Great for your home studio, the Roli Seaboard Rise 49-Key Midi Keyboard is perfectly original. Featuring soft, mesh keys rather than plastic, the keyboard is designed with hand comfort in mind. The Rise 49 is compatible with most DAWs and contains over 1000 sounds on its own. It also comes with its own software bundle in case you don’t have any allegiance to Pro Tools or Ableton. Equator, Roli’s software synthesizer, is custom-made for controlling and editing sound. Both the synth and the keyboard contain what Roli calls “Five Dimensions of Touch” technology. These dimensions are strike, press, glide, slide, and lift. They represent the ways in which you can interact with the physical surface of a musical instrument. This technology gives musicians an unprecedented amount of control over the sound that’s actually being recorded. This device is guaranteed to be a huge upgrade from your average midi controller.