December 4, 2005
Continuum Fingerboard MIDI controller...
by Chris Randall
And from the "Strange But True" file, we have the Continuum Fingerboard, a MIDI controller from Haken Audio. It is available in a 4 or 8 "octave" configuration. Each pad area corresponds to a MIDI note number, and it is sensitive to x-axis movement, and y-axis movement, so you can shit out CC messages to your heart's content on ten simultaneous MIDI channels (one for each finger). As you all no doubt know, I tend to look suspiciously at non-keyboard controllers, because, well, I'm a keyboard player. I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of something like this would serve, but then again, I'm not one of those arty sorts that likes to "redefine the barriers between man and instrument" and all that jazz.
So, go forth and read all about this $5290 controller, and how you will become the King Of Glissando once you own it.