Something for the Weekend: Roger Linn Previews New LinnStrument Prototype

Last year we already had a post on mr. Roger Linn and the early prototype of the Linnstrument. This instrument came from the interest of mr. Linn in the idea of new musical instruments that overcome the limitations of traditional mechanical instruments. His particular interest is in a new instrument that while be capable of entirely new sounds and playing techniques, and is also able to reproduce the sounds, virtuosic performance capabilities and subtleties that we’ve come to know and love from traditional musical instruments, but without all their problems and limitations.

Video description by Turnstyle Video:
Unless you’re a musician AND a tech head, the name Roger Linn won’t ring a bell. But you have heard of prolific artist Prince and J Dilla. Well Linn is the man behind the machines (LinnDrum,& Akai MPC) that made these legends popular and changed the way music is created.

Mr. Linn has a new toy — the LinnStrument. It looks like an iPad with a grid of pressure sensitive note buttons to capture expression, pitch and timbre of each note individually and all at once. The product is not yet ready for mass consumption but take a sneak peek at the LinnStument prototype in action.”



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