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ROLI Lightpad Block M - ROL-001591

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ROLI Lightpad Block M - ROL-001591

Reach for the ultimate music-making surface that fits in the palm of your hand. The next-generation Lightpad Block features a redesigned surface that offers an even more tactile, responsive, and precise playing experience.


  • Super sonic and easy to pick up
    • The newest, most advanced Lightpad Block
    • Deeper, softer surface topped with 225 microkeywaves
    • 50% brighter surface illumination from high-definition LEDs
    • 100s of free sounds
    • Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile
    • Wireless and portable for making music on the go
    • Connects to other 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
    • Beats
      The Lightpad M is a beatmaking machine. Play beats like you're playing live drums, and choose from dozens of percussive sounds in the included Drum Kits and Groove Kits
    • Basslines
      Add some bass. Whether it's an acoustic double bass or a snarling synth bass, your basslines will roll into cool new grooves with the slightest finger movements
    • Chords
      Chords add texture to any song. Choose from dozens of chords in multiple keys. Chord Mode makes it even easier: you can play a chord just by striking a single note
    • Melodies
      Breathe new life into melodies. Choose from dozens of melodic instrumental sounds and play them in a range of scales. Add flourishes on the fly through 5D Touch
  • Every movement is musical
    On Lightpad M'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
  • Touch even deeper musical textures
    The redesigned interface of the Lightpad M builds on the touch-responsive powers of the original Lightpad Block. Lightpad M's surface is deeper, softer, and defined by undulating microkeywaves — for an even more precise playing experience
    • Enhanced tactile feedback
      Based on the wave-like surface of ROLI's Seaboard instruments, the 225 microkeywaves of the Lightpad M add more tactile feedback, so you can interact with the surface in a deeper way and gauge each movement more precisely. A thicker, softer silicone layer enhances pressure-responsiveness
    • Enhanced visual feedback
      The surface of the Lightpad M is 50% brighter than the original Lightpad Block. It features higher-definition colors and a higher contrast display, so you can move more quickly between notes, instruments, and scales
  • Explore a universe of sounds — it's growing all the time
    Lightpad M comes with hundreds of sounds from funky synths to string sections to drums. They're all custom-made for 5D Touch. Expand your collection by purchasing soundpacks from cutting-edge sound designers and world-famous artists like Grimes, RZA, and Steve Aoki. The universe keeps growing, with new soundpacks arriving every month
  • An expanded suite of software for any music maker
    Lightpad M comes with an expanded suite of high-powered music production programs. There's something for everyone — from beginners to pros
    • NOISE
      Start making music with NOISE, an app that includes 100+ sounds. It works wirelessly with Lightpad M, so you can play anywhere you have a connected device. iOS and Google Pixel only
    • Equator Player
      Browse 200+ free sounds on a desktop sound player based on Equator, ROLI's flagship soft synth and sound engine
    • Ableton Live Lite
      Turn the Lightpad M into a portable controller for Ableton Live, the renowned digital audio workstation (DAW). Through a customized integration you can play instruments and create tracks within Ableton Live — on the surface of one or multiple Lightpad Ms
    • Strobe2 Player
      A desktop sound player version of the acclaimed polysynth from FXpansion with 50 presets and 3 macros to play with
    • Tracktion Waveform
      A cutting-edge digital audio workstation from Tracktion. Waveform seamlessly integrates the Lightpad's multidimensional expression data and helps you visualise and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners while also powerful for professionals
    • BLOCKS Dashboard
      Control music software programs outside the NOISE and Equator environment. Lightpad M becomes a versatile controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and other plug-ins and programs
    • Max MSP
      Push the limits of musical creativity with Max MSP, an open-ended environment for custom music programming. Three-month trial license with every Lightpad M
  • BLOCKS works with programs including
    • Ableton: Live
    • FXpansion: Strobe2
    • Native Instruments: Kontakt Massive
    • Bitwig: Studio
    • Apple: Logic Pro Garageband
    • SampleModeling: SWAM
    • Cycling '74: MaxMSP
    • Spectrasonics: Omnisphere
  • Start learning with ROLI PLAY
    ROLI PLAY is a custom-made companion app that helps you get started with your Lightpad Block. Learn how musical touch works on the Lightpad's surface and start making songs. Your first few hours with a Lightpad can be a musical headrush, and this free app is there to hold your hand
  • Expand your music studio
    Lightpad M is one piece of an award-winning music creation system: BLOCKS. Connect to a Seaboard Block, Live Block, Loop Block, Touch Block — or more Lightpad Blocks including the Lightpad M. All Blocks snap together and work together wirelessly. Mix and match, and build your instrument as you grow!


  • Connectivity / Ports
    • USB-C port (MIDI out and power)
    • Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE
    • 8 DNA connectors
  • Battery
    • 4 hour battery life
    • 2 hour charge time
  • Bluetooth: 15 meter Bluetooth range
  • System Requirements: iPhone 6, 6 Plus or newer. iPad air or newer. iOS 9.0 or above. Google Pixel or Pixel 2. Mac OSX 10.10+ / Windows 10

What's In The Box:

  • Lightpad Block
  • 11 NOISE Soundpacks
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Equator Player
  • Strobe2 Player
  • Tracktion Waveform
  • BLOCKS Dashboard
  • Max MSP License (Three Months)
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One Year Full Warranty

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 0.86"
  • Width: 3.7"
  • Depth: 3.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.57 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING - learn more
Key Features
Deeper, Softer Surface Texture/ Surface Dimpled With 225 "Microkeywaves" For Additional Tactile Feedback And Precision Playing/ Enhanced Touch-Responsiveness/ Brighter LED Illumination/ Expanded Software Package Including Equator Player, Tracktion Waveform, Ableton Live Lite/ Full MIDI Compatibility Over USB And Bluetooth LE/ 8 DNA Connectors/ 15 Meter Bluetooth Range/ 4 Hour Battery Life/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the ROLI ROL-001591 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The ROLI ROL-001591 is Brand New.
  • The ROLI ROL-001591 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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