ROLI Software

Where sounds become music

From advanced sound design tools for composers to free apps for learners, ROLI’s software programs are packed with mind-bending sounds and effects that help music makers bring their creative ideas to life.


Equator is the world’s leading software synthesizer for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Loaded with hundreds of multidimensionally expressive sounds and modulation tools, Equator works with a range of hardware controllers including ROLI’s Seaboard RISE and Seaboard Block.


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The engine for expression

  • Hundreds of expressive sounds
  • Advanced modulation tools
  • Includes samples, oscillators and a range of effects
  • Optimised for MPE-compatible controllers such as BLOCKS or Seaboard RISE
  • Operates as a standalone application or a VST and AU plug-in
  • Free with Songmaker Kit and Seaboard RISE
  • Player version free with BLOCKS
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows

Free Apps

ROLI’s iOS apps cover the spectrum from mobile music maestros to music learners. NOISE is a high-powered musical sketchpad that includes hundreds of sounds plus looping and sequencing tools — so you can sketch drafts of your track, then export and refine them. ROLI PLAY is a learning app that helps you make your first track with the Lightpad Block.


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Make your music mobile

  • Hundreds of sounds
  • Modulate sound with 5D Touch on the touchscreen of your mobile device
  • Drumpad-based and keyboard-based playing interface
  • Exclusive NOISE soundpacks from artists like Pharrell Williams, Grimes, and RZA
  • Looping, sequencing, mixing, and other production tools
  • Export creations to desktop DAWs
  • Pairs wirelessly with Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block
  • iOS fully supported. Limited Google Pixel support


Make your first track

  • Only works with ROLI's Lightpad Block
  • Quick, fun lessons guide your exploration of 5D Touch on the Lightpad Block
  • Play a wide range of sounds
  • Learn how to make your first track in minutes
  • Share tracks with friends
  • iOS compatible

Discover FXpansion

ROLI’s partner company FXpansion creates premium sound design tools that are central to the workflows of acclaimed composers, sound designers, and artists.

Premium FXpansion software instruments

Take your productions to the next level with acclaimed music software from FXpansion. Craft mind-blowing electronic soundscapes with Cypher2 and Strobe2 synths. Take control of realistic acoustic drums with BFD3, the world’s biggest digital collection of drum sounds.


A sound design adventure

  • Over 1300 sounds, including the world's largest library of MPE-compatible presets
  • Feature-rich yet intuitive analogue-modelled synthesis engine
  • High-powered TransMod modulation system to manipulate sound in almost infinite directions
  • Advanced oscillators, filters, effects racks, step sequencing and waveshaping tools
  • Player version free with BLOCKS
  • Compatible with MPE controllers
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows


The future of vintage synth sounds

  • Over 1000 electronic sounds from vintage to experimental
  • Cutting-edge and accessible sound design tools
  • 'Super-oscillator' with waveform faders, noise generator and hard-sync
  • Expanders with even more expressive sounds available
  • Compatible with MPE controllers
  • Free with Seaboard RISE
  • Player version free with BLOCKS
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows


A universe of drums

  • World's biggest collection of acoustic drum sounds
  • Hyper-detailed expression indistinguishable from live drums
  • Includes rock, jazz, metal and brush kits
  • Powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing
  • Built-in Groove section with recorded performances from legendary drummers
  • Expanded suite of tools for mixing and exporting
  • Redesigned interface for intuitive browsing
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows

Develop audio apps with JUCE

JUCE is the leading C++ framework for audio app development. Build apps for any platform with JUCE's precision-crafted building blocks.