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About this app

NOISE is a powerful modular music app that lets you make music in minutes, whether you’re a beginner or a pro musician. Using simple, easy-to-learn gestures, you can create beats, melodies and songs with a huge library of sounds. NOISE was developed by music technology pioneer ROLI, and the app’s expressive power can be expanded with ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio.

Your touch screen becomes a real musical instrument with NOISE, which lets you shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You make music through intuitive gestures on a grid of colorful pads. Each pad is a particular instrument or a note in a scale.

NOISE makes you both a performer and a producer. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from bongo drums to string sections to zithers. Shape those sounds into beats and melodies, and record them as loops. Then mix and match these loops and build amazingly multi-layered songs.

If you love listening to music but don’t think you can play an instrument, NOISE may change your mind. It’s a fun, interactive learning tool. In Learn Mode, just trace illuminated Light Trails to learn how to shape beats and melodies. Choose from one of 15 scales, and the notes of that scale light up on the grid. Turn on Hide Mode to always stay in tune — it hides notes that not in the key. Use Snap Mode to stay in time — it snaps your performance to the tempo.

Grimes, RZA, Steve Aoki, and other world-renowned artists are releasing signature soundpacks for everyone making music with NOISE. Build your next song with sounds straight from the studio of a professional artist. Available through in-app purchase and on

The power of NOISE expands when it’s connected to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE is the software engine for BLOCKS. Visit to learn more about the Lightpad Block, the central Block in the system. On the Lightpad Block’s pressure-sensitive, illuminated surface you shape sound in all the ways you do in NOISE, with a surface that lets you be even more expressive.


- Google Pixel, Pixel XL
Updated on
Nov 24, 2017

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284 reviews
A Google user
December 29, 2019
Incredibly disappointing. Actually impossible to use, cannot believe the state of this app considering so many people that buy Roli products have androids. Was hoping to just be able to use the app while trying to figure out DAW software, but seems like that's not going to be possible for me. Even if you DON'T have the kit connected, the app still pops, crackles, and lags whenever you try to record. I mean, there is just no excuse for that. Absolutely unacceptable.
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A Google user
December 31, 2019
Sounds works just fine on Pixel3A. I get the crackles/distortion/hiss on Samsung GalaxyTab S4. It just depends on the quality of the sound chips in your Android device. The problem with the app itself is that there is no OVERDUB ability. I've watched IOS video and once something is recorded in a loop, the record button should change to OVERDUB but on the Android version, it does not. So it's basically impossible to create a beat since you can't overdub to add parts. This is an oversight by Roli programmers and I would hope they get it fixed.
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A Google user
March 18, 2020
I'm thankful for having this app, but Roli is clearly targeted towards Apple users. This app is a port of the iOS version and if you are used to material design, you will not feel comfortable with it. App crashes a lot, causes cracking noise, and misses basic warnings like "turn on GPS in order to discover Bluetooth devices" which cost me an hour of troubleshooting. For the price of the instrument, this is not what I would expect. If you don't mind being second class citizen, give a try.
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What's new

NOISE 3.0.5.

New Features:

- Soundpack restoring & purchasing
- Share your own projects on
- Discover and download other creators' projects
- Export your loops off your Android device

Bug Fixes:
- T & C screens now using correct styling with scrolling no longer lagging
- Improves to purchase flow

Support is currently only available on Google Pixel devices.