ROLI Seaboard GRAND Stage Synthesizer/Controller Keyboard
The ROLI Seaboard GRAND is a radically new musical instrument that reimagines the traditional keyboard.
- Features a unique soft, tactile silicon keywave playing surface, for ultimate sensitivity and expression
- Same muscle memory layout and playability of a piano keyboard but with more expressivity
- Continuous aftertouch and polyphonic per note pitch bend
- Intuitive ribbon controls for impressive glissando and pitch slide effect
- 61 keywave model for studio and live use
- Industry standard IO including stereo outputs, headphone output, 2 USB ports and 3 programmable expression pedal inputs
- Includes Equator and FXpansion Strobe2 software
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The Seaboard GRAND features gloriously tactile silicon keywaves that allow you to utilise your muscle memory and keyboard knowledge to play like any other keyboard instrument and also so much more. With the unique key wave material and patented sensor technology you can now achieve not only just aftertouch, but continuous touch, individual note pitch bend and per note vibrato – all at your fingertips!
The Seaboard GRAND stage is ideal for recreating real life instruments. Giving you the ability to add natural sounding nuances to your playing like never before. It is also an ideal instrument for sculpting new synthesised sounds. Use it standalone and enjoy the embedded on board sounds or connect a computer and have the ability to edit those sounds via the included Equator software, or use the GRAND as a controller with ROLI's software, the included FXpansion SynthSquad or your favourite DAW, plug in or soft synth. Ideal for live performers, producers, composers, sound designers and the musically creative!
As well as ROLI's Equator software, the Seaboard now comes with FXpansion's STROBE2 free of charge. With a sophisticated analogue modelling engine, a superb effects section, an easy-to-use preset library browser and compatibility with Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) instruments, STROBE2 is a must-have for music producers. It recently became an even more powerful tool for expression after adding over 200 new preset sounds designed for 5D Touch on the Seaboard.
All ROLI Seaboard instruments now come bundled with Traktion's Waveform. This hardware-software combination will allow more musicians to easily create and edit projects with the full expressivity of MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
Waveform offers a plug-and-play experience for ROLI's Seaboard and BLOCKS instruments. Setting it apart from other DAWs, it seamlessly receives complex MPE data and has a user interface that helps musicians visualise and edit all of the expression parameters of MPE on multiple tracks all at once. Released in May 2017, Waveform ($99) builds on the legacy of previous Tracktion DAWs in providing production tools that are approachable to untrained musicians but also valuable to the workflows of professionals.
ROLI Seaboard GRAND Specifications
Dimensions: 937 x 338 x 25.7 mm / 36.9 x 13.3 x 1.0 inches
Weight: 7 kg / 15.4lb
3 continuous pedal inputs (1/4 inch jacks)
2 balanced audio out jacks (1/4 inch)
Stereo headphone out mini-jack (1/8 inch)
USB type A and USB type B
9-12V DC power in
Operating systems: OS X 10.7+
Minimum Mac Specs: Macbook Pro i5 2.5GHz or faster min 4 GB RAM, recommended 8GB RAM
Controller protocols: MIDI, MDC
Equator sound design and control mapping
Continuous touch curve control
Real-time visual feedback
Free upgrades to future software releases
EQUATOR SOUND ENGINE
FM and subtractive synthesis
Multi-layer sample playback
User definable envelopes
Comprehensive modulation matrix
Independent dynamic voice control
Effects including delay, chorus and reverb
The Seaboard GRAND ships with a custom version of FXpansion's Synth Squad package, optimised for plug-and-play compatibility with the Seaboard. Synth Squad comprises three analogue-modelling synths - Cypher, Amber and Strobe - that can be combined and layered through the powerful Fusor environment. All four come as standalone apps as well as in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX formats. Synth Squad would normally cost $249, but is entirely free for Seaboard GRAND customers.
USB drive containing install for Equator software, Seaboard GRAND Dashboard software and FXpansion SynthSquad
Quick Start Guide
Bespoke carry case