NOISE

Music made mobile

NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can sketch musical ideas anywhere you take your connected device. Using simple, easy-to-learn gestures, you can create beats, melodies, and songs with a huge library of sounds. Play NOISE on your phone or tablet, and extend its musical powers by pairing NOISE with ROLI BLOCKS.

  • Download on the App Store
  • Download From Google Play

NOISE: Make music in minutes

AT A GLANCE

Free expression

  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    400+ sounds available
  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    5D Touch technology makes your touchscreen musical
  • 09 Icon Grids
    Choice of interfaces for playing and a variety of scales
  • 03 Icon Learn
    Learn mode helps you learn musical gestures
  • 10 Icon Applei0S
    iOS compatible
  • 11 Icon Android
    Google Pixel compatible
  • 14 Icon WirelessOverBluetooth
    Pairs wirelessly with BLOCKS or Seaboard RISE

HOW YOU PLAY

Unlock the musical expressiveness of a glass surface

Every movement is musical with NOISE. Shape sound through Five Dimensions of Touch on a glass surface. They’re gestures that you already know and use on your mobile. Press into the surface. Glide side to side and slide up and down. It’s simple and intuitive, and most of all it’s fun!

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

Choose your sound

NOISE comes with a library of sounds that includes guitar leads, deep dark synths, and amazingly life-like cellos and saxophones. Discover your sound, and add to your collection by purchasing additional soundpacks. Artists like Steve Aoki, Grimes, and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan have crafted original NOISE soundpacks, so you can build your music with their sounds.

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

INTERFACE

Choose your layout

NOISE lets you choose from two instrumental interfaces. Both of them are modelled on award-winning physical instruments from ROLI: the Seaboard and the Lightpad Block. Seaboard View is laid out like a keyboard, and the Lightpad View has a grid layout based on a drum pad. Use one for beats and the other for melodies, or switch between them on the fly.

PLAY AND RECORD

A handheld music studio

NOISE has a collection of instruments for playing tunes, but it’s also a studio for recording and building songs. Pick a sound, sketch out a musical idea, and record it as a loop. Do the same with other sounds. Switch to Song View, and trigger your loops one by one. Switch up the sequence. Build amazingly multi-layered tracks — all in one app.

LEARN

Designed for learners

If you love music but don’t think you can play an instrument, NOISE may change your mind. It’s a fun, interactive learning tool. In Learn Mode, trace illuminated Light Trails to learn the gestures for playing beats or melodies. Choose from 15 scales and the notes of the scale light up, so you can easily play in tune. NOISE is designed to help you start making music.

CROSS PLATFORM SUPPORT

Support for iOS and Google Pixel

NOISE is compatible with all recent iPhones and iPads. Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 are also supported. Visit the NOISE page in the App Store or on Google Play to see a complete list of compatible devices.

BLOCKS

NOISE: Music's building BLOCKS

The power of NOISE grows when you connect to BLOCKS, the modular music-making system. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE is the software engine of BLOCKS. Get started with the Lightpad Block or Seaboard Block. Their pressure-responsive surfaces introduce a whole new plane of musical expression.

CONFIGURATION

My Studio: Configure your Blocks

Easily configure a multi-Block setup through NOISE. In the My Studio function you can make several Blocks behave as one continuous instrument — assign different instruments to different Blocks. Whatever project you’re working on, NOISE helps you quickly customize your BLOCKS instrument.

COMPATIBILITY

Plug NOISE into the GarageBand app

Bring your favorite NOISE sounds directly into GarageBand, Apple's popular music production program, through the NOISE Audio Unit plug-in. Now you can build and edit tracks in GarageBand with over 400 expressive sounds in NOISE. Don't just be a player. Be a producer — with GarageBand.

Share your music in a world of NOISE

NOISE.fm is a community for sharing music made with NOISE, discovering other music-makers, and collaborating with them on projects. Music is social, NOISE.fm helps you be more creative by connecting with other people.

Make melodies. Launch loops. Record your creations.

Features

400+ Sounds

Explore over 400 acoustic, synthetic, and percussion sounds, custom-made by world-class artists and sound designers


5D Touch

Control sound intuitively through Strike, Press, Glide, Slide and Lift.


Drop beats

Tap the surface like you’re playing live drums. Go way beyond drum pads, and make beats more expressively with 5D Touch.


Play melodies

Play melodies with a variety of acoustic and synthetic sounds.


Record loops

Record four-bar loops of beats and melodies.


Build songs

Build a song by arranging and layering loops.


Learn Mode

Light Trails guide you to trace the gestures for making beats & melodies with many instrumental sounds.


Scales

Choose from 15 different scales. Hide notes that are not in tune with that scale.


Chord Mode

Turn on Chord Mode, and play a chord every time you strike a note.


Arp Mode

Turn on Arp Mode, and play an arpeggio every time you strike a note.


Mixer Mode

Turn up and down (or off) the volume of individual tracks.


Two instrumental interfaces

Play on Seaboard View, which is laid out like a keyboard. Or Lightpad View, a grid layout based on a drum pad.


NOISE Soundpack Store

Browse a huge variety of additional soundpacks from performing artists and renowned sound designers. Purchase them seamlessly in-app.


Join a musical community

Join NOISE.fm, a social community for sharing music made on NOISE


Bluetooth connection to BLOCKS

NOISE pairs wirelessly with BLOCKS, ROLI’s modular music-making system, and becomes the sound engine for BLOCKS controllers.


Bluetooth connection to Seaboard RISE

NOISE pairs wirelessly with the Seaboard RISE 25 and Seaboard RISE 49, and becomes the sound engine for Seaboard RISE controllers.


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Tech Specs

Apple Compatibility

iPhone 6 or higher
iPhone SE
iPad Mini 4 or higher
iPad Air 2
iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 and 12.9 inches)
iPod Touch 6th Generation
Visit iTunes for a complete list of devices supporting NOISE for iOS.

Android Compatibility

Google Pixel.
Google Pixel 2.
Visit Google Play for a complete list of devices supporting NOISE for Android.

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