ROLI Live Block

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Part of the ROLI BLOCKS system, the Live Block makes it even easier to perform music in real time with BLOCKS. Its controls let you switch scales and octaves, play chords and arpeggios, and sustain notes. The Block puts at your fingertips a range of functions that make your musical performances more expressive, so you don’t have to spend time in software menus.

To get started simply download NOISE, ROLI’s free app, on your iPhone or iPad. Then connect the Live Block to the Lightpad Block. They connect physically through BLOCKS DNA connectors and wirelessly through Bluetooth. 

  • Physically connects to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Loop Block through magnetized BLOCKS DNA connectors
  • Wirelessly connects to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Loop Block through Bluetooth
  • Use the Scale button to choose from 15 musical scales, including major, minor, Blues, and Japanese
  • Conveniently move between octaves using the Octave button
  • Press the Chord button and play a chord by pressing a single note
  • Press the Arp button and play an arpeggio by pressing a single note
  • Let a note linger even after you’ve stopped playing it by pressing the Sustain button
  • Handheld design measuring 1.89 by 3.74 inches fits neatly in a pocket
  • Charges through cable to USB-C port and through connection to other Blocks
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Technical Specification

  • Bluetooth, Charging, Connections: USB
  • Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Power Source: Battery power
  • Height: 0.87 in./2.2 cm
  • Length: 3.74 in./9.5 cm
  • Width: 1.89 in./4.8 cm
  • Weight: 3.76 oz./106.73 g
  • Battery: Charges via connection to the Lightpad Block or Seaboard Block.
  • Connectivity / ports:: 6 DNA connectors.
  • Bluetooth: 15 meter Bluetooth range. \ Mac OSX and iOS only.

What Is In The Box

  • ROLI Live Block
  • Quick start guide


Manufacture Description

Live Block helps you perform faster. Switch scales and octaves, trigger chords and arpeggios, and sustain notes by clicking its control buttons. All these functions for live performance can be modified through included software, but Live Block puts them right at your fingertips — so you can fine-tune your performance in real time.

Perform with the Live Block
The Live Block is for performance. When you’re playing live — whether on stage or in your favorite chair — every second counts. The buttons let you switch scales and octaves, trigger chords and arpeggios, and sustain notes in real time.

Connect with a click
Live Block connects with a click to Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block. Just lift one finger from your musical surface, and you can record and fine-tune tracks in real time. Connect it to any part of Lightpad Block or Seaboard Block — or not at all. Live Block works wirelessly, even when it’s not physically connected.

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