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Select from two playing style modes, and five dimensions of touch including strike, press, glide, and slide, each with their own unique way of delivering a one-of-a-kind performance. If you’re looking for just a standard wireless keyboard controller, the Seaboard RISE can deliver. Just disable expressive control and the Seaboard RISE can be played like a regular piano or MIDI controller, but with an added touch of style.
Seaboard RISE was made to travel. It’s incredibly thin and rugged build design makes it easy to take just about anywhere, and with long-lasting battery power and MIDI over Bluetooth, you can turn on and play just about anywhere you are. The Seaboard RISE also comes in a beautiful case, and is bundled with Equator, a custom-built multi-platform software synthesizer designed exclusively for incredible real-time modulation with Seaboard RISE.
Five Dimensions of Touch
Strike describes the force with which a finger makes contact with a keywave. This dimension of touch corresponds to strike on a standard keyboard.
Glide describes horizontal movements from side to side on a keywave or along the ribbons. Glide movements bend and adjust pitch as naturally as on a string instrument, allowing effects such as vibrato and glissando, all on a polyphonic basis.
Slide describes vertical movements up and down a keywave. Slide can be assigned to most sound parameters in Equator. An upward movement along the top of the keywave, for example, might open a filter that transforms an acoustic guitar sound to a bass guitar sound, while a downward movement will close that filter.
Press describes the pressure applied to the keywave after the initial Strike. The keywaves respond to each moment of continuous touch, transmitting minute variations of pressure to sound. This continuous pressure-sensitivity allows for swells, fades, and other detailed expressions.
Lift describes the release velocity or speed of liftoff from a keywave. Lift can be assigned to most sound parameters in Equator. For example, a rapid lift can result in a lingering resonance or a hard pluck.
MIDI Over Bluetooth
The Seaboard RISE can transmit MIDI-over-Bluetooth to devices which support it, which currently is Mac computers running OS X 10.10and with a Bluetooth LE chip. Seaboard RISE is also compatible with iPad and can transmit MIDI over Bluetooth for iOS 8 and above. For all other applications, Seaboard RISE can transmit MIDI over USB so it can be connected and used with DAWs and virtual instruments like an ordinary MIDI controller. Since the Seaboard uses multiple channels of MIDI simultaneously, ROLI provides templates for all major DAWs and many popular instruments to help you get started quickly.
The Seaboard RISE is primarily USB-powered. An internal battery, which is charged by USB, makes it possible to perform without a power connection by MIDI over Bluetooth. External power supplies with an input voltage of 100-240V AC and an output voltage of 9-12V DC 18W centre pin positive can be used. When fully charged, the battery delivers up to 11-12 hours of continuous play.