This article explains what the different colors of BLOCKS LEDs describe.

Lightpad and Seaboard Blocks

  • When off:
    • LEDs are off.
  • When off and the Mode button is pressed, or when the Block is first connected to power: 
    • The Mode and Power button LEDs are solid when not charging, and pulse when charging. Red indicates low battery, yellow medium battery, and green high battery.
    • The Lightpad Block's surface shows a battery icon with the color representing the battery level.
    • These indications will continue for three seconds after the Mode button is pressed or the Block is connected to power.
  • When on: 
    • The Power LED (left) is solid when not charging and pulses when charging. The color represents the battery level.
    • The Bluetooth LED (right) flashes blue when advertising Bluetooth and solid blue when connected via Bluetooth.
    • The Mode LEDs are light pink.

Control Blocks (Live, Loop, and Touch)

  • When on and not connected to NOISE (or other app with native BLOCKS support) and no buttons are pressed: 
    • The color and number of LEDs indicate the relative battery level: red for low battery, yellow for medium battery, and green for high battery.
  • When on and connected to NOISE or other app with native BLOCKS support, and with "MIDI CC Mode" off
    • Volume, Click, Scale, Chord, Octave, Arpeggio and 5D buttons indicate the current setting of that particular control. The +/- buttons change the current setting of the selected control.
      • All control value meters are from left to right with the exception of Octave, which has a white center dot representing the default octave, with one dot corresponding to one octave up or down depending on the direction.
      • See below for the chords and scales represented by the Live Block's top LED row.
    • The Loop Block's top LED row indicates the current position in the loop when recording (red) or playing back (green).


Unexpected behavior

ROLI Dashboard allows you to customize the color and behavior of Control Blocks and Lightpad Blocks. Some custom settings may make it appear that a Control Block is off when it is on. If this or other unexpected behavior occurs, it's a good idea to reset your Blocks.

Chord

When the Chord button is on, the number of LEDs indicate the type of chord played by the connected Lightpad or Seaboard Block:

  • 0 Single pitch 
  • 2 Octave 
  • 3 Fifth
  • 4 Major triad
  • 5: Minor triad
  • 6 Sus4
  • 7 Sus2
  • 8 Dominant 7th
  • 9 Major 7th
  • 10 Minor 7th
  • 11 Major triad add 9
  • 12 Minor triad add 9
  • 13 Diminished triad
  • 14 Augmented triad

Scale

When the Scale button is on, the number of LEDs indicate the scale displayed on the connected Lightpad Block:

  • 0 Major
  • 1 Minor
  • 2 Harmonic minor
  • 3 Pentatonic neutral (1 2 4 5 6)
  • 4 Pentatonic major (1 2 3 5 6)
  • 5 Pentatonic minor (1 ♭3 4 5 ♭7)
  • 5* Blues
  • 6 Dorian
  • 7 Phrygian
  • 8 Lydian
  • 9 Mixolydian
  • 10 Locrian
  • 10* Whole tone
  • 11 Arabic (A) (1 2 ♭3 4 #4 #5 6 7) 
  • 12 Arabic (B) (1 2 3 4 ♭5 ♭6 ♭7)
  • 13 Japanese (1 3 #4 5 7)
  • 14 Ryukyu (1 3 4 5 7)
  • 15 8-tone Spanish (1 ♭2 ♭3 3 4 ♭5 ♭6 ♭7)
  • 15* chromatic

* = brighter