Haken Audio today launched a crowdfunding campaign for the ContinuuMini synthesizer and it has already reached its funding goal.
The ContinuuMini, introduced at earlier this year at ContinuuCon 2018 in Paris, is a smaller, less expensive version of Haken’s Continuum Fingerboard, Continuum Fingerboards are designed to combine the power of modern synthesis with the expressive capabilities of acoustic instruments.
The ContinuuMini shares many the same powerful 8-voice polyphonic synth engine as the high-end Continuum, but pairs it with compact a monophonic/duophonic controller.
The key feature of the ContinuuMini is its expressive capability. Here’s what the developers have to say about it:
“The Mini’s playing surface can respond to incredible light touch, which leverages an underused aspect of human control, the ability of the hand to deliver delicate light touch finger input. Lighter than playing a piano, or strumming a guitar, or even lighter than the action of modern Midi keyboard controllers.
Every nuance of finger movement is captured and translated into sound through interaction with this highly-optimized playing surface. And complete control of the fully programmable EaganMatrix sound engine opens up a world of sonic possibilities.
Due to it’s robust bidirectional implementation of MPE and MPE+, the ContinuuMini can control external synths or be played by external MIDI controllers.”
You can also connect a sustain pedal to it or even a Haken Audio CVC or Evaton Technologies microCVC, which will let you use the ContinuuMini to expressively control analog and modular gear.
Here’s an example the ContinuuMini in action:
Pricing and Availability
Production of the ContinuuMini being funded via a Kickstarter project. It is available to project backers starting at