Datamation, May 1972

Arno Kletzander Arno_1983 at
Fri Nov 18 01:55:51 CST 2016

Paul Koning <paulkoning at> wrote:
> Interesting. From around 1975 or so (...) A few years later (...) 

> Not long after, Lippold Haken created a keyboard that's continuous rather than discrete (think of a keyboard like the fingerboard of a violin); a successor of that is still sold today.

This thing here ? Seems a bit like a digital successor to, or at least inspired by, the analogue 1930s "Trautonium" device ( developed by Trautwein and Sala in Berlin, which used a length of resistance wire suspended over a metal rail. Both position (pitch) and pressure (volume)sensitive according to the description.

Arno, DO4NAK

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