Softube Modular Gets MPE Support With ROLI Seaboard RISE Module

Softube has announced a new module for its Modular software synthesizer, RISE, that adds support for the ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller and MPE.

The new RISE module is available for free to all Modular owners, and lets you control Modular using RISE’s five dimensions of touch: Strike, Press, Glide, Slide and Lift.

The RISE module features 38 CV outputs, so you can control any aspect of your patch with a RISE keyboard.

Pricing and Availability

The ROLI Seaboard RISE module is available for all Modular users.

13 thoughts on “Softube Modular Gets MPE Support With ROLI Seaboard RISE Module

  1. Looks like a ploy to get you to buy Softube Modular, and then you have further in-app purchases for interesting modules.

    Dear Native Instruments, can you please do the same for Reaktor? 🙂

  2. I still wonder how modular (monophonic) synths and MPE go together. There are quite a few videos on the web with LinnStruments controlling Eurorack, but what advantages does an MPE controller for a mono synth give you musically?

    1. Continuous control over three axis of expression.

      With a standard controller, you can play a note but you’re limited to using a EG to shape it. With a MPE controller, you can use finger pressure to create your envelope.

      With an MPE controller, you also have continuous control, with just one finger, over volume, pitch and filter or other parameters. With a standard MIDI controller, you’d need both hands plus a foot controller to do this.

      And there’s no reason you need to limit yourself to monophonic performance with a modular, and as you move into polyphonic performance, MPE is even more powerful.

    2. Even if you only had a monophonic synth, a RISE controller would allow you continuous control over pressure, Y axis on the note, and X axis = pitch.

      In addition to that, you’d also have the XY control pad on the side, and 3 assignable sliders, that you could use with your left hand.

      Overall it’s a great fit for modular synths.

  3. Yes, it does make sense, although in this case you use multidimensional expression with a mono synth, leaving out the P. Of course you could do similar things with one hand and a breath controller.
    And I can think of at least one reason why people might limit themselves to monophonic performance: $$$.

  4. Besides MPE, is there anything that distinguishes this synth? I have Bazille and love it, so I get the feeling sound tone wise there probably isn’t. I do have RISE though so its tempting to try and find out. Would love to hear from someone who has a RISE and uses this synth…

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