Today, ROLI released a one-minute video, teasing the upcoming debut of a new Seaboard keyboard.

The Seaboard is a unique MIDI controller that gives you deep polyphonic control of compatible synthesizers. ROLI’s Seaboard devices give you five types of expessive control:

  • Strike corresponds to the MIDI message of note-on velocity;
  • Press to aftertouch or pressure;
  • Glide to pitch bend;
  • Slide to CC 74; and
  • Lift to note-off (release) velocity.

The future of ROLI’s professional line of MPE controllers has been in question recently, because of the company’s recent bankruptcy and reorganization as Luminary. The company had also focused much of its energy on creating products with a broader audience.

ROLI’s teaser promises an updated take on the Seaboard:

“A Legend returns. Better than ever before.

An iconic instrument that revolutionized music-making forever. Now reimagined, refined and re-engineered for ultimate musical expression. Be the first to experience the next generation of Seaboard.”

Details are to come in March 2022.

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