ROLI has announced the much-anticipated return of the award-winning Seaboard RISE 2 in its most requested and iconic colorway: black.

Seaboard RISE 2 is a revolutionary MIDI controller that opens up infinite possibilities in sound exploration and music production. It transforms the concept of the traditional piano keyboard into a 49-key expressive instrument, enabling musicians to convey their artistry with unprecedented depth and intuition.

Featuring a soft, silicone surface, it allows users to manipulate sound through five dynamic movements: Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift. This instrument comes with a comprehensive suite of premium software, including the highly acclaimed Equator2 synth, and offers over 1400 world-class presets, Additionally, the package includes Ableton Live Lite and ROLI Studio, making it a powerful and versatile tool for modern music creators.

This latest update to black aligns Seaboard RISE 2 with ROLI’s line of expressive instruments, including LUMI Keys Studio Edition and Seaboard BLOCK M, ensuring that the flagship instrument is as visually striking as it is sonically powerful.

Since its invention by Roland Lamb in 2009, the Seaboard has redefined music production, standing as one of the most significant advancements in musical interfaces over the last three decades. Following the debut of Seaboard GRAND in 2014, ROLI has continuously evolved its instruments, incorporating feedback from an engaged community to enhance functionality and playability. Notable advancements include the evolution of Keywave into Keywave2, and the addition of synth powerhouse Equator2. In 2023, the reintroduction of the Seaboard BLOCK M underscored ROLI’s commitment to making expressive music production and design accessible to everyone.

Since its introduction in 2022, RISE 2 has been celebrated as a pivotal instrument for both studio and stage environments, earning acclaim for its exceptional playability, aesthetic design, and expressive capabilities.

Seaboard RISE 2 in black is available for purchase from ROLI’s online store, priced $1,399 USD, 1,299 EUR or £1,099 GBP. Currently shipping to the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

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