The Seaboard Grand is on course to changing the way people interact with musical instruments. It is essentially a keyboard piano that boasts a soft continuous surface in place of the instrument's typical black and white keys. The undulating surface may seem very abstract, but Trenland notes: "The Seaboard [Grand]’s polyphonic pitch bend, vibrato and per-note dynamic changes are all available at your fingertips, marrying the intuitiveness of a traditional instrument with the versatility of digital technology."
Designed by Roli, a London-based company founded in 2009 by Roland Lamb, the Seaboard Grand has a contemporary aesthetic that is slim and compact, something that many musicians will appreciate. It comes as no surprise considering that Roli is known for creating hardware and software products and services that encourages better interactions between people and technology.