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Title:What's a Linnstrument And Why You Need One

You can get your Linnstrument here: How's it going, musician? I'm Thales, I'm a pop music producer and this is a Linnstrument. What you're going to hear today is just the testimonial of a very happy customer. So for those of you who don't know anything about the Linnstrument yet, it's an expressive midi controller, designed by a guy named Roger Linn. And I believe from the bottom of my heart this is the future of musical instruments. It has 200 note pads that send midi messages and it's entirely powered by USB. Each pad respond to 3 dimensions of finger movement. Pressure, which allows for dynamics control. Pitch, by moving from left to right without the need for a bend wheel, which means you can easily play vibratos by just wiggling your finger. And the forward and backward movement or y-axis usually controls timbre, some sort of tonal change of the instrument or whatever you configure on your synthesizer or sampler. All those things combined mean that you can have very fluid, very natural sounding control of sampled instruments. I bought this because I wanted to have a midi controller that allows for slides and vibratos, since I have a guitar and bass background. I felt that a keyboard controller doesn't give you the freedom of sliding through the notes, especially because of the placement of the notes. You have the white keys and black keys, and they're not equally spaced, the pattern is not as simple as a guitar string, for example, in which every chromatic note is just one fret away from the next one, in a linear way. So, what makes the Linnstrument even more special is how the notes are arranged. It's a grid, like any string instrument. Each row is like a string with two octaves of consecutive semitones. And you can tune them however you want, but the default configuration works like bass strings, but 8 strings instead. This basically behaves like an 8-strings bass, which is perfect, it's my favorite instrument to play, the one I've played for over 15 years. So when I found out that I could have a midi controller that makes me feel like I'm playing a bass, I just went crazy. And this configuration makes a lot of sense because any chord you play has the same finger shape in any key. Just think about a keyboard and how the finger shape of a C major chord is entirely different from a C# major, and from almost all the other major chords. Now the best feature! You can use the lights to display a scale in whatever key you want. So in my case, the green lights are a major scale, and the blue lights are actually the tonic. You get to choose which scale and which key your lights display. I picked the major scale in the key of C for simplicity but it could be anything. Isn't that cool? So visually easy to learn intervals, chords, play melodies and obviously, to record midi messages in my DAW. Besides the fact that I can now perform polyphonic pitch bends in different directions at the same time. It's funny, I always wished there was something like this, but never knew it existed. So I had to try and purchase it. And it was so worth every penny. That's how I've been recording all the instruments in my songs ever since I got it. Not only bass, guitar and synthesizers but also drums, violin, cello, brass... By the way there's a video where Roger Linn plays a bunch of different sounds with the Linnstrument, like slide guitars, harmonicas, upright bass and whatnot. It's worth watching. And it took me so much research to even find it, it's like a secret thing. I had to go through many midi controllers that kind of did what I wanted but not really... they always had a flaw that kept the magic from happening. Some of them even allowed for slides and vibratos but in a weird shape. Some had the same linear pad configuration but you couldn't perform a vibrato... So after a lot of disappointment, I found the Linnstrument, and I was glad I kept researching because as soon as I watched Roger's videos, I knew it was exactly what I needed to allow my ideas to flow without limitations during my production process. I strongly recommend this for anyone that's making music with a midi controller or wants to learn how to play an instrument and doesn't know which one to choose. Every musician should get one of these. Honestly, I think this thing should be and will be way more popular. I think the Linnstrument should be the main instrument used to teach kids music in schools everywhere. People need to find out about it, it makes learning music so much easier. I wish I had one growing up... I leaned with guitars and keyboards, and they were fine. But this is next level. I feel like now I can play any instrument, as long as I get a hold of the samples and connect them to my Linnstrument. By the way it has an arpeggiator that's really cool, and you can split the screen in half to play 2 different sounds or to strum [...] #ThalesMatos #MusicProducer #PopMusic


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