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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Unfortunately it’s very expensive, otherwise I might be interested too

Here are a couple more Continuum clips for you - the first is mainly for metal fans, and is so over the top that it comes out the other side (if I mention the words Jordan Rudess many musicians will probably know what to expect )

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW1KeRNaP-Q&feature=related

But here’s a more tasteful and restrained one to balance things up:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxd54UwQ2Uc&feature=related


And finally here’s one composed by the designer himself (Rudolf Haken) with full orchestral accompaniment:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A77Mrg--Ax4


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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Richie Royale » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Could you attain part of the playing style with a simple ribbon controller? Just the horizontal plane, rather than the vertical one.

Something like the Doepfer R2M http://www.doepfer.de/R2M.htm
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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:09 pm

Yes, I’m sure you could, although I suspect that having the semitone positions marked on the ribbon (as on the Continuum) would help your performance.

I’ve been tempted by that Doepfer ribbon myself at times


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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Richie Royale » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:02 pm

It's not too expensive, but at the moment, I'm focussing on acoustics and expanding the inputs into the computer. Maybe one day...
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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby MarkOne » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:58 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Yes, I’m sure you could, although I suspect that having the semitone positions marked on the ribbon (as on the Continuum) would help your performance.

I’ve been tempted by that Doepfer ribbon myself at times


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They aren't just semitone markings... there is some pretty clever software at work in there that (if the mode is selected) will always make sure your glide ends up on a chromatically accurate tone rather than somewhere just off. It means you can gliss naturally and smoothly up or down to a given note and always know you are going to hit it.

If you are interested in this kind of controller, a rather cheap way to try it out is to buy the MorphWiz app for the iPad (developed, as it happens by Mr Rudess' software company) it pretty much acts in the same way as the continuum (albeit without the pressure sensitivity and in a much smaller form factor - nonetheless it is still a rather cool app and capable of really expressiveness)
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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:17 pm

The Animoog iPad app also supposedly has some things in common with the Haken Continuum.
Although i've not tried either of them myself....
I'd sure like to have a go on a Continuum though!
(Crumbs, even the stand for those things are a fortune! )
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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Richie Royale » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:22 am

The stands is nicely designed. Shame the Continuum is a bit of a boring black box, aside to the playing area.

I still want one though.
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Re: Haken Continuum controller

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:56 pm

MarkOne wrote:If you are interested in this kind of controller, a rather cheap way to try it out is to buy the MorphWiz app for the iPad (developed, as it happens by Mr Rudess' software company) it pretty much acts in the same way as the continuum (albeit without the pressure sensitivity and in a much smaller form factor - nonetheless it is still a rather cool app and capable of really expressiveness)

Thanks for the info MarkOne!

Now if only I could persuade myself to buy an Apple product after being PC-only for so many years

The iPad is so tempting!


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Re: Haken Continuum controller

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