Roger Linn came to Pyramind and demoed the LinnStrument, an innovative MIDI instrument that brings the subtle expressive performance gestures of fine acoustic instruments to the control of modern electronic sounds. He also took questions from the audience about his career and other products he has developed.
Roger Linn is a designer of electronic music products, best known for his invention of the first digital sampling drum machine in 1980 and used on countless 80s hits. He also designed Akai’s MPC series of drum machines, used on countless 90s hip-hop hits, and credited as a significant influence in the evolution of hip-hop.
00:00:30 – LinnStrument | Background
00:03:32 – LinnStrument | Demonstration
00:18:28 – Development Time
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Q & A with Roger Linn
0 -10:30 The magic of the MPC swing nuance & definitions by the inventor
10:36 Physical Modeling Synthesis
18:21 Designing Instruments: Lessons learned
Physical Modeling Drums
18:22 The Future Of MIDI Controllers
20:29 Theramin Expression
22:22 Early Development Process