We're very excited to finally announce the v0.3.1 update of ROLI Studio Player for MacOS 10.13+ and Windows 10, which introduces hardware integration for the Lightpad Block and Live Block, further control for other ROLI hardware devices and some extra new features. You can find more detailed information below, and a list of features, fixes and known issues at the bottom of the page.
You'll need to ensure you've installed the latest version of ROLI Connect to download and authorise this version of ROLI Studio Player, where you can find the installer in the Apps tab once you've logged in:
If you encounter any issues or have any feedback you'd like to share regarding this build, you can let us know via the Bug Reports sub forum - we'll be updating this as often as possible with a known issues list, to avoid duplication. Take a look at the "How to report a bug" topic for more information.
Lightpad Block Integration
One or more connected Lightpad Blocks running the latest firmware (v0.4.4) can now be dedicated to controlling the individual modules within ROLI Studio Player:
Equivalent controls for each module will be displayed on the Lightpad Block surface, allowing you to adjust parameters for each module directly from your Lightpad Block(s). Depending on the module you're controlling, it's also possible to navigate through the various modes of the module with buttons displayed on the Lightpad Block surface.
To assign a module (e.g. the Macros) to a specific Lightpad Block, simply click the icon in the top-right corner of the module and select the Block.
Alternatively you can assign a specific Lightpad Block to a module using the assignment button at the top of the ROLI Studio Player window, which will allow you to drag & drop your desired Block to a specific module (such as the Audio Effects).
With ROLI Studio Player as a standalone application, a note grid is assigned to the Lightpad Block by default, which will also assume this behaviour if the current module mapping is removed.
Live Block Integration
Each button on a Live Block connected via DNA can be used to control the following, using the Mode button to change the behaviour:
Seaboard Block and Seaboard RISE
The functionality of any Seaboard device connected to ROLI Studio Player remains unchanged from previous versions of ROLI Studio Player. However, Lightpad and Live Blocks connected via DNA to a Seaboard Block can be used to control ROLI Studio Player as explained above.
We're working to make the experience as smooth as possible when using ROLI Studio Player as a plugin within your DAW of choice. As part of this, we've introduced functionality that allows different module assignments and configurations to be made between multiple instances of ROLI Studio Player.
For instance, with a setup of two Lightpad Blocks, you can use them to control the Macro and Arpeggiator modules in the first instance of ROLI Studio Player, but also assign them to control the Smart Chords and Audio Effects of the second instance.
You also have the option to choose between two different behaviours for each connected Light Block. You can choose from either of the following:
For instance, the right-most Lightpad Block in the image below is 'locked' to the Smart Chords module.
You can find a list of changes from the previous update, v0.1.2, below.
ROLI Studio Player Beta v0.3.1 features:
Improvements and fixes in v0.3.1:
Known issues in v0.3.1:
Coming soon in ROLI Studio Player Beta:
Thank you for your help and support with ROLI Studio Player Beta. If you want to reach out to us to let us know your thoughts, please don't hesitate to do so!