Block Dashboard Is An iOS App That Lets You Configure ROLI Blocks Without A Computer

This affordable app for iPhone and iPad unlocks the power of ROLI's Blocks hardware without the need for a computer. Here's what it can do.  

Great news for owners of ROLI's innovative Blocks hardware and software (read our review here) - a new app for iPhone and iPad that lets you edit their settings independently. Block Dashboard lets you make realtime configuration changes of your ROLI blocks without the need of a computer. Here's what the developer, Christophe Tornieri, told us about it.

"The application is basically a stripped down version of the OS X ROLI Dashboard for iOS. It provides almost the same feature set. You can configure several blocks at the same time and the application can run along with other music applications (like Korg gadget, GarageBand...). The only limitation concerns the programs you can load on the Lightpad blocks. Currently you can only load the default note program. That is a limitation due to the way littlefoot programs are working (ROLI will change that in the future). The UI is quite simple and basic but it’s easy to use."


  • Support ROLI Lightpad Block M, ROLI Seaboard block and ROLI Seaboard rise
  • Support multi connected devices at the same
  • Run in parallel with other music applications (lets you control the settings of your blocks while playing software synths)
  • Support MPE/Single/Multi mode
  • Support changes of midi channel
  • Support changes of midi CC associated to each dimension
  • Support configuration of the sensitivity of each dimension (strike, press, glide, slide, lift)
  • Support Scale and Chord modes
  • For ROLI Lightpad block only: support loading of the default littlefoot note program, choice of the block mode (5x5, 4x4, 3x3, 2x2 grid).

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


this is really not the same level of beauty of ROLI

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