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Sound Technology takes on Seaboard distribution

Ronnie Dungan • MMR Global • July 8, 2015

Sound Technology has taken on exclusive UK  and Ireland distribution of ROLI’s quirky new-age piano synth,  Seaboard Grand.

The Seabord Grand has redesigned the traditional piano keyboard as a soft, continuous surface, putting expression in the form of polyphonic pitch control and vibrato.

Adjusting pitch is achieved by sliding a finger to the left to lower the pitch of a note; sliding it to the right to raise it. Continuous touch enables you to sound a note and then modulate volume and timbre through one continuous motion. Low-friction ribbons run along both the top and the bottom of the Seaboard Grand’s playing surface. 

It comes with Equator, a software synthesizer with a library of presets, from accurate simulations of acoustic instruments, to synthesized layered effects. Equator runs as a standalone app or as a plug-in, and every Seaboard Grand ships ready to run Equator on-board, enabling presets to be saved directly to the Seaboard and performed without a computer.

David Marshall, managing director of Sound Technology, commented: “Sound Technology are delighted to have been chosen to partner with such an innovative company as ROLI to distribute the unique Seaboard Grand. We are now working with leading retailers in the UK and Ireland to ensure this incredibly tactile and inspirational instrument can be demonstrated to musicians across all forms of music.”

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI added: “I’m tremendously excited to be working with Sound Technology as our first major distributor. And I’m thrilled that Seaboard Grands will now be available across the UK, right here where they are all lovingly made.”

The ROLI Seaboard Grand will be available to try and buy in a select UK ROLI dealership from 20th July 2015 priced at £2,399 inc VAT.

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