Designed for ultimate expression
A revolutionary, touch-sensitive interface and a powerful, custom-built synthesizer, seamlessly integrated to open possibilities for expression that are unprecedented on a MIDI controller.
Touch sound with intuitive ease
Delightfully tactile and responsive, the Seaboard RISE’s sensor-embedded keywave surface lets you shape sound through touch. Press continuously into the silicone surface, move your fingers from side to side, slide them up the keywaves or along the ribbons. Each movement modulates sound with intuitive ease. Put at your fingertips the expressiveness of an acoustic instrument and the sonic range of an electronic instrument - all on a keyboard interface.
The Control Panel
Touch Faders and an XY Pad add another layer of expressive control.
The Keywave Surface
The keywaves and two ribbons let you shape sound polyphonically.
Carry a device as thin as it is strong
Access a world of sound on a music device as thin as a magazine. The black anodized aluminum chassis is light but strong, so you can take it anywhere you make music: your home, your studio, your classroom, or on the road.
The thinnest multidimensional controller.
Play it wirelessly
The Seaboard RISE is battery-powered and the first multidimensional controller to use MIDI over Bluetooth. Free yourself from wires, and make music anywhere within range of your connected device.
Battery life of up to 8 hours.
MIDI over Bluetooth
Receives MIDI signals over Bluetooth when paired to Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Professional-standard low latency
Virtually no loss in latency on Bluetooth versus USB connection.
Play it connected
The ports of the Seaboard RISE let you plug in your computer, tablet, or smartphone and connect to virtually any software instrument or hardware synthesizer. Take your workflow to a new level when you integrate your Seaboard RISE with your favourite DAWs or instruments.
Control Equator and other MIDI-compliant software or hardware synthesizers.
Connect any sustain pedal jack using a quarter-inch jack.
Crafted with ingenuity and precision
The Seaboard RISE was designed by a multidisciplinary team of materials scientists, software engineers, electrical engineers, industrial designers, and sound designers at ROLI’s workshop in East London. The instrument reaches the highest standards of craftsmanship, design, and precision engineering.
The exterior is made of high-quality extruded black anodized aluminum, which is strong but light.
Silicone keywave surface
The smooth material of the keywave surface is custom-engineered to give your fingers a firm grip while also letting them slide easily.
A highly sensitive sensor board rests beneath the silicone keywave surface, ensuring that even the most minute gestures are expressed as sound.
Form follows function
The wave-like pattern on the underside of the chassis conceals interior aluminum ribbing, which reinforces the chassis for added strength.
Seaboard RISE 25
19.88 in x 8.27 in x 0.9 in
(505 mm x 210 mm x 23 mm)
Continuous pedal input (1/4" jack)
USB B port (MIDI out and power)
USB A port (for charging peripherals) 9–12V 2A DC port
Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth
Bundled with Equator, the world’s first purpose-built, multi-dimensional software synthesiser
OS X 10.8+ / Windows 7+ / iOS
Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz or faster recommended
4 GB RAM minimum / 8 GB RAM recommended
2 GB available disk space for Equator installation
USB 2.0+ port for USB compatibility
Bespoke storage case
Manage settings in ROLI Dashboard
Quick start guide
Product registration card
One year full warranty