Rehna Tu and the new ‘Instrument’

Rehna Tu‘ from Delhi-6 is one of the fabulous compositions by A R Rahman in recent times. At the near end of the track, I like the instrument solo, which I had for a long time thought to be ‘Nadaswaram‘. It was a surprise when someone told me it was not ‘Nadaswaram’ but a new synthesizer called ‘Continuum Fingerboard’. I looked it up on the net and found that the synthesizer is actually a ‘Midi performance controller’. The best part is that A R Rahman is one of the few in the world who can play the ‘Continuum Fingerboard’ and it was he who played it for ‘Rehna Tu’. For more details visit the official manufacturer website – Haken Audio, where A R Rahman is listed as a player and ‘Rehna Tu’ clip is part of the ‘Example’ section.

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~ by Jayanthan Ravi on August 31, 2009.

One Response to “Rehna Tu and the new ‘Instrument’”

  1. Although there is a lot you can do with the Continuum, I am really impressed by the internal sounds of the keyboard. The album ‘Continuum Fingers’ uses only internal sounds http://tinyurl.com/2u5hzeo

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