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SendMIDI 1.0.6 is now available

SendMIDI v1.0.6 is now available with support for sending raw SysEx files, as well as some other minor improvements.

You can grab the binary releases here, or simply update your Homebrew if you’re using that:

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LinnStrument performance at NAMM 2017 Stick Night

I had the privilege to be invited to play LinnStrument at this year’s Stick Night at NAMM. Roger Linn recorded a video excerpt of it.

The microphone of the camera is picking up a lot of the chatter in the bar though, it’s a bit annoying for me to listen to … but maybe not for you.

Anyways, here it is!

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Announcing the SendMIDI tool

After years of muddling around when having to send NRPNs, CC messages, specific Note On/Off messages, and other MIDI messages to MIDI devices … I decided it was time to write a little tool that makes sending MIDI messages from the command line very easy.

So after a couple of hours of work today, here’s SendMIDI, hope you’ll find it useful too!

It is free and open-source, and you can download it from here:

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Interview: Geert Bevin On MPE & Creating A New Standard Of Musical Expression

geert-bevin-roger-linn-nammThis interview on Synthtopia turned out better than I thought it would, thanks to Darwin Grosse and Synthtopia.

Darwin got me to talk about my background, as well as my approach towards musical instrument design and programming in a very friendly chat.

Also available as an audio podcast.

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Small Number of Refurbished LinnStruments for Sale

European readers, letting you know first!

SOLD OUT I’ve got a small number of refurbished full-sized LinnStruments available for European customers: €1199, that’s €490 off. Perfect condition with new touch surfaces and new top panels with printed Sequencer parameters.


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Same Place Again (Instrumental) played on LinnStrument 128

“Sample Place Again” is an original song by G.Bevin, played here as an instrumental on LinnStrument 128.

The sounds used are Pianoteq 5 and Omnisphere 2.

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Smaller, more affordable LinnStrument 128

Today we introduced the LinnStrument 128: a smaller and more affordable version of LinnStrument.


Like the original LinnStrument, we designed the 128 to go beyond the limited sensing capabilities of standard MIDI keyboards, capturing five different dimensions of expressive control for each of your fingers.

The LinnStrument 128 is essentially 2/3 the size for 2/3 the price.

The software and features are the same for both models, and that includes the new LinnStrument Step Sequencer.

The LinnStrument 128 costs US $999 and is available to order now for November 14 shipping.

More details on Roger Linn Design’s website.

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Futuresonus Parva analog poly-synth with LinnStrument demo

As a Kickstarter backer I’ve had the Parva for several months, but there were a few problems with the firmware that prevented me from fully using it. Brad from Futuresonus released firmware update v0.51, fixing everything that was important to me.

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Jeremy Cubert plays LinnStrument

Jeremy Cubert plays LinnStrument using a variety of sound generators from Sample Modeling, Apple Logic Pro X, Impact Soundworks, Applied Acoustic Systems and Orange Tree Samples.

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LinnStrument Control – Initial Release

LinnStrument Control is a desktop tool that allows LinnStrument to control your computer. It requires LinnStrument firmware 1.2.5 or later. You can download it here:

As soon as LinnStrument is set to OS Update mode, LinnStrument Control detects its presence and takes control over it. Currently it shows a typing keyboard through colored regions and allows you to type on the LinnStrument without requiring a separate keyboard. Pressing any control button on the left will exit control mode and go back to MIDI.



This tool is very much geared to my personal usage and only works on MacOSX though it should be easy to port to Windows. The keyboard layout is a US QWERTY keyboard that is hardcoded in the sources. If there’s enough interest, other layouts can be added later.

LinnStrument Control is open-source and the repository is available on GitHub:

Here’s a video of an early prototype:

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