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Seaboard RISE 49

Unlimited Controller

Seaboard RISE is a multi-award-winning, next-generation MIDI controller that gives you unlimited control of sound. A soft, continuous, touch-responsive surface replaces the keys of a traditional keyboard. With expression at your fingertips, a new way of making music is on the RISE.

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RISE 49: Extend the possibilities


Next-generation controller for stage or studio

  • 07 Icon Keywave
    49 keywaves
  • 01 Icon 5DTouch
    Five Dimensions of Touch
  • 04 Icon SoundsSpeaker
    1000+ free sounds
  • 15 Icon SoftwareLaptop
    Software bundle: Equator, Strobe2, Cypher2 Player, Bitwig 8-Track
  • 14 Icon WirelessOverBluetooth
    Play wirelessly over Bluetooth
  • 16 Icon iMacDesktop
    Compatible with music production software


Every movement is musical

On a piano keyboard you control sound in one way: the force of strike on the keys. The soft silicone keywaves of Seaboard RISE 49 open up a new way to shape sound and make music through Five Dimensions of Touch. These movements are intuitive, so you can quickly start playing with far more expression than ever before.


Hands-on control of music software

Seaboard RISE comes with a bundle of high-powered programs from ROLI and other creators of cutting-edge music software:

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  • Equator


    ROLI’s flagship software synthesizer and sound engine is custom-made for controlling and editing sound with Five Dimensions of Touch. Choose from hundreds of included sounds and a range of modulation functions.

    Learn more about Equator.



    FXpansion’s software polysynth features a sophisticated analogue modelling engine, thousands of hugely expressive sounds and effects, and compatibility with multidimensional instruments.

    Cypher2 Player

    Cypher2 Player

    A desktop sound player version of the premium Cypher2 software synth from FXpansion. Play 50 expressive presets and 3 macro controls.

    Discounted upgrade price to the full version included.

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  • Tracktion Waveform 8

    Tracktion Waveform 8

    A cutting-edge Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that performs seamlessly with the Seaboard's multidimensional expressive surface, Tracktion Waveform 8 helps you visualize and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners but also powerful for professionals.

    Bitwig 8-Track

    Bitwig 8-Track

    Bitwig’s entry-point digital audio workstation (DAW) lets you choose from a library of sounds and effects, record music, and design your own sounds. Start editing your tracks in 8-Track then upgrade to the full Bitwig Studio.

    ROLI Dashboard

    ROLI Dashboard

    Control Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and desktop software programs with ROLI Dashboard. Plug the Seaboard RISE into your workflow, and use it as a controller for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and many more.

    Max MSP

    Max MSP

    Push the limits of musical creativity with Max MSP, an open-ended environment for plug-in development.

    Three month free trial with Seaboard RISE.

    Seaboard RISE works with programs including:

    Ableton Live

    • Live


    • Logic Pro
    • GarageBand


    • Studio

    Cycling '74

    • MaxMSP


    • Strobe2
    • Cypher2

    Native Instruments

    • Kontakt
    • Massive

    Audio Modeling

    • SWAM


    • Omnisphere


    An interface you can grasp

    Simple is beautiful. Knobs, wheels, cords and clutter are gone. In its place is a sleek, simplified interface that is totally intuitive. It’s all based on touch.

    1. Keywave surface
    2. XY Touchpad
    3. Touch Faders
    4. Octave Shift
    5. Preset Browser
    6. On/Off and MIDI Mode


    Add more control with Touch Faders

    The Press, Glide, and Slide Touch Faders let you adjust the touch-responsiveness of the Seaboard RISE interface. Control how the surface behaves when you press into it and move your fingers side to side and up and down. Minimize these expression controls, and Seaboard RISE responds like a piano keyboard. Maximize them, and you have a totally expressive playing surface.

    Consumer Technology Association: Best of Innovation

    Organisation Name
    CES 2016

    Product of the Year 2015

    Organisation Name

    Editors' Choice Award 2016

    Organisation Name
    Electronic Musician


    Hear how their sounds are on the RISE

    Hear the stories of a sound designer and a three-piece indie band. They’re just a few of the artists whose sounds and setup have totally changed since they laid their hands on a Seaboard RISE.



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    1. Seaboard RISE 49.
    2. Equator.
    3. Strobe2.
    4. Cypher2 Player.
    5. Tracktion Waveform 8.
    6. Bitwig 8-Track.
    1. ROLI Dashboard.
    2. USB Cable.
    3. Quick Start Guide.
    4. Product Registration Card.
    5. User Manual.
    6. One Year Full Warranty.

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions and Weight

    49 Keywaves.
    Width: 834mm (32.8 inches).
    Height: 23mm (0.9 inches).
    Depth: 210mm (8.27 inches).
    Weight: 4.2kg (9.26 pounds).


    8 hour battery life.
    3 hour charge time.

    Connectivity / Ports

    Continuous pedal input (1/4" jack).
    USB-B port (MIDI out and power).
    USB-A port (for charging peripherals).
    Full MIDI compatibility over USB and Bluetooth LE.


    Desktop Requirements

    Mac OSX 10.10+.
    Windows 7, 8 and 10.
    Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz+.
    4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended).
    2 GB hard drive space.
    Internet connection to register/download software.

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    Protect your RISE 49

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

    Compare the Seaboard Family


    Compare the Seaboard Family

    Seaboard Block
    1. Spec

    2. Seaboard Block
    3. Seaboard RISE 25
    4. Seaboard RISE 49
    5. Seaboard GRAND Stage
    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)
    5. 338mm x 937mm x 25.7mm (13.3in x 36.88in x 1in)
    1. Weight
    2. 650g (1.43 lbs)
    3. 2.8kg (6.17lbs)
    4. 4.2kg (9.26 lbs)
    5. 7kg (15.4 lbs)
    1. Keywaves
    2. 24
    3. 25
    4. 49
    5. 61
    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)
    5. 167.5mm x 23.5mm (6.6in 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)
    5. 881.6mm x 212.2mm (34.7in x 8.35in)
    1. Dimensions of Touch
    2. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    3. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    4. Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
    5. Strike, Press, Glide, Lift
    1. Onboard Synthesizer
    2. Yes
    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
    5. SoundDial
    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
    5. Equator, ROLI Dashboard, Bitwig 8-Track, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform 8
    1. USB Connection
    2. Yes, powered USB-C
    3. Yes, powered
    4. Yes, powered
    5. Yes, unpowered
    1. DNA connectors
    2. Yes
    1. Bluetooth
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    1. DC Adapter
    2. Yes
    1. Pedal Inputs
    2. 1
    3. 1
    4. 3
    1. Audio Outputs
    2. 2 1/4" (Left and Right), 1 1/8" (Headphones)
    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
    5. $2,999 / €3,299 / £2,799


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