Amon Tobin has been working on a new album and it promises to contain some very impressive stuff indeed. I have been tinkering arround with X-Y controls in my humble studio, but Amon takes things to another level with the Haken Continuum. Playing his foley recordings, making it in to fragile and expressionistic instruments. Can’t wait for the album.
More info about the Haken Continuum:
The Continuum by Haken Audio, $3390 for half-size, $5290 for a full-size board.
Designed by Dr. Lippold Haken and manufactured by Haken Audio, the Continuum Fingerboard is a musical instrument that allows unprecedented realtime performance control. With a greater pitch range than a traditional 88 note Midi keyboard, the Continuum offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface.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.