LinnStrument MIDI Controller Performance Compilation
In case you haven’t heard of the LinnStrument, it is a versatile 5D MIDI controller (5 types of polyphonic touch sensing) from sound designer Roger Linn and this video shows you some of the many great ways that it can be used.
The LinnStrument defies the traditional-chromatic piano arrangement to allow a more expressive and organic performance (i.e. with pitch bends, slides, etc). Plus, it’s not only a MIDI controller, but a sequencer and arpeggiator as well.
- Step Sequencer – Use LinnStrument’s RGB note pads as a powerful 2-track step sequencer with per-note velocity/duration/bend/y-axis values, any time signature, independent track step sizes and loop lengths, scales/drums/notes views, reverse play, live play while sequence plays, swing timing and more.
- Expressive Swing Arpeggiator – LinnStrument’s built-in Arpeggiator responds to all dimensions of movement for entirely new ways of beat-synced play. The Replay All mode creates chordal rhythms merely by varying chord pressure, and makes LinnStrument the world’s only MPE beatbox.
- Split Keyboard / Strum / CC Faders – You can split the keyboard to play two different sounds, and adjust the split point as you like. You can use one split to strum notes fingered on the other split as like a guitar. Or use either split as eight horizontal Control Change Faders to adjust 8 sound parameters in real time as you play.
- Low Row – The lowest row of note pads can be reassigned to act as a Sustain Pedal, a Modulation or Bend strip, to momentarily enable the Arpeggiator (sliding your thumb to vary its rate), to restrike a fingered chord, or even as a 3D control strip, modulating three parameters at once.
The LinnStrument is currently priced at $999.00 and you can visit the product website to learn more about the 5D MIDI controller.
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