LinnStrument Demos Compilation
Roger Linn has been busy working on his LinnStrument. A few videos of the development and examples demos have been posted:
LinnStrument Pedal Steel Demo: LinnStrument Blues Harmonica Demo: Geert Bevin Demos:
LinnStrument Cell Highlighting for Teaching Aid and Eye Candy
In this video, Beethoven’s “Für Elise” is playing in Logic Pro X as a MIDI file.
The LinnStrument is connected over USB and receives the MIDI notes in real-time. MIDI channel 1 is shown in the left split and channel 2 in the right split. Each note highlights all the possible cells that can be played to perform the same piece.
The LinnStrument automatically takes the layout, octave and transposition settings into account.
This feature provides an excellent teaching aid since it works with any existing MIDI file. By varying the speed at which the MIDI notes are sent to the LinnStrument, the piece can start slow at first and be gradually sped up.
Obviously, this can also be used for cool light effects, it’s not necessary to make the MIDI notes play sound. A separate method using MIDI CC messages is also available to directly control cell colors by coordinates without them being related to MIDI notes.Linn S. Was Here (LinnStrument Jam)
Taking a break from coding the firmware of the LinnStrument, here’s a quick recording of a first instrumental sketch on the LinnStrument in its current state of development.
This is using Omnisphere as a sound-source with a tweaked version of the Classic Nylon Strings patch.LinnStrument Status Update 1
Quick status of what’s going on with the LinnStrument, showing the responsiveness of the sensor using Animoog on the iPad.
This instrument looks really exciting. Especially love the expression for pressure on the guitar and nylon string patches. Looking forward to see more developments from Roger Linn.
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