ROLI has announced it is now shipping the Seaboard RISE 49, a four-octave version of its expressive Seaboard RISE MIDI controller.
Pliable, pressure-sensitive keywaves take the place of keys on a traditional keyboard. The sensor-embedded keywave surface lets you shape sound through touch. Three faders let you fine-tune the responsiveness of the surface to touch.
The RISE offers what ROLI calls ‘5D touch’ – you can get different types of expression by:
- striking the keywaves
- pressing into them
- gliding sideways along them
- sliding up and down the keywaves, and
- lifting off.
Here’s the official video intro:
The Seaboard RISE 49 is available for US $1,199.