This page details all of the changes made in each ROLI Studio update. It will be updated with new release notes as soon as each software update is available.

The current version is v.1.4.0. Please make sure you keep your software updated via ROLI Connect to get all the latest features and bug fixes.

ROLI Studio Player - Version 1.4.0 - Released May 16th 2024

Release notes:

  • Adds Seaboard Block M support (preset selection and MIDI mode selection using the side button plus a combination of keys).
  • Adds Preset voice mode (monophonic vs polyphonic) feature.
  • Adds Preset slide mode (absolute vs relative) feature.
  • Adds MPE auto-detection preset filter.
  • Fix option to Lock Seaboard BLOCK in Hardware Control.
  • Fix for ROLI Studio Player overwriting pitch bend value.
  • Fixes legacy bugs.
  • UI fixes and improvements.

Known Issues:

  • Several issues on Ableton when changing MIDI mode settings on ROLI Studio Player.
  • No audio output when turning off MPE in Ableton. In order to fix, reload ROLI Studio Player on Ableton.
  • No audio output when changing channel number in Single Channel mode in Ableton.
  • ROLI devices get recognised as control surfaces in Ableton when connected by default. Change the MIDI Control Surface in Ableton preferences.
  • Issues syncing with ROLI devices when Dashboard and RSP are both open.
  • Auto detect filter misbehaves when Seaboard BLOCK has chords enabled.

ROLI Studio Player/Drums - Version 1.3.0 - Released March 4th 2021

ROLI Studio Player v1.3.0:

  • Support for Arm-based Macs
  • Added support for the Equator2 Engine
  • Equator2 Fundamentals Soundpack
  • Minor UI and Hardware Integration bug-fixes

ROLI Studio Drums v1.3.0:

  • Support for Arm-based Macs
  • Minor UI and Hardware Integration bug-fixes

ROLI Studio Player - Version 1.2.3 - Released: Jan 22nd 2021

Release notes:

  • LUMI SE support:
    • With Hardware Control enabled, the LUMI SE pitch bend and pressure modulation can be enabled and disabled in the Note Configuration window, found in the bottom-right corner of ROLI Studio Player.
  • Updates to Standard presets in the following soundpacks to introduce LUMI SE support:
    • Equator Fundamentals
    • Cinematica
    • Elementals
    • Session Keys
    • World Colours
    • Strobe2 Fundamentals
    • Synthetic Resistance (v1.1.0)
    • Cypher2 Fundamentals
    • Dimension Art (v1.1.0)

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Alphabetize soundpack order in browser

ROLI Studio Player/Drums - Version 1.2.1 - Released: April 8th 2020

Release Notes:

  • VST3 support
  • Support for purchased and new soundpacks from the Sounds Store (ROLI Studio Player only)
  • Factory library access for all engines for full licence holders

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Fixed crash for older Windows machines (pre-AVX CPUs) when loading Strobe2/Cypher2 presets
  • No longer depends on Connect to be running once authorised (up to 4 weeks)

ROLI Studio Player/Drums - Version 1.1.2 - Released: Nov 28th 2019

ROLI Studio Player 1.1.2

Release Notes:

  • ROLI Studio Player now has full LUMI Support:
    • Synth Engine colours show on hardware
    • Select Key and Scale
    • Additional notes added from Smart Chords are displayed on hardware
    • Additional notes added from Arp are also displayed on hardware
  • 250 Presets added to support standard MIDI controller
  • Ability to filter between Standard MIDI and MPE content in both browsers

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Live Block buttons were occasionally blank when connected to RSP
  • Some Tool tips were incomplete
  • Minor Pentatonic scale 5th chord mislabeled
  • Cypher2 presets weren't always being recalled in Bitwig
  • Arp occassionaly played back out of sync with transport

ROLI Studio Drums 1.1.2

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Missing Tools Tips from some parameters
  • Recorded MPE data did not always play back consistently in some DAWs
  • Loop Block image appeared when Live Block is connected
  • Some kits were not initialising correctly when recalling a DAW project
  • Logic project would recall a blank/colourless RSD preset with incorrect sound
  • Notes were missing from the beginning of audio rendered with Studio One
  • Default audio FX macro positions were not recalled in RSD
  • Improved response of tom pads in Ether 808 kit

ROLI Studio Drums - Version 1.1.0 - Released October 31st 2019

Release notes:

  • Windows 10 and macOS 10.13+ support (64-bit)
  • Compatible as a standalone, AU and VST plug-in
  • MPE drum engine consisting of synthesis and sampler
  • 15 bespoke kits created by our in-house sound team
  • Macro fader and XY control for each drum part (16 parts per kit)
  • Audio Effects to add further modulation to your beats
  • Hardware integration support of pads, macros and effects for Lightpad Block and Live Block
  • Compatibility with all other ROLI MPE devices and conventional MIDI controllers
  • Configurable behaviour for each connected Lightpad Block to either:
    • Update controls to the instance of ROLI Studio Drums in focus
    • Lock to a specific instance of ROLI Studio Drums

ROLI Studio Player - Version 1.0.0 - Released August 20th 2019

Release notes:

  • Windows 10 and macOS 10.13+ support (64-bit)
  • Compatible as a standalone, AU and VST plug-in
  • Sound library comprising of selected Equator, Strobe2 and Cypher2 presets
  • Macro fader and XY control for each preset
  • Smart Chords - generate entire chord progressions from single notes
  • Multi-layer Arpeggiator for easily creating complex and evolving sequences
  • Audio Effects to add further modulation to your sounds
  • Support for Seaboard RISE, Lightpad Block, Seaboard Block and Live Block
  • Lightpad Block assignment and control of Macros, Arpeggiator, Smart Chords and Audio FX
  • Live Block control of various parameters and areas of ROLI Studio Player
  • Support for user presets with dedicated browser filtering
  • Configurable behaviour for each connected Lightpad Block to either:
    • Update controls to the instance of ROLI Studio Player in focus
    • Lock to a specific instance of ROLI Studio Player
  • Prompt to switch to single-channel mode when launched in Ableton Live
  • Output MIDI data from the Smart Chords and Multi-layer Arpeggiator (VST only)

Issues resolved in v1.0.0 from previous public beta version (v0.3.1):

  • Arpeggiator display on a Lightpad Block can’t display triplets
  • Lightpad Block macro controls only go between 3% and 96%
  • Text is truncated on smaller window sizes
  • GUI issues with Note Visualiser
  • Jerky response on Arpeggiator ‘Hits’ Parameter from a Lightpad Block
  • Chord 'Strum' control doesn’t reach far end of Lightpad Block
  • Stepping when moving filter value on effects
  • Effects XY control limits aren’t reachable on Lightpad Block
  • Arp doesn’t trigger all notes of a strummed chord
  • Slide can be unreliable when applied to arpeggiated notes
  • Arp is on by default
  • Irregular Arpeggiator rate with large buffer sizes

New features & Improvements in v1.0.0:

  • RSP now retries authentication on a timer
  • Notes of the Scale are now represented on the Smart Chord module
  • UI tweaksthrough out
  • Two new soundpacks - Cinematica and Chillwave Drifting
  • Toggle Audio Effects on/off with Live Block
  • Welcome screens added for first time users
  • Scroll through which module a Lightpad Block is controlling via its mode button
  • Control Blocks Hardware MIDI Channel range direct from ROLI Studio Player
  • Improved Lightpad Block control for the Arpeggiator
  • Host sync/synth engine disabling moved to advanced settings

Known issues in v1.0.0:

  • Bluetooth connectivity can occasionally prevent hardware integration on Mac
  • Unable to launch ROLI Hardware Driver with specific environments
  • Pitch bend messages sent from a standard MIDI controller are unreliable with MPE presets