The goal of the Roli Seaboard 2 is no less than to inject some soul and instrumental virtuosity into digital music, by giving keyboard players expressive tools to rival and even eclipse what acoustic musicians have to work with.
The folks behind the impressive Seaboard Grand have launched a new version of the colorful Lumi Keys learning platform that was crowdfunded last year. The Studio Edition injects some of the Grand's spongy expression into a standard solid keyboard.
Instead of separate black and white keys, the whole spongy surface of the Seaboard Grand was offered up as the playing area. Now Roli has come about face with the Lumi learning platform, with solid keys that light up to teach the next Jordan Rudess how to play.