Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Continuum, Another pressure sensitive musical instrument

In my search I found Another professional musical device that also uses a pad surface and touch pressure sensitivity that they call the Continuum and can be seen and purchased here: http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/. It uses some other method to sense touch with magnetic sensors. They have some amazing samples of some of the sounds that it creates that sound fantastic. But again its a bit pricey for me with the smaller unit priced at about $3300usd and the larger unit is up to $5200usd. Also another thing to note about this device is the surface material they use on the pad being neoprene, the same material used in wetsuits. This gives it a feel of some feedback as to how hard your pushing on it. I think this is a very good idea even if it adds cost to our device it would be nice to have at least a neoprene top pad as an option if not standard in our devices.


some links of sounds that I found that were created with the Continuum that I thought were cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdGJMpEOjQ
http://vimeo.com/8191792
http://www.jamendo.com/fr/list/a86710/nidiram-s-son
http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/Resources/AcidDarbariExcerpt.mp4

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