Roger Linn Bringing LinnStrument To 2015 NAMM Show

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Developer Roger Linn will be displaying the recently-released LinnStrument electronic music controller instrument at the 2015 NAMM Show.

Here’s a preview, via reader Geert Bevin, who helped develop the open source firmware that runs the LinnStrument: Continue reading

New iPad Drum Machine Inspired By Classic LinnDrum

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Developer Elliott Garage has introduced EGLM1 – a software drum machine for iPad, inspired by the classic Roger Linn LinnDrum drum machine. Continue reading

LinnStrument – ‘The Ultimate Open-Source Hacker Instrument’

Developer Geert Bevin has been working with Roger Linn to developer the firmware for his new instrument, the LinnStrument.

The LinnStrument is a new electronic music control instrument that’s designed for users that want to be able to play more expressively with synthesized sounds. Unlike traditional keyboard controllers, it lets you independently control any parameter of individual sounds, while playing polyphonically.

In addition to be a powerful new controller, the LinnStrument is also ‘the ultimate open-source hacker instrument, according to Bevin. This video captures a discussion Bevin gave recently about hacking the LinnStrument, at Devoxx 2014 in Antwerp, Belgium. Continue reading

LinnStrument, Bus-Powered By iPad Air (Sneak Preview)

Developer Geert Bevin has been working closely with Roger Linn on the firmware for the new LinnStrument, and is testing a new mode that lets it be bus-powered by devices like an iPad.

In the video above, Bevin tests out using the LinnStrument to control ThumbJam on the iPad.  Continue reading