We are very excited to announce that in March BLOCKS will extend its reach as a customizable music creation system with the launch of BLOCKS Dashboard. BLOCKS Dashboard will enable easy integration with a wide range of popular software programs including Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Omnisphere, Max MSP, Kontakt, and more!

The bundled application will be available to all BLOCKS creators as a public beta in early March.

BLOCKS Dashboard will make the Lightpad Block a versatile controller for a range of OS X and Windows programs. It will allow musicians to easily configure their workflow by uploading preprogrammed scripts and editing the parameters of those scripts. Fader Mode, a new display mode on the Lightpad Block’s LED-illuminated, touch-sensitive surface, makes it even easier to control parameters at the touch of a finger.

As part of ROLI’s mission to make BLOCKS the most open-source, hackable music hardware system, BLOCKS Dashboard also enables programmers to write their own scripts and design their own applications for BLOCKS.

Preceding the release of BLOCKS Dashboard, BLOCKS will be available at GuitarCenter, Sam Ash, and B&H from February 16.

Learn more about BLOCKS here.