Roli BLOCKS

Everyone can make music on BLOCKS, the most versatile music-making system ever made. BLOCKS is a modular music studio that’s for anyone — from beginners who have never taken a music lesson to pros who want to shape sound in new ways.

Music is a language that everyone understands but few people can speak. BLOCKS changes that. It lets you make music naturally through intuitive gestures on a touch-sensitive playing surface. Each individual Block fits in your hand or your pocket, and they’re incredibly powerful. Just connect BLOCKS to NOISE, the free iOS app, and you have a wide array of sounds and effects to explore.

BLOCKS introduces a new, modular way to make music. You can arrange your Blocks in many configurations to create kits that are perfect for you. The Blocks connect magnetically, so you simply add more Blocks to do more things. BLOCKS is a modular music studio that you build as your skills and interests grow.

The Lightpad Block is the center of the BLOCKS system. You make music through natural movements on the Block’s smooth, glowing, pressure-responsive surface. Drop beats and shape melodies by striking, sliding, and pressing your fingers on the surface. Illuminated grids help you find your notes. Light Trails guide you to learn musical gestures quickly. To get started on BLOCKS, all you need is a Lightpad Block and NOISE, the iOS app.

NOISE is the iOS app that powers BLOCKS. It’s free to download on iPhones and iPads. On NOISE you choose from over 100 sounds to play on your Lightpad Block. You also use the app to record loops — so you can easily make a track. Everything works wirelessly. With NOISE, BLOCKS becomes as powerful as a professional-grade synthesizer.

Product Features

Included
  • Lightpad Block
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty

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Product Specs

System requirements

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus or newer
  • iPad air or newer
  • iOS 9.0 or above

Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 94mm
  • Height: 20mm
  • Depth: 94mm
  • Weight: 250g

Connectivity / Ports

  • USB-C port (MIDI out and power)
  • Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE
  • 8 BLOCKS DNA connectors

Buttons

  • Mode
  • Power & Bluetooth

Battery

  • 4 hour battery life
  • 2 hour charge time
  • Charge your Lightpad Block by plugging the included USB-C cable into the unit and into a computer or a mains adaptor with USB input.

Bluetooth

  • 15 meter Bluetooth range
  • 30 ms touch to sound Bluetooth latency
  • Lightpad Block is a Master BLOCK, meaning that it can “host” other BLOCKS on its MIDI-over-Bluetooth connection.

Pad

  • Silicone with a durable, smooth urethane coating
  • 225 LEDs on surface