Roli Seaboard Rise

The Seaboard Grand is undoubtedly amongst the most innovative keyboards to date. But it’s big, possible too big for desk-top use or for taking on the go, and priced to size. Roli’s Seaboard Rise wraps the same technology, notably a pressure-sensitive continuous surface instead of individual keys, into a small lightweight package that now runs on internal batteries. The MIDI controller is compatible with a variety of software — including Equator, which comes bundled with Rise — and hardware synths, and can be mapped and customized in five dimensions using the unique touch faders on its left. Moreover, it measures in at less than one inch thick and includes a protective carry case, making it a solid roadside companion.

Check it out at Roli – $800