Get it here: http://www.fullcompass.com/search.php?parent=471&search_simple=true&txtAll=seaboard+rise Full Compass is a major national retailer of Pro Audio, Video, AV, Lighting and Musical Instruments. Call 800-356-5844 for a great price and expert advice on items from over 700 brands. For keyboardists and composers especially, the Seaboard RISE from ROLI is a dream come true in terms of expressive ability from an easy-to-use MIDI controller. Bundled with Equator – which is made specifically for real-time modulation – the Seaboard RISE becomes downright futuristic, with the ability to faithfully and convincingly emulate otherwise inimitable sounds via MIDI – such as saxophone honks, electric slide guitar and even the reedy quiver of Ron Burgundy's jazz flute solos in Anchorman. Explore a vast range of sounds through Equator, the Seaboard’s custom-built software synthesizer that's designed exclusively for instruments with Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) and allows users to design multidimensional sounds. An XY Touch Pad gives you control of two separate parameters in a single gesture, on a per-note basis. When you press the pad, the X and Y positions are sent as MIDI CC messages that can be assigned to any parameter in Equator or other synth. For instance, you could assign the X position to filter cutoff and the Y position to LFO speed. In short, this allows you to shape the notes as you play them through RISE's five "dimensions of touch". Those five dimensions of touch – Strike, Glide for pitch bend, Slide for modulation, Press for continuous touch and Lift – are easily mapped and can be controlled directly from its unique MIDI-assignable touch faders, which adjust expression sensitivity.