ROLI Lightpad Block MIDI Control Surface
The Roli Lightpad Block is an affordable 5D MIDI controller and the centrepiece of ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio.
- Integrates with popular DAWs and plug-ins including Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase, and Omnisphere via the included BLOCKS Dashboard
- Powered by the free iOS app NOISE
- Play wirelessly wherever you are using Bluetooth, Lightpad Block and an iPhone or iPad
- Intuitive controls for changing scales, playing chords and arpeggios, setting tempo, quantising, 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
- 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
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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.
Customise 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 versatility to making any kind of sound. And the possibilities only begin with this Block, which can be connected to others in a modular, customisable system.
All ROLI Seaboard instruments now come bundled with Traktion's Waveform. This hardware-software combination will allow more musicians to easily create and edit projects with the full expressivity of MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
Waveform offers a plug-and-play experience for ROLI's Seaboard and BLOCKS instruments. Setting it apart from other DAWs, it seamlessly receives complex MPE data and has a user interface that helps musicians visualise and edit all of the expression parameters of MPE on multiple tracks all at once. Released in May 2017, Waveform ($99) builds on the legacy of previous Tracktion DAWs in providing production tools that are approachable to untrained musicians but also valuable to the workflows of professionals.
Roli Lightpad Block Specifications
Connections: USB / Bluetooth
Bluetooth Compatibility: 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