Expressive E and Haken Audio have created a “groundbreaking” new controller, so what is it?

Expressive E, creator of the impressive Touché controller, has announced that it’s collaborated with Haken Audio, the company behind the Continuum Fingerboard and ContinuuMini instruments, to create a “groundbreaking” new product that will be revealed soon.

By way of a teaser, Expressive E has released a video showing a range of artists reacting to playing with said product, which appears to be a keyboard of some kind. Inevitably, this will be highly expressive, but we don’t yet know precisely what form it will take.

One tantalising shot in the video indicates that the new device does have a traditional-looking piano keyboard, indicating that this won’t be a squidgy surface along the lines of ROLI’s Seaboard.

The product is described as both “a keyboard player’s dream come true” and, of course, a “gamechanger”. We’ve heard talk like this before, but the pedigree of the two companies involved here makes us hopeful that the device will be able to deliver on its billing.

More news as we get it. On announcement, the product will be available to pre-order at a special introductory price via the Expressive E website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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