NOISE

NOISE

By ROLI Ltd.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-12-18
  • Current Version: 3.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 133.42 MB
  • Developer: ROLI Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 639 Ratings

Description

NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can sketch musical ideas anywhere you take your connected device. Using easy-to-learn gestures you’ll create beats, melodies, and songs with a diverse library of sounds — all on the touch screen of your phone or tablet. Extend the musical power of NOISE by pairing it with ROLI BLOCKS devices. A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC A glass surface becomes unbelievably musical with NOISE, which lets you make and shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You create music through intuitive gestures on a series of easy-to-navigate interfaces. A HIGH-POWERED MUSICAL SKETCHPAD Not only can you perform music with NOISE. You can also produce. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from to string sections to crunchy hip hop basses. Record basslines and melodies as loops of varying lengths. Mix and match your loops to build amazingly multi-layered songs — all within the app. Then export your project to desktop studio software and refine your musical idea further. 500 SOUNDS — AND GROWING The ever-growing library of NOISE sounds include powerful percussion, sparkly synths, magic flutes, head-banging guitar leads, rousing orchestrals, and stunningly life-like acoustic strings and brass. World-renowned artists like Pharrell, Grimes, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Aoki, and Rudimental have also created customized packs of their signature sounds. 35 sounds are completely free, and hundreds more are available through in-app purchases. ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL The power of NOISE expands when you connect to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music-making system. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE becomes the sound engine for the Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block controllers. Apply the musical gestures you’ve learned in NOISE to the pressure-responsive silicone surfaces of BLOCKS — and be even more expressive. Watch films and learn more about BLOCKS on ROLI.com. Minimum Requirements: • Phone 6 or higher • iPhone SE • iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro • iPod Touch 6th Gen • iOS 9 or higher

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Reviews

  • Please fix issues with Iphone XS max

    3
    By kronoid
    Not able to switch sounds from block and also ui is not aligned with new UI guidelines.
  • Great with SWAM instruments

    5
    By pabaker85
    This is great with the Seaboard Block, and SWAM instruments!
  • Love my Seaboard block, but...

    5
    By neveroddoreven108
    The sounds are amazing, but I don’t use the sequencer; Its buggy and unintuitive. The sounds and the expression you get are simply revolutionary. The price of the sounds is dirt cheap. The quality is unprecedented. The latency is phenomenal! No problems connecting. Considering the app is free there’s little to complain about really. I tried volt; it’s a nice synth, but the mpe is terrible.
  • Can’t log in

    1
    By Conrad Keely
    Won’t let me log in to my Roli account no matter how many times I change my password, which means I also can’t restore my previous purchases.
  • Great app to get creativity going except...

    4
    By Bloqmacr
    This app is great. I got a Seaboard block and the sounds I can get out it through this app are incredible. I can even record loops and perform a whole song with it! It’s lacking some key features that would make it a breeze to use: • Filtering/Searching sounds. You get a fair share of free sounds and it’s a nightmare to scroll through every single one to try to find a good bass to go with your track. • Ability to stop a loop mid-playback. It’s really easy to tap the wrong thing. It’s really hard to undo it. • Changing which track is being controlled by which controller should be done from the track as well as the controller. • More options for number of bars per loop and at least 3/4 apart from 4/4. • Play-once trigger option apart from just loops. I understand some of these make development of this app more complex so I wouldn’t mind paying extra for these “pro” features, but then again my Seaboard Block was $300... I hope people are working on some of these! TL;DR: Great app, specially if you have the hardware. It has a lot of potential and room for improvement.
  • Cool sounds but bad otherwise

    1
    By User111121
    Lack of useful features. Deleted.
  • I spoke too soon

    2
    By storeE8
    Hard one to gauge but it’s a big disappointment so far - others have gone in depth and I’ve written a couple evolving reviews myself, but really, the lack of continued updates is the kicker. 4 months now and all the bugs and shortcomings remain. Hopefully, a big one is coming, because I’m addition to most of what others have written, the sounds library is showing it’s age, especially drums. I find myself using the same 2-3 kits and I doubt I could ever eventually release the tracks cause RZA probably owns them (smh). Lack of patch customization and basic features (like Redo!) make this go from anxious fun to suicidal feelings of rage in an instant. I’ve still been playing intermittently with the blocks because they’re amazing hardware, but any truly useful capacity is maddeningly tough or impossible. Even using a digital recorder to record bass lines and horns etc reveal clicks and pops I wouldn’t expect from a much cheaper endeavor. Is it too taxing on an iPad Pro CPU?? My phone doesn’t have as much distortion, but it still does - and it shouldn’t. My only hope now is for an update to solve at least half of the issues everyone is having. Please don’t add a bunch of features no one asked for, just make this thing worthwhile. Cheers! Roli is on to something big, just please do it.
  • Good but

    2
    By Izblessed
    All this app does is ask for it to be reloaded in all my au daws. Love the fact it has good instruments and sounds but almost unusable right now due to it always being asked to reload. And can’t use swap packs is a disappointment in itself for daw use.
  • Hello

    5
    By matt7744
    Hi my name is Matthew Whitaker. I’m visually impaired. I’m wondering if this app works with Voiceover, which is a screen reader built into Apple devices. I use an iPhone and an iPad. I want to be able to use this app like everyone else. Thank you! :-)
  • It keeps improving, and has world class teaching and creative potential

    4
    By amdenis
    The Roli hardware is great, and once the bugs are substantially squashed in the apps and firmware I will be world class. Although a lot has been fixed in the past year, some issues remain. Still, once you figure out how to work around the current issues, the Roli boards and pads allow you to make music like nothing else I have played. One thing... Roli needs more fundamentals and creative exploration tutorials. I would hire on interns run by an instructional designer familiar with Roli and music. You could do it with a university to grant credits, write some grant proposals and help many find the joys of music, while exploding your market. I and others have done this sort of thing before— it works.

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