Note: bundled third-party software licenses do not transfer to secondhand owners. See this article for more details.

The BLOCKS and Seaboard RISE ranges both include different bundled software. For guides on downloading Seaboard RISE software, see Downloading Seaboard RISE bundled third-party software.


Cycling '74 Max 8

A Max 8 license is bundled with new BLOCKS. The license is valid for 6 months from the date of activation for Studio Edition models and 3 months for non-Studio Edition models. Cycling ’74’s Max 8 is a very powerful piece of software, and now it supports MPE!

To activate your license, see the Cycling '74 Activation Guide 

Downloading the BLOCKS Package

After you've downloaded and installed Max, you'll want to download the BLOCKS Package, a collection of objects created by Cycling '74 and optimised for BLOCKS.

To download the BLOCKS Package, in Max:

  • Go to File > Open Package Manager
  • Click on the BLOCKS Package or use the search box to search for 'BLOCKS'.
  • Click the 'Install' button.

Check this article for more details about interfacing BLOCKS with Max.

Tracktion Waveform 8

Tracktion Waveform 8 is bundled with every new ROLI instrument. This high-powered, MPE-compatible digital audio workstation seamlessly integrates five-dimensional expression data in a manner that is as innovative as it is intuitive.

How to Download and Register Tracktion Waveform 8

  1. Open ROLI Connect's App tab. Next to Tracktion Waveform, click 'Redeem' then 'Get your code' to reveal your unlock code.

  2. Create and activate a Tracktion Waveform account here.

  3. Log into your new Tracktion account by clicking “My Downloads” on the page that appears after clicking ‘Submit’ or by going here.

  4. Once in your account, go to ‘My Downloadable Products,’ scroll down to ‘Individual App Installers,’ and click the applicable Tracktion Waveform 8 download file for your OS.

Feel free to check out our guides on using Tracktion Waveform 8 with BLOCKS and RISE & GRAND.

Ableton Live Lite

An Ableton Live Lite license is bundled with every new Lightpad Block, Beatmaker Kit, Songmaker Kit, and Seaboard Block Bundle.

How to Download and Register Ableton Live Lite

  1. Open ROLI Connect's App tab. Next to Ableton Live Lite, click 'Redeem' then 'Get your code' to reveal your unlock code.
  2. Go to the Ableton Live Lite website.

  3. Select your operating system from the drop-down menu on the Ableton Live Lite website then download the installer and install the program.

  4. After installing, launch Ableton Live Lite and select ‘Authorize with’

  5. Log in to, or create, your Ableton account and input the registration code.

  6. Click ‘Submit’, open Ableton Live Lite, and enjoy!

Feel free to check out our set-up guides on using Ableton with Blocks and using Ableton with the RISE & GRAND.