An incredibly powerful and versatile musical surface.
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
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, customizable system.
Aspiring, proficient, and professional musicians who want a versatile 5D
MIDI controller that they can take anywhere.
What’s in the Box:
ROLI Lightpad Block
Quick start guide
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
USB-C port (MIDI out and power)
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE
8 BLOCKS DNA connectors
Mode, Power & Bluetooth
Battery & Bluetooth
4 Hour battery life
2 hours for full charge
15 metre Bluetooth range
30 ms touch to sound Bluetooth latency
Silicone with a durable, smooth urethane coating
225 LEDs on surface
94mm x 20mm x 94mm