Updating the Seaboard RISE's firmware can usually be done with ROLI Dashboard. However in some cases, the RISE may not be recognised in Dashboard and thus a different program is required to perform the update.


This guide will provide steps to updating the firmware of your RISE by using a third-party program and will install the firmware successfully. The steps are very similar for both macOS and Windows but require different programs for each. Please follow the guide for your operating system below (macOS or Windows). 



macOS - How to reset the firmware
  1. Download the latest firmware version attached below.
  2. Download and install SysEx Librarian by Snoize – it's a free application which will help us to push the firmware file to the Seaboard.
  3. Connect the RISE to your computer by USB and – while holding both octave shift buttons – switch it on. After switching it on you can release the octave buttons.
  4. Launch SysEx Librarian.
  5. Drag the RISE 1.1.8.syx file from your Downloads folder into the SysEx Librarian window.
  6. At the top centre of Sysex Librarian, set the Destination to Seaboard RISE


    7. Click once on the RISE 1.1.8.syx file in Sysex Librarian.

    8. Press Play in SysEx Librarian.

    9. The RISE should automatically restart when completed, which may take 30 seconds. Make sure not to touch the RISE until it has fully completed restarting. It may appear to have turned off, but it should restart after several seconds.



Windows - How to reset the firmware

  1. Download the latest firmware version attached below.
  2. Download and install MIDIOX, a free application that will allow us to push files to the RISE
  3. Connect the RISE to your computer by USB and – while holding both octave shift buttons – switch it on. After switching it on you can release the octave buttons.
  4. Launch MIDI OX
  5. In Options > MIDI Devices, you should see Seaboard RISE in the MIDI Inputs and MIDI Outputs list. Click on Seaboard RISE in the MIDI Outputs list to add it to the Port Mapping list:
  6. Drag the RISE 1.1.8.syx file from your Downloads folder into an empty space in the MIDI OX window. You should see the SysEx View and Scratchpad window pop up. In the Command Window menu, click Send Sysex:
  7. This will start the firmware update. The RISE should automatically restart when completed, which may take 30 seconds. Make sure not to touch the RISE until it has fully completed restarting. It may appear to have turned off, but it should restart after several seconds.