Working closely with ROLI, we at Cycling ’74 have released a huge content package focused on support for the Seaboard RISE as well as any other MIDI hardware that uses the MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) standard. It features a new set of MPE-specific objects, a half-dozen BEAP modules and three performance patches that take advantage of the expressive touch features of the ROLI keyboard.
In the left hand column, you will see all of the new objects. General-purpose MPE objects have an “mpe” prefix, while those specific to the Seaboard RISE begin with the prefix “rise”. Clicking on a named button will open the help patch for that object, and will give you a chance to try out its functionality.
At the upper-right portion of the launch patch, you will find the new BEAP modules. Again, clicking on the named buttons will open help files for selected modules. The RISE BEAP modules allow you to quickly integrate your Seaboard RISE into a virtual modular system.
Finally, at the lower-right you will find some fully realized applications that take advantage of the Seaboard RISE and the new objects. The first demo – the Particle Visualizer – uses the Seaboard RISE to create real time video effects from movie files, generative data or a live video feed. The results will blow you away – check out Tom Hall’s videos to see more about the Particle device.
Next up is the Seaboard front end for LMSI-CNRS’s Cantor Digitalis, a vocal synthesizer that can create remarkable results. The control patch uses the Seaboard RISE to provide both note and expressive data for controlling this highly-detailed emulation. The third is a Max patch that uses two MPE-capable arpeggiators driving Max for Live devices, with pressure and gestures altering parameters in real time.
All of this content was developed as a collaboration between ROLI, LMSI-CNRS and a group of excited folks here at Cycling ’74. If you have a Seaboard RISE, you will definitely want to dive into this package – and if you don’t have a RISE, you should check out what’s possible. The expressiveness of a ROLI keyboard can add new life to your music-making and live performance.