You can set the way in which Equator expects to receive MIDI in the MIDI settings under the main menu in the top-right (☰).

Usually, you will leave these settings at their default, but they can be very useful for particular configurations or when using Equator with other MIDI controllers.

When using the Seaboard with Equator, ensure that the settings in ROLI Dashboard always match with the MIDI Settings in Equator.

MPE Mode

Set MPE to 'On' to use Equator with an MPE-compatible MIDI controllers, like the Seaboard. What is MPE?

Lower/Upper Zones

This setting determines which channel is reserved for global MIDI changes, such as octave shift and pedal position. When Lower Zone is selected, the global channel is Channel 1, with Upper Zone selected, the global channel is Channel 16. 


This range determines the channels on which Equator will expect to receive MIDI. What channel range should I choose?

Note Pitch Bend

The Pitch Bend Range that is applied to individual notes when performing polyphonic pitch bends (Glide). What Pitch Bend Range should I choose?

Global Pitch Bend

The Pitch Bend Range that is applied to all notes when performing pitch bend globally, for example, when using a Pitch Bend wheel on a MIDI Controller.

MIDI Inputs

Allows you to select the MIDI controller you wish to use with Equator.

Auto Connect to ROLI Hardware

Connects to your Seaboard or Block automatically when it is detected by the computer.