ROLI Debuts Seaboard RISE Expressive MIDI Controller


Advanced MIDI controller creator ROLI today announced the new Seaboard RISE, their most affordable expressive MIDI keyboard controller yet.

Like the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE reimagines the keyboard as a pressure-sensitive, continuous surface that responds to even the subtlest gestures. This lets you change the sound of each note in three dimensions, with left/right, up/down, and in/out movements of your finger.


ROLI says that the Seaboard RISE, though, marks a turning point in bringing Expressive MIDI products to a broader consumer market:

  • It is the first Expressive MIDI device to offer an easy-to-use multi-platform synth;
  • The first with an integrated user control panel; and
  • The first to perform wirelessly with an integrated battery and Bluetooth over MIDI.

The Seaboard RISE is also the first Expressive MIDI keyboard to be available for less than $1000, with a retail price $799 (£599).

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