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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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  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10

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, 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 high-powered programs from ROLI and other cutting-edge music software makers.



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.


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

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.

Tracktion Waveform 8

A cutting-edge Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that performs seamlessly with the Lightpad’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.

ROLI Dashboard

Control any music program with Seaboard RISE. Customize the way you use Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and other leading plug-ins and digital audio workstations (DAWs) with a next generation controller.

Seaboard RISE works with programs including:

Ableton Live

  • Live


  • Logic Pro
  • GarageBand


  • Studio

Cycling '74

  • MaxMSP


  • Strobe2
  • Cypher2

Native Instruments

  • Kontakt
  • Massive


  • 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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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


  1. Seaboard RISE 49.
  2. Equator.
  3. Strobe2.
  4. Tracktion Waveform 8.
  5. 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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