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  1. Buy a Lightpad Block before 14th Jan 2018
  2. Complete the registration form and upload your proof of purchase here between 30-60 days after the purchase date
  3. Receive your cash back reward via bank transfer

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*Not available on the new Lightpad Block M

Lightpad Block

Super Sonic Surface

Make beats. Play melodies. Shape sounds naturally through touch. Discover a new way to make music on one incredibly powerful surface. It’s all in the palm of your hand.

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  • Lifetime support

My Sound, My BLOCKS

Watch the stories of four BLOCKS creators

Introducing Lightpad Block

INTERFACE

Powerful and easy to pick up

  • 05 Icon WirelessPortable
    Wireless and portable for making music on the go
  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    5D Touch technology
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    200+ free sounds
  • 02 Icon LightpadLED
    LED illuminated musical grids
  • 15 Icon SoftwareLaptop
    Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile
  • 03 Icon Learn
    Learn mode
  • 12 Icon PairWithBlocks
    Connects to other Blocks

HOW YOU PLAY

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 a song.

Control Block

Every movement is musical

On Lightpad Block’s unique surface you shape sounds and make music with Five Dimensions of Touch (5D Touch). Expression is at your fingertips, so you can bring any musical idea to life in an instant.

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

SOUNDS

Hundreds of sounds from strings to synths

Lightpad Block comes with a universe 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 renowned artists. Listen to demos of all soundpacks below.

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes

Enter the sonic universe of Grimes, the singer-producer who’s redefined the boundaries between independent music and pop with albums like Art Angels. Explore Grimes' crazy modulated synths and original drums. From the delicate Ocarina of Thyme to the obliterating Subhumans, this soundpack is for adventurous producers who want to add exciting new sounds to their palette.

Available for download in the NOISE app now

SOFTWARE

A suite of software for any music maker

Every Lightpad Block comes with a suite of high-powered music production programs. There’s something for everyone — from beginners to pros.

Products

NOISE

Start making music with NOISE, an app that includes 100+ sounds. It works wirelessly with Lightpad Block, so you can play anywhere you have a connected device.

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 Block 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 Blocks. Coming soon!

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 of NOISE. Lightpad Block becomes a versatile controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and other plug-ins and programs.

MaxMSP

Push the limits of musical creativity with Max MSP, an open-ended environment for plug-in development. Three-month trial license with every Lightpad Block.

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

LEARN

Learn to make music

Learning a musical instrument can take years. It’s much faster on Lightpad Block. The gestures for making music are intuitive, and the illuminated grids guide you to play in tune. Learn how to play Lightpad Block, and you'll be learning to play the sounds of hundreds of instruments in one.

EXPAND

Expand your music

Lightpad Block 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. All Blocks snap together and talk to each other wirelessly. Customize your kit from the beginning, then build as you grow.

Hear a virtuoso performance on Lightpad Blocks

Lightpad Block

Technical Diagram

Unboxed

  1. Lightpad Block.
  2. 8 NOISE Soundpacks.
  3. Ableton Live Lite.
  4. Equator Player.
  5. Strobe2 Player.
  6. Tracktion Waveform.
  1. BLOCKS Dashboard.
  2. Max MSP License (Three Months).
  3. Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay.
  4. USB-C to USB-A Cable.
  5. Quick Start Guide.
  6. One Year Full Warranty.

Tech Specs

Dimensions and Weight

Width: 94mm (3.7 inches).
Height: 20mm (0.78 inches).
Depth: 94mm (3.7 inches).
Weight: 250g (0.55 pounds).

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. Mac OSX 10.10+ / Windows 10.

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