New Linn Drum II Design / Info ... SEXXXY!!
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New Linn Drum II Design / Info ... SEXXXY!!



taken from:
Roger Linn Design

what i know:

Two versions will be available. $1000/1500 one is just for drum sampling like an MPC and the other will have 4 voices dedicated to prophet 8 synth engine if im understanding that correctly. the first sold through Roger Linn Designs, the other through Dave's company...

2008 is no longer the release "date/timeframe" ... early 2009 Linn is quoted as saying in his NAMM interview (youtube)
  • Operating system is optimized for realtime live performance, with the ability to switch between beats, drop in and out of record on different beats, switch in and out of song mode and much more, all without stopping play.
  • Digital voices have nearly the same signal and modulation path--including modulated filters and resonators--as shown on the LinnDrum II Analog panel. Total number of voices is not yet determined.
  • 16 standard 1.1 inch square velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads, assignable to sounds, tunings, beats, track mutes, sound mutes or sequence steps.
  • Both MPC-style real time and 808-style step recording are provided, and the 16 pads are backlit for visual animation.
  • Real-time stereo digital effects on output mix--modulated multi-mode filtering, guitar amp model and bit/sample rate reduction distortion, modulated resonator, compressor, delay, reverb and EQ--with 6 dedicated on/off keys to switch them individually in or out in real time.
  • Compact flash slot for data save/load/backup, or for expansion of internal sound storage.
  • Internal RAM and flash size is yet to be decided; at least 16 mbytes for each.
  • 128 x 64 dot graphic LCD.
  • USB port for transferring samples and other files, MIDI messages and audio I/O to and from computer.
  • 4 pushbutton soft knobs below the LCD, acting either as soft knobs or soft keys.
  • 48 lit buttons for extensive real-time performance control.
  • 2 sliders assignable to a large variety of real-time functions.
  • HELP key gives descriptive text for any screen, data field, function key or knob.
  • Pressing DETAILS key followed by any panel key presents a screen of settings related to the key pressed.
  • 2 pairs of stereo outputs, with phones output fed from either pair.
  • Stereo inputs for sampling, audio processing or triggering sounds.
  • MIDI in and out.
  • 2 inputs for either foot switches or expression pedals, assignable to a wide variety of functions.
  • Four complex analog voices based on the same Curtis-chip synth voices used in the highly-aclaimed Prophet '08 and Evolver keyboards.
  • Four direct ouputs for the four analog voices.
  • 27 dedicated dual-function rotary encoders for voicing the analog and digital voices.
taken from:
Linndrum II Analog Drum Machine

more info/source on price:
Create Digital Music ยป LinnDrum II: Former BoomChik Gets More Delayed But More Mature


Needless to say, I'm super excited about this and will probably buy it sight on seen or get a pre-order the moment that's possible. Ive exchanged a couple emails with Roger regarding the project but nothing substantial, nothing "scoop worthy" ... Ill add to this as I acquire more information.
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thats really sexy!! linn is the master!
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2009 Although i must say the price tag seems very competitive. I am would be surprised if it wasn't built like a tank.
Hope it becomes a classic bit of kit. Still not sure if i want to get one in replace of my MPC3000 but i may have a change of heart if i get to demo one.
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Looking better and better... but it's f-ing huge!
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i'm on the preorder list :D
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thats like jessica alba of drum machines. cant wait
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I have one question. Will you be able to sample while the sequence is playing? If so, im completely sold. It looks very very tempting.
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Does it say that they are abandoning the 3rd design, i think that it was the best of them all.
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Originally Posted by Bryan Talbot View Post
That was misleading - I hope not, that looks classy as all hell.

My credit card is whispering to me...
yea but:

"we'd prefer not to release details of the new design because it's so cool that I don't want to show our cards to the competition"
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im pretty sure the design you see there is the one they're going with. ive already sent them an email letting em know that THATS the one. since, you know, my opinion really matters a lot to roger linn

but damn... i want it now!

you can do everything on the fly supposedly... chop, add fx, drop fx, change fx, layers, sequencing etc... all while it's playing.
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Sign me up...
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Wait a minute... it says this design was the abandoned one.
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Wait a minute... it says this design was the abandoned one.
No I think that's wrong. The second design which was at NAMM and which everyone was expecting to see, from what I gather, was the design that was abandoned.

Hope that's right... I like the angled screen, sleekness and woodgrain baby!
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No I think that's wrong. The second design which was at NAMM and which everyone was expecting to see, from what I gather, was the design that was abandoned.

Hope that's right... I like the angled screen, sleekness and woodgrain baby!
I love the look of this... but it says:

Quote:
Third design, now abandoned in favor of the current design:
Quote:
The bad news is that we'd prefer not to release details of the new design because it's so cool that I don't want to show our cards to the competition.
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I love the look of this... but it says:
Hmm can't argue with that. I wonder why they even put it on the site though. Cuz I've been checking it out and I never saw those pics until last night ... maybe it's not cost effective?
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Quote:
Third design, now abandoned in favor of the current design
That says to me it must be the 2nd design ...The 3rd looks the biz though
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I'm pretty sure the last time I checked (and this info is not on the website anymore) that the prices got changed to like $1400/1800. I'm totally feeling the amount of ins and outs and after a few good demos, I'm more than likely buying this. I'll probably need to move into a new place to fit it though.
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I'll talk to Roger and report back.
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Please do tony, can you ask a simple question please, if you can sample while the sequencer is playing. I just sold my MPC2xl and have 1500 sitting here. Was gonna get a MPC4k but am willing to hold out for this one.
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Please do tony, can you ask a simple question please, if you can sample while the sequencer is playing. I just sold my MPC2xl and have 1500 sitting here. Was gonna get a MPC4k but am willing to hold out for this one.
I spoke to Roger very briefly... He basically just said the unit is still in the development stages and that the webpage will be updated when they are ready to announce any further details.
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I preferred the second design.

The model without the analog drum machine. The small one.

Still the functionality appears to be well thought out, but I will prolly stick with my MPC.
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It is completely clear that none of the pics are the design they are going with...
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It is completely clear that none of the pics are the design they are going with...
Yes... that was my take as well.
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Looks cool but I'll probably stick to what I got!
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just looked @ the high res on their site...

it's got USB, ADAT, keyboard, mouse, and a monitor port? damn! looks like they're gonna have some crazy UI like the roland MV series then???
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I'm definitely getting one, I missed out on the preorders but I'm not comfortable letting dudes hold my money for 2 years unless I'm getting interest on it

it's gonna be nice when it comes out, for sure
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I'm definitely getting one, I missed out on the preorders but I'm not comfortable letting dudes hold my money for 2 years unless I'm getting interest on it

it's gonna be nice when it comes out, for sure
they didn't want money to get on the preorder list, just an email
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they didn't want money to get on the preorder list, just an email
oh, when I emailed him he said it would be $1800 and to stop emailing him so he can get the d@mn thing made, haha, shortly after that a link was given to the website so I'm just gonna let them get it made and try to find it somewhere
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just looked @ the high res on their site...

it's got USB, ADAT, keyboard, mouse, and a monitor port? damn! looks like they're gonna have some crazy UI like the roland MV series then???
It also has an Ethernet port. I wonder if this thing will be OSC compatible or use AES50 technology.
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