ROLI Lightpad Block Product Overview by GAK
Introducing the new modular music studio from ROLI. wherever you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, BLOCKS is a great new way to make music. Once connected to NOISE, the free iOS app, you'll have a wide array of sounds and effects to explore.
The Lightpad block is the nerve centre of the BLOCKS system. Once you have the Lightpad you can build around it by adding the Live or Loop block to your setup.
There are over 200 preset sounds on the unit and if you want to add more, there are extra Soundpacks available from the likes of Steve Aoki and RZA. The BLOCKS system is also fully integratable with popular DAWs such as Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase and Omnisphere.
The blocks can all integrate with popular DAWs and plug-ins including Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase, and Omnisphere via the included BLOCKS Dashboard.
ROLI Product Overview
The Lightpad Block is an affordable 5D MIDI controller and the centrepiece of ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. On the Block’s pliable, 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 to make beats and shape melodies.
Customize your kit through the addition of the Live Block, which helps you perform in real time, or the Loop Block, which helps you produce in real time.
The Lightpad Block is powered by NOISE, a free iOS app that doubles as a high-powered soft synth. NOISE connects to the Lightpad Block wirelessly via MIDI over Bluetooth.
This new generation of expressive pad controller is groundbreaking in its portability, affordability, and and versatility to making any kind of sound. And the possibilities only begin with this Block, which can be connected to others in a modular, customizable system.
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- Other Features: Bluetooth
- Connections: USB
- Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 4.0
- Power Source: Battery Power
- Height: 2 cm/0.8 in.
- Length: 9.45 cm/3.72 in.
- Width: 9.45 cm/3.72 in.
- Weight: 250 g
- Integrates with popular DAWs and plug-ins including Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase, and Omnisphere via the included BLOCKS Dashboard.
- Bundled with over 200 preset sounds, and options to download more sound through in-app purchases of NOISE Soundpacks including ones from acclaimed musicians like Steve Aoki and RZA.
- Powered by the free iOS app NOISE
- Play wirelessly wherever you are using Bluetooth, Lightpad Block and an iPhone or iPad
- NOISE app lets you choose sounds, add effects, record loops, and launch loops to make a track
- Intuitive controls for changing scales, playing chords and arpeggios, setting tempo, quantizing, and recording and undoing.
- In Learn Mode, follow Lightpad Block’s unique Light Trails to learn musical gestures for shaping sounds on the new interface
- Convenient handheld design with a 9.5-centimetre square surface fits neatly in a pocket
- DNA connectors allow magnetic connection between Lightpad Block and other Blocks in the ROLI BLOCKS system
- Charges through cable to USB-C port and through connection to other Blocks