ROLI Lightpad Block M
Unlimited Rhythmic Expression
The Lightpad Block M Studio Edition takes ROLI’s popular touch controller and pairs it with ROLI Studio software. This combo expands the Lightpad Block M’s creative potential with an endless array of sounds and effects, along with rock-solid DAW integration. The Lightpad Block M Studio Edition includes 225 tactile microkeywaves that track your fingers with a high degree of resolution to create lifelike vibratos, smooth bends and filter sweeps, along with multi-zoned percussion. Wireless and portable, you can use the Lightpad Block M Studio Edition to create unique rhythms with the included ROLI Studio Drums plug-in — the world’s first MPE drum engine for bending and warping drums. You can also connect to other ROLI Blocks to expand your performance capabilities. With full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE, plus eight BLOCKS DNA connectors, the ROLI Lightpad Block M Studio Edition is an ultra-powerful MPE-based system for producers, musicians, and studio engineers.
ROLI Studio software unlocks the full power of Blocks
The ROLI Lightpad Block M Studio Edition gives you endless new frontiers to explore, thanks to the included ROLI Studio Player software. Teeming with hundreds of MPE-ready sounds, the ROLI Studio Player places ROLI’s Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines conveniently in one unified, browsable desktop plug-in. You also get cutting-edge audio effects and macros that are guaranteed to turbocharge your productions. Smart Chords speed up your songwriting with suggested chord progressions for each note, while the Multi-Layered Arpeggiator enables you to craft interactive rhythmic patterns. The Lightpad Block M Studio Edition also includes ROLI Studio Drums. This MPE-enabled drum plug-in is a game-changing way to play drums and develop grooves, supplying you with boundless rhythmic expression. Both ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums work as plug-ins in all leading DAWs, so integrating ROLI Blocks Studio Edition hardware into your studio is a breeze. Add to that, better finger tracking, MPE expression outputs, and multi-Block connectivity, and you have a super-powerful, ultra-expressive hardware/software solution that will feel at home in any studio.
Responds to your touch in five different ways
The ROLI Lightpad Block M Studio Edition puts expressive control over sounds at your fingertips, and the unique pressure-sensitive surface allows you to play with nuance. Wiggle your finger to apply vibrato, slide your finger to glide between notes, and press harder to open the filter on a synth sound. The colorful square pads on the playing surface can be used to play individual notes, chords, scales, and even arpeggios. We’ve never seen a controller quite like this at Sweetwater.
Connect to other Blocks to expand your creative potential
The Lightpad Block M Studio Edition features eight Blocks DNA connectors to connect to ROLI Blocks. On their own, ROLI Blocks are versatile production and performance tools with a unique touch-sensitive control surface. Combined with your Lightpad Block M Studio Edition, you’ll have a customizable and portable music-making rig with unprecedented expressive potential.
ROLI Lightpad Block M Studio Edition Features:
- Portable, modular, wireless music controller for iOS
- 225 microkeywaves track motion with a high degree of accuracy
- Colorful illuminated pads for playing sounds, chords, scales, and arpeggios
- Pressure-sensitive surface responds to your touch in five different ways
- Charges via USB-C and through connection to other Blocks
- Connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to your iPhone or iPad
- Includes hundreds of MPE-ready sounds from ROLI’s Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 sound engines
- Access your sounds conveniently in one unified, browsable desktop plug-in
- Cutting-edge audio effects and macros are guaranteed to turbocharge your productions
- Smart Chords speed up your songwriting with suggested chord progressions for each note
- Multi-Layered Arpeggiator enables you to craft interactive rhythmic patterns
- MPE-enabled drums supply you with boundless rhythmic expression
- Rock-solid DAW compatibility for easy studio integration
- Better finger tracking, MPE expression outputs, and multi-Block connectivity
Dimensions and Weight
- Width: 94mm (3.7 inches).
- Height: 21.8mm (0.86 inches).
- Depth: 94mm (3.7 inches).
- Weight: 260g (0.57 pounds).
- 4 hour battery life.
- 2 hour charge time.
Connectivity / Ports
- USB-C port (MIDI out and power).
- Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.
- 8 DNA connectors.
- 15 meter Bluetooth range.
- Mac OSX 10.10+.
- Windows 7, 8 and 10.
- Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
- 2 GB hard drive space.
- Internet connection to register/download software.
Mobile & Tablet Requirements
- iPhone 6 or newer.
- iPad Air 2 or newer.
- iPad Mini 4 or newer.
- iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 and 12.9 inches).
- iOS 9.0 or above.
- Google Pixel or Pixel 2 (Limited support).