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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:53 am    Post subject: The Continuum Fingerboard Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The Continuum Fingerboard is a new MIDI controller
that allows continuous control over each note in a performance.

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http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/

It resembles a traditional MIDI keyboard
in that it is approximately the same size
and is played with ten fingers.

It also resembles a fretless string instrument
in that it does not have discrete pitches.

Any pitch may be played. Vibrato and smooth glissandi are possible.
Finger pressure controls dynamics.
The front-to-back position of each finger affects timbre.

Compatible with MIDI synthesizers
and Symbolic Sound Corporation’s Kyma Sound Design Workstation.

Includes traditional MIDI In/Out/Through as well as IEEE 1394 FireWire.

Be sure to click through and see the demo movies and listen to the mp3s. http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/Movies/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Now THAT is cool!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes. I wrote them for a price. Must be expensive if they don't advertise it. Maybe this instead of the G2? Beats the Theremin, IMHO.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

They have some videos there too.. at:
http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/Movies/

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

gee... Shocked ......I want it
the drooling factor is beyond measurement Exclamation
I have already downloaded all the movies and mp3 files (Miss Scaletti performance is not very exciting but who cares Question )
any idea of the price Question

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
any idea of the price Question

I'll post it as soon as I get it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cool! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yikes! The price is $3390 for the half size, $5290 for the full size.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

after reading about its price, unexpectedly Shocked , I think I do not want it anymore.
Gee...I wonder why Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There perhaps are still pieces of equipment that it makes sense for an academic institution to get to entice students to study there. There aren't many anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Continuum Fingerboard demo Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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NAMM: New MIDI Controller Breaks with Conventions
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We saw a fascinating demo of the Continuum fingerboard in action under the skilled control of Ed Eagan, a sound designer interfaced with the Kyma system.



arrow http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=2001#

scary Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

more about Edmund Eagan:

arrow http://www.twelfthroot.com/

arrow http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/ (click on "examples")

unbelievable Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Unbelieveable is right. Thanks Carlo for coming up with these links. Marvelous...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
more about Edmund Eagan

Twelfth Root Studio
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Gorgeous Serge analog synth built by Sound Transform Systems. Support stand designed by Mike Adjillian, manufactured completely out of aluminum. A sonic refuge when one tires of the computer.


arrow http://www.twelfthroot.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:

Twelfth Root Studio

just in case you don't know.........
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There is a magic number in western music, known as the twelfth root of two, and it has a value of approximately 1.0595.  This is the number that, when multiplied by itself twelve times, gives a result of two.

Why is this important to music?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
more about Edmund Eagan:

arrow http://www.twelfthroot.com/

arrow http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/ (click on "examples")

unbelievable Very Happy


The pluck sound that he uses is amazingly life-like. Must be nice having a Kyma system as your sound module. Smile

Edmund's choice of studio name is a bit ironic, considering the Continuum's stated purpose is to allow keyboardists to play outside of 12-tone equal temperament (the dominant tuning of today's music), albeit its function in microtonal music is quite different than other keyboards I've seen that are designed for microtonal music. The former for expressive leads, the latter for precise chordal playing.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

egw wrote:
Yikes! The price is $3390 for the half size, $5290 for the full size.


Right in the price range of a cello, but probably a LOT easier to play (don't have to worry about that pesky bow).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Saw Jordan Rudess (of Dream Theater) playing one of these earlier in the year and was very impressed. It was very expressive indeed.

Shame about the price tag though Sad

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