A new Cantabile-Keyboard


I think this is answered somewhat by the feeding frenzy around ROLI.
They’ve done a brilliant thing by offering the low end block products to give users the ‘experience’ without the pricetag of the Seaboard. 2 octaves for $300.
The Rise is $1100 for 4 octaves.
But…I’m not sure that a ROLI is something one wants to actually play full time. It’s a totally different ballgame from a conventional keyboard. That’s what makes TouchKeys so appealing. It retains the feel and accuracy of a keyboard, while providing X/Y control within the space of each key!
And - it’s an option. Anyone can add the system to any keyboard if they want to pay for it.
I’m interested in that thing.


That’s been my plan- to try a Block and maybe add on. The Seaboard seems brilliant for lead playing- I’ve heard some amazing violin and guitar sounds come out of it. (Not the sound specifically, obviously, but the way you can naturalize the intervals)


I own a 49-key Seaboard RISE. It works great for playing keyboard solos but is definitely never going to be my main keyboard.