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Seaboard

The future of the keyboard

The Seaboard reimagines the piano keyboard as a smooth, continuous, touch-responsive surface where any kind of sound is possible. Musicians of all backgrounds have discovered a new way to express themselves on the multi-award-winning Seaboard.

Seaboard Block

Seaboard Block is a powerful, portable controller that works on its own and connects to other Blocks in the modular BLOCKS system.

DEAL: FREE Strobe2 upgrade worth $79 (€73, £64) this week only!

Buy and register a Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block or BLOCKS Kit betwen 12th — 26th February and get all the sounds of Strobe2 FREE.* See full details here.

*Only valid on Lightpad Block M, Seaboard Block, Seaboard Block Bundle, Beatmaker Kit, Songmaker Kit, and Songmaker Kit Garageband Edition purchases made on roli.com or through authorized retailers and registered on MyROLI between 12th — 26th February 2019. Offer not valid on refurbished, pre-owned, demo, or B-stock units. Only 1 free license of Strobe2 per customer. Free licenses are redeemable after registering eligible products at my.roli.com. Offer not valid on previously registered units.

Seaboard Block

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Super Powered Keyboard

  • Multi-award-winning Seaboard interface
  • 5D Touch technology
  • 24 keywave, two-octave playing surface
  • Hundreds of free sounds
  • Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile
  • Wireless and portable for making music on the go
  • Connects to other Blocks

Seaboard RISE

Seaboard RISE is a next-generation MIDI controller. Wireless, portable, and available in two models, it’s perfect for the stage or the studio.

Seaboard RISE 25

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Unlimited Controller

  • 25 keywaves
  • Hundreds of free sounds
  • Five Dimensions of Touch control
  • Play wirelessly over Bluetooth
  • Software bundle: Equator, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform, Bitwig 8-Track
  • Compatible with music production software
  • Premium, durable materials

Seaboard RISE 49

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Unlimited Controller

  • 49 keywaves
  • Hundreds of free sounds
  • Five Dimensions of Touch control
  • Play wirelessly over Bluetooth
  • Software bundle: Equator, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform, Bitwig 8-Track
  • Compatible with music production software
  • Premium, durable materials

Accessories

Protect your Seaboard RISE in style with a high-quality case.

RISE 25 Flip Case

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To protect your Seaboard RISE 25

Protect your keywave surface from wear and tear on the go. Each case flips back and creates a stand while you play. Choose from 5 different colors.

RISE 49 Soft Case

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To protect your Seaboard RISE 49

Keep your Seaboard RISE 49 safe from the rigors of the road with a padded, custom-made case. Featuring a carrying strap and a sleek, stylish design, so you can take your music anywhere.

Compare the Seaboard Family

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Compare the Seaboard Family

Seaboard Block
  1. Spec

  2. Seaboard Block
  3. Seaboard RISE 25
  4. Seaboard RISE 49
  1. Dimensions
  2. 141mm x 282mm x 24.7mm (5.5in x 11in x 1in)
  3. 210mm x 505mm x 23mm (8.27in x 19.9in x 0.9in)
  4. 210mm x 834mm x 23mm (8.27in x 32.8in x 0.9in)
  1. Weight
  2. 650g (1.43 lbs)
  3. 2.8kg (6.17lbs)
  4. 4.2kg (9.26 lbs)
  1. Keywaves
  2. 24
  3. 25
  4. 49
  1. Keywave Size
  2. 100mm x 20mm (3.9in x 0.78in)
  3. 125mm x 23.5mm (4.9in x 0.9in)
  4. 125mm x 23.5mm (4.9in x 0.9in)
  1. Keywave Surface Size
  2. 282mm x 141mm (11in x 5.5in)
  3. 376mm x 164.5mm (14.8in x 6.47in)
  4. 705mm x 164.5mm (27.75in x 6.47in)
  1. Dimensions of Touch
  2. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
  3. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
  4. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
  1. Onboard Synthesizer
  1. Controllers
  2. Mode button, Octave Up/Down Touch Corners (Preset switching via Mode button and Octave Up/Down Touch Corners)
  3. 3 Touch Faders, XY Touchpad, Octave Switch, Preset Switch
  4. 3 Touch Faders, XY Touchpad, Octave Switch, Preset Switch
  1. Software bundle
  2. Equator Player, ROLI Dashboard, 8 NOISE soundpacks, Max/MSP 3-Month License, Strobe2 Player, Tracktion Waveform 8
  3. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform 8
  4. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion, Waveform 8
  1. USB Connection
  2. Yes, powered USB-C
  3. Yes, powered
  4. Yes, powered
  1. DNA connectors
  2. Yes
  1. Bluetooth
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes
  1. DC Adapter
  1. Pedal Inputs
  2. 1
  3. 1
  1. Audio Outputs
  1. Plays adjacent semitones
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes
  1. Price
  2. $299 / €329 / £279
  3. $849 / €849 / £699
  4. $1,099 / €1,199 / £999

High performance software

Seaboard RISE comes with a high-powered package of software including Equator, ROLI’s flagship software synthesizer and engine for 5D expression. Seaboard Block comes with a Equator Player, a desktop sound player version of Equator. Hear a selection of Equator's expressive presets below:

Changing the tune for renowned artists

ROLI’s vibrant community of artists use the Seaboard on stage and in the studio.

Hans Zimmer

"Roland Lamb and his team are actually much closer than anyone else has come to establishing a new, truly expressive digital instrument."

Keith Harris

"The beauty of this particular instrument is that it gives you even more ways to be expressive … to give your soul to the instrument"

Jordan Rudess Quote

"For me, discovering the Seaboard has been the most important musical life-changing event since my first synthesizer."

As seen in La La Land

The Seaboard stole the scene in La La Land, the film of the year with 6 Academy Awards including Best Original Score. Not trained as a pianist, Ryan Gosling performed a searing Seaboard solo that turned the heads of theater-goers around the world.