Roli ‘Seabord Block’ a new Seaboard on the music block. Roland Lamb is the creator of Seaboard and founder of Roli. The company is creating new music-making devices for the digital age. Their previous product Seaboard Rise achieved several awards last year. If the term ‘Seaboard’ still sounds like seafood then unlock the key below to this introductory board.
Is Seaboard only a Keyboard?
Seaboard is not only a keyboard but also the keyboard which has bent the laws of music. The keyboard allows you to play an individual note. Seaboard allows you to implore the dimensions of notes. The shift from one note to another on an instrument takes you to another different dimension in a snap. The journey between two whole notes is actually a long one and there are stations in this Music rail where very few passengers get off like Herr Beethoven. Example: Demisemihemidemisemiquaver or two hundred fifty-sixth note is a note played for 1⁄256 of the duration of a whole note.
This modern tech allows you to visit the stations in an easier path rather than Herr Beethoven did on his Third Piano Concerto (Op. 37). Still, the station resides on an island very difficult to reach though Seaboard has made it a little easier.
From the look, one can say this is the keyboard played by my 7-year-old. Once you touch the magic starts. It looks more like a keyboard but instead of keys, there is a continuous smooth silicon surface that responds to the force of touch in multiple ways.
- 5D Touch technology
There are five dimensions of touch:
STRIKE, PRESSURE, GLIDE, SLIDE & LIFT.
- 24 keyway, two-octave playing surface
11 inches containing two octaves with 24 keyway
wouldn’t be possible to any other instruments.
- 200+ free sounds
- Wireless and portable
NOISE, Equator Player, BLOCKS Dashboard, MaxMSP.
Seaboard Block features a compatible app with mobile for free named NOISE. So the little device is the new way to create some NOISE. Using easy-to-learn gestures one can create beats, melodies, and songs with a huge library of sounds.
Two Seaboard Blocks can be connected together through ROLI’s magnetic BLOCKS DNA connectors. Seaboard Block can also be attached to Lightpad Blocks, Live Blocks, Loop Blocks, or Touch Blocks — the other musical building blocks in the modular BLOCKS system. Seaboard Block is a standalone instrument to make the crowd crazy.