I would love to see a larger RISE. A 61 or even 88 keywave RISE!
Huge mistake getting rid go the Grand..Roli dropped the ball getting rid of their flagship product....carrying a laptop around is just a pain and noise app is really a poor compromise-this means a seaboard rise can't really be used live for a regular touring band. (Not risking my laptop on stage)
We need equator on-board thats built into the rise.
I'm now searching for a second hand seaboard grand studio 37/61 if anyone has one to sell let me know...
I don't use a laptop "on stage". I have an "embedded PC " (fanless, SSD) built in a trunk together with an audio interface and a DI box. No PC-Keyboard or Monitor attached when "on stage". Easy to carry around, rigid and reliable.
I'll buy the next 61/73/88 keywaves version without even thinking...
As a pianist, I would consider an 88key Seaboard. That said, I do have a Yamaha Kx88 wooden weighted keybed with velocity and afterrtouch which I can play with one hand, as I play a sax or guitar sample on a Roli Seaboard Rise with my right hand. As I am a trained classical pianist I do not feel I need sequencers or arpeggiators to play live. But what I could use, is an octave pedal for the Seaboard Rise 25, as my other hand is playing another keyboard and the Rise 25 is not always enough keys when I am doing a phrased run..think of the possibilities a Roli octave switch (both up and down) pedal would be to trained musicians in live situations.
While a larger Seaboard than my 49 would be great, in my setup (of three keyboards, the lowest being a VPC 1) I in fact could do a an octave peal for the Seaboard by installing an appropriate Mid preprocessing script, which is rather easy to do in Reaper.