Loop Block

Made for Production

SRP £89.95 inc VAT

Loop Block

Part of the ROLI BLOCKS system, the Loop Block makes it easier to record a song with BLOCKS. Its controls help you set your tempo, record loops and play them back, and quantize your recorded loops so they snap in time with the tempo. The Block creates shortcuts to the most popular functions of music production, so you can spend more time building amazingly multi-layered tracks and less time navigating software menus.

The Loop Block works with the Lightpad Block, the 5D MIDI controller that is the centrepiece of the ROLI BLOCKS system. The two Blocks connect magnetically to create a customized music studio. The studio can be expanded by adding the Live Block, which helps add expressive touches to music performances.  

The Loop Block, Live Block, and Lightpad Block are powered by NOISE, a free iOS app that doubles as a high-powered soft synth. NOISE connects to Live Block wirelessly via MIDI over Bluetooth.

Recommended for:

Aspiring, proficient, and professional musicians who want to produce tracks on a small, portable, and hugely expressive music studio.

What’s in the Box:

ROLI Loop Block
Quick start guide

  • Physically connect to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Live Block through magnetised BLOCKS DNA connectors
  • Wirelessly connect to ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Live Block via Bluetooth
  • Works with ROLI’s free NOISE app on your iPhone or iPad
  • Record a sequence using the Record button and play back your sequence using the Play button
  • Undo any mistakes in a recorded sequence by pressing the Undo button
  • Press the Snap button to choose from 15 modes of quantisation including 1/4 beats, 1/8 beats and 1/16 beats
  • Set your tempo on a virtual metronome by pressing the Click button
  • Handheld design measuring 4.8 by 9.5 centimetres fits neatly in a pocket
  • Charges through connection to other Blocks
Other FeaturesBluetooth, Charging
Bluetooth CompatibilityBluetooth 4.0
Power SourceBattery Power
Height2.2 cm/0.87 in.
Length9.54 cm/3.76 in.
Width4.74 cm/1.9 in.
Weight106.73 g

Customise BLOCKS for your workflow

Extend the power of your modular music studio through BLOCKS Dashboard, a versatile application that integrates BLOCKS with leading digital audio workstations (DAWs) and plug-ins. Control your favourite software in a new, intuitive, faster way.

BLOCKS Dashboard is now available to all BLOCKS creators as an open beta. ROLI is proud to engage with the BLOCKS community to develop new features that will make the application even more powerful and integral to a variety of workflows.

Download BLOCKS Dashboard here and check minimum system requirements there.

BLOCKS works with many other leading DAWs and plug-ins including:

•  Apple : Logic Pro X
• Ableton : Live
• Native Instruments : Kontakt, Massive 
• Steinberg : Cubase
• Bitwig : Studio
• Spectrasonics : Omnisphere 
• FXpansion : Strobe2
• SampleModeling : Swam
• Cycling ‘74 : Max MSP

The Lightpad Block, Loop Block, and Live Block become open-ended MIDI control surfaces through BLOCKS Dashboard. You can configure them through different programs and modes. Customise the LED-illuminated Lightpad Block as faders, a 4x4 drum pad, a continuous XYZ pad, and more. Use the Loop and Live Blocks as CC controllers for your favourite DAW.