ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 Expressive MIDI Controller
The ROLI Seaboard RISE is the world's first truly accessible expressive MIDI controller.
- Features a unique soft, tactile silicon keywave playing surface, for ultimate sensitivity and expression
- 25 keywaves
- MIDI over Bluetooth built in
- Includes Equator and FXpansion Strobe2 software
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The ROLI Seaboard RISE it establishes a new standard in music-making devices by combining the intimacy of acoustic instruments with the versatility of electronic music. Paired with Equator, a powerful software synthesiser, the Seaboard RISE unlocks unprecedented creative possibilities for contemporary musicians in a joyfully-crafted evolution of the keyboard.
As well as ROLI's Equator software, the Rise 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.
Start in piano mode and then explore new dimensions of touch interaction
Begin with even the most basic keyboard technique and grow from there
Customise sensitivity to match your own playing style
Use with a variety of software and hardware synthesisers as well as the Equator bundle included with RISE
Simulate the authentic dynamic range of any instrument to breathe new life into your favourite sounds
Personalise patches using the touch- sensitive trackpad and faders
Create new sonic possibilities by mapping sound parameters to unique gestures
Perform and record tracks with subtle and sensual details that previously required post-production
Push the boundaries of music with an instrument that marries tradition with innovation
Free yourself from cables using built-in MIDI over Bluetooth with up to 8 hours of continuous play
Enjoy the craftsmanship of a world-class instrument made of the best materials and built to last
Touch and shape sound timbres in an astonishingly direct and intuitive way
Seaboard RISE 25 Specifications
505 mm x 210 mm x 22.86 mm / 2.8 kg
(19.88 in x 8.27 in x 0.9 in / 6.17 lbs)
Continuous pedal input (1/4 inch jack)
USB B port (MIDI out and power)
USB A port (for charging peripherals)
9–12V 2A DC port
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth®
Bundled with Equator, the world's first purpose-built, multi-dimensional software synthesiser
OS X 10.8+ / Windows 7+ / iOS 7+
Intel Core i5 2.5GHz or faster recommended
4 GB RAM minimum / 8 GB RAM recommended
2 GB available disk space for Equator installation
USB 2.0+ port for USB compatibility