What is ROLI Connect?

 

ROLI Connect is the cloud-based, always-running application that connects your ROLI hardware and software. It facilitates smooth and simple on-boarding, synching between ROLI products, device and user registration, and other functions for managing your products in ROLI’s hardware-software ecosystem. 

 

ROLI Connect is the gateway for downloading ROLI Studio Player (beta), the application for accessing all ROLI sounds and effects, all in one place.


Downloading and launching ROLI Connect 


ROLI Connect is currently only available for Mac (Windows support will follow soon). You can download the installer here. Once the download has completed, double-click the file to launch the installer.



Follow the instructions to install ROLI Connect. Once the installation is complete, ROLI Connect will launch automatically.



Sign in


If you already have a ROLI account, click “I have a ROLI account” and enter your details on the following screen. If you don’t yet have an account, you can click “Sign up” to create an account.



Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be presented with a hardware connection screen - if you’ve previously registered your hardware to your account, you can simply click “Skip” to progress to the next screen. If you have a new Songmaker Kit or Seaboard RISE device connected, you can click the “Register new hardware” button and follow the instructions to add your hardware devices to your account:



If you installed Connect from the link provided with your GarageBand SongMaker Kit, simply log in or sign up and register your devices when prompted.


Apps screen


The next screen displays all of the available software products in your account that can be downloaded and installed - the icon next to each product will change, depending on which products you’ve already installed, and which you’re yet to download and install.



If you’re yet to install any software, ROLI Connect should look something like this, where everything is ready to install:



Downloading ROLI Studio Player Beta


To download and install ROLI Studio Player Beta, click the “Install” button. The download will begin, and an icon will be displayed indicating the progress of the download:



Installing ROLI Studio Player Beta


Once the download has completed, the installer will launch automatically. The installation will require your system password to complete:



If you’re not prompted to enter your password, please take a look at the Troubleshooting section at the bottom of the page.


Once you’ve confirmed your password, return to ROLI Connect, where you can launch ROLI Studio Player Beta once the “Open” button appears:



ROLI Studio Player should then authorise automatically, displaying the ROLI Studio Player Beta interface:



Authorising ROLI Studio Player Beta


So long as ROLI Connect is running in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and you’re logged in, ROLI Studio Player Beta will be authorised automatically when it’s first launched.



Troubleshooting



ROLI Studio Player Beta installer fails to launch


If the ROLI Studio Player Beta installer fails to launch, check to see that the download has completed. If the download fails to complete, you can try cancelling it by clicking the progress icon. Restarting the download should allow the installer to launch successfully, but if this is not the case, please quit and restart Connect, which should resolve the issue.


I can’t gain access to ROLI Studio Player Beta


If ROLI Connect is not running, or you’re not logged in to a ROLI account that contains a ROLI Studio Player Beta licence, the following screen will appear: 



If you see this screen, make sure you’ve opened and logged in to ROLI Connect with the correct account, then click the “Retry” button in ROLI Studio Player Beta.