Connect with a click

The Live Block and Loop Block connect with a click to the Lightpad Block. It couldn’t be more convenient: the buttons are less than a finger-length away from the Lightpad Block’s playable surface. Reconfigure the Blocks however you want, whenever you want — even in the middle of playing a song. Connect a Live Block to the top or bottom, right or left of the Lightpad Block. Connect a Live Block and a Loop Block beside each other, or separate them on either side of the Lightpad Block.

Strike, Glide, Slide, Press, Lift

The Lightpad Block gives you five ways to shape sound through touch. Strike the surface to sound a note, as you would on a piano key or a drum. Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, as violinists do. Slide up and down to modulate the sound. Press into the surface to deepen sounds, like a saxophone player does by breathing more. Lift off the surface at different speeds to change a sound’s resonance.

Learn to play

The easiest way to learn music is to see it right in front of you. In Learn Mode, Light Trails appear on the surface that guide you to make beats and melodies. Follow a few zigzags and end with a strike. You might not know it until you finish, but that’s a cool riff. Learn Mode teaches you the gestures for making music, so you can move more quickly to performing.

Connect with a click

The Live Block and Loop Block connect with a click to the Lightpad Block. It couldn’t be more convenient: the buttons are less than a finger-length away from the Lightpad Block’s playable surface. Reconfigure the Blocks however you want, whenever you want — even in the middle of playing a song. Connect a Live Block to the top or bottom, right or left of the Lightpad Block. Connect a Live Block and a Loop Block beside each other, or separate them on either side of the Lightpad Block.