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ROLI Dashboard allows you to set up and customize your LUMI Keys with various settings.

Download the latest version from ROLI Connect.

Both LUMI Keys and LUMI Keys Studio Edition can take advantage of the latest firmware and Dashboard updates to achieve per-note pitch bending and polyphonic aftertouch/pressure.

For guides on using Seaboards and BLOCKS with specific applications, see Compatible synths, DAWs, and instruments.


Connecting your LUMI Keys

Turn on your LUMI Keys and connect it to your computer using the supplied USB-C to USB-A cable. 


The visualizer shows your LUMI Keys and any other BLOCKS that are connected. The keys and buttons in the visualizer will light up as you play your LUMI.

Checking for firmware updates

The LUMI Music app automatically updates the firmware on your LUMI Keys. If you need to update via Dashboard, follow these steps.

Click on the LUMI Keys visualizer to highlight it. Hover your mouse over the visualizer to see its firmware version and other information, click "Updates" to check for firmware updates.

LUMI Keys Settings

  • MIDI Settings
    • MIDI Mode - Choose between MPE, Multi-Channel and Single-Channel modes
      • More information on these modes can be found in the main ROLI Dashboard article
    • Pitch Bend Range - Determine the pitch bend range to match that of the software instrument
    • No. of MIDI Channels - The number of MIDI channels to use with the MPE zone
    • MPE Zone - Change the MIDI channel for global messages, and the direction of subsequent MIDI channels, based on the value in 'No. of MIDI channels'
      • Lower Zone = Channel 1, ascending
      • Upper Zone = Channel 16, descending
  • Pitch
    • Octave - Shift the notes up or down by 12 semitones at a time
    • Transpose - Shift the notes up or down by 1 semitone at a time
  • Sensitivity
    • Set the sensitivity for Strike, Press, and Lift. (What is 5D touch?)
    • Fixed Velocity - Set a fixed volume (velocity) for all keys when played
    • Fixed Velocity Value – Set the volume (velocity) for the notes when Fixed Velocity is activated.
  • Keybed State
    • Active Mode - Select a mode to change the way the keys light up and respond to note input 
      • For a full description of the LUMI Keys default modes, see the Modes section below.
    • Scale - Set the scale displayed on the LUMI Keys
    • Key - Set the root note of the scale selected
    • Pressure Tracking Mode - Toggle between Polyphonic Aftertouch and Channel Pressure modes.
  • Colors
    • Global Key Color - Set the color of the notes in the scale
    • Root Key Color - Set the color of the root note of the scale
    • Brightness - Adjust the overall brightness of the keys
  • Modes

Your LUMI can store four different Modes at once which can be toggled by pressing the Power button. The names and default behaviors of these modes are described below. However, all of these can all be customized to suit your needs:

1. ROLI Pro Mode: This mode activates both pressure/aftertouch and per-key pitch bend, for full expression. It lights up the root note of your chosen scale. 

2. User Mode: This activates pressure/aftertouch while letting you customize the color of your keys. It illuminates the root note and other notes in default colors. When you play a note, all other keys dim down by 50% to highlight the played note. Force of pressure also changes the color intensity of the key, with maximum color achieved through firmest pressure. 

3. Piano Mode: This mode transforms the keys to black and white, like a classic keyboard with glowing white keys. Pitch bend and pressure/aftertouch are turned off, again to simulate a regular keyboard response. 

4. Stage Mode: All keys display the below rainbow pallet at 20% brightness until played, at which point they color-max at 100% brightness. Pitch bend is enabled by default in this mode.  

  • Colour Scheme - Select a preset color scheme to change the way the keys light up
    • Pro - Highlights the Root note with the factory LUMI colors, sets the Scale notes to white
    • User - Sets the color of the Root note and Scale (Global) notes from the Colors section
    • Piano - Sets the white keys as white and the black keys as black
    • Stage - Dims all the keys until they are played
    • Rainbow - Sets a different color per note, based on the color spectrum:
  • Enable Pitch Bend - Toggle per-note pitch bending on or off
  • Enable Pressure - Toggle per-note pressure/aftertouch on or off

Once you have changed a Mode's settings, it will be stored in your LUMI after turning off, so you can use them again another time. For more information about the pro features of LUMI Keys see this article.


If ROLI Dashboard does not recognize your LUMI Keys...

If ROLI Dashboard doesn't seem to be recognizing your LUMI Keys, make sure that:

  • Your LUMI Keys is turned on
  • The USB cable is firmly connected on both ends 
  • The "BLOCKS" tab is selected.
  • If you are connecting via Bluetooth (macOS only), check you've correctly followed the MIDI-over-Bluetooth connection steps in this article.

Resetting LUMI Keys to factory settings

If your LUMI Keys is behaving unexpectedly or you'd like to restore it to its original settings, select it in the visualizer and then go to Device > Reset Block to factory settings.

If you continue to experience unexpected behavior with your LUMI Keys, see the tips in My BLOCKS are behaving unexpectedly.

Viewing the LUMI Keys User Manual

For lots more information on LUMI Keys, LUMI Music and advanced features for musicians, check out the LUMI Keys User Manual.