Here’s how to get started with your ROLI Seaboard Block and Melodics.
Connect your Blocks
Connect your ROLI Seaboard Block to your computer via USB. If you‘re on a Mac, you can connect via Bluetooth instead. See Bluetooth Connection instructions below.
ROLI Dashboard settings.
ROLI Dashboard Settings
Open ROLI Dashboard. Your Seaboard Block will automatically appear.
Select “Single Channel” on the left panel.
Under “MIDI Settings” ensure channel 1 is selected for “MIDI Channel”.
You can now close ROLI Dashboard.
Now launch Melodics and make sure you have Keys selected as your instrument. Your Seaboard Block should be automatically connected, but if not, go to the Settings screen and select it from the “Connected hardware” dropdown menu.
If your Seaboard Block is still not connecting, try some of the following troubleshooting tips.
Update your Blocks – in ROLI Dashboard, while your Seaboard Block is connected you can hit the “Updates” button. This will ensure the firmware on your device is up to date.
Multiple Blocks – if you‘re using multiple ROLI Blocks at once, try connecting one at a time.
Map your controller – if your device doesn‘t automatically appear in the “Connected hardware” dropdown menu, hit the “Map your controller” button to create a manual mapping.
Battery – if you‘re connecting wirelessly, ensure that your device has sufficient battery life.
If you‘re on a Mac, you can connect your Seaboard Block via Bluetooth.
Go to Spotlight by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right corner. Type “Audio/MIDI Setup” and double click to open.
Go to the menu bar and click Window > Show MIDI Studio.
Go to the menu bar and click MIDI Studio > Open Bluetooth Configuration.
It will start to automatically detect Bluetooth devices. Turn on your Seaboard Block and wait for it to be detected.
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