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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, Bitwig 8-Track
  • 14 Icon WirelessOverBluetooth
    Play wirelessly over Bluetooth
  • 16 Icon iMacDesktop
    Compatible with music production software
  • 17 Icon Portable


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

A cutting-edge digital audio workstation from Tracktion. Waveform seamlessly integrates the Seaboard's multidimensional expression data and helps you visualise and edit your projects with a range of features that are approachable to learners while also powerful for professionals.

Seaboard 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

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.


Take it with you, make music on the go

Seaboard RISE 49 is designed to travel anywhere you make music. It’s thin, wireless, and portable. With a super-strong aluminum shell, it can put up with the rigors of the road. A padded, custom-made carrying case makes it even easier to play on the go.

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.


  1. Seaboard RISE 49.
  2. Equator.
  3. Strobe2.
  4. Tracktion Waveform 8.
  5. Bitwig 8-Track.
  6. Seaboard Dashboard.
  1. Bespoke Soft Case.
  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).

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.


11 hour battery life.
3 hour charge time.

System requirements

OS X 10.10+ / Windows 7+ / iOS.
Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz or faster recommended.
4 GB RAM minimum / 8 GB RAM recommended.
2 GB available disk space for Equator installation.
USB 2.0+ port for USB compatibility.

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