BLOCKS Dashboard is now available to all BLOCKS creators as an open beta. ROLI is proud to engage with the BLOCKS community to develop new features that will make the application even more powerful and integral to a variety of workflows.
Watch these short videos and learn how to integrate BLOCKS with four popular music software programs.
The Lightpad Block, Loop Block, and Live Block become open-ended MIDI control surfaces through BLOCKS Dashboard. You can configure them through different programs and modes. Customize the LED-illuminated Lightpad Block as faders, a 4x4 drum pad, a continuous XYZ pad, and more. Use the Loop and Live Blocks as CC controllers for your favorite DAW.
Work with melodic software synthesizers including Native Instruments Kontakt, U-he Diva, and FXpansion Strobe2 on a 5x5 grid of notes.
Play beats from other software instruments including Ableton Drum Rack, FXpansion BFD3, Logic Ultrabeat, and Native Instruments Battery Rack. Choose from multiple grid layouts including 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4.
Control any parameter through four banks of four assignable MIDI CC touch faders. Use the Mode button to move between banks.
Use four touch faders to control any parameters, and use four buttons on top of the faders to connect to track mutes and solos.
Turn the entire Lightpad surface into an assignable XY pad, and add the dimension of pressure (Z).
Set each button on a Loop Block or Live Blocks to control functions within your favorite DAW.
BLOCKS Dashboard integrates music software programs, lets you control parameters within them, and also lets you fine-tune your performance and production settings. You can adjust pitch bend range, change scales, customize grid layouts and colors, select channel settings, and more — all through the settings panel.