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
What’s in the Box
ROLI Loop Block
Quick start guide
Other Features: Bluetooth, Charging
Bluetooth Compatibility: 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 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 …