ROLI Lightpad Block M
ROLI Lightpad Block M
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.
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
Did You Notice?
The rippled surface of microkeywaves is based on the keywaves of ROLI’s premium Seaboard instruments.
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Making music on the go with a powerful, versatile and portable device — whatever your skill level.
What’s in the Box
ROLI Lightpad Block M
11 NOISE Soundpacks
Ableton Live Lite
MX MSP Licence (three months)
USB-C to USB-A cable
Quick start guide
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.
Operating System: iOS 9 or later; OS X 10.10 or later, Windows 10
Mfr. Part Number: ROL-001591
UPC or EAN No.: 814773020543
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Answers from the community
Is it compatible with iOS Garage Band?
- Asked by James P
- on 26 Feb, 2018
Is this compatible with last year's Roli light block? I.e. can I connect the new one with last year's one? Thanks!
- Asked by Niko R from Oakland
- on 1 Nov, 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can sketch musical ideas anywhere you take your connected device. Using easy-to-learn gestures you’ll create beats, melodies, and songs with a diverse library of sounds — all on the touch screen of your phone or tablet. Extend the musical power of NOISE by pairing it with ROLI BLOCKS devices.
A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC
A glass surface becomes unbelievably musical with NOISE, which lets you make and shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You create music through intuitive gestures on a series of easy-to-navigate interfaces.
A HIGH-POWERED MUSICAL SKETCHPAD
Not only can you perform music with NOISE. You can also produce. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from to string sections to crunchy hip hop basses. Record basslines and melodies as loops of varying lengths. Mix and match your loops to build amazingly multi-layered songs — all within the app. Then export your project to desktop studio software and refine your musical idea further.
500 SOUNDS — AND GROWING
The ever-growing library of NOISE sounds include powerful percussion, sparkly synths, magic flutes, head-banging guitar leads, rousing orchestrals, and stunningly life-like acoustic strings and brass. World-renowned artists like Pharrell, Grimes, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Aoki, and Rudimental have also created customized packs of their signature sounds. 35 sounds are completely free, and hundreds more are available through in-app purchases.
ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The power of NOISE expands when you connect to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music-making system. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE becomes the sound engine for the Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block controllers. Apply the musical gestures you’ve learned in NOISE to the pressure-responsive silicone surfaces of BLOCKS — and be even more expressive. Watch films and learn more about BLOCKS on ROLI.com.
• Phone 6 or higher
• iPhone SE
• iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro
• iPod Touch 6th Gen
• iOS 9 or higher …