British startup ROLI has designed a brand new, unique musical instrument – piano The Seaboard GRAND, which looks like a solid block without monochrome keys. The whole upper part of the unusual piano and there is one big key. Instead of the usual piano keys has a bulge that function keys. But the key work in an unusual format of all, they have an increased sensitivity, and each degree of pressing keys and the corresponding sound individual.
There is an additional function “sound vibration” – by pressing a key and driving finger from left to right turns sound vibration. This effect is used by guitarists. They “moved” jammed finger string along the neck up and down, until the trembling sound.
Multitouch devices covered durable substance that rubberized and has a high resistance to wear. It is this material “catches” every touch of the musician to the instrument.
Piano creates the impression of something unearthly, as if it came from the distant future. Development intrigued large investors, and only during the first week at the expense of a startup has been translated over 12, $ 5 million. This is one of the largest investments in the music industry.
Project manager and director of both ROLI Roland Lamb enjoys studying classical Chinese teaching philosophy at Harvard. To understand Zen Buddhism, he stayed in China Zen monastery, which gave positive results. At Roland rich experience, while he worked a jazz pianist that left an imprint on his mind. 2009 – Roland Lamb invented when the Seaboard was educated at the Royal College of Art. 2012 – Roland assembled prototype device.
Thanks to a solid investment, is able to buy a piano any musician. Package can be issued in any store the profile. Sales start soon.