The Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE, and BLOCKS – including the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block – send standard MIDI messages and can be used with any software or hardware instrument that responds to these messages.

To take advantage of the five dimensions of touch the GRAND, RISE, and BLOCKS use MPE – MIDI Polyphonic Expression. This page lists MPE-compatible synthesizers and links to guides on using them with the Seaboard RISE, Seaboard GRAND, and BLOCKS. Check back soon for more guides on integrating BLOCKS with these applications.

Digital audio workstations (DAWs) compatible with MPE

Software synthesizers compatible with MPE

  • Initial Audio Sektor
  • KV331 Audio SynthMaster
  • Madrona Labs Aalto
  • Madrona Labs Kaivo
  • MainStage
  • Native Instruments Reaktor
  • Softube Modular: RISE/GRAND
  • Spitfire BT Phobos – guides coming soon
  • Stagecraft Addiction and Infinity: RISE/GRAND
  • Steinberg HALion
  • Symbolic Sound Kyma: RISE/GRAND
  • Synapse Audio The Legend
  • UVI Falcon: RISE/GRAND

Mobile apps compatible with MPE

Hardware synthesizers compatible with MPE

  • Audiothingies MicroMonsta
  • Axoloti
  • Deckard’s Dream
  • Shuttle Control
  • Expert Sleepers FH-1
  • Futuresonus Parva: RISE/GRAND
  • MOD Duo
  • Modal Electronics 001 / 002 / 002R
  • Modor NF-1 / NF-1m: RISE/GRAND
  • Polyend Poly
  • Snyderphonics MantaMate

Other MPE-compatible software

  • BOME MIDI Translator Pro
  • ALK

Other DAWs and synthesizers

While not fully MPE-compatible, these DAWs and synthesizer plugins can be used with the Seaboard and BLOCKS by following our setup guides:

Native BLOCKS Compatibility

  • Le Sound Reshape
  • Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay, Sandman Pro, Dent 2, Indent 2, Fault, ZipLightpad Block