Today, Roli has announced the second version of their ever-popular Lightpad block, called the Lightpad M. Building off the success of the first version, the M gets an even more sensitive touch surface, on par with the likes of their now legendary Seaboard series. Together with the launch of Noise 3.0, the new Lightpad M opens up even more possibilities for music making on the go. The new features of the M include:
Microkeywaves: Inspired by the wave-like undulation of keywaves on the surface of ROLI’s Seaboard instruments, the microkeywaves of the Lightpad M provide additional tactile feedback on an already sensitive surface. They mark a major revision from the flat surface of the original Lightpad Block.
A redesigned silicone surface layer: A deeper, softer silicone layer — topped with 225 microkeywaves — enhances the pressure-responsive control of sound that defines the Lightpad Block.
Brighter surface illumination: The Lightpad M is 50% brighter than the original Lightpad Block. It features a higher contrast display and a much richer range of color definition.
The new M block looks very similar to the original, minus the slightly taller surface area that allows for greater depth. Roli has continuously pushed the boundaries of innovative hardware, and we can't wait to see what's next. The Lightpad M block is available now on Roli's website for $199.95, and available soon in all other retailers including Apple.