DESCRIPTION Meet LinnStrument, an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance. Unlike the simple on/off switches of a standard MIDI keyboard, LinnStrument’s 200 RGB-backlit note pads sense each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions, enabling musical performance expression rivaling that of fine acoustic instruments. Electronically-generated sound is typically performed on a MIDI piano keyboard, which is little more than an array of on/off switches. By comparison, LinnStrument captures your subtle finger movements in 3 dimensions: 1) Pressure & Velocity (Z axis): In additional to velocity, LinnStrument senses continuous pressure from the lightest to heaviest touch, permitting fine Keep an eye on over each note’s loudness, just like in wind or bowed-string instruments. This is different from a MIDI keyboard’s Aftertouch, which starts to send pressure data only after the key is fully depressed and the note is already sounding. 2) Left/right (X axis): These movements are normally used to Keep an eye on pitch. There is not any need for bend or mod wheels. To bend pitch, simply slide your finger from one note to another, then wiggle it for vibrato. Smart pitch correction keeps you in tune without limiting your vibratos or pitch slides. 3) Forward/backward (Y axis): This is normally used to provide variation in timbre, for example to vary the waveform of an oscillator, the bow position of a violin or the embouchure of a wind instrument. But it may be assigned to Keep an eye on any MIDI parameter.These three dimensions are sensed independently for all simultaneous touches. This adds up to an electronic instrument with expressive Keep an eye on approaching that of fine acoustic instruments. LinnStrument’s notes are arranged not as on a piano but relatively like a stringed instrument, with eight rows (like strings), each consisting of two octaves of consecutive semitones. Like strings, the rows can be tuned as a guitar or violin or then again you like, but most LinnStrumentalists use the default fourths tuning, as on a bass guitar or the lower four strings of a guitar. A good way to think of this note layout is like an 8-string bass.To make it easy to find the right notes, the naturals (C, D, E, F, G, A and B) are lit, with all the C notes lit in a different color. Then again, You’ll be able to light any scale and in any of six colors.Why not a piano note arrangement? Because a piano keyboard’s non-uniform pitch spacing and rear position of the black keys make it awkward to perform note-to-note pitch slides, an important expressive musical gesture of guitar, violin, sax and most other acoustic instruments. By comparison, the notes on LinnStrument’s stringed-instrument layout are evenly spaced and positioned and therefore don’t have this problem. LinnStrument sends standard MIDI messages over its USB or MIDI output jacks, and is configured by default to work out-of-the-box with every MIDI sound generator in existence, polyphonically and with the advantages over a MIDI keyboard of performed vibrato and note-to-note pitch slides. For fully polyphonic 3D Keep an eye on, you can need a synth that is compatible with MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression), a new MIDI standard for connecting expressive controllers and synths over standard MIDI. It’s already supported in slightly a few major software instruments. We even include a free sounds file for Apple’s MainStage and Logic, plus a free license for Bitwig 8-Track, all of which are MPE compatible. LinnStrument’s 200 note pads are spaced 19 mm apart–just like the average spacing of fingers–with a shallow trough between the pads so You’ll be able to feel where the notes are, but easily slide across them for pitch bends. The surface is soft but not so soft as to feel squishy when playing fast rhythmic parts. It senses very light touches, similar to the minimum force required to play a MIDI keyboard. And You’ll be able to play it on a flat surface, but at only 22.5 inches long, 1 inch thick and 5 pounds, You’ll be able to use the included guitar strap pins to play standing up. 3D Swing Arpeggiator – LinnStrument’s built-in Arpeggiator responds to all 3 dimensions of movement for entirely new ways of beat-synced play, at all times in sync to your DAW. The Replay All mode creates chordal rhythms merely by varying chord pressure, like the Roll feature of drum machines, and also works great for creating beats, as shown in the above video. Split Keyboard / Strum mode – You’ll be able to split the keyboard to play two different sounds, and adjust the split point as you like. You’ll be able to even use one split as eight strings to strum notes fingered on the other split, just like a guitar, as demonstrated in the video above. CC Faders mode – The usage of the Split Keyboard, You’ll be able to use either split as eight horizontal Keep an eye on Change faders. Keep an eye on eight sound parameters in real time as you play. Low Row – The lowest row of pads can be reassigned to a number of live performance Keep an eye on modes, conveniently placed for thumb Keep an eye on at the same time as fingering notes on the other seven rows. Use it 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 whilst a 3D Keep an eye on strip, modulating three parameters at once. FeaturesMIDI messages sent: Note On/Off with velocity; Pressure sent as either Channel Pressure, Poly Pressure or CC of your choosing; X-axis (left-right) movements sent as Pitch Bend, including pitch slides across multiple note pads; Y-axis (forward-backward) movements sent as CC of your choosing. Limited to the 17 mm vertical dimension of each note padMIDI Modes: One Channel: All notes sent over a single MIDI channel; Channel Per Note: Each touch is sent over its own MIDI channel; Channel Per Row: Each row’s touches are sent over a separate MIDI channel MIDI Input accepts MIDI Clock (for arpeggiator sync), full NRPN Keep an eye on of all internal parameters, CC full Keep an eye on of all lightsLEDS: Each of the 200 note pads and 8 Keep an eye on buttons has an independently-controlled RGB (red/green/blue) LEDPermitted colors: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellowGUARANTEE New Gear We are authorized dealers for a variety of great companies that back their products with standard warranties. We extend this warranty period for 1 year beyond the manufacturer’s as a token of our gratitude for shopping with us 🙂 We wish to just remember to don’t get stuck with a lemon and will either replace or have the unit repaired by an authorized service center on our dime. We offer a 30 day return policy ‘no questions asked’. Unless the item is defective, You’ll be subject to a 15% restocking fee. Used Gear All gear is tested prior to listing for sale. Any known issues will be mentioned in the item description. We work extremely hard to just remember to have peace of mind when buying pre-owned gear. You’ll have 14 days from receipt of the item to test and make sure that everything meets your expectations. If the item is found to be defective, We can cover return shipping. You will have to contact us first to set up the RMA. Any used items returned for reasons other than functionality (within this 14 days) will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. We can bend over backwards to just remember to are happy with your purchase. If you have any issues or questions at all please email or call us. We are happy to assist!SHIPPING Orders will be processed and handled within 1 business day in most cases. Orders placed before 1pm PST throughout our business hours generally are shipped the same day. We also offer expedited shipping. If you have any special requests please contact us first, and We can do our best to accommodate you. Domestic Buyers We offer Free shipping on every item big or small to the lower 48 US StatesHawaii, Alaska & Puerto Rico residents are subject to a handling fee, so please contact for quotes.We ship to APO & FPO addresses, but please contact for a quote. We insure every package for the full amount Any purchase over $200 will require a signature. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! International Buyers We ship via FedEx or USPS to most countries around the worldBuyer is 100% responsible for ALL Duties & Taxes (VAT,etc.) imposed by your local government/ customs officials. These aren’t included in our Shipping & Handling fees so please be aware before purchasing.International orders are regularly delivered in 3-5 business days if there are no delays caused by customs or weather conditions. POLICIES Return Policy You will have to contact us for a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) within 30 days for new gear and 14 days for used gear.Items are subject to either a 15% (new gear) or 20% (used gear) restocking fee, unless found to be defective. Customer is required to cover shipping The usage of a trackable service with signature confirmation.We can cover return shipping for defective items and submit a return label via email.All new items will have to return in ‘new’ condition with all original packaging, warranty cards, and cables. All used items will have to be returned in the same condition as picture & represented online.If new items arrive damaged and/or without original materials the RMA may be revoked or you’ll be subject to a 25% restocking fee. If used items arrive damaged the RMA may be revoked or you’ll be subject to a 30% restocking fee. Please allow up to 5 business days for us to process returns. Refunds, store credit or replacements will be handled within that period of time If you experience a problem with a unit: do not attempt to open or repair the unit yourself. Any attempt to take action will void any warranty or guarantee. Please send us a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing and We can have a team member contact you as soon as imaginable.International Buyers We aren’t responsible for unit damaged as a result of use of unsuitable voltage. Please you should definitely double check voltage compatibility and use a proper voltage converter when necessary.CONTACT US Our customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 10AM to 7PM Pacific Time. Feel free to contact us We are here to help, so if you don’t get ahold of us leave a message and we’ll be back with you as soon as imaginable. Thanks! Â© 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio. All Rights Reserved.