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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.

AT A GLANCE

Super powerful and easy to pick up

  • lightpad-M
    MIDI pad controller
  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    Touch responsive soft silicon surface
  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Wireless and portable
  • 09 Icon Grids
    LED illumination reconfigures the surface for different notes and scales
  • Mobile icon
    Get started with free iOS apps: the beginner-friendly ROLI PLAY or the powerful NOISE app.
  • 15 Icon SoftwareLaptop
    Desktop software included: Equator Player, Cypher2 Player, Strobe2 Player and Tracktion Waveform 8
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    Hundreds of sounds in NOISE and Equator Player
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Connects to Seaboard Block and other ROLI BLOCKS

HOW YOU PLAY

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.

5D TOUCH

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

Strike to sound a note

Glide

Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, like on a string instrument

Slide

Slide up and down to modulate a sound, for example to add brightness or texture

Press

Press to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does through breath

Lift

Lift to change a sound’s resonance


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.


SWAM Saxophones by Audio Modeling

Lay down blazing funk solos or mellow jazz vibes with the extraordinarily expressive sounds of SWAM Saxophones. Get riffing on a selection of realistic alto, baritone, soprano and tenor sax instruments, all from the masters at Audio Modeling.

Bundled with a high-powered suite of software

Every Lightpad Block comes with a suite of high-powered music production programs. There’s something for everyone — from beginners to pros.


Melodics

 

Melodics

Jam along to interactive lessons to build your finger drumming and beatmaking skills with Melodics, the online educational platform.

3-month free subscription included with Lightpad Block.

ROLI PLAY

 

ROLI PLAY

ROLI PLAY is a custom-made companion app that helps you get started with the Lightpad Block. Learn how musical touch works on the Lightpad's surface and start making songs. iOS only.


BLOCKS works with programs including:

Apple

  • Logic Pro
  • GarageBand

FXpansion

  • Strobe2
  • Cypher2

Native Instruments

  • Kontakt
  • Massive

Bitwig

  • Studio

Ableton

  • Live

Audio Modeling

  • SWAM

Cycling '74

  • MaxMSP

Spectrasonics

  • Omnisphere

Designed for musical expression

The Lightpad Block is custom-designed to be the most powerful music-making device to fit in a pocket. The sensors underneath the pliable surface are finely calibrated so you can play with precision. Undulating “microkeywaves” provide additional tactile feedback. High-definition colors light up the surface, so you can move quickly between notes, instruments, and scales.