Haken Continuum


A customer of Schneiders Beuro in Berlin demos his wonderful Haken Continuum. I’ve played one of these before and it feels and sounds terrific. I really want one of these but at $5290 it’s not in the cards at least this year. If your looking for something in the same thought arena check out the Eowave Persephone: click here. Be sure to check out video 2 at around 56 seconds in!

“Designed by Dr. Lippold Haken and manufactured by Haken Audio, the Continuum Fingerboard is a Midi performance controller that allows unprecedented realtime musical control. With a greater pitch range than a traditional 88 note Midi keyboard, the Continuum offers realtime continuous control in three directions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface. Included internally is a custom designed synthesizer, specifically programmed to take advantage of the subtle and dramatic expressive musical possibilities of the Continuum. The Continuum is available in full-size (nearly 8 octaves) and half-size (nearly 4 octaves) versions.” – hakenaudio.com

For more info: hakenaudio.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:52 am, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.


6 Responses to “Haken Continuum”

  1. Gmez says:

    fantastic thing
    but it suits more some rich guys like frog muzak master Jarre (he played it this year :))

  2. AnalogX1 says:

    Jarre’s not the only artist using the Continuum. Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater uses one live & in the studio. Nor is it suited merely for those genres. Electronic experimentalists have put it to use in some of the most innovative ways imaginable (ie., Mark Smart’s performance at the University of Illinois, for example…..do a keyword search and prepare to be amazed).

  3. stiff says:

    I hear ya on the price! I’ve tried the Persephone… Interesting thing, but this looks much deeper.

  4. Chud says:

    Gay as hell. Another boutique device that sounds like a turd.

  5. Danny Hahn says:

    There’s loads of music on http://www.continuumfingerboard.com
    There are also plenty of videos on the Continuum Fingerboard Group: http://vimeo.com/groups/40557

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