I'm curious if your problems got eventually fixed?! I have some problems but I fear I have to wait weeks (ir maybe months) for them to replace it! (and probably give me another defective one
So how is your Seaboard's condition now if I may ask? Went for the 4th one or it was a software/firmware bug or you returned it?!
The issues are really on the nerve
Oh dear, this didn't turn up as a notification in spite of having "notify me when a reply is posted". 2 1/2 year now, even more. Sorry for the late catchup.
But as you can imagine, as I didn't return ith a reply soon enough, I didn't go further with it. A lot of hassle to get the money back from warranty. In our country and the music shop, it has to be returned and tried to fix 3 times before you have the right to withdraw the purchase in full. That one alone took me about 2 months almost. Much paperwork from the shop, and everybody else down the line trying to postpone or procastrinate things to no end. I am Roli-less now
but it seems I can still use X-pansion Strobe2 and Equatore without MPE features without it complaining about licenses. I think if I have to wait and wait til they fix problems I can just as well save small amounts of money and buy the Haken Continuum instead, of which I had the fortune of trying out later on (after Roli). It's more than three times the price of the Roli Rise seaboard, but in the same ballpark as the Roli Grand. Haken Continuum sends MPE these days. But Haken Continuum is hand built one by one, and has no warranty service like Roli had, in spite of it all.
I think it's good though, to have waited this amount of time, before replying, because there can be others who have detected small irks and quirks in the long run. idiosyncrasies physcial wear that doesn't show up until several years later, and then it would be ventilated here.
As it is, with everything, if you sell truckloads of a thing, there's always more percentage of duds, "factory seconds", bugs, and QC going out on a limb occasionally. While I have nothing against Roli customer service, they did try to make it work, they did confess to having ONE "bad batch" delivered, and probably they got all that back. Someone else reported on uneven glide, glissandos, with deeper "feel" and louder sound all of a sudden, and others replied to this as "maybe you have a faulty unit" ? I still had main gripes with how the software (Equator) and the - maybe - Haken responds to legato playing on monophonic solos. Like on guitar, it isn't picked with a pick on all of the notes, on sax solo (which there are plenty of on YT) you don't hear the "blow" attack on each note when playing improvised long scales, and especially violin legatos which can be a fine line between arcing/bowing, and legato. I tried to put my fingers "behind" the top note and release the top note for which I wasn't expecting a re-trigger, while it seemed to almost work it failed with some instruments. Especially guitar like (plucked) pieces.
Like the one, that it was his/her first actual instrument. How should such a person know what is a real fault with it, or a consequence of the design that you have to live with, or not a consequence even but a feature, main trait? I know for sure, that resetting the Roli now and then when the upper octave ceased to function or the sliders didn't respond at all, is not a deisgn feature. The software gets crammed up and stuck in some kind of buffer or loop.
I hope they have sorted out most of their main irks, quirks, and especially BT MIDI working continuously and flawlessly. I am using regular midi controller keyboards at the moment, but must insist that I am still thrilled by the new nano-continuum by Haken. Maybe one doesn't need that full length keyboard?
But as this is a Roli thread let's keep it there and not hype the über-expensive Haken Continuum, which are for the select well off few.