MESSE 2014: Haken Audio EaganMatrix Expander and Continuum Fingerboard

Multi-axis instrument has more to offer      18/03/14

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We've covered the Haken Continuum Fingerboard at previous shows - it's a pretty amazing instrument, and the seamless playing surface offers an incredible range of expression.

It's also, fair to say, a bit of a steep learning curve to master both playing technique *and* the rather deep & complex sound engine programming, so we were fortunate to have an expert in the person of Christophe Duquesne to demonstrate what it can do in capable hands.

He was also showcasing the new EaganMatrix Expander which offers 2 additional DSP engines, increasing the voice count from around 6 using the single DSP in the Continuum Fingerboard, to around 20.

We also asked inventor Lippold Haken to give us a bit of info about the instrument and the new expander.

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3 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Studio 139    Said...

Pretty amazing. It seems like it would have a steep learning curve, but I can see where it would be rewarding to play one. The cosmetics could be better, but the engineering seems remarkable.

19-Mar-14 12:21 AM

RAG    Said...

Ah if money were no option, some amazing sounds to be had by this thing but way out of most folks price ranges.

Oh, and Rudess owns one, so strike 2 :)

19-Mar-14 02:26 PM

Crackpot    Said...


I've invented a midi hamster wheel complete with a wireless, brain-wave, dunce cap interface. It's totally useless and anyone using it will look and sound like an idiot...

... But of course I'll pay Jordan Rudess handsomely to endorse it. He cultivates the right type of facial hair for my target demographic.

Oh Jordan :(

23-Apr-14 06:22 AM

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