ROLI Lightpad Block M Studio ControllerBLOCKS Studio Editions are the most versatile and powerful MPE-based (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) MIDI controllers for producers. The new editions of ROLI's award-winning BLOCKS are paired with ROLI Studio, a desktop software program that releases the full power of BLOCKS with cutting-edge sounds, innovative composition tools, the world's first MPE drums engine, and deeper integration with leading DAWs.
Introducing ROLI Studio:ROLI Studio software for the first time brings together the industry-leading sounds and effects from the ROLI software suite, all in one place. It also introduces ROLI Studio Drums, the world's first MPE drums plugin.
- Unifies sounds and effects from three ROLI sound engines -- Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 -- in one easily browsable interface that works as a plugin within your DAW
- ROLI Studio Player plugin: melodic and synth sounds, plus effects and macros
- ROLI Studio Drums plugin: world's first MPE drums plugin with drum sounds, plus groove editor and audio effects
- Includes groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords and Multi-Layered Arpeggiator
Deeply integrates BLOCKS hardware with ROLI sounds and synths Powered by ROLI Studio, BLOCKS Studio Editions give producers:
More Expression:Play more expressively with 100s of MPE and standard MIDI sounds on the touch-responsive surfaces of Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block.
More Flexibility:- BLOCKS Studio Editions work for any project, any musical style, and any DAW-based workflow.
- They're compact and travel anywhere producers make their music
More Sounds:- 100s of acoustic, hybrid acoustic, synth, and drum sounds from two groundbreaking plugins: ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums
- ROLI Studio Drums is world's first MPE drums plugin, for bending and warping drum sounds in a way that was never possible before.
- BLOCKS Studio Edition owners also receive a full license to ROLI's Strobe2 synth.
Better Integration:- ROLI Studio better integrates BLOCKS with sounds and production tools that were previously spread across multiple synths.
- Lightpad apps deepen the integration further by programming the Lightpad Block to control specific features of ROLI Studio.
- ROLI Studio works as a plugin in all leading DAWs
Lightpad Block M Studio Edition Description
Super Powered Drumpad:Produce more creatively with an illuminated, touch-responsive pad controller that lets you play beats, basslines, melodies, and control effects. Includes ROLI Studio software, including the first-ever MPE drums plugin for bending drum sounds.
Compose, produce, and perform on a pad controller like no other. The Lightpad Block's touch-responsive surface lets you shape beats and melodies through pressure, slides, and other gestures. It's also for mixing, controlling audio effects, and clip launching. Switching between playing and production is simple, with an LED-illuminated surface that's easily programmed for different modes. Watch your music light up under your fingers -- and when you're ready, connect it to other ROLI BLOCKS.
Now with ROLI Studio, a powerful new desktop software suite:Lightpad Block M Studio Edition features ROLI Studio desktop software, which for the first time unifies the industry-leading sounds and effects from three ROLI sound engines -- Equator, Cypher2, and Strobe2 -- in one easily browsable interface. Also includes groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords and Multi-Layered Arpeggiator
Play drums more expressively than ever before:Warp drum sounds and create grooves in a way that's never been possible before. Lightpad Block comes with the world's first MPE drums plugin: ROLI Studio Drums. It features 100+ drum sounds that you can shape through touch. In-built audio effects with four XY controllable layers add endless soundshaping possibilities.
Industry leading sounds:Explore 200+ acoustic and synth sounds in the ROLI Studio Player plugin. Combined with ROLI Studio Drums there are 400+ incredibly textured sounds to browse. From synths to strings to snares, you'll find the right one for your track. Includes MPE and standard MIDI sounds.
Compatible with your workflow:Lightpad Block integrates with your favorite software tools. Use ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums as a plugin in your DAW, or configure the Lightpad to control synths through ROLI Dashboard.
Expand your instrument:The Lightpad Block is a modular, expandable MIDI controller. Connect it magnetically to other Lightpad Blocks to expand your surface. Create a customised controller by adding Seaboard Blocks, Live Blocks, or Loop Blocks.
Features:- Now with ROLI Studio, a new desktop software suite
- 400+ acoustic, drums, and synth sounds
- World's first MPE drums engine for bending and warping drums.
- Create grooves in seconds through touch
- In-built audio effects with four XY controllable layers
- Compatible with leading DAWs and plugins
- Magnetically connects to other ROLI BLOCKS
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- Software Package Included:
- ROLI Studio: Includes ROLI Studio Player & ROLI Studio Drums
- Strobe2 Full (NEW)
- Ableton Live Lite 9
- Max MSP 8 (6 month free trial)
- ROLI Dashboard
- ROLI Connect- Unboxed:
- Lightpad Block M Studio Edition
- USB-C to USB-A Cable
- Software package as per above
- Quick Start Guide
- One Year Full Warranty- USB:
USB-C port (MIDI out and power)- MIDI:
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE- Connectors:
8 BLOCKS DNA connectors- Power Source:
Battery Power- Desktop Requirements:
- Mac OSX 10.12+.
- Windows 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 (ROLI Studio only available on desktop):
- 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).
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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