WNAMM09: Not Only A Controller But Also A Musical Instrument
The Continuum Fingerboard gets an audio engine 20/01/09
Haken Audio has designed and implemented an
internal digital signal processor in their Continuum
Fingerboard MID controller. Here's all he details in their own words...
This audio engine offers meticulously
crafted musical patches. Simply plug in headphones
or connect to the AES3 digital output and start to experience
the amazing possibilities of this unique electronic musical instrument.
Designed by composer and Continuum performer Edmund Eagan, the internal
patches were prototyped in Symbolic Sound's Kyma, then hand coded for the
Continuum's Sharc processor. Immediate variances within a performer's playing
technique are translated into sonic expression, creating a human-instrument
feedback loop that responds startlingly like an actual acoustic instrument. Every
surface interaction, no matter how dramatic or subtle, shapes the sound. Delicate
pitch inflections, wild timbral sweeps, pulsing amplitude shifts, and exotic tone
clusters are just some of the possibilities.
The new internal sounds are an addition to the existing highly optimized Midi
output and control voltage capabilities of the Continuum Fingerboard.Pricing and Availability:
Available for direct purchase from Haken Audio.
See website for prices. More information: