Linnstrument note release time

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John the Savage
410 posts since 28 Mar, 2017

Post Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:54 pm

Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I prefer soloing with mono-legato sounds, simply because they allow for a greater range of articulation. That said, the LinnStrument opens up a lot of expressivity regardless; and, of course, MPE only really applies to polyphonic sounds, so...


3 posts since 3 Feb, 2020

Re: Linnstrument note release time

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm

Wow thanks for your inputs everyone!
Yes haha usually lead mono sounds aren't an issue since people generally play legato anyway (with delay/reverb added to taste)
If you're playing funk though, instruments like the clavinet and bass usually need to sound tight. So it isn't so much of playing fast but playing percussively.
I'll see if I have time to record a video illustration.

Also John, how did you measure your linnstrument's note release time? Maybe it's just a fault of my unit, since the sensor is also giving me dead notes on a particular row.

John the Savage
410 posts since 28 Mar, 2017

Re: Linnstrument note release time

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:10 am

I didn't actually measure anything, I just took Roger's word for it (that it was 70ms), figured out roughly how many notes-to-the-beat that would allow for, and tried to exceed that number. At that tempo, however, it was hard to tell if I was hitting the limits of the LinnStrument's sensor, the synth itself, or if it was just my sloppy playing that was tripping me up. For the record, I didn't get any stuck notes, but the synth did seem to lag and miss certain articulations. The only reason I even tried to suss this out was because I was curious. I mean, it had never even occurred to me before, that one might be able to exceed the speed of the sensor while playing.

That said, BobDog, on the other hand, did measure the note release time, and came up with 35ms, so...

Regardless, you shouldn't be getting dead notes on your sensor, so maybe you need to run the calibration routine, and see if that doesn't improve things for you.


814 posts since 2 Apr, 2015

Re: Linnstrument note release time

Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:50 pm

I measured it using the timestamps between a note on and note off using

I just did another quick test:
Screenshot 2020-02-13 at 20.52.47.png
So here we have 51-14=37 ms
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