|Developer||Roger Linn Design|
|Type / Tags||Expressive MIDI ControllerMPE|
|This is a Hardware product|
|I/O||MIDI InMIDI Out|
|Power||Bus PoweredPSU (External)|
|Driver||No Driver Required|
LinnStrument is a revolutionary 200-pad MIDI controller that captures three dimensions of each finger's movement for subtle and precise control of note volume, pitch and timbre, polyphonically.
Perform natural vibrato, bends, wind/bow expression and more, just like on acoustic instruments.
The grid of 200 note pads is arranged as 8 rows of 25 semitones each, like a guitar or any stringed instrument, permitting note-to-note pitch slides not possible in a piano-key layout.
200 six-color LEDs indicate scale notes in any of 6 colors.
Reviewed By arcane
May 16, 2017
I've had my Linnstrument for about a week.
I've really enjoyed getting into it and learning to customize some settings, etc.
Here's my quick, initial response:
Great design, craftsmanship and overall layout. Roger's customer service is unprecedented.
I found it's been a great instrument to help push me into new directions, especially because I can't just rely on habits and chops.
The more challenging side is trying to learn and perform music I have already learned. Not so much because of the places my hands want to go by default, but primarily because the Linnstrument doesn't have physical references like a traditional music keyboard, and because the pads are quite small.
I've noticed that so far, I've never seen a video where the performer is just playing without looking at the instrument. On other instruments, I can quite easily play with my eyes closed. This controller requires more attention.
I'm not saying that as a negative, just an observation...
Will Chapman.Read more