ROLI Studio Player Beta v0.1.0 released

We're very pleased to announce the release of ROLI Studio Player Beta v0.1.0, available for macOS 10.13+ to all ROLI hardware owners. We're working on introducing Windows support 10, which will be available in a future update.

If you've previously registered any ROLI hardware products (such as Seaboard RISE, Lightpad Block or Seaboard Block) to your account, you can download and install this version of ROLI Studio Player Beta from ROLI Connect - simply install & launch ROLI Connect, sign in using your ROLI account details and head to the Apps tab to download and install v0.1.0. 

ROLI Studio Player Beta is not currently available to creators who have not registered any ROLI hardware.

Please take a look at the follow article which will help you to get up and running with ROLI Studio Player Beta - ROLI Studio Player Beta quick start guide.

If you encounter any issues with v0.1.0 of ROLI Studio Player Beta, please let us know in the issue reporting forum - be sure to check the sticky posts before creating a new topic, in case someone else has already encountered the same issue. Please be aware that this is a beta version of ROLI Studio Player, so we're keen to hear from you if anything doesn't seem right!

If there's a feature missing that you're itching to see included in a future update, let us know in the feature requests forum.

ROLI Studio Player Beta brings together the previous Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 Player engines into one neat package. As well as a new GUI and preset browser, ROLI Studio Player Beta includes new modulation possibilities with the Smart Chords, Arpeggiator and Audio Effects modules, which can be applied to any sound in ROLI Studio Player Beta.

The Smart Chords module not only plays a specific chord shape for each note in the chosen scale, but each chord is also modulated to stay within the specified key, making for quick, fun and in-tune chord progressions. An additional bass note and more natural chord voicing can also be achieved.

The Multi-layered Arpeggiator features three independent, fully-controllable arpeggiator layers for achieving complex polyrhythms and patterns, and includes a selection of presets.

The Fused Effects module features four effects slots that host a variety of effects types, including delay, distortion and reverb. The Audio Effects can be applied to any engine preset in ROLI Studio Player

ROLI Studio Player Beta v0.1.0 features:

  • Standalone and 64bit AU/VST
  • macOS 10.13+ support
  • Bundled Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 Player presets and NOISE soundpacks
  • Preset browser with comprehensive filtering
  • Macro/XY control of each preset
  • Smart Chord generator with included scales
  • 3-layer Arpeggiator with bundled presets
  • 4 Audio Effects modules with bundled presets
  • Compatibility with Seaboard Block and Seaboard RISE
  • Support for future preset content
  • MIDI Out with Smart Chord and Arpeggiator modulation (VST only with supporting hosts)
  • Host tempo sync & parameter automation

Coming soon in ROLI Studio Player Beta:

  • Windows 10 support
  • Support for existing and new Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 presets
  • Deeper hardware integration

We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts - let us know if you have any questions!

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