Firmware 8.50 is recommended for all Continuums with the internal sound engine.

Version 8.50 Bundles

July 14, 2017

This update also has new capabilities for Continuum performance and EaganMatrix sound design.

A PDF explaining what's new in 8.50 as well as links to various videos demonstrating some new features can be found here. Highly reccomended to peruse this document.

Several things: Please read all below before loading this firmware!

(1)    (Windows only) When you download this 8.50 Editor and run it the “Continuum Editor 8.50.exe” the first time, Windows will ask about it wanting access to “network” resources.  The Continuum Editor uses this “network” mechanism for talking to Pablo’s Pitch Table Editor (which is not really on the network at all, it is local on your computer); it is only communication within your computer between those two programs. Normally you should select “yes” when it asks if the Editor can do that. If you say “no, everything will work except for the Pitch Table Editor options in the Cogwheel menu. 

(2)    This firmware 8.50 has a REALLY LONG Update File 1.  Update file 1 is so big because. for the first time ever, we are totally reorganizing the flash memory for this update, and also we have 1x and 2x processors (so the update has to be “fat” for both kinds of processors) and we also have increase sample rate options in 8.50 (so flash data needs to be at two different sample rates).  Before you start this epic download, you will want to make sure your Midi interface is behaving well, go to Cogwheel -> Global and Midi Options -> Utilities menu -> Midi Test.  After 30 seconds it should say “Midi Test Pass”; if not let me know, don’t waste your time trying to do the update if it fails the Midi test.

(3)    The Update File 1 will take about an hour (really!).  Make sure your computer does not sleep, shut down, or otherwise get bored during that long time, while you go and have a coffee and a nice walk.  If you come back and it is not happy, please send me the Max Console so I can figure out what happened.  (Hit control-shift-M to get the console window within the Editor, then control-a to select all, then control c and paste that into an email to me).

(4)    Update File 2 should be much faster. 


Mac Bundle (298 MB) - ZIP file which contains a Disk Image (DMG). The DIsk Image includes the Continuum Editor application and all associated files in a folder called Continuum Editor. The ZIP should self extract. Double click on the .dmg file to open the disk image. Drag the enclosed Continuum Editor folder to your preferred location.

PC Bundle (285 MB) file which includes firmware, User Guides, Continuum Editor, Pitch Tables Editor, and EaganMatrix Presets. When you run the Continuum Editor the first time you may be warned it uses the network, because of the way it talks to the Pitch Tables Editor; both these programs run on your computer, and do not access anything else.  Also, some Windows platforms will give a message about missing DLLs; fix this by running Microsoft’s “install missing DLLs.exe” included in the same directory as the Continuum Editor.

Current User Guides

Continuum User's Guide
EaganMatrix User's Guide
CEE User's Guide
CVC User's Guide

Change Log

8.01 Jan 9 2017

Bug Fix
  • Now able to select any System Preset from Overlay Strip as before.

8.00 Jan 8 2017)

  • Many new additional System Presets, now organized in Categories.
  • Description text bubbles for System Presets.
  • Addition of the Touche surface.
  • Support for the Tri-Value pedal with xCEE input implementation.
  • Pitch Trim for waveguide and filter feedback structures tuning.
  • Y - Based Rounding
  • Five New Shape Generators
  • Matrix source "Noise from Seed"
  • BiqMode Banks: Offset graphs can affect frequency and/or bandwidth of each mode
  • For users with EaganMatrix Expanders, new matrix row options DSP 1 and 2 (L/R) allow post-processing on DSP 3.
  • Integration of the Pitch Table Editor.
  • Support for the Equal Pedal
  • Mute and Dim buttons controlling audio output.
  • Low Power Bluetooth Midi Support
  • Support for Combination Presets with multiple DSP Continuums
  • Changes to individual System Preset polyphony values to support complete range of DSP possibilities.

Version 7 Change Log here

Version 6 Change Log here

Version 5 Change Log here

Version 4 Change Log here