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 – multidimensional 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

Mobile apps compatible with MPE

Hardware synthesizers compatible with MPE

  • Axoloti
  • Deckard’s Dream
  • Endorphin.es 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 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 and Sandman ProLightpad Block