Equator Player

Desktop sound player

Bring BLOCKS into your studio — or anywhere you make music with a desktop or laptop computer. Equator Player is a desktop sound player with over 200 sounds and select macro controls. Richly textured, high-resolution sounds come straight from Equator, ROLI’s synthesis and sound engine.

  • Standalone application and plug-in
  • Included with Seaboard Block
  • Included with Lightpad Block
  • Compatibility
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10


Choose from over 200 sounds

Browse an array of sounds from horns to drums to synths. Press play below to watch demos of Drama Brass, Electric Steel Piano, Funk Clav, and other Equator Player sounds performed on two Seaboard Blocks

Equator Player is a standalone application or plug-in that works with software including:


  • Logic Pro


  • Garageband


  • Live


  • Waveform


  • Cubase


  • Studio


  • 8-Track


  • Reaper


A streamlined, approachable interface

The approachable Equator Player interface helps you browse sounds either by preset name or by instrument. Tweak sounds through five macro controls that have been hand-picked by ROLI sound designers to suit each sound. Tag sounds to find them more easily.


Equator: A 5D synth for 5D touch

Equator Player is based on Equator, ROLI’s acclaimed software synthesizer and sound engine. ROLI engineered Equator from the ground up to support Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) on its Seaboard instruments. Explore Equator’s sounds, controls, and modulation options on a Seaboard RISE or Seaboard GRAND.


200+ sounds

Comes with over 200 acoustic, synthetic, and percussion sounds, all custom-made by ROLI sound designers.

Sound selector

Browse presets by name or by instrument.

Preset descriptions and tags

Learn about how to perform with a preset, and arrange your sound library through tags.

Macro controls

Tweak sounds through 5 macro controls chosen by ROLI sound designers. Macros differ for each sound.

Reverb and Delay effects

Add reverb and delay effects to your sound. Toggle them on and off in the Effects panel.

Seaboard Block visualisation

Visualize touch on the keyboard surface of a Seaboard Block.

Tech Specs

Free with BLOCKS

Equator Player is free for registered Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block creators.
Log-in to your MyROLI account to download the Equator Player application.

System requirements

OS X 10.8+ / Windows 7+.
Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz or faster recommended.
4 GB RAM minimum / 8 GB RAM recommended.
2 GB available disk space for Equator Player installation.
An internet connection to register and download additional content.

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