General

Compatible synths, DAWs and instruments
The Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE, and BLOCKS – including the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block – send standard MIDI messages and can be used with any softw...
Tue, 15 May, 2018 at 5:44 PM
Third-party setup videos
In addition to our setup guides and the tutorials on the Learning Hub, there's an ever-growing collection of tutorial videos made by ROLI creators. Her...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 6:37 PM
What MIDI messages do Seaboards and Lightpads transmit?
ROLI's 5D instruments transmit standard MIDI messages, so are compatible with any instrument that can receive those messages and produce audio as a res...
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 at 5:10 PM
Controlling your instrument with the Seaboard
The Seaboard is a powerful MIDI controller and it works very well with 3rd party hardware and software instruments. Each of the dimensions of touch are ...
Fri, 18 May, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Setting a channel range in ROLI Dashboard
The Seaboard and BLOCKS transmit MIDI data across multiple channels in order to achieve polyphonic expression of MIDI control messages which would normally ...
Fri, 18 May, 2018 at 4:24 PM
Setting the Ideal Pitch Bend Range
ROLI Dashboard allows you to set a specific Pitch Bend Range which is useful for setting up with other hardware or software. These settings are saved when t...
Fri, 18 May, 2018 at 4:42 PM
Connecting the Seaboard and Lightpad via 5-pin MIDI DIN
Although the Seaboard and Lightpad do not have traditional 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors, they can still be used with hardware that requires them – this article...
Thu, 17 May, 2018 at 8:03 PM
What do the MIDI settings mean in Equator?
You can set the way in which Equator expects to receive MIDI in the MIDI/MPE settings under the main menu in the top-right (☰). Usually you will leave t...
Fri, 18 May, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Should I use Channel Pressure or Poly Aftertouch?
ROLI Dashboard allows you to select the Seaboard's Press Mode, either Channel Pressure or Poly Aftertouch. Since the Seaboard assigns each new...
Tue, 3 Apr, 2018 at 1:44 PM
Converting MIDI messages
Some instruments can only respond to specific MIDI messages, or can only assign specific parameters to them. For example, Filter Cutoff might be hardwired t...
Thu, 10 May, 2018 at 6:24 PM