The specifications table at the bottom of this page includes three instruments manufactured by Haken Audio:  Full-size Continuum Fingerboard, Half-size Continuum Fingerboard, and ContinuuMini.


For comparison, a conventional full-length piano keyboard is 8700 cents.
A typical five-octave synth keyboard is 6000 cents.

Playing Surface

The Full-size Continuum Fingerboard and Half-size Continuum Fingerboard share the same playing surface technology, and differ only in surface pitch range.  Both the Full-size and Half-size Continuum implement Light Action, and can track up to 16 simultaneous fingers.  The ContinuuMini has a smaller playing surface, with simplified electromechanical design, and tracks only one finger (or 2 fingers in a limited way).  All three instruments support octave shifting and pitch remapping.

Internal Sound Engine

All three instruments use the same internal sound engine, which implements the EaganMatrix as well as Specialty Sounds. For the ContinuuMini, the System Presets have been modified to take into account the different feel of its playing surface.  All three instruments allow user editing of EaganMatrix presets using a cross-platform (Mac and PC) Continuum Editor program.

Processing Power and System Identifier

The Full-size and Half-size Continuum Fingerboard’s internal processing power can be augmented with a built-in Continuum EaganMatrix Expander (CEE).  The Standard Full-size and Half-size have a System Identifier L2x, meaning “Light Action with Double-speed Processor.”  The augmented Full-size and Half-size have a System Identifier L6x, meaning “Light Action with Three Double-speed Processors.”  The ContinuuMini is only available as M2x, meaning “ContinuuMini with Double-speed Processor.”  Other identifiers exist for older model Continuums that are no longer sold by Haken Audio, such as C1x meaning “Classic Action with Single-speed Processor;” these are not included in the table below.


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