Roli Lightpad Block M
Super Sonic Surface
Make music on a smooth, illuminated surface that fits in the palm of your hand. Play beats. Shape melodies. Control sound just by touching the super-sensitive, surface of a next-generation MIDI controller. The free ROLI PLAY app helps you get started.
Super powerful and easy to pick up
MIDI pad controller
Touch responsive soft silicon surface
Wireless and portable
LED illumination reconfigures the surface for different notes and scales
Get started with free iOS apps: the beginner-friendly ROLI PLAY or the powerful NOISE app.
Desktop software included: Equator Player, Cypher2 Player, Strobe2 Player and Tracktion Waveform 8
Hundreds of sounds in NOISE and Equator Player
Connects to Seaboard Block and other ROLI BLOCKS
Play a song, all on one surface
On one dynamic surface you can play beats, basslines, chords, and melodies — and tie them all together to make amazingly multi-layered songs.
Every movement is musical
On the Lightpad Block’s tactile surface, you shape sounds and make music with Five Dimensions of Touch (5D Touch). Expression is right at your fingertips, so you can bring any musical idea to life.
Strike to sound a note
Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, like on a string instrument
Slide up and down to modulate a sound, for example to add brightness or texture
Press to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does through breath
Explore a universe of sounds — it's growing all the time
Lightpad M pairs with desktop and mobile sound engines that include hundreds of high-resolution sounds ranging from strings to drums. They’re all custom-made for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) on the Lightpad Block’s unique surface. Explore soundpacks from sound designers and renowned artists like Pharrell, Grimes, and RZA.
BLOCKS works with programs including:
Live Audio Modeling
8 NOISE Soundpacks.
Ableton Live Lite.
Tracktion Waveform 8.
Melodics Subscription (Three Months).
Max MSP License (Three Months).
USB-C to USB-A Cable.
Quick Start Guide.
One Year Full Warranty.
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 and iOS only.
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).