need the control block to use the roli block?
- Asked by Bryan V from Guanica
- on 21-Nov-2016
The ROLI Lightpad is standalone as hardware but requires the Noise app to function. The Live block a The ROLI Lightpad is standalone as hardware but requires the Noise app to function. The Live block and the Loop block are not required to use the Lightpad block.
- Answered by Malcolm M from Denair
- on 02-Jan-2017
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.
- iPhone 6 or higher
- iPhone SE
- iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6th Gen
- iOS 9 or higher …