The Seaboard RISE from ROLI is an instrument that lets musicians touch and shape sound, opening new dimensions of musical expression. Building on the technological breakthroughs of the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE is accessible to all music-makers because of its portability, affordability, and intuitively designed interface.
The instrument features technology that remodels the keyboard as a pressure sensitive, continuous surface that responds to even the subtlest gestures. Playing on the “keywaves,” musicians can shape notes with unprecedented expressiveness, modulating the character of sound in real time with simple movements of the finger.
The Seaboard RISE belongs to a new category of hardware and software sometimes called Expressive MIDI (technically referred to as Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression, or MPE) devices. These products focus on delivering acoustic level electronic expression by enabling each individual note to be modulated in multiple ways in real time. It also includes an integrated user control panel, and can be used to perform wirelessly with an integrated battery and MIDI over Bluetooth.
Equator is a software synthesizer included with the Seaboard RISE that forms a seamlessly integrated software/hardware workflow. A mix of wavetable oscillators, FM (Frequency Modulation), sample playback, multimode filters, and complex signal routing creates a powerful hybrid synthesis engine. Use different single-cycle waves for FM, layer with samples, and send into several multi-mode filters with different configurations and outputs.
Seamless hardware/software integration
Silicon rubber keywaves transcend the rigid mechanics of a traditional piano style keyboard
Sleek, intuitive design accessible to music makers of all technical levels
Use intuitive strike, bend, and press gestures to control multiple parameters on each note, completely independently
Customize sensitivity to match the playing style
Map sound parameters to unique gestures
Completely wireless with MIDI over Bluetooth
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth
Integrated software synthesizer
Three wavetable oscillators
Two sample playback modules
Frequency Modulation (FM) for all oscillators
Graphic or traditional dial-based envelopes with various modes like one-shot, loop, note-release or the traditional ADSR mode
Flexible routing and filter types (including comb filters)
Built-in effects including a 5-band parametric equalizer, stereo chorus, stereo delay and stereo reverb
Compatible with a variety of software and hardware synthesizers, as well as DAWs across OSX, Windows, and other platforms
Internal battery with twelve hour playability