The touch-responsive Seaboard RISE opens up a new universe for shaping sounds and making music. Now with every Seaboard RISE you get a license for Cycling ’74 Max 7, a software framework that opens another universe for experimenting with sound. In Max you connect patches using virtual cords. It’s as intuitive as an analog synthesizer yet the combinations are infinite, letting you build sounds and virtual instruments that perfectly suit you, your projects, and the spontaneous experiments that lead to amazing music.

Max removes the boundaries of traditional music software without making you learn to code. Together with the Seaboard RISE it doubles your sonic universe. Just like the RISE it’s a flexible tool for many types of music-makers — whether you want to layer a simple track or create an audiovisual symphony — and many types of music from experimental electronic to contemporary classical.

When you purchase a Seaboard RISE, enjoy a one-year license for the entire Max software environment — worth $99. You’ll also get three Max patches designed specially for the Seaboard RISE. The offer is available on all RISEs purchased between September 15th and October 31st. Get your hands on a whole new way — two new ways! — to make music, and start exploring today.  

Learn more about the patches below.

Cantor Digitalis

Cycling’74 and ROLI have worked together to adapt the fantastic singing voice program Cantor Digitalis to be controlled by the Seaboard. Cantor Digitalis is developed by researcher Christophe d’Alessandro and his team at LIMSI, Paris. This program offers unprecedented control over the singing voice. Cantor Digitalis is free to use for Max users, and is an open source program distributed under the CeCILL license.




BEAP is collection of modules that work like Eurorack modules, which were built by Matthew Davidson for the Berklee School of Music. With this update to the program, you can now combine the expressive power of the Seaboard with the endless sound capacities of modular synthesis.




This program utilises RISE as an input for transforming visuals, coming from a camera feed or any video. Originally designed by Cycling’74’s Andrew Benson for live shows in LA, this patch combined with RISE now becomes a powerful VJ tool with intuitive and real time control of visuals.



To get started, you need the latest version of Max 7.2.5, which now comes free with every Seaboard RISE. The patches are available via the Package Manager. To get started, browse through the objects and check out their help files which will help you understand how the RISE connects to the program. For advanced Max users, you can also directly connect the RISE with your own creations via the collection of MPE objects which help parse the MIDI signal.

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