The Continuum Fingerboard - fullsize


Designed by Dr. Lippold Haken and manufactured by Haken Audio, the Continuum Fingerboard is a Midi performance controller that allows unprecedented realtime musical control.
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.

The Continuum Fingerboard tracks and updates data values for the X, Y, and Z position of one to sixteen fingers continuously.
The X (side-to-side) position of each finger provides continuous pitch control for a note. This value can vary from a subtle vibrato to dramatic pitch sweeps encompassing the entire length of the playing surface. One centimeter in the X direction corresponds to a pitch range of 73 cents.
The total pitch range of the full-size Continuum Fingerboard is nearly 8 octaves. Each finger in contact with the playing surface also outputs a unique Y (front-to-back) value as well as a Z (pressure) value.



Highlights of the Continuum and it's operation:
- 16 voice three dimensional polyphony via a highly optimized Midi data stream.
- Internal sound generator specifically designed to take advantage of the expressive possibilties of the Continuum.
- Pitch resolution allows for seamless polyphonic glissandos and the ability to microtune intervals on the fly.
- Ultra-fast performance response regardless of polyphony.
- Configurable via surface interaction, external computer editor, or Midi input.
- Advanced communication to DSP hardware from Symbolic Sound Corporation.
- Internal pitch processing allows for optionally rounding pitches to equal temperament, just, and user definable scales. This rounding is intelligent, accurately preserving vibrato and glissandi effects.
- Pitch processing allows for scalable and non-linear pitch mappings of the Continuum surface.
- Innovative dual pedal support, including "dynamic" sustain and sostenuto, allowing for continuous depth control of sustained notes.
- Mono modes which allow the user to use multiple fingers to step, retrigger, or glide between note ranges.
- Adjustable pitchbend range tailors the Continuum's response to your Midi sound device.
- Pressure and front-to-back can be configured for any Midi continuous controller message.
- Direct integration with the Continuum Voltage Converter (CVC) for control of analog sunthesizers.
- Configurable Midi split for playing surface zone setups.

Audio Output (Analog): 24 bit D/A, up to 5.1v p-p, 100 mW power
Audio Output (Digital): 24 bit AES3, 48 or 96 khz sample rate or sync to AES3 input
Audio Input (Digital): 24 bit AES3, sample rates from 32 to 192 khz


MIDI In + Out, headphone, AES3, socket for connecting the CVC


135 x 19 x 7.5 cm
weight :10.2 kg
power :50 Watt, 110 or 220 vac

12.0 kg
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€ 19% VAT excl. €5,798.32 € 19% VAT incl. €6,900.00
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