Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What is Continuum FingerBoard?
The Continuum Fingerboard or Haken Continuum is a music performance controller developed by Lippold Haken, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, and sold by Haken Audio, located in Champaign, Illinois.The Continuum is a MIDI controller; it does not generate audio. Rather, it must be connected to a sound-producing source that will receive MIDI input, such as a synthesizer module.The most recent model has begun to incorporate built in sounds, and can generate audio, but it is still primarily designed to be a controller.
A Continuum FingerBoard produces amazing sound that a lot of Music Composers use them creatively. The one I personally adore is the AR Rahman's version.
A R Rahman on Continuum
Click to watch Jordan Rudess playing Continuum Fingerboard.
If anyone want to try out an iPhone version of the CFB, try this out: Bebot for iPhone
A R Rahman using Bebot on his iPad