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.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 575 App Reviews)
  • Price:
NOISE App Ratings: 3
Based on 575 App Reviews

NOISE App Details

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 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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App Reviews

  • Nice idea, poor execution

    By Leom187
    This app would probably get 4 or 5 stars if it weren’t for the built in keyboard/playing surface. The pitches are arranged in stacked rows where each row increases in pitch left to right, until you reach the end of the row where you must go back to the beginning of the next row to get the next highest pitch. This requires two axis of movement just play the pitches, ON TOP of additional movement to vary the sounds. This is absolutely not ideal on a touch screen at all where fingers tend to want to slide in one direction. This makes for a tedious jamming experience as you must always watch your fingers carefully. Now you could use the Seaboard layout, but that layout lacks scale lock ability, another important aspect for jamming on a touchscreen. Please developers, i implore you, either add scale lock ability to the Seaboard layout, or change the square grid to a simple left to right, linear pitch arrangement with adjustable key width and range. Where x is pitch and y changes the sounds. There is simply too many axis of movement to keep track of on the square grid to truly lose yourself in the jamming process. I’m really not keen on paying for any of the GREAT sounds you’ve crafted if I’m not able to play them with ease. See iKaosillator or Animoog for examples.
  • Buyer beware

    By Samsjamz
    The controller is awesome unfortunately the app attempt is not. I try to come back and use this program but is like a bad relationship. No librarian function. STILL. The real question arises when these same issues have been shown since this app was introduced and no fixes. Meanwhile they are creating more sound packs to sell which further exacerbates the librarian inadequacies. Exporting files are for ableton live or raw loops which are ok but if they are implementing noise in garage band why not load loops created in noise into gb in the loop screen? When considering the purchase of the sound packs please realize that : As an app the quantization is basic - no choices there Noise will not work in the background on iPad. Noise will not work connected to a desktop via usb. The purchased sounds will ONLY work within noise. (See above) My biggest problem is that the performance of the keyboard is vastly different between the desktop and Idevice. There is no direct method to control the functions when using Bluetooth except by using this app, it is not the best implementation. My biggest issue is no piano mode within this app. Can you say frustrating?
  • Very difficult to coordinate

    By cvondo
    Software miserable to figure out even entering a new song
  • Great interface, diverse sample packs (free and $), fun w 5d touch

    By Terry Claymore
    But glitches out too often
  • Blocks do not connect in latest version.

    By leon0008
    Since updating the blocks have experienced worsened connectivity. I am leaving this review because they have been unable to connect at all for nearly a week. I have reset all of the blocks and reinstalled firmware with no improvement. Seeking a fix.
  • Won’t connect via Bluetooth

    By GinAndIronic
    On iPhone X running 11.3.1 and it won’t connect to the hardware. Disappointed!
  • Call akai

    By truth_whisperer
    See how they set it up how to lay out tracks.. track out button maybe. Quantization. Tempo to be 360 meaning down to 1 up to 300. There’s a lot that needs improved!
  • Nothing works quite right...

    By Ryanblaw1
    It’s a really cool concept, and with the light pad block it’s fun to play with. But recording is absolute crap. Noise simply cannot or will not pick up the correct expression when recorded. During the recording it sounds great, but as soon as I listen to the loop, several notes are always played way too soft, and sometimes not at all on playback. This needs to be fixed, otherwise the entire expressiveness of their instruments goes out the window completely.
  • I spoke too soon

    By storeE8
    I had a lengthy review that was somewhat glowing and also somewhat critical, but I’m realizing that essentially, all my blocks are good for are occasionally recording (amazingly realistic) acoustic SWAM sounds as (non midi-editable) audio tracks. IF my blocks connect via Bluetooth, which, as others have said, is becoming nightmarish. **Edit: Now, for the past week, they are officially reversed: NOISE app connects easily and without problems (though it loves to tell me things are offline when they arent), and Equator for desktop is the nightmare. How this can possibly reverse like this without having updated to later versions of the software is a giant mystery to me. Recording into GarageBand iOS as a plug in works now as opposed to the last update, but the SWAM magic isn’t there, because of 3rd party licensing issues. The BT problems seem to have spread from NOISe to Equator on my laptop, which used to connect perfectly, but had fairly debilitating latency issues regardless of direct USB connection, buffer adjustments or reboots, but I was willing to forge through and find the issue. Now the Bluetooth problems are so persistent and rage inducing, I have to take another few days’ break as all my expensive hardware sits there waiting to get some decent use beyond troubleshooting. Recording in the NOISE iOS app is way too ‘beginner’ and limited for any serious production, so having flakey desktop issues is a reaaaaal bummer. This is all problematic, and I know there’s a gem buried somewhere in there, it’s just not happening yet. I hear this stuff has been going on for 2 full years, so I’m glad I’m a noob to it. Hoping for sweeping improvements in software or this just may have not been worth the investment. Might have to just sell everything and keep one single block for MPE control in the future.
  • Update not compatible with GarageBand

    By Guerrillaemail
    The update removed Noise as an option for IAA in GarageBand for me. iOS 10.2 iPad Pro 12.9. On 9.3 (iPad Pro 12.9) it crashes giving a Audio Extension error and making the project in-openable. Please fix for 5 star, don't forget users on iOS 10x and 9x!