Since our last BLOCKS package release, ROLI has introduced two new blocks: the Seaboard Block and the Lightpad M Block. Our latest package release, now available in the Package Manager, includes support for both of these exciting new devices.
The Seaboard Block brings the keyboard surface of ROLI’s flagship Seaboard hardware to the portable and modular BLOCKS format. In addition to being a unique keyboard, the Seaboard Block is also a handy way to get expressive multitouch X/Y control for your Max patches. An update to the original Lightpad Block, The Lightpad M has a more responsive and satisfying playing surface than its predecessor along with brighter LEDs for a more vivid display.
In order to get started with this BLOCKS update, you’ll need to first make sure you are running the most recent version of the BLOCKS firmware using the BLOCKS Dashboard. Even if you don’t own one of these new Blocks, it’s worth updating your setup to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your hardware. After updating the package via the Max Package Manager, be sure to check the BLOCKS Launch patcher for links to the new features.