LinnStrument

Roger Linn Previews New LinnStrument Prototype from Turnstyle Video on Vimeo.

Maybe the LinnStrument is too late in an iPad world. The pressure sensitivity stuff is good but couldn’t it be replicated with an iPad using the gyroscope ala Garageband? Still I love watching the man in his home with his invention… very nice.

“Mr. Linn has a new toy — the LinnStrument. It looks like an iPad with a grid of pressure sensitive note buttons to capture expression, pitch and timbre of each note individually and all at once. The product is not yet ready for mass consumption but take a sneak peek at the LinnStument prototype in action.” – Turnstyle Video

For more info: rogerlinndesign.com/products/linnstrument

via Synthtopia

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm, filed under hardware, iPad and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “LinnStrument”

  1. Randy Jones says:

    > The pressure sensitivity stuff is good but couldn’t it be replicated with an iPad using the gyroscope ala Garageband?

    No way. iPad can only sense the first impact, and crudely at that. The difference between iPad and Linnstrument (or the product we’re working on) is like a keyboard without vs. with velocity.

    Still, it is maybe a tough sell over the intertubes. It doesn’t have blinking lights on it, and you really have to touch it to understand it.

  2. Emmanuel says:

    Amazing ! Timbre – pitch – You can control more accuratly !
    Dope now how about a release date ?

  3. Hexagon says:

    This sounds something Boards Of Canada would like to have.

  4. Ruud says:

    Roger Linn’s presentation is great, as always. But the iPad might indeed be an obstacle. I think he will first finish his new analogue drum machine with Dave Smith.

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