Roli Seaboard RISE

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thetechnobear
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858 posts since 2 Jan, 2013

Post Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:26 pm

25 keys - 599 GBP/799 USD , 3 dimension expressive keyboard

https://roli.com/products/seaboard-rise

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aMUSEd
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Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:38 pm

Wow

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loungepanda
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401 posts since 27 Apr, 2013 from Denmark

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:14 pm

f**k me

That looks amazing.

afcollett
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55 posts since 30 Aug, 2014

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Will have to try one to see if it's for me but yeah feeling a strong sense of GAS coming on.

Ph-J
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269 posts since 13 May, 2003

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:40 pm

Interesting !
This puts it in an 'affordable' category at least.
I'd love a Continuum or Seaboard, but the full versions are quite the investment.
With something like this I could at least try and see if I can make something out of it.

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audientronic
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1051 posts since 31 Mar, 2012

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:24 pm

Interesting. Keybed is shallower and made from a different material than the other Rolis. One question I have is if the new material is as durable as the other Rolis.

Echoes in the Attic
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Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:38 pm

I wanna know if they are going to do version with more octaves. I think the minimum I'd want is three. But 4 or 5 octave would be even better. If it's going to be in a keyboard layout, I'd want to be able to use 2 hands. Otherwise it seems like a linnstrument would be a better option.
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deastman
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7367 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:57 pm

Echoes in the Attic wrote:I wanna know if they are going to do version with more octaves. I think the minimum I'd want is three. But 4 or 5 octave would be even better. If it's going to be in a keyboard layout, I'd want to be able to use 2 hands. Otherwise it seems like a linnstrument would be a better option.
These are my thoughts exactly. But if they make a 4 or 5 octave version, I wonder if the price will go right back up to the levels of their other products. I'm really torn between the Linnstrument, with its large octave range, and the Roli line, which at least lets me take advantage of my existing piano keyboard skills. I can see myself never actually practicing enough to become proficient with the Linnstrument, whereas the Roli should be a fairly quick adjustment. Decisions...
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

hyperscientist
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74 posts since 2 Mar, 2015

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:10 am

Of course they will and the prices will surely be lower than they used to be as it will be mass produced and not hand made in their HQ. But first of all it won't be so mobile anymore (and this one is a lean mean mobile machine with the size of a thin microkorg, batteries and wireless midi) and second: who knows when will they release it... Is it worth they wait instead getting one now and then selling it or maybe keeping it for travels and buying big brother for the studio/stage?

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thetechnobear
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858 posts since 2 Jan, 2013

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:39 am

deastman wrote:I can see myself never actually practicing enough to become proficient with the Linnstrument, whereas the Roli should be a fairly quick adjustment. Decisions...
seems like a realistic thought... if you can't put in the extra time, much better to go for the Roli. ( grid layouts are a different experience though)

initially I thought, 25 keys... nah, way too small, but now thinking its portability is really attractive, connect it to an iPhone, attractive portable solution :)

Id prefer a RISE 61, which will be cheaper than the GRAND, as its mass produced, and I doubt it will be long before we see it (redesign is already done)
I wonder if the bigger RISE will come with the DSP so we get Equator on-board. which I would prefer, even with a price tag.... price? 599GBP for 25 keys , 999GBP with 61 keys + DSP?

deastman
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7367 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:09 pm

thetechnobear wrote:
deastman wrote:I can see myself never actually practicing enough to become proficient with the Linnstrument, whereas the Roli should be a fairly quick adjustment. Decisions...
seems like a realistic thought... if you can't put in the extra time, much better to go for the Roli. ( grid layouts are a different experience though)

initially I thought, 25 keys... nah, way too small, but now thinking its portability is really attractive, connect it to an iPhone, attractive portable solution :)

Id prefer a RISE 61, which will be cheaper than the GRAND, as its mass produced, and I doubt it will be long before we see it (redesign is already done)
I wonder if the bigger RISE will come with the DSP so we get Equator on-board. which I would prefer, even with a price tag.... price? 599GBP for 25 keys , 999GBP with 61 keys + DSP?
I already have Ableton Push, and I've never put in the time to become proficient with that keyboard layout. Of course you can confine it to a scale, but still... so yeah, I think I'm going to hold out for a 61 key RISE and hope the price isn't too insane. I'm guessing it will be $1500 to compete directly with Linnstrument. I don't care much about portability.
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

keyman_sam
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4014 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:38 am

Very cool and the video showing off the 3 musicians playing jazz (with the sax solo) was bloody impressive enough to convince me to get one in the future.

However they make no mention of the samplers or synths they're hooked to and this makes a huge difference - is it only good for roli-specific samplers and synths to take advantage of the roli functionality or does it work with regular stuff like kontakt? It's not clear at all in their website and a pretty huge oversight in their part.

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EvilDragon
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19505 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:42 am

Since it sends regular MIDI, of course it can be used with anything that receives MIDI...

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pdxindy
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16347 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:19 pm

This is the Grand, not the Rise, but it is a good presentation of the keyboard and how it feels and acts while playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijX4bQxpbok

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pdxindy
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16347 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Roli Seaboard RISE

Post Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:20 pm

keyman_sam wrote:Very cool and the video showing off the 3 musicians playing jazz (with the sax solo) was bloody impressive enough to convince me to get one in the future.
Which video is that?

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