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Seaboard RISE / Expressive MIDI controller

Seaboard RISE
Seaboard RISE

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

ROLI introduced the Seaboard RISE in September 2015. The RISE adapts the technology of the award-winning Seaboard GRAND to a smaller, lighter, more accessible music-making device. The RISE is an Expressive MIDI controller with five dimensions of touch, enabling musicians to modulate sounds with five powerful gestural controls. It ships with Equator, ROLI's custom-built software synthesizer that enables creators to benefit from the full potential of Expressive MIDI. Fully wireless with MIDI over bluetooth, the Seaboard RISE offers great flexibility to musicians of all abilities at home, in studio, in classrooms and on stage.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics, Innovation, Usability + Ergonomics

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2015

Among the thousands of keyboards on the market, the Seaboard RISE Expressive MIDIcontroller is reduction itself, magnificently implemented. It has a soft, gesture-controlled illuminated keyboard for modulating sounds, perfectly integrated into the hard-molded case. The soft-touch keys are illuminated perfectly. An extremely minimalist, but strong, design that focuses on its function as a MIDI controller. There is nothing left to reduce, nothing more to take away: This is 100% ‘less is more’.
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ROLI

ROLI
London, United Kingdom

Design

ROLI

ROLI
London, United Kingdom