So after a while of playing with the Seaboard, I think I have enough to share some thoughts
First of all, after contacting ROLI, and sending a video of my aforementioned "issues", they said these all are normal and expected behavior!! The considerably higher sensitivity of pressure and velocity in some spots of every keywave *is* normal. Even they said the misbehaving spot between the middle C and the B key before is the joint of two RISE 25s that are internally linked to form a RISE 49!!
Quite a disappointment for me, but also a relief that my unit is not faulty.
However, being someone who just started music with a non-traditional keyboard, I had mixed feelings.
I tend to get a bit "classically trained", but free to try out different things. So I started some piano lessons with playing some of my favorite piano pieces with both hands; Some of them were playable on a 49 keyboard (the range of bass and treble clefs), some need just one more octave. But I liked the keywaves. They do not feel like real keys on a keyboard, instead, they feel better IMO. Only more precision and care is required in order not to hit the wrong keys.
String patches, horn patches, synth stabs, basses, ... both in equator and other synths feel extremely natural on the Seaboard.
Overal I'm very happy with my purchase even though I'm not using it at its full potential most of the time. (it is designed for that right?! options for adjusting sensitivities is one sign
(and an irrelevant note, I use Linux, Bitwig 8-Track and Tracktion Waveform with Equator and ROLI Dashboard running fine via WINE emulator (although they insist it's not an emulator
I would love to hear from you guys some advice on how to learn a fair amount of music theory while developing playing skills, as I don't think my current approach of piano playing would be logical.
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