...so, Continuumini arrived today. WDYT BobTheDog...?
I'm perhaps fortunate in never having played a full Continuum, because then I'd want one for sure...but at £3800 or so for a half-size one, it's just not going to happen. They never turn up secondhand, and there are several cheaper things higher up on my "...that looks nice..." list.
...I like that it has the same excellent built-in synth engine, the EagenMatrix, since most of my gadgets are MIDI controllers. It's nice and compact and light, and I'm looking forward to showing it off with a guitar strap. There aren't many ribbon synths around, and it's a pretty nice one.
Pressing the control plate probably isn't quite the same as carressing the red cloth of a full-blooded Continuum, and you might want an additional control for full 3-axis expression rather than relying on the tilt sensor. But, it ain't half bad if you like ribbon synths. I've seen a second-hand Persephone go for more, and - yes, those look pretty cool, but as an expressive musical instrument, I doubt it has the potential of the Continuumini.
I'm going to have some fun with this.