At Moogfest 2014, Roger Linn gave a presentation on The LinnStrument & The Revolution In Multidimensional Music Controllers.
Linn has a long track record of innovative instrument designs. He helped define the modern drum machine with the LinnDrum. He created the Music Production Workstation MPC, giving musicians a new way to work with samples. And he collaborated with Dave Smith to create the Tempest analog drum synth.
The LinnStrument is a new instrument, designed to give musicians expressive control of synthesizers. The LinnStrument captures each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions, allowing for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre.
The video recording is via Geert Bevin, who adds:
Roger Linn introduced his last version of the LinnStrument at Moogfest and talks about the importance of expressive controllers, this is the full recording of his lecture. I gave a short demo of the Eigenharp as one of the examples
I’ve started helping Roger out with programming the LinnStrument software, since I think that it’s a great solution from people coming from existing grid controllers.