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Block Dashboard For IOS!

I use iOS apps almost exclusively at this point with my Seaboard Blocks and Lightpad Blocks.  A Dashboard for iOS would really help.


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Hi Mausician, ROLI Dashboard is a MacOS and Windows app that allows you to set up Seaboards and Blocks with hardware and software synthesizers. As this feature request indicates, there is definitely demand for an iOS Dashboard, and we'll be happy to take this feature request into consideration as we make future plans.


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My ROLI seaboard block experience is very frustrating in that I only use it on iOS. Having dashboard functionality would change everything for the better. I spend 50% of my time trying to get it to work more responsively with other supported iOS apps. The sensitivity is often too soft or too loud. I know so many people who would make the jump and buy a Seaboard if they could have dashboard control on iOS.

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+1 for an iOS Dashboard app, or at least full support for all device settings via the existing NOISE app. I'm not looking forward to having to bounce back and forth between an iPad and a PC or Mac just to change things like MPE settings on the Seaboard Block.


ROLI, Please fully support the powerful, portable iOS music-making platform! Thanks.


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Hi, I have developed and release an iOS version of the block dashboard. It is available on the AppStore. Block Dashboard by Christophe Tornieri

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Have you figured out how to map the Lightpad Blocks to any other apps? I'm currently trying to get it to work with Beat Maker 3 and iMPC Pro with no luck.


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Yes, any update? The Seaboard Block has so much potential not just as a wonderful MPE controller, but as an all purpose portable iOS midi keyboard. For that we need to be able to set it up for single channel, and to piano mode within iOS itself. It’s not as much of an issue for people who have a laptop/desktop where they make their iOS music. But many of us don’t - not just when we are on the go, but some of us use iOS only at home.

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Looks like a third party has taken a crack at this: Block Dashboard by Christophe Tornieri https://apps.apple.com/us/app/block-dashboard/id1469611330 I haven't tried it yet.

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i wanted to use my new Lightblock M outside of Noise, becasue it seemed to me as a perfect Ableton Push replacement on IOS. But unfortunately, soon you close the Noise App the Lightpad jumps back to its default setting. And there is no way to change the scale mode outside of Noise. In this form the lightpad is useless for me and probably also for many others. I really don't understand why there is no other way to control the settings for the Lightpad and Seaboard as well. The business policy of Roli is a mystery to me. instead of ensuring that these really good keyboards and controllers work smoothly in IOS with other apps. They focus on this Noise app and block themselves with it. I thought iam a Creator for you, ROLI!

so why you stop my creativity with such problems. ROLI please have mercy with use and make DASHBOARD on IOS a reality. I mean, what's the worst that could happen...? Maybe sell more of your controllers and keyboards because of that?


P.S: A friend who makes music with the ipad. recently asked me if the Lighpad would be something for him. And sadly, i had to answer. "No, Not at the moment, unfortunately."



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Mobile setups use IOS primarily not laptops. Further there are far more musicians with Tablets and Phones that use music apps than OSX at this point. While I do own a OSX based Studio I also have a Mobile Studio. My mobile studio has Roli Blocks. We all require the Dashboard app on IOS. If you did this then so many musicians would not be returning the items and be so frustrated. Please convert the Dashboard Code base to IOS. After spending 2 decades in my Studio I want to get out and truly go mobile. The current generation of iPad apps and the power of newer iPads can deliver this creativity and produce fantastic tracks. Please make this happen.


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I’m also disappointed to find out that I can’t use non mpe iOS instruments without connecting my seaboard and lightpad to my Mac to change settings in dashboard. This seems like an extremely obvious feature for iOS, and an absolutely necessary one,

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Do you have an API for doing this? If so, we could write our own :)


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As much as I'd like a full ROLI Dashboard for iOS, the BIG thing I need to be able to do on mobile is switch between MPE and single channel MIDI. 


Sometimes I want to use Noise with full 5D touch, but other sampling engines need the single channel MIDI (unless I can figure out a workaround).


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DASHBOARD for IOS should be standard. This is absolutely critical to the success of the Blocks on IOS.


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I have found BlockDashboard for iOS to be very useful... in fact, Roli recommended it to me ‘unofficially’. But question is however... can Cristophe get them to allow his app to modify the Noise App in real-time? Because the Noise app overrides all those changes, but the Noise app STILL doesn’t have transposition functions for seaboard block... and doesn’t allow you to change things like slide being relative/absolute. If Roli isn’t going to update features in Noise or make their own mobile dashboard could they PLEASE allow Christophe’s dashboard to modify Noise settings as a third party app?

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HI ! any news about dashboard for iOS ???(specially for seaboard rise) . I would really want to know if this is just a wish or some day it could become true!!!?

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