Seaboard Block
Seaboard RISE
Keywaves
24
25 / 49
Included ROLI software
Equator Player
ROLI Dashboard
10 NOISE soundpacks
Equator
ROLI Dashboard
Bundled third-party software
Max/MSP 3-Month License
Strobe2 Player
Tracktion Waveform 8
Bitwig 8-Track
Strobe2
Tracktion Waveform 8
Controllers
Mode button
Octave Switches in top corners
(Preset switching via Mode button and Octave Switches)*
Three Touch Faders
XY Touchpad
Octave Switch Buttons
Preset Switch Buttons
Pedal inputs
None
1
MIDI compatible
Yes
Yes
MPE compatible
Yes
Yes
USB connection
Yes, powered USB-C
Yes, powered USB-B
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Dimensions of touch
Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift
Audio outputs
None
None
Price
$299/€329/£279
$799/€799/£699 (RISE 25)
$1099/€1,199/£999 (RISE 49)
Keywave size
100 mm x 20 mm
125 mm x 23.5 mm
Keywave surface size
282 mm x 141 mm
376 mm x 164.5 mm
Dimensions
282 mm x 141 mm x 24.7 mm
505 mm x 210 mm x 23 mm
Weight
650g
2.8kg
Included case
No
RISE 25: Expanded polypropylene
RISE 49: Softcase
Maximum Connected at Once
6
n/a
 
*Touch Block (optional) controls response for 5D Touch (Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, Lift)
 
  • The Seaboard Block is about half the size of a Seaboard RISE 25, with its 24 keywaves being roughly 80% of the size of the RISE's. 
  • The Seaboard Block is bundled with Equator Player, Tracktion Waveform 8, and a 3-month Max/MSP license, while the Seaboard RISE includes the full version of Equator, Strobe2, Tracktion Waveform 8, and Bitwig 8-Track
  • The Seaboard Block is designed to be fully compatible with the BLOCKS system; it includes magnetic DNA connectors on 3 of its sides to allow you to seamlessly link to any other Blocks in your setup, including forming a single larger Seaboard playing surface with additional Seaboard Blocks.
  • Unlike the RISE, the Seaboard Block does not have the three Touch Faders and XY Touchpad controllers. However, the Touch Block can be used to alter your Seaboard Block's 5 Dimensions of Touch (Strike, Press, Glide, Slide, and Lift), and you can use a Lightpad Block with BLOCKS Dashboard to emulate the RISE's controllers. 
  • The Seaboard RISE's octave shift buttons are on the left controller panel, while the Seaboard Block's are in the rear upper left and right corners.
  • Both the Seaboard Block and RISE can be used with our free mobile app NOISE as well as many other mobile and desktop apps and hardware synthesizers.