Roli Lightpad Block M Studio Edition Super Powered Drumpad

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Make beats in a way that was never possible before. The Lightpad Block lets you bend and shape drums and build your tracks, all at the touch of a finger. Now with ROLI Studio software.



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The new way to make beats

  • LED-illuminated surface for playing and producing
  • 5D Touch technology for intuitive sound shaping
  • Includes ROLI Studio Drums, the world's first MPE drums plugin
  • 100s of MPE sounds in ROLI Studio for desktop
  • Connects to other Blocks with magnetic connectors
  • Lightweight and fits in one hand

Make every movement musical

Shape your sound on a soft, touch-responsive surface. From bending drums to shaping acoustic melodies, you’ll create your tracks more expressively with Five Dimensions of Touch:

A brighter way to play and produce

LED illumination makes Lightpad Block more versatile than any other pad controller. Instantly reprogram it for a variety of playing and production modes.

Reimagine your sound with ROLI Studio

Transforming the Lightpad Block, ROLI Studio is a new desktop software suite of industry-leading sounds, effects and production tools:

  • 2 plugins: ROLI Studio Drums & ROLI Studio Player
  • 400+ sounds, including 200 MPE sounds
  • Presets from Equator2, Cypher2, Strobe2 & Equator synths
  • Expansive audio effects and macros
  • Groundbreaking production tools like Smart Chords
  • Intuitive, easily navigable interfaces

Introducing ROLI Studio Drums

MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) comes to drums for the first time in a plugin that revolutionizes beat-making.

  • Bend and warp drums sounds with 5D Touch
  • Create grooves instantly with intuitive gestures
  • Adjust up to 4 audio effects simultaneously

Play melodies with ROLI Studio Player

Go beyond drums, and enrich your track with melodic sounds. ROLI Studio Player includes 200+ synth, acoustic and hybrid-acoustic presets that you can shape expressively.

Tools for composing and producing faster

ROLI Studio has groundbreaking tools for producing tracks more creatively.

  • Smart Chords: suggest chords with every note you play in ROLI Studio Player
  • Multi-Layered Arpeggiator: create rhythmic sequences with 3 arp layers in ROLI Studio Player
  • Macros and effects: adjust your sound in real time with 3 macro controls and 4 effects slots

An array of supporting software

ROLI Studio is at the center of a vast array of software tools that come with Lightpad Block Studio Edition.



FULL license to Strobe2, the acclaimed synth from FXpansion. Includes 1100+ classic synth sounds, plus an analogue modelling engine for creating your own.

Ableton Live Lite

Turn your Lightpad Block into a controller for Ableton Live Lite, the renowned DAW. A custom ROLI Dashboard integration lets you play instruments, launch clips and navigate around your track on the illuminated Lightpad surface.


ROLI Dashboard

Take control of DAWs and plugins with your Blocks. ROLI Dashboard gives you everything you need to configure BLOCKS for your workflow, including custom apps for Logic Pro, Ableton Live and GarageBand.

ROLI Connect

Your gateway to music production. The ROLI Connect cloud platform lets you manage your Blocks, download your software suite, and more.


Push the limits of musical creativity with a 6 month free trial of Max MSP, a free-form environment for plug-in development.

A Block that slots into your workflow

It’s easier than ever to enhance any project, and improve your workflow with Lightpad Block.

  • ROLI Studio: load ROLI Studio Player and ROLI Studio Drums as plugins in your DAW, or as standalone apps
  • ROLI Dashboard: customize your Block to control DAW features and your favorite software tools

Expands in a snap

Lightpad Block is part of an award-winning system of modular controllers. Expand in a snap through magnetic connectors.

  • Connect up to 4 Lightpads, and assign each to different functions
  • Connect to Seaboard Block, and control your performance in real time via the Lightpad Block
  • Connect to Live Block for faster control of performance and production parameters

For studio, stage and anywhere in between

Compact, lightweight, and super-powered, Lightpad Block works anywhere you make your music.

  • Perform on stage, and light up your sound for the crowd
  • Produce in the studio, on an ultra-compact controller
  • Transport it easily, and play anywhere


Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 94mm (3.7 inches).
  • Height: 21.8mm (0.86 inches).
  • Depth: 94mm (3.7 inches).
  • Weight: 260g (0.57 pounds).

Connectivity / Ports

  • USB-C port (MIDI out and power).
  • Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.
  • 8 DNA connectors.


  • USB / DNA Input Voltage: 5.0V ± 0.2V DC


  • 15 meter Bluetooth range.
  • Mac OSX only.


  • 4 hour battery life.
  • 2 hour charge time.


Desktop Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.13+.
  • Windows 10+.
  • Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
  • 2 GB hard drive space.
  • Internet connection to register/download software.
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