At the moment, FL Studio (also known as Fruity Loops) is not readily able to process the majority of the MIDI messages sent by the Seaboard, so the expressive capabilities are very limited when using the Seaboard in FL Studio.

We think that FL Studio is a great DAW, though, and hope to see updates which will expand its abilities in the future.

In the meantime, FL Studio is able to process note on/off and velocity messages on a single channel basis, like an ordinary MIDI keyboard.

To use the Seaboard as ordinary MIDI keyboard in FL Studio – without Glide, Press or Slide – open ROLI Dashboard and select the following settings:

  • Channel mode : Single
  • Channel: 1
  • Glide expression fader set to minimum.

Dashboard for FL Studio

FL Studio 12.3 added a new “MIDI Channel Through” option that allows MIDI messages from all channels to pass through plugins. Enabling this option allows multitimbral plugins like Equator to respond to the Seaboard’s 5 dimensions of touch inside FL Studio. However, it’s not yet possible in FL Studio to record these dimensions of touch as automations.