The Seaboard Grand attempts to re-invent the piano with a custom, pressure-sensitive keyboard

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The familiar black-and-white interface of the piano keyboard has existed for several centuries without any massive changes, but the designers at Roli have just pushed it forward with the introduction of the Seaboard Grand. It’s a new musical instrument that is played similar to a piano, but uses a soft-touch, custom-built, pressure-sensitive interface that allows players to manipulate the Seaboard Grand’s sounds in a fairly unique fashion. As seen in Roli’s demo video, the Seaboard Grand allows you to implement pitch vibration, volume adjustments, full guitar-style pitch bends, and other modulations directly on the keys themselves, instead of having to reach off the keyboard and turn separate dials. While the sounds themselves aren’t…

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