At the 2016 NAMM Show, Roli was presenting its Seaboard Rise MIDI Controllers – some of the few controllers to support Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess composed a prog jam for the event, written for three performers with 25-note Rise controllers & a drummer. Rudess was joined on Rise by Eren Basbug and Marco Parisi, and by the amazing Elijah Wood on drums.
MPE is a proposed standard for MIDI controllers and instruments, designed to give you expressive control over each individual note that you play. It’s currently supported by a variety of controllers, including the Rise, Roger Linn’s LinnStrument, and the Madrona SoundPlane.