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Does This Man Have The Key To Electronic Music's Future?

This is the dawning of the age of expressive electronic instruments.

Lippold Haken could be on to something. The synth creator may be closer than anyone before to fusing the expressiveness of acoustic instruments with the versatility of digital controllers. His Continuum Fingerboard is a continuous MIDI surface that tracks your finger movements in 3D. This allows for a remarkable variety in pitch, tone, timbre and precision—it offers something that’s more like the virtuosity of playing a violin than a keyboard. Sound crazy? Then you’re going to want to listen to a new podcast from Synthopia that features Haken himself talking about design and expression.

Who wouldn’t trust the future of synthesizer designer with a beard like that?

 

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