The LinnStrument actually entered our radar four many years before launch, with a design model based around a force painful and sensitive control area. But the TouchCo pad was withdrawn from production just as Linn began considering the release of the new expressive digital instrument. Aggravated by an unsuccessful look for replacement components, Linn opted to create his or her own. The 200 note pad was finally launched in late 2014, and is currently has a list price of US$1, 799 (though is available direct from Linn for $1, 499).
Like the original, the brand new LinnStrument 128 comes in a steel top panel, aluminum framework and cherry part pieces and aids X, Y and z-axis touch sensing, together with both strike and launch velocity. The playing area up top happens to be paid off from 18.75 x 6 in (476 x 153 mm) to 12 x 6 in (305 x 153 mm), providing 128 RGB-backlit note shields in a 16 x 8 grid as opposed to 200 pads spread-over 25 x 8.
The sheer number of available octaves is down from five to four together with smaller tool can also be a lb less heavy (at 4 lb/1.8 kg). Small sibling is operated over USB just and works the same computer software as its bigger bro, which includes a-swing arpeggiator together with recently-released two-track polyphonic step sequencer.
The LinnStrument 128 is due to send on November 14 and carries a list cost of $1, 199, but could be had for $999 direct from the manufacturer. The solution price includes free worldwide delivery, though does not integrate taxes away from United States.