ROLI Seaboard Grand - Expressive Midi Controller
Getting your hands on the ROLI Seaboard Grand keyboard controller is like experiencing a new instrument for the first time, albeit one that will feel familiar to any keyboardist or pianist. This squishy keybed with 61 "Keywaves" is more sensitive to your touch than any traditional keyboard ever was and offers polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch. You can slide notes like a cellist, add vibrato like a guitarist, and make tonal changes on a per-note basis, either with the included Equator and Synth Squad instruments or your own favorite software instruments. You can even save your favorite sounds to the embedded processor on the Seaboard and play it like a standalone keyboard with no computer required. You'll be able to create more depth and dynamic interest in your performances than you have ever experienced before - with the Roli Seaboard Grand Stage.
The smooth playing surface on the Seaboard Grand Stage has 61 molded Keywaves arranged similarly to a typical piano keyboard. Digging into chords and emphasizing certain notes felt much more satisfying than the aftertouch found on most keyboards. And it quickly becomes second nature to wiggle notes for a vibrato effect. Sit down at the Seaboard Grand Stage and play a piece you know well, and you'll soon discover more expressive potential than you ever had with a traditional keyboard.
ROLI Seaboard Grand Features:
- 61-note USB controller with embedded processor for standalone use
- Keywave playing surface allows you to slide between notes and use unique playing techniques
- Supports polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch
- 3 pedal inputs offer even more expressive potential
- Reassuringly rugged with all-metal construction
- Comes with 2 software instruments: FXpansion Synth Squad Player for Seaboard (Mac) and Equator (Mac)
- Sounds from Equator can be uploaded to the Seaboard's embedded processor for standalone use
- Audio outputs for connecting to a PA or amplifier, with a headphone output for practice sessions
ROLI Seaboard Grand Specifications:
- Number of Keys: 61
- Type of Keys: Keywaves
- Aftertouch: Yes
- Pads: 61
- Pedal Inputs: 3 x 1/4" (Continuous Pedal Inputs)
- MIDI I/O: USB 2.0
- USB: Yes
- Hardware Requirements - Mac: Intel Core i5 2.5GHz or higher, 4 GB RAM
- OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.7 or later
- Power Supply: 9-12V DC Power Supply included
- Height: 1.0''
- Width: 36.9''
- Depth: 13.3''
- Weight: 15.4 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number: SEABOARD GRAND STAGE