Roger Linn today introduced the LinnStrument 128 – a smaller and more affordable version of his LinnStrument expressive MIDI controller.
Like the original LinnStrument, the 128 is designed to go beyond the limited sensing capabilities of standard MIDI keyboards, capturing five different dimensions of expressive control for each of your fingers:
- Strike velocity
- Left-right motion
- Front-back motion
- Release velocity
The LinnStrument 128 is essentially 2/3 the size of the original LinnStrument and 2/3 the price.
We asked Linn about the differences, and he says that the 128 is identical to the large LinnStrument, except for:
- Smaller size: 399mm wide instead of 570.
- Fewer note pads: 128 (16 x 8) instead of 200 (25 x 8)
- No power input jack – Linn says that this proved to be unnecessary, since the LinnStrument is USB powered, and you can power it from a USB power adapter.
The software is the same for both models, and includes the new LinnStrument Step Sequencer.
If you’re not familiar with the LinnStrument, Linn has shared a series of videos that demonstrate its capabilities:
Pricing and Availability
The LinnStrument 128 is available now for US $999. The original LinnStrument is available for US $1499.