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Roger Linn Design LinnStrument Midi Controller  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Expressive musical performance controller.

From Technical Grammy winner and MPC inventor Roger Linn comes LinnStrument, a revolutionary new 200-pad MIDI controller that captures three dimensions of each fingers 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.

Easy to Play, Easy to Play in Tune, Sitting or Standing
If you play guitar or any stringed instrument, it's surprisingly easy to transfer your skills to LinnStrument. If you play keyboard, it takes a little longer but you'll quickly appreciate the advantages for performing subtle pitch gestures in an intuitive way, easy transposition and spanning a 3-octave chord in one hand. Plus, at 22.5" by 8.5" by 1" thick, it's a whole lot more portable than a keyboard. With continuous pitch control similar to a violin, you might expect that it would be just as difficult as a violin to play in tune. But LinnStrument's pitch quantize insures that your notes are in tune regardless of where your initial touch lands within each 3/4 inch note square, then it immediately removes the quantizing so as not to restrict your vibratos and pitch slides. It's like having frets when you want them and not when you don't.

You can play it at a table like a keyboard but at only 1 inch thin and 5 pounds, it's also small and light enough to play standing up, using the included guitar strap buttons. And it's fully USB bus powered, so only a single USB cable is needed onstage. You can even power it from any Lightning-equiped iPad or iPhone.

FEATURES
Split Keyboard Mode with unique MIDI settings for each split
Volume Button displays horizontal light bar on screen for easy volume adjustment
Preset Button displays MIDI Program Change number on screen (1-128) for easy selection by sliding your finger across surface
Two Programmable Panel Switches
CC Faders Mode permits either split to act as 8 horizontal light bars to control CC 1-8
Arpeggiator
Strum Mode: "strumming" the rows of the right split plays any notes held in the left split.
Low Row Mode: the lowest row may be used as a continuous MIDI control strip, sustain bar, arpeggiator on/off or other functions.

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Roger Linn DesignLinnStrument Midi Controller
 
5.0

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5.0

Linnstrument for the win!!!

By Sprout

from San Diego, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fully Customizable
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Sequencing & Studio Recording

    Comments about Roger Linn Design LinnStrument Midi Controller:

    the best MIDI controller available, bar none

    any parameter can be matched to any MIDI CC, which can be mapped to different performance gestures (pressure, vertical motion, horizontal motion)

     
    5.0

    Linnstrumental!

    By 5amplist

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • ElectroFunk
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Roger Linn Design LinnStrument Midi Controller:

      Pretty much like having 20 Mpc's at your fingertips with multidimensional control, if that's your thing...
      Respose is slightly hard but that allows you to feel the notes you are playing.

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