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.
I've got it! Just stretch out spacing of half tones in the synth, so the SR49 covers the range of a 61 key instrument ;)
I would love to see a larger RISE. A 61 or even 88 keywave RISE!
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