The Continuum Fingerboard Feature List
◉ A class-leading, ultra-expressive, three-dimensional polyphonic playing surface that has a tactile feel like no other instrument.
◉ Evaluates a high-speed stream of performance data to capture details of finger attack trajectory like no other electronic instrument can.
◉ A leader in ultra-fast performance response regardless of polyphony. Achieved by data scanning the entire playing surface every 330 microseconds; crucial for smooth, uninterrupted, gestural playing.
◉ Direct control over external synths with its Implementation of MPE+, and can be integrated into an Analog Modular workflow with a CV converter.
◉ Instantly enjoyable to play, while also providing a lifetime of learning new playing techniques. In perfect union with the endless, rich sonic possibilities of its EganMatrix sound engine.
◉ An exotic but easy-to-access internal sound engine, employing Subtractive Synthesis, Physical Modelling with Modal Filter Banks, FM, Spectral Sets with Micro Analysation, including Waveguide with Feedback and Feedback Delay Networks.
◉ Internal sound generator specifically designed to take advantage of the expressive possibilities of the Continuum with up to 24 voice polyphony. Programmable via the Continuum Editor program.
◉ The revolutionary sound engine and playing surface provide an acoustic-like playing experience unmatched by anything on the market today.
◉ Configurable via surface interaction, external computer editor, or Midi input.
◉ Pitch resolution allows for seamless polyphonic glissandi and the ability to microtune intervals on the fly.
◉ Internal pitch processing allows for optionally rounding finger positions to equal temperament, just, and user-definable scales. This rounding is intelligent, accurately preserving vibrato and glissandi effects.
◉ Pitch processing allows for scalable and non-linear pitch mappings of the Continuum surface.
◉ Innovative dual pedal support, including “dynamic” sustain and sostenuto, allowing for continuous depth control of sustained notes. (ContinuuMini is limited to one pedal.)
◉ Mono modes allow multiple fingers (within a user-specified pitch interval) to create one note. Possibilities include pressure-weighted portamento, step transitions, legato transitions, or retrigger between fingers. (Not available for ContinuuMini.)
◉ Direct integration with the Continuum Voltage Converter (CVC) for control of analogue synthesizers. Each of the CVC’s 16 control voltages has a user programmable formula.
◉ Configurable Midi split for playing surface zone setups.
◉ Highly optimized 15 voice Midi data output using MPE+.
◉ Advanced communication to hardware from Symbolic Sound Corporation.