On tour with St. Vincent and the Seaboard RISE

When indie hero St. Vincent takes to the stage, she wields a personally designed angular guitar against a backdrop of dazzling crimson. As the beats of electro-rock track ‘Sugarboy’ immerse the room, the ecstatic crowd screams its adoration of a performer who NME has described as “the closest thing our generation has to David Bowie.” The Grammy award-winning star is so center stage that the band beside her wear faceless masks that only accentuate the 35 year old American’s striking profile.

But the band creates her sound as much as St. Vincent herself, and Daniel Mintseris is a co-star of each show — which he opens with a swooping synth-line played on the Seaboard RISE 49. Daniel has been central to the live shows of Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) since 2011, when he first became involved controlling the band’s drum and guitar outputs in real time. “I was a long time fan of her originality and compelling music, and it’s been fantastic working with her since,” he says.

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Customers are eligible to receive a cashback upon purchasing a new, unregistered ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 or ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 from a qualifying retailer between the 23rd October 2017 and the 24th December 2017.

Customers can claim their cash back from ROLI’s promotional website www.rolicashback.com

New Zealand Cashback Reward Values

  • Rise 25 NZ$125.00
  • Rise 49 NZ$250.00

This promotion is not available to anyone professionally connected with this promotion including but not limited to employees of ROLI, their agents, wholesalers, resellers, retail staff, retailers and participating stockists.

There is a maximum of 2 cashback claims per person, per household.

Read our Terms and Conditions to get more detail about the promotion.

Seaboard Block

The breakthrough Seaboard Block is so many things in one small package, it’s the most compact, portable, and affordable Seaboard ever made. It fits in a backpack and connects to NOISE, so you can play it anywhere.

Seaboard Block is also the largest, newest Block in the modular BLOCKS system. It’s totally expandable and customizable. You can connect two or three Seaboard Blocks together to make one long playable surface. Or you can mix and match Seaboard Block with Lightpad Blocks or other Blocks to build your own instrument. Seaboard Block comes with Equator Player and BLOCKS Dashboard for desktop functionality and DAW integration. Six new soundpacks also launch today – free with Seaboard Block: Vintage Electronic, Modern Electronic, Elementals, Cinematica, Session Keys, and Experimentals. You can explore this wide range of sounds now on the NOISE Soundpack Store.

NOISE is powerful by itself, but your potential for making music grows hugely when you connect NOISE to Seaboard Block. We hope it becomes your newest tool for taking your music further.

NOISE is more connected: check out our three latest updates

The way we share music — between people, devices, and software programs — is fundamental to the way we make music. That’s why we’re excited to unveil three new functions in the NOISE app that unlock more potential for sharing music and collaborating on music projects. Project Sync, Remix, and Loop Export are now live. Check them out!

Whether you’re a pro musician or a beginner, these updates will make your music more connected.