Roger Linn's Linnstrument - part of a wave of new instrument controllers designed to bring instrumental virtuosity back into pop music
Linnstrument's midi, power and USB ports
Linnstrument - 200 key cells with 3-D expression control. Each key is slightly raised for tactile sense, but you can freely slide between them
Linnstrument's 3-D expression controls – all constantly streamed both at the beginning of a note and as the note develops
Linnstrument – 3D controls explained
Linnstrument – split keyboard mode
Roger Linn's wildly successful LinnDrum drum machine was a big part of the computer-pop revolution that sucked the soul and humanity out of pop music in the 1980s. Now, he's part of a group of innovators desperately trying to get soul, expression and instrumental virtuosity back into pop music with a suite of next-generation instruments. The Linnstrument has been many years in the making, and it's now about to hit the market – a MIDI controller designed to give as much feel and expression as an acoustic instrument, but with the wild sonic possibilities available through today's synthesizers.
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