Roger Linn – Shelved Product Ideas

Roger Linn Modular Control Surface

Roger Linn Modular Control Surface

A Modular Control Surface designed by Roger Linn, to let anyone create a custom control arrangement by plugging a variety of available modules into a chassis, including buttons, sliders, pots, rotary encoders, drum pads, trackpads and more.

Roger Linn LinnDrum

Roger Linn LinnDrum Surface, with the signature of Dave Smith on it

LinnDrum Surface, a drumbeat-oriented control surface for use with computer. Note the pressure- and position-sensitive touch sliders that eventually made their way into Tempest. This one was something Dave Smith and Roger Linn considered on the way to Tempest.

Find more ideas that for various reasons never made it to production on Roger Linn’s website: Shelved Product Ideas.

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Es muss Mitte der 70er Jahre gewesen sein, als ich das erste Mal “Switched on Bach” von Walter/Wendy Carlos gehört habe. Seitdem haben Elektronische Musik und Synthesizer nichts an Faszination und Vielfalt in ihren Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten für mich verloren. Der Haptik wegen und wohl auch bedingt durch meine Wurzeln, gebe ich nach wie vor Hardware den Vorzug, selbst wenn die Qualität so mancher Plug-Ins mittlerweile beeindruckend ist. Die Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre haben eine neue Generation an Klangschaffenden und Musikern hervorgebracht, die wie es scheint nun wiederum der Faszination der alten analogen Instrumente erliegen. Genau in diesem Spannungsfeld soll sich der Inhalt unseres Magazins wieder finden. ________________________________________________________ It must have been the middle of the 70′s when I first heard “Switched on Bach” by Walter/Wendy Carlos. Since then, electronic music and synthesizers have lost none of their fascination and variety in their means of expression for me. Because of the tangibility of it and probably also due to my roots, I still prefer hardware, even if the quality of some plug-ins is now impressive. The developments of recent years have spawned a new generation of sound professionals and musicians, who seem to again succumb to the fascination of old analog instruments. It is precisely in this area of tension that the content of our magazine can be found.