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

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