To sign-up, download Melodics and follow the instructions in-app.
Just sign up and then head to the Subscribe page in the app.
You can pay with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card, or via PayPal.
Go to the “You” screen in Melodics. You can enter your code in the “Promo Codes” tab on the left hand side.
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Go to the "You" screen in Melodics. Click on the "Your Account" tab and select "Edit account". You'll be taken to the website where you can manage your subscription.
You can unsubscribe by clicking “edit account” in the “You” screen of Melodics. You’ll be taken to the website where you can manage your subscription.
If you’re paying via PayPal, you can cancel your subscription from within your PayPal account by choosing to cancel your recurring payment to Melodics.
You will still have full access to everything until the end of your payment period, and you can continue to play all the free lessons after your subscription is ended. Your progress won’t be lost!
In the Melodics app, just enter your email address and then click “Forgot password?” You'll be sent a code which will allow you to reset your password.
Streaks can be broken if you play Melodics offline or if you have a dodgy internet connection. If you think there has been an error, get in touch with us and we can help you out.
Melodics runs on Mac OS X 10.10 or later.
Melodics runs on Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64bit only).
Minimum Processor: i3: 1.07GHz 64bit or equivalent.
Minimum screen resolution: 1280 x 720
Memory: 512 MB
1GB of free hard drive space.
Note: You do not need a MIDI controller, but it is much better with one.
You can download Melodics from our home page. Note: you need to download Melodics onto a compatible Windows or Mac desktop computer / laptop. If you’re trying to download on a mobile device, we’ll send you handy link so you can download it on your computer later!
No, Melodics only supports 64bit operating systems and hardware.
No! You can try out all three instruments for free within the one app, and play 20 free lessons. Easily change instrument by clicking “switch instrument” at the top left of the main Melodics navigation bar.
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Melodics requires an internet connection to download content in the background. But once this is done, yes, you can play Melodics offline. Here’s what you won’t get:
Other than that – you can play it all!
The more you practice, the more chance you’ll be rewarded with free sample packs! These are royalty free samples that you can use for your own music production. Check out our blog for more information about this.
Not yet! But we've got 800+ lessons covering all sorts of styles, and are adding new content weekly. Let us know if you can't find what you’re looking for!
Melodics requires an internet connection to download content. If you're having trouble starting a lesson, check that you are connected to a stable internet connection. Try disabling any firewalls / VPN / proxies that may be interfering.
Make sure your app is up to date! Melodics will prompt you to update when one is available, or you can always re-download the latest version from our website.
If you're still having issues, get in touch with us and we’ll help you out.
Yes! You can view our full keyboard shortcut list here.
Why yes, yes you can. For this, you need practice mode. When you go into the Play screen, you’ll see the option for practice mode at the top of the screen.
You can slow the lesson right down, and it will loop forever. You can also pause the lesson during playback for a deeper look at at difficult sections. For more information on how Practice Mode works, check out this guide!
Well…no, but it is much better experience with one with one!
View a list of all supported devices here.
Almost all MIDI controllers will work with Melodics, you may just need to manually map it first. Go to the “Settings” screen in Melodics and hit the “Map your controller” button and follow the on screen instructions.
If Melodics isn't seeing your connected controller, try using a different USB cable or USB port on your computer. Also try resetting your controller to factory settings. You may need to refer to the user manual to see how to do this.
Most controller’s transport controls will work in Melodics. If not, try hitting “Revert all mappings” and reselect your controller from the dropdown menu if available.
Easy. Go to the “Settings” screen, and on the right under the list of connected devices there’s an option to “Revert all mappings” – just click that.
You should be able to choose your audio interface in the “Settings” screen in Melodics under “Audio Output”. Make sure you have installed any necessary drivers before launching Melodics. You may need to check with the manufacturer on how to do this.
Distortion can sometimes be cause by latency issues. Try raising the latency slider in the Settings to see if that helps.
If you’re using any external audio hardware like an audio interface, try increasing the buffer size settings for this. You may need to check your manual on how to do this.
Still having issues? If your headphones are USB based, try using headphones with an audio jack!
Check the audio output device is set to default audio. This is done in the left side of the settings page in the Melodics app. Make sure all your audio drivers are up to date!
We do this to get lower latency and better performance. If you want to, you can switch it off by unchecking the “Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device” box in your Speaker’s Properties settings.
On many Windows computers, the headphones are a different audio interface. When you switch audio interface, audio stops.
To fix this, just open the “Settings” screen in Melodics, and reselect your audio output device.
You can turn off the metronome by clicking on the metronome settings in the top left hand corner of the lesson play screen (see screenshot below) and select “Off”.
You will still hear the metronome during the “count-in” intro before the lesson begins, but you won‘t hear this during the lesson itself.
You can do this within lessons using the inbuilt mixer. Adjust the metronome, your notes, guide notes and the backing track levels direct from the play view.
You can also pick your metronome, with the familiar sounds of Ableton Live, Logic, Maschine, and many more. Click the metronome icon in the top left corner of the playback screen to choose.
You do not need a pad controller, but it is much better with one. Your computer keyboard can be used as a 4x4 controller.
Check that you don’t have “note repeat“ or an arpeggiator turned on for your controller. Also check that your controller pad sensitivity isn’t set too high. Most pads are quite sensitive, so you shouldn’t need to press too hard.
Put the device on a solid surface when you are performing. If the play surface is unsteady or bouncy, you’re more likely to experience undesirable play characteristics such as over-sensitivity (double triggers), or under-sensitivity (missed notes).
This is probably because you remapped your controller. User mappings don’t have pad lighting. If your controller is a supported device, go go back to the default mapping – and get the lighting back – by hitting the “Revert all mappings” button in the Settings screen.
Some lessons require 16 pads specifically in a 4x4 layout. If your controller has 16 pads but is configured in a 8x2 layout, unfortunately it won’t be compatible. Don’t worry, you can still complete these lessons using your computer keyboard!
In the pre-play screen, you’ll see that every pad is either blue or yellow – blue pads are played with your left hand, yellow with your right. If there is a number on the pad, that number corresponds with the number above the “hands” illustrations to show you what finger to use.
Melodics lessons are all designed with specific learning outcomes. We’ve chosen that layout to teach/improve a specific skill and make it a challenge.
Allowing you to change the layout of the pads will also change the learning outcome, and we don’t want to make it too easy for you!
For the cue point drumming style lessons, C stands for cue point. For most lessons, you want to set the cue points on the beats within a bar, so C1 goes on the first beat, C2 goes on the second, etc.
There will be some lessons where the cue points go in other places, so check out the descriptions in each lesson.
Generally with cue point drumming lessons, you can use any finger.
Most hardware manufactures follow the pad numbering that was established in 1988 with the release of the MPC60. Pad 1 is in the bottom left corner.
Most, but not all.
To be consistent across our lessons, regardless of what your hardware says, in Melodics Pad 1 is always in the bottom left corner.
Open ROLI Dashboard and choose “Melodics” under the “Apps” tab.
Yes, and the layout is like this:
Your keyboard might be set to an octave higher or lower than what’s required to play this lesson. Just use the controls on your keyboard to change up or down an octave (check your user manual for how to do this).
When you open a lesson you’ll enter the finger placement screen, which shows you both the notes you’ll need to play on the keyboard and the fingers on each hand you should be playing these with.
Play around here until you get a feel for the different notes or chords, then give the lesson a go!
Exercises are a zen-like contrast to the error focussed and feedback driven lesson experience. One that instead rewards patience, concentration and repetition. The idea is to keep practicing the exercise until you feel confident and ready for the next lesson in the course.
Our Melodics lessons relate to the wider world of written music. You may notice that the design of these hints at the bass and treble clef of piano sheet music. This is designed to sub-consciously develop your spatial recognition of key interval structures and make it easier for you to transfer your learning between different contexts.
The Roli Seaboard Block only has 24 keys, which means that for some lessons, you’ll need to shift octave to reach the right range on your keys.
Not to worry, in the top corners of your controller there are directional arrows which allow you to shift the octave up or down. Just shift down an octave and make sure you can hit all the notes in the preview screen before playing the lesson.
Yes you can, and here's how.
Drums lessons are designed for electronic drum kits. Because drumming is all about timing and technique, you will get the most out of our lessons using MIDI drums.
If you don’t have a kit but would like to check out some Drums lessons, you can use your computer keyboard. The layout is like this:
Most electronic drum kits will have either a USB or MIDI output. Where possible, use a standard USB cable as this will minimise any potential issues. If you’re using a MIDI — USB interface, you will need to manually map your kit.
You’ll need to make sure your kit is sending standard MIDI on MIDI channel 10. Try resetting your drum module to factory settings to fix this. Refer to your manufacturer’s manual to see how to do this.
This could be because your drums are sending a different MIDI note to what we’re expecting. Melodics is expecting to get these MIDI notes.
Most kits will have hi-hat settings where you can choose which type of hi-hat you're using. Make sure this setting matches what you have physically connected!
Yes! Hitting your high and mid toms together with your kick and hi-hat pedals will start / restart the lesson.
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You can play it with your computer keyboard, but it is a much better experience with access to a MIDI keyboard, pad controller, or MIDI drum kit.
These MIDI devices are connected: