Login / Register 0 items | $0.00 New @ KVR
ROLI

ROLI announces next-generation Lightpad Block (M) and NOISE 3.0

ROLI has launched a new model of Lightpad Block and a series of upgrades to its NOISE app. The Lightpad Block M is the next generation of the Lightpad Block, a surface for sonic control, that launched in November 2016.

Music-makers can recreate the sounds of drums, cellos, flutes, synths, and hundreds of other instruments just by touching the Lightpad Block, which is both a palm-sized music-making device in its own right and a piece of the expandable BLOCKS system. The Lightpad M creates a more sensitive and precise playing experience that is on par with ROLI's instruments like the Seaboard RISE.

Advancements of the Lightpad M include:

  • Microkeywaves. Inspired by the wave-like undulation of keywaves on the surface of ROLI's Seaboard instruments, the microkeywaves of the Lightpad M provide additional tactile feedback on an already sensitive surface. They mark a major revision from the flat surface of the original Lightpad Block.
  • A redesigned silicone surface layer. A deeper, softer silicone layer — topped with 225 microkeywaves — enhances the pressure-responsive control of sound that defines the Lightpad Block.
  • Brighter surface illumination. The Lightpad M is 50% brighter than the original Lightpad Block. It features a higher contrast display and much richer color definition.

YouTube.com/watch?v=ErQp6z-QZ7E

NOISE and the software ecosystem supporting BLOCKS have also taken a major step forward. The Lightpad M, the Seaboard Block, and the original Lightpad Block now come with mobile and desktop tools including:

  • NOISE 3.0: The newest version of ROLI's free app introduces major improvements to clip launching, clip editing, and user-interface navigation as well as new acoustic sounds. Together with the recent introduction of Seaboard View and Mixer Mode, the updates make NOISE 3.0 a mobile sketchpad for making music on the go.
  • Acoustic instrumental soundpacks ($9.99 in the NOISE Soundpack Store): Cello, violin, clarinet, saxophone, and other acoustic instrumental sounds are now available to explore in NOISE. Treble Quartet and Bass Quartet are two new soundpacks from Audio Modeling that are powered by the SWAM engine. The Bass Quartet soundpack is bundled with the Lightpad M. Treble Quartet is bundled with the Seaboard Block.
  • NOISE Audio Unit for GarageBand: Over 400 polyphonic sounds from NOISE are now available to play and edit in GarageBand, Apple's popular music production program that comes with iPhones and iPads. Music-makers can bring their favorite NOISE sounds into their GarageBand workflows with the new NOISE Audio Unit plug-in for iOS. Now available for both models of Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block.
  • Ableton Live Lite: A customized version of the Ableton Live DAW for desktop, is included with every Lightpad Block. Integration with Ableton Live Lite transforms the Lightpad Block into a control surface for launching clips, controlling instruments, and creating tracks within Ableton Live. Coming soon for both models of Lightpad Block.
  • Strobe2 Player: A desktop sound player version of the polysynth from FXpansion. Explore 50 included sounds and three macros in Strobe2 Player — and upgrade to the complete Strobe2 synth for $79. Strobe2 Player is fully compatible with MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) controllers like the Lightpad M. Now available for both models of Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block.
  • Tracktion Waveform: The digital audio workstation (DAW) from Tracktion and the successor to T7. Waveform (worth $99) handles MIDI polyphonic expression data from ROLI instruments. Its visualizer is designed to allow quick and intuitive changes to expression parameters like pitch and timbre — all on one screen. Now available for both models of Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block.

Price: The Lightpad M is $199.95 (£189.95, €219.95) on ROLI.com.

Products Related To This Item
Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...
ROLI News
Other Related News
01 Aug 2017 JUCE 5.1 Now Available - New DSP Module14 Jun 2017 #KVRDeal Expired Plugin Alliance & ROLI Promo: Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay Free With ROLI Blocks13 Dec 2016 FXpansion releases 3 New Geist Expanders (+50% off BFD3 and exclusive ROLI offer)27 Sep 2016 JUCE 4.2.4 Now Available - incl. Projucer for Windows; +10 Google Scholarships for ADC08 Apr 2016 JUCE 4.2 Now Available10 Nov 2015 JUCE launches "JUCE 4: Grapefruit JUCE" and introduces the ICE Engine, a real-time compilation environment for the audio industry and beyond11 Oct 2018 Ableton updates Live to v10.0.410 Oct 2018 Ableton releases Probability Pack for Live 10 Suite02 Oct 2018 Samples From Mars releases "S612 From Mars" for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and 24-bit WAV14 Sep 2018 THEPHONOLOOP releases Cassette Toy Piano for Kontakt 5, Ableton Live, Logic and SFZ13 Sep 2018 ADSR Sound releases Future Wave: Live 10 - Wavetable Presets + Free Wavetable Course05 Sep 2018 Ableton updates Live to v10.0.322 Aug 2018 #KVRDeal Expired Ableton Sale: 25% Off Live 10, Upgrades and Packs08 Aug 2018 Sensel releases Free Soundpack by Nate Hendrix07 Aug 2018 Isotonik Studios launches "Isotonik Sounds" with new free and sale packs for Ableton Live02 Aug 2018 Groove Monkee Releases Hi-Octane Drum Loops01 Aug 2018 #KVRDeal Expired Plughugger 2018 Summer Sale - everything 33% off until 15.08.201827 Jul 2018 #KVRDeal Expired THEPHONOLOOP 2018 Summer Sale - everything 20% off until 13.08.201810 Jul 2018 #KVRDeal Expired FXpansion Offer: 30% Off Strobe2 + Free Expanders05 Jul 2018 New Loops releases Ableton Wavetable Presets and Racks22 Jun 2018 THEPHONOLOOP releases Cassette Plucks.01 for Kontakt 5, Ableton Live, Logic and SFZ20 Jun 2018 Samples From Mars releases "Modular Drums From Mars" for Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and 24-bit WAV13 Jun 2018 K-Devices releases AutoTrig and TATAT for Ableton Live05 Jun 2018 Ableton releases Creative Extensions for Live 10 Suite29 May 2018 Ableton updates Live to v10.0.202 May 2018 ADSR Sounds releases Ableton Wavetable Masterclass

Show more...