ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 - Expressive Midi Controller
Getting your hands on the Roli Seaboard RISE 25 keyboard controller is like experiencing a new instrument for the first time, albeit one that will feel familiar to any keyboardist or pianist. A squishy keybed with 25 "Keywaves" is more sensitive to your touch than any traditional keyboard ever was and offers polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch. Slide notes like a cellist, add vibrato like a guitarist, and make tonal changes on a per note basis, either with the included Equator software synthesizer or your own favorite software instruments. You'll be able to create more depth and dynamic interest in your performances than ever before with the Roli Seaboard Rise.
The smooth playing surface on the Seaboard Rise has 25 molded Keywaves arranged similarly to a typical piano keyboard. When we first got our hands on it at Sweetwater, it only took a moment to adapt to the lack of physical keys. We also noticed the amazing sensitivity: the response is adjustable, and at the most extreme sensitivity settings you barely need to touch a Keywave to play a note. 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 Rise and play a piece you know well, and you'll soon discover more expressive potential than you ever had with a traditional keyboard.
Along with the Seaboard Rise, you'll receive Roli's Equator software synthesizer, a custom instrument that takes advantage of the Seaboard's advanced expressive capabilities. Browse hundreds of presets directly from the Seaboard using the SoundDial, from realistic pianos and guitars to evocative pads and extreme synth leads. And of course, you can use the Seaboard Rise as a controller for all of your other virtual instruments, too.
ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 Features:
- 25-note USB controller with embedded processor for standalone use
- Keywave playing surface allows you to slide between notes and use unique playing techniques
- Supports wireless MIDI via Bluetooth
- Supports polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch
- Control pedal input offers even more expressive potential
- Reassuringly rugged with all-metal construction
- Comes with Equator software synthesizer (Mac)
ROLI Searboard RISE 25 Specifications:
- Number of Keys: 25
- Type of Keys: Keywaves
- Aftertouch: Yes
- Pads: 25
- Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4''
- MIDI I/O: USB
- USB: Yes
- Hardware Requirements - Mac: 2.5GHz Processor; 4GB RAM minimum
- OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.8 or later
- OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 or later
- Height: 0.9''
- Width: 19.88''
- Depth: 8.27''
- Weight: 6.17 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number: SEABOARD RISE 25