A friend is loaning me his Roli 49 for a project I'm working on. Do I need any software to make it work (other than sounds, I'm familiar with MPE sounds etc.)? I'm using a Mac (trashcan) and DP 10.11. I'll probably buy Equator also. Thanks for the help!!
You should be good to go with most of the usual suspects in terms of MPE instruments, if the Rise is at default settings (eg pitch range, MPE channels, Slide mode and so on).
But I recommend to install the ROLI Dashboard anyway, in case something is off-kilter. That's where you can change all those settings. It might be that you never need to use it, but it'll be good to have it around.