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A revolutionary MIDI controller that is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use, the Seaboard RISE from ROLI is the ultimate form of expression. With a variety of touch gestures, MIDI over Bluetooth, ... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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A revolutionary MIDI controller that is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use, the Seaboard RISE from ROLI is the ultimate form of expression. With a variety of touch gestures, MIDI over Bluetooth, and endless possibilities, it's no wonder there's so much buzz about this unique keyboard controller.

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.

USB Power
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.

  • Continuous pedal input (1/4" jack)
  • USB B port (MIDI out and power)
  • USB A port (for charging peripherals) 9–12V 2A DC port
  • Internal battery
  • 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 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
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Product registration card
  • User manual
    • Mac OSX 10.8+ / Windows 7+
    • Intel Core i7 2.5Ghz+

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ROLISeaboard RISE MIDI Controller

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


I.. I.. I just can't BELIEVE this thing..

By Daxx Prelude

from New York, NY

Verified Reviewer


  • Ease Of Expression
  • Jives Well With Daws
  • Long Battery Life
  • Ridiculous Control
  • Wireless Midi


    Best Uses

    • Edm
    • Jazz
    • Orchestral
    • Pop
    • Rock
    • Trance

    Comments about ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI Controller:

    I use this product to arrange and mimic the expression of my alto sax, my violin, my acoustic guitar, my electric guitar and the human voice. Yes, it can do it all. It jives very well with Equator, the software; and, it goes great with Miroslav Philharmonik, Synthology Ivory, Notion and Garage Band. I'm diggin' the wireless option that that you can charge your iPad with it if the Seaboard itself is plugged in somewhere. It charges by USB, so you can't lose. I've owned it for a week and it's portable and actually kinda heavy, but you wanna have it with a little weight because of all the vibrato you'll be using to push this to the limit! Guitar players, singers, bassists- GET IT YESTERDAY and ENJOY IT TOMORROW.

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    I would buy this product again!

    By Butch

    from Baltimore, Md

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound


      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI Controller:

      we are using this product in the studio

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      You know it's good :)

      By Jeff85008

      from Playa Vista, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer


      • Good Quality


        Best Uses

          Comments about ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI Controller:

          You know it's an amazing instrument - gave it 4 stars because on their website they claim it works with your favorite DAW, but actually its features are most likely limited in your DAW, until most DAW get updates that can handle all the midi channels that are used.

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