ROLI, as part of Luminary, is teasing a forthcoming reveal scheduled for March when they will reveal a new Seaboard controller keyboard.
“A Legend Returns”
Never one for understatement, what’s left of ROLI, after they went bust last September and rebranded as Luminary, are tremendously excited to bring us a new Seaboard controller. It’s just a tease at the moment and we won’t see the whole thing until sometime in March.
Apparently, there’s been a growing call to bring the Seaboard back into production and there must be enough interest to tip Luminary into putting the work in. They say it’s “reimagined, refined and re-engineered for ultimate musical expression”.
We don’t get to see a whole lot in the tease but it seems quite un-keyboard like with offset waves instead of an impression of piano keys. This is certainly an interesting development and could keep the hopes of MPE and MIDI 2.0 alive a little bit longer.
Because of the way ROLI has handled itself in the industry I imagine there will be a fair amount of scepticism but I would very much like to see the Seaboard range of products continue to develop as they’ve definitely brought something unique to the table.
More information as we get it.