Above, Linn’s LinnDrum controller – a drum-oriented control surface for use with computers.
While these designs, for various reasons, never made it into production, Linn’s rejected designs manage to be cooler than most gear that actually does make it into production.
Below, the LinnDrum controller built into a Windows-based computer system:
Next up is Linn’s design for a Modular Control Surface. Modules could be mixed and matched and rearranged to create your ultimate MIDI controller:
Linn also created designs for a Modular Guitar Amp & Effects System. The system would have been made up of:
- a tabletop effects processor;
- a floorboard effects processor and
- a portable integrated guitar amplifier.
The MetroGnome is a lost drum machine design:
Finally, here’s an early design for his LinnStrument control surface:
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