We're celebrating a decade of revolutionary music innovation with the Seaboard!
In the world of musical instruments, few products have managed to redefine the way we create and perform music. We're proud that the Seaboard is one such groundbreaking innovation that has transformed the landscape of electronic music. As we celebrate its 10th anniversary, we reflect upon the remarkable journey of the Seaboard and its lasting impact on musicians, composers, and music enthusiasts worldwide.
From its inception, the Seaboard garnered immense attention and admiration from musicians across genres. The Seaboard's versatility, adaptability, and expressive potential enabled musicians to explore uncharted sonic territories, creating new possibilities for composition, performance, and production.
Over the past decade, we have continually refined and expanded the Seaboard product line, introducing various iterations from the original Seaboard GRAND to Seaboard RISE, Seaboard Block and now the latest Seaboard RISE 2. These advancements have made the Seaboard accessible to musicians of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals, fostering a vibrant community of creators pushing the boundaries of musical expression.
The success of the Seaboard is also in part thanks to the viral reach of our iconic ads — which have now amassed over 85 MILLION views! So, after a decade of videos, we thought it was time to look back at some of the performances that have captured the hearts and minds — and comment sections – of music lovers across the internet.
But first, watch the video above for some of the highlights!
In 2013 we unveiled the Seaboard GRAND, a game-changing update to the traditional piano keyboard. This revolutionary instrument placed control of pitch, volume, and timbre at the musician's fingertips, forever altering the landscape of music production.
With a staggering 8 million views, this Seaboard GRAND performance showcased the instrument's versatility and expressive capabilities. From classical to contemporary genres, the Seaboard GRAND orchestrated a captivating symphony of sounds.
The debut live performance of the Seaboard RISE marked the dawn of a new era of musical exploration. Musicians Marco Parisi, Heen-Wah Wai, and Gerald Peter astounded audiences with the full expressive range of the Seaboard RISE, encompassing diverse genres and original compositions.
The launch of the Seaboard RISE 49 sent shockwaves across the music industry, garnering critical acclaim and prestigious awards. Recognized as the CES Best of Innovation, FutureMusic's Product of the Year, and Electronic Musician's Editor's Choice, the Seaboard RISE 49 solidified its position as a groundbreaking MIDI controller.
A groundbreaking rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain" on the Seaboard RISE took the internet by storm. This viral video from NAMM showcased the Seaboard's ability to capture the essence of iconic songs and captivate listeners with its unique approach to musical expression.
At Musikmesse 2016, a Seaboard RISE performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" left audiences spellbound. The seamless integration of the Seaboard RISE with a full band showcased the instrument's ability to rival traditional musicians, blurring the lines between digital and analog worlds.
This Seaboard RISE video inspired an outpouring of awe and admiration from viewers. With comments praising its potential as the theme song for Game of Thrones and applauding its unmatched expressiveness, this video highlighted the excitement surrounding the Seaboard's capabilities.
The first-ever performance of the Seaboard BLOCK captivated millions, amassing over 16 million views to date. This performance showcased the compact yet powerful nature of the BLOCK, solidifying its place as a beloved Seaboard instrument.
In a mesmerizing performance, Heen recreates the iconic soundtracks of Hans Zimmer on the Seaboard RISE 2. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Interstellar, this medley demonstrates the instrument's ability to evoke emotion and capture the essence of legendary compositions.
Looking ahead, the legacy of the Seaboard continues to evolve and inspire. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of music technology ensures that the Seaboard will remain at the forefront of innovation, enabling musicians to create, perform, and share their art in ways that were once unimaginable. As we raise our glasses to toast a decade of the Seaboard, we can't wait to begin the next chapter in its ongoing revolution of music-making.