Instrument designer Roger Linn shared this new overview of his LinnStrument expressive MIDI controller.
The LinnStrument is one of a growing number of MIDI controllers that can capture three dimensions of expression for each of your fingers.
For example, pressure into the LinnStrument surface can translate into volume, movement up and down the instrument can translate into timbre changes and left to right into pitch changes. This results in more realistic virtual instrument performance and more expressive options for synthesists.
The LinnStrument also supports Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), a de facto standard for using MIDI to connect instruments that support polyphonic 3D control with synthesizers. MPE is already supported by Roger Linn Design, ROLI, Apple, Moog, Haken Audio, Bitwig and others. This polyphonic 3D control is already built into software instruments in Logic, MainStage, Cubase and Bitwig, as well as Omnisphere, Strobe2, U-He synths and more.
Details on the LinnStrument are available at Linn’s site.