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LinnStrument Dealer Information

Here is some useful information for dealers of LinnStrument (large model) or LinnStrument 128 (small model). If you have any questions, please contact me (Roger) at support@rogerlinndesign.com.

 



Initial Training in a video call

 

When you become a dealer, I (Roger) am happy to conduct a brief training session by video call with one or more of your key LinnStrument representatives.

 

 

 

Best setup for LinnStrument in your store

 

The best way to present LinnStrument in your store is to have it set up with a Mac running Apple's MainStage ($30) with our downloadable project file for MainStage containing a variety of LinnStrument-optimized sounds. To learn how to do this, please see the Getting Started page, accessed from LinnStrument menu > Support.

 

It is also useful to point people to the LinnStrument product page (Products menu > LinnStrument), which contains a very nice 8-minute introduction video, as well as a video of LinnStrument performed with a variety of acoustic instrument sounds. Click the VIDEOS button at the top of the page to see over 60 videos from Roger and LinnStrument owners. Also, the LinnStrument Support page (LinnStrument menu > Support has a variety of resources for learning about LinnStrument.

 

It is also a good idea to enable the eye-catching In-Store Promotional Amimation, described below.

 

 

 

LinnStrument High-Resolution Pictures

 

On the LinnStrument Product page, click any of the product pictures at the top for high-resolution (2000 x 800 pixel) versions.

 

 

 

Product Descriptions

 

Subtitle for both models: Expressive MIDI Performance Controller

 

LinnStrument (large model)

 

From Technical Grammy winner and MPC inventor Roger Linn comes LinnStrument, an expressive 200-pad MIDI controller that captures your touch in 5 ways: velocity, pressure, x-axis for pitch, y-axis for timbre, and release velocity, all with full polyphony. Perform natural vibrato, bends, pitch slides, wind/bow expression and more, for expressive control rivaling fine acoustic instruments. The grid of 200 note pads is arranged as 8 rows of 25 semitones each, like a guitar or any stringed instrument, and provides a 5-octave range in the standard 4ths tuning. 200 RGB LEDs indicate scale notes in any of 10 colors. Features include Step Sequencer, Split Keyboard, "Strum" mode, use of one split as 8 Control Change Faders or lowest row as control strip, dual foot switch input, open source software and sturdy metal/wood construction. Standard USB or round MIDI jacks send standard MIDI, insuring compatibility with all MIDI synths. Padded travel case, free license for Bitwig 8-Track, and 4 guitar strap buttons for standing play are included. 22.5” x 8.25” x 1”. 5 pounds. $1499 street. Videos at RogerLinnDesign.com.

LinnStrument 128 (small model)


From Technical Grammy winner and MPC inventor Roger Linn comes LinnStrument 128, an expressive 128-pad MIDI controller that captures your touch in 5 ways: velocity, pressure, x-axis for pitch, y-axis for timbre, and release velocity, all with full polyphony. Perform natural vibrato, bends, pitch slides, wind/bow expression and more, for expressive control rivaling fine acoustic instruments. The grid of 128 note pads is arranged as 8 rows of 16 semitones each, like a guitar or any stringed instrument, and provides a 4-octave range in the standard 4ths tuning. 128 RGB LEDs indicate scale notes in any of 10 colors. Features include Step Sequencer, Split Keyboard, "Strum" mode, use of one split as 8 Control Change Faders or lowest row as control strip, dual foot switch input, open source software and sturdy metal/wood construction. Standard USB or round MIDI jacks send standard MIDI, insuring compatibility with all MIDI synths. Padded travel case, free license for Bitwig 8-Track, and 4 guitar strap buttons for standing play are included. 15.7” x 8.25” x 1”. 4 pounds. $999 street. Videos at RogerLinnDesign.com.

 

 

In-Store Promotional Animation

 

If you have a LinnStrument out on the sales floor, you can put it into a special mode in which it displays a eye-catching, colorful, looping animation. This animation starts whenever the playing surface hasn't been touched for 2 minutes, and returns to normal operation when the playing surface is touched. Here's how to turn on this special Promotional Animation mode:

 

1) Press the GLOBAL SETTINGS button to turn it on.

2) In column 15 (Power/MIDI), hold the 3rd note pad from the bottom ("Sleep"). "SLP" will appear in large letters.

3) Slide your finger to the right across the surface so that "ANI" appears.

4) Slide your finger down. "NOW" will appear in large letters.

5) Slowly slide your finger to the right across the surface until "D 2" appears.

6) Press the GLOBAL SETTINGS button to turn it off.

 

Be sure to turn it off before delivering it to the customer. To turn it off and to reset all settings to factory status:

 

1) Press the GLOBAL SETTINGS button to turn it on.

2) In column 16 (Actions), press the bottom note pad (Notes On) and the 3rd note pad from the bottom (Update OS) at the same time.



LinnStrument UPC code

 

Here are the UPC codes:

LinnStrument: 8 55346 00010 4

LinnStrument 128: 8 55346 00011 1

 

Roger Linn Design  •  Berkeley, CA, USA

Roger Linn Design  •  Berkeley, CA, USA