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• All existing Bitwig 8-Track v1 licenses (that were included with your LinnStrument purchase) now work for the new Bitwig Studio 8-Track v2!

• I did a new (and long at 100 minutes!) video interview with Nodes & Wires, discussing just about everything.

• FXpansion releases Cypher 2, a wonderfully deep synth with strong MPE capability, including 500 MPE-optimized preset sounds. Download the demo.

LinnStrument OS version 2.2.1 is released, including open tunings,  improved MPE support, Step Sequencer improvements and more.

• Speak German? Read the review of LinnStrument 128 in amazona.de, including a "Best Buy" award.

• New LinnStrument Tips & Tricks page, updated May 25 with even more tips & tricks

New article in Vox about my MPC drum machines and their effect on music.

• For techy musicians, I just did a podcast interview with embedded.fm, talking about making LinnStrument and about embedded hardware/software products in general.

• Read the recent LinnStrument Newsletters.

• Another great LinnStrument review, this time by Harmony Central for LinnStrument 128.

• LinnStrument's touch sensing system is now protected by U.S. patent #9,779,709.

Roli's Equator MPE synth is now available without buying a Seaboard! It's my (Roger's) new favorite synth for LinnStrument. • LinnStrumentalist Brian Kobayakawa plays LinnStrument in concert with Serena Ryder. Pic 1. Pic 2. Quote from Brian.

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

• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

• New from the recent NAMM music products show in L.A.:
1)
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.

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Los Altos, CA