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NAMM 2016: ROLI reveals Seaboard RISE 49 (VIDEO)

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Daniel Gumble
NAMM 2016: ROLI reveals Seaboard RISE 49 (VIDEO)

ROLI Seaboard RISE 49

The new model is a four-octave version of the Seaboard RISE controller.

New model a four-octave version of the Seaboard RISE controller.

ROLI has added to its product range with the new Seaboard RISE 49 – a four-octave version of its Seaboard RISE controller.

Featuring a larger playing surface, the RISE 49 expands the family of Seaboard RISE controllers only four months after the launch of the two­octave RISE 25.

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI and inventor of the Seaboard, said: "When we released the RISE 25, our goal was to establish it as a must-­have tool for the contemporary musician. The response of creators and critics alike has far exceeded our expectations. We're thrilled to be able to complement the portability and power of the RISE 25 with the new musical possibilities that will be afforded by the RISE 49. The Seaboard is becoming not just an interface, but a new category of instruments that opens up an ever wider range of creative possibilities."

Offering new capabilities for recording, layering, and editing, the RISE 49 comes bundled with Bitwig 8-Track, the digital audio workstation. Bitwig 8­-Track is one of many DAWs compatible with Equator, ROLI's software synthesizer and sound engine. Bitwig is built for Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), an emerging category of music hardware and software that includes the Seaboard RISE. All Seaboard creators will now receive Bitwig 8-Track for free, helping them make and record music right out of the box.

Wireless and portable, the Seaboard RISE is designed for making music on the go. A Soft Case is included with every RISE 49.

The RISE 49 retails for $1,199 (£949, €1299). It is now available for preorder at ahead of its release in late February.

Last month, ROLI announced its free NOISE app for iPhone.

Check out the ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 in action below.


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