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


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


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


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


  5. 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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