Analog Drum Machine

From Dave Smith & Roger Linn


• LinnStrument software creator Geert Bevin is interviewed in the Arduino Blog about LinnStrument's open-source software.

• New video by Roger: Replay All mode on LinnStrument's Arpeggiator

• Chord Player, a MIDI Effect Rack for Ableton Live, now supports LinnStrument. (Product, video.)

• See Jeff Moen's "Learn the LinnStrument" introduction video.

• LinnStrument software creator Geert Bevin gave a talk at Geekout 2017: "From Arduino to LinnStrument", showing the insides and how the source code works.

• LinnStrument and LinnStrument 128 are now in Montréal, QC, Canada at Technosynth Instruments.

Jeremy Cubert performs on LinnStrument at MoogFest 2017

• Our LinnStrument Sounds File for Logic or MainStage is improved with new synth sounds, including the Sculpture sound used in the Playing Expressive Sounds video.

• New LinnStrument videos from Roger: Getting Started and Playing Expressive Gestures.

Version 2.1.0 update released for LinnStrument and LinnStrument 128, including Light Animations,  Legato Mode, Arpeggiator Latch, Foot-controlled Smooth Pitch enable/disable, Mirrored Pitch Direction and more. See the video and learn more.

• Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland, has died at age 87. I (Roger) reflect on the privilege of having known him.

• 1100 LinnStruments have now been sold! (Total of LinnStrument and LinnStrument 128.)

• New from the recent NAMM music products show in L.A.:
Pics from the show, including Steve Wonder, Ray Parker, Dr. Lonnie Smith & Bernie Maupin.
2) Keyboard Magazine includes LinnStrument 128 in its "
Top Picks"
3) I (Roger) was given
Sonic State's "Top Chap" award. I'm very pleased to be a top chap!

• It is sometimes difficult to convey how sensitive LinnStrument to very light touches, so I made this simple "Light Touch" video.

• Need printed Step Sequencer settings on your LinnStrument panel? New adhesive labels and replacement metal panels are both now available.

Here's a video of my (Roger's) keynote address at Audio Developers 2016 Conference in London, presented by ROLI. I talk about three trends in music and how developers can take advantage of them.

• Leon Russell has died at age 74. I (Roger) reflect on my time as a young man working with him.

Roger Linn Design  •  Berkeley, CA, USA

Roger Linn Design  •  Berkeley, CA, USA