By ROLI Ltd.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-12-18
  • Current Version: 3.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 109.11 MB
  • Developer: ROLI Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3
From 500 Ratings


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



  • AU only works on some packs

    By Ion677
    I bought the bass quartet to use the cello, and it doesn’t show up as an available sound in AUM, bm3, or Audiobus 3. I want a refund!
  • Yes to all the comments

    By Samsjamz
    Yes more editing of performance parameters of sounds. so far there is nothing in iOS. I was surprised that I cannot switch performance modes on iPad, as not all other synths are mpe comparable. Why can we not import/use sounds not sold by roli? we are a community of sound creators. Yes the swam instruments are not useable in any program except noise. I too want my money back on those purchases. Nice as those sounds are there is no reason to have them if they do not work universally in ALL sequencers. More importantly there is absolutely no relationship between equator and iOS what is up with that? Videos of some movement on the screen with no explanation does not constitute an educational experience under the learn tab. The keyboard is an amazing tool hampered by software that needs to catch up.
  • Don’t work

    By Apoc Praxel
    Some of the sounds ain’t coming through. Fix it
  • Totally Frustrating

    By Soundmama
    I’m glad this is free, because it definitely is NOT worth paying for. I purchased a sound pack and it has never loaded, despite downloading it four times. I’m sure their hardware is fine, but their software is NOT user friendly, despite some good sounds. It should not have to be this difficult to load a sound pack and use it. They really need a good, complete tutorial that has some in-depth content and instruction, since this is not intuitive in the least.
  • What happened

    By A1ex9685
    Great app but i have a problem. So I purchased certain sound packs but I tried to restore purchase and nothing happens kinda disappointed now that I have too repurchase them again?. if I can get the sounds I purchased I would gladly give 5 star rating.
  • So Much Potential

    By joshsharo
    I love my new Seaboard Block and the sounds that this app is able to generate are beyond impressive. Unfortunately, I’m getting pretty consistent crackling after just minutes of playing... sounds like a clock error. Please fix!
  • Great potential

    By Hhhhhdhhdhakka
    When I first started using this in tandem with GarageBand I was beyond excited at all the possibilities. Unfortunately, once I started recording with it, all the bugs came out. Midi regions with these instruments will often not play at all, giving an error message that says the noise app needs to be installed when it already is. In addition, random delay effects often pop up, and the drum patches in the packs I paid money for are unreachable in GarageBand. If these kinks can be iron out this will be a revolutionary app
  • Currently Wasted Potential, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING YET

    By Cayfabe
    Some of the best sounds I’ve heard from any iOS music app in this one. Sadly, the lazy effort from these developers of not including basic features like MIDI-input/out from any keyboard, no true inter-app audio, and the absolute garbage of buying a sound pack like SWAM strings and not being able to use it in something like Garageband is absolutely unacceptable. I will update this review if things get fixed, but at this rate of change, they look like the next big disappointment of the iOS music scene.
  • I own a seaboard and this is worthless......

    By abossinger
    I literally can’t track more than two instruments on my current generation iPad Pro in GarageBand without the app crashing and saying it’s not even installed. Even after paying serious money for sounds. For real? Even Equator on my Mac isn’t even close to as good as my Kontakt plugins. Give me a break.
  • Needs work on capturing fast beats

    Having to re-record my beats like 5 times before it finally captures the correct pattern. This is both standalone and light lock connected issue. Very frustrating for creators Please fix this.