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Akai AFX Serato DJ USB Controller

Expand your creative performance capability with AFX, a versatile 4-deck FX controller for advanced performance using Serato DJ, a powerful software platform for digital DJ’ing. A single USB connection adds over 70 intuitive controls to your DJ setup including intelligent touch-activated knobs, velocity-sensitive pads and backlit buttons. Trigger samples, assign loops and cue points, tweak Serato effects (known as FX), manage DVS modes, automate song edits, and so much more from ultra-responsive, trusted Akai Professional hardware found in studios and stages all over the world. Read on to see what it can bring to your next live performance using Serato DJ.

Opening New Doors

AFX gives you exhaustive control over the iZotope FX inside Serato DJ. Just plug it in to expand or add controls to any Serato setup. A total of 9 touch-activated knobs unlock all-new FX capabilities – planned or improvised. Assign FX on the fly, tweak their parameters, and layer FX types with tactile, responsive control that incorporates a dramatic “twist”– knobs that react to the human touch. In Touch mode, each knob responds to a twist, a touch, or a combination of both. A rotary-push knob and corresponding backlit LCD screen provides easy parameter adjustment and confirmation. For DJs adding FX controls to a Serato NoiseMAP™ setup (timecode vinyl), AFX even provides DVS-mode switching, keeping your interaction with the computer trackpad or mouse at a minimum.

Pad Pounding

Eight velocity-sensitive trigger pads get the ideas in your head to the tips of your fingers. With 10 pad modes, AFX gives you ample freedom to trigger samples, manage loops, assign hot-cues, and slice tracks. With backlit RGB feedback, you will always know which mode you have selected in addition to real-time pad performance feedback. Akai Professional knows pads – the iconic MPC line is a staple for producing electronic music using pad-oriented sample-triggering – and responds to each press, tap, or slam as musically as possible. From the AFX, DJs can construct (or deconstruct) entire performances from the pads, taking creativity to a whole new level.

Do A Forward Flip

AFX has deep integration with Serato DJ’s Flip Expansion Pack. Flip allows you to record your cue point and censor actions which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start in an instant. Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club. Flip can be used to create and play back custom song edits ranging from extended intros/outtros, breakdowns, making beats, skipping verses or choruses, and creating clean edits of songs. Even more, AFX includes Serato’s Backpack FX Expansion pack to give your sets a boost using a dub collection of analog-style effects – echo’s, loopers, filters, and time stretch.

Price: £129.00 Inc VAT
Akai AMX Serato DJ USB Controller & Audio Interface

Put hands-on control at the center of your Serato DJ setup with AMX, a versatile 2-channel mixing surface from Akai Professional. A powerful controller for any performer, AMX controls 2 decks of Serato DJ with an intuitive array of faders, touch-activated knobs, and buttons. Featuring a curve-adjustable mini innoFADER™ crossfader, dedicated line faders, and control signal inputs, AMX can interface Serato DJ with turntables using Serato NoiseMap™ (DVS) or HID players over a single USB cable. Built-in headphone and master outputs integrate into any booth or tabletop setup, bringing the trusted Akai Professional hardware experience to stages and studios all over the world. Read on to see what it can bring to your next live performance using Serato DJ.

Full-version Serato DJ Included

Serato DJ is a robust program for digital DJ’ing. AMX comes with the full-version, letting you take advantage of precise, powerful audio manipulation in real-time. Already have Serato DJ? AMX unlocks it, providing both a control surface and audio interface to build around or have as an extra controller option. Utilizing Akai Pro’s expertise in hardware innovation and sound manipulation mastery, the line between the physical and digital DJ world is extinct.

Ready for NoiseMap™

AMX features two sets of audio inputs, selectable as Line or Phono, to accept signals from Serato timecode vinyl, also known as Serato NoiseMap™. This Digital Vinyl System (DVS) lets you DJ with your digital music collection, while maintaining the feel and action of a turntable+vinyl setup. AMX accepts the Serato NoiseMap signal from your turntables and instantly sends it Serato DJ over a USB connection. Until now, similar systems were complex and cost-prohibitive. AMX is a rock-solid, affordable interface that fuses the best of analog feel with the best of digital music access. (Serato DVS Expansion Pack and timecode vinyl are sold separately)

Unleash a Monster Performance

AMX features the renowned innoFADER mini crossfader at the heart of its mixing surface. Coveted for its uncanny response, smooth action, and impossibly-durable build quality, the innoFADER gives DJs of all types unmatched command over transitions and cuts. With a fully-adjustable curve response, the innoFADER mini can be calibrated for turntablists, electronic music DJ’s, scratch/battle performers – AMX even includes a fader reverse switch – that can be worked hard, night in and night out.

Touch Down

By themselves, the EQ and Filter knobs on AMX are tactile, responsive controls for shaping tracks and carving out transitions. These knobs also incorporate a dramatic “twist”– they react to the human touch. In Touch mode, each knob responds to a twist, a touch, or a combination of both. With a simple tap, you can kill an entire frequency band (or two, or three). Remove your finger and the missing bands become audible again, instantly. With Touch mode disengaged, they function as traditional mixer-style knobs for precision control over each decks’ sonic composition.

Studio-Grade Audio Interface

AMX packs professional functionality into a compact form-factor – take it everywhere. In addition to transport and mixing controls, it features a studio-grade audio interface. Get the mix from your computer to an amplification system with support for 24-bit, 96kHz audio output. As the center of your DVS setup, or as a compact travel-friendly controller, AMX brings the best of the studio to the stage in a way that only Akai Professional can.

Price: £169.00 Inc VAT
Novation Launch Control XL USB Ableton Live Controller

The Novation Launch Control XL is an Ableton Live controller that has been designed to be the perfect partner to the Launchpad. Both the LaunchPad and the Launch Control XL are exactly the same size and sit perfectly underneath your laptop, or on your desk. Where the LaunchPad triggers the clips, the Launch Control XL acts as a control surface and handles parameters like FX sends, volume and pan. The Launch Control XL is bus powered and can work with Mac, PC and iOS, so you can easily connect and start controlling.

Launch Control XL is the ultimate mixer and device controller for Ableton Live. Immerse yourself in your music using eight 60mm faders and tweak your effects, devices and plug-ins with 24 LED-enhanced knobs and 16 multi-colour performance buttons.

Used in tandem with Launchpad S's powerful 64 button grid, Launch Control XL offers an unprecedented Live control experience. Whether you're triggering clips in the session view or playing drum racks with satisfying LED feedback; Launch Control XL aligns perfectly with Launchpad S's peerless 8x8 surface. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem!

Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of world class Loopmasters sample content and rock-solid mixer integration straight out of the box, Launch Control XL will propel your Ableton Live experience to the next level.

Features

Novation Control for Ableton Live: Launch Control XL integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, providing immediate hands-on control of mixer, effects and instruments.
24 High-Quality Knobs with Customisable Multi-Colour LEDs: Launch Control XL's impressive array of rotary controls illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Solid, reliable and precise, each pot has a subtle centre notch for powerful EQ-style control, while being almost unnoticeable when unrequired.
The Ultimate Performance Combination: Take your music to the next level. Launch Control XL aligns perfectly with Launchpad S to deliver the ultimate Ableton Live control experience.
Big Faders, Compact size: Ableton users need faders they can trust. Launch Control XL incorporates eight rugged 60mm faders for high-precision level control, all of which are MIDI re-mappable to envelopes, filters or anything else.
Personalise Your Own Control Layouts: Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier. The software editor included with Launch Control XL allows you to design your own templates, placing the power of Ableton right at your fingertips. You can even customise knobs with your own colours and effortlessly switch between your own mappings and Live's built-in functionality.
Unleash Your Creativity: Focus on the music, not on the screen. With 16 additional high-performance multi-colour buttons, Launch Control XL delivers instant control over all of Live's mixer and device parameters right out of the box. All controls are also freely re-assignable to any parameter you like.
Tough, Slim and Totally Gig-Able: Launch Control XL is road-ready to its core. Its nutted-down pots and super rugged build quality makes it tough enough to handle the most demanding live situation. It's also fully USB bus powered, so you don't even need a power supply.
Connects to Almost Anything: No set-up required: simply plug in and play on Mac, Windows and iOS. Launch Control XL is also class-compliant, so you can easily connect your iPad for immediate control of all MIDI-compatible iOS music software (Camera Connection Kit required).
Make Music with Ableton Out of the Box: Launch Control XL comes with Ableton Live Lite, the music production software favoured by countless leading artists, as well as an impressive collection of production-ready samples from the highly-esteemed Loopmasters.
Plug and Play with FL Studio and Other Software: Launch Control XL enjoys the same level of integration with FL Studio 11 as other Launch products. Supremely configurable and fully class-compliant, it's the ideal control surface for all your music and DJ software requirements.

Price: £135.00 Inc VAT
Novation LaunchKey Mini MKII USB Controller

The Novation LaunchKey Mini MK2 is the all-new MK2 version of Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. Featuring 25 mini synth-action keys and 16 velocity-sensitive pads, along with Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station software synth and more, this lightweight but powerful DAW controller makes the perfect addition to any electronic performance or studio setup.

Seamless Integration with Ableton Live

LaunchKey Mini has been designed to make it easy and fun to produce electronic music. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in and are arranged to make the most sense in Ableton Live. 16 velocity-sensitive pads let you launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing and recorded and are laid out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really nice to play.

Rugged Construction and Versatile Connectivity

LaunchKey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can take it anywhere. Fully class compliant and bus-powered via USB, it is ready to use the moment you plug it into your laptop, with no need for any drivers or power cables. You can also connect it to your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit to control all sorts of iOS music apps, like Novation's free LaunchKey App.

LaunchKey Mini also integrates immediately with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 1GB of samples from Loopmasters.

Features

Designed for Ableton Live: All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately.
Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats: Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multi-coloured pads.
Shape Your Sound: Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs.
Easily Produce and Perform: 25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.
Take it Anywhere: Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag. No power cable needed.
Control All Major Music Software: Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio.
Plug In and Play: USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
Make Music Immediately: Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 1 GB of Loopmasters samples.

Price: £78.00 Inc VAT
Novation LaunchPad MKII USB Ableton Live Controller

The Novation Launchpad MK2 Grid Controller is an advanced controller which provides seamless control over Ableton Live via a single USB connection. Featuring 64 RGB pads Launchpad MKII can be used to play samples, trigger loops, create drum patterns and control other features via Max for Live whilst the additional 16 function buttons allow control over panning, volume and inserts. With a compact size and lightweight design Launchpad MK2 is the perfect counterpart to any production laptop and allows you to create professional quality tracks on the go. Includes Ableton Live Lite Software.


64 RGB Pads

Like its predecessor, the Launchpad MK2 features a grid of 8 x 8 LED backlit pads which allow effortless music creation whether from launching loops, playing drums, arming tracks or controlling virtual instruments. With a total of 64 RGB coloured pads Launchpad MK2 allows you to focus on music creation by pulling you away from a screen and into an interactive and responsive controller.

Seamless Integration with Ableton Live

Integrating directly with Ableton Live the Launchpad MK2 is adept in a range of scenarios and requires no set up before letting your creativity flow. With factory pre-mapped settings the MK2 can be used to control a range of features such as loops, samples, tracks and more whilst the Max for Live software allows further customization to create your own unique controller mapping. Additionally the LED RGB lights on the pads automatically assign and correlate with the colour of events within your session view to create an extremely ergonomic workflow.

Lightweight and Portable

Constructed from robust plastic the Launchpad MK2 is lightweight and extremely durable and the compact nature makes it perfect for putting in your backpack and taking on the go. Additionally the USB bus power requirements means you can use the MK2 from just the power on your laptop, enjoying the creative power of the Launchpad MK2 anytime, anywhere.

Music Creation Straight Out The Box

Included with Launchpad MK2 is a range of premium software such as Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station plug-in synth, Novation V Station plug-in synth and 1GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples to allow professional music creation straight out of the box.

Features

64 (8x8 grid) square RGB backlit buttons
Direct integration and control of Ableton Live
Create eye catching performances
Use pre-mapped grids to play drums and samples with Ableton Live
Start and stop loops, control volumes, adjust panning and sends
Customize the pads to control any features via Max for Live
Includes a range of software for instant music creation
USB bus powered - requires no external power supply
Sleek, robust and lightweight
Included Software

Ableton Live Lite Music Creation Software
1GB Loopmasters Sounds and Samples
Novation Bass Station VST / AU Plug-In Synthesizer
Novation V Station VST / AU Plug-In Synthesizer

Price: £147.00 Inc VAT
Novation LaunchPad Pro USB Ableton Live Controller

The Novation Launchpad PRO Performance Instrument is the ultimate software controller for DJs, performing musicians and studio producers. Using an 8x8 grid of RGB velocity-sensitive pads, you can create dynamic, expressive performances with the included Ableton Live Lite or any other music software. Trigger and combine clips, create dynamic beats, bash out melodic lines, control your external hardware and much more with this professional-quality performance instrument.


Versatile Operation Modes

Novation understand the pressures of performing live. That's why they have made it as easy as possible to control Ableton Live with Launchpad PRO, by building in four simple modes that streamline everything for you:

Session Mode: Immediately trigger and combine your clips.
Note Mode: Create dynamic beats and play the grid just like an instrument.
Device Mode: Easily apply effects to your performance.
User Mode: Create unique custom performances and layouts
The whole instrument is designed to keep you focused on your performance. It lets you easily and immediately apply effects, while dipping in and out of specific mixer controls at the touch of a button. Of course, if you want to get really creative, you can build just about anything you can imagine with Max for Live and use your Launchpad PRO to control it.

It's sleek, lightweight and tough enough that you can throw it in your bag and know it will survive even the roughest gigs. It also comes with everything you need to get started: just plug it in and start making music.

Enhance Your Performance

Launchpad PRO is the best and simplest performance grid instrument for Ableton Live. It integrates seamlessly and simplifies the challenge of performing live in Ableton, by giving you hands-on control of your clips and tracks with four simple modes: Session, Note, Device and User. You don't need to set anything up; simply plug in and starting playing your music - everything will just work.

Control Just About Anything

Whichever software you're using, Launchpad PRO lets you control it and any piece of external hardware. Plug it straight into Logic PRO and play it like a keyboard, or connect the MIDI ports to Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid.

Immediately Play Your Clips

The 8x8 grid of RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton, so you can concentrate on triggering and combining your loops and ideas.

Make Dynamic Beats

Drum racks are automatically laid out and illuminated, which makes it as easy as possible to create expressive beats and drum performances using the velocity and pressure-sensitive pads.

Play It Like An Instrument

You can easily play notes, scales and chords on the grid, because Launchpad PRO illuminates its pads in melodic layouts. You'll get RGB LED feedback every time you press a pad and, if you're in Standalone Mode, you can use the grid to play any of your software and external hardware, too.

Mix Without Losing Focus

Get slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There's no need to enter a separate mixer mode; press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then simply release the button to drop straight back into your performance.

Easily Control Your Effects

Control any Ableton effect or instrument mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects like reverb, beat repeats and filters. The button grid turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback for super smooth effect transitions.

Build Your Own Creations

Max for Live lets you use your Launchpad PRO however you like: turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine. Alternatively, engage with the whole community of Max for Live creators to find limitless inspiration and downloads.

Sleek, Lightweight And Modular

This grid is built for performing. It's compact and light enough to throw in your bag, yet tough enough to survive the roughest gigs. You can bus-power it via USB, or use the included power supply to take full advantage of the super bright RGB LEDs during dusk performances. Like all Launch products, you can chain it to multiple Launchpads and connect it to the rest of your studio or live setup.

Make Music Immediately

Comes with Ableton Live Lite music making software, 1GB of Loopmasters samples, and Bass Station and V Station plug-in synthesisers. It's class compliant and doesn't need any drivers: you just install the software, plug it in and start performing.

Key Features/Specifications

64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
One setup button
Front LED strip
Orange rubber base mat
High retention USB connector
Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
Power supply connector
Power switch
Kensington Security Slot
Product Compatibility

Price: £217.00 Inc VAT
Novation LaunchPad Mini MKII USB Ableton Live Controller

The Novation LaunchPad Mini MK2 Software Controller is the all new MK2 version of Novation's popular USB grid controller for Ableton Live. With 64 multicoloured backlit pads and 16 extra function buttons in one extremely compact and portable package, the LaunchPad Mini is perfect for electronic musicians and producers on the move. It also includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station software synth and more, providing everything you need to create dynamic and expressive performances.


Seamless Integration with Ableton Live

LaunchPad Mini MK2 is Novation's most compact and affordable LaunchPad grid instrument for Ableton Live. The latest edition offers all the functionality of the original LaunchPad in a smaller and more portable controller that is ideal for compact setups.

LaunchPad Mini displays your Ableton Live session view on 64 mini pads, which let you trigger clips, play drum racks, control your mixer, FX and make amazing performance videos for YouTube. All the pads are backlit with multicoloured LEDs that show you which clips are loaded, playing and recording. Separate buttons around the outside of the grid are designed to trigger scenes, switch modes and navigate your session in Ableton Live.

Rugged Construction and Versatile Connectivity

LaunchPad Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can take it anywhere. Fully class compliant and bus-powered via USB, it is ready to use the moment you plug it into your laptop, with no need for any drivers or power cables. You can also connect it to your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit to control all sorts of iOS music apps, like Novation's free LaunchPad App.

You can combine LaunchPad Mini with any other Launch products, like Launch Control and LaunchKey Mini, to create a compact and hands-on studio setup. It is designed for Ableton Live, but integrates immediately with FL Studio as well. It also comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station virtual instruments, and 1GB of samples from Loopmasters.

Features

Control Ableton Live: Get hands-on control of anything in Ableton Live without any set up.
Get Creative: 64 multicoloured mini pads for launching clips, playing drum racks, triggering effects and loads more.
Fits Anywhere: As our smallest and lightest LaunchPad, this is perfect for a compact setup.
Make Something Spectacular: Create awesome multi-coloured LaunchPad light show videos.
Mix with Your Grid: Trigger clips, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends.
Control FL Studio: Trigger samples and effects, play on the piano roll and much more - it's a brand new way to play FL Studio.
Play with Novation LaunchPad App: Integrate immediately with your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera adapter (not included).
Plug In and Play: USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
Create a Full Studio: Combine Launchpads or add other Launch products to control all of Ableton Live at once.
Make Music Immediately: Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station virtual instrument and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.

Price: £73.00 Inc VAT
Roger Linn Design LinnStrument Expressive MIDI Controller

Meet LinnStrument, an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance.
Unlike the simple on/off switches of a standard MIDI keyboard, LinnStrument's RGB-backlit note pads sense each finger's subtle movements in five ways, enabling musical performance expression rivaling that of fine acoustic instruments
Five Types of Touch Sensing
Strike Velocity
Pressure (Z axis)
Left-Right (X axis)
Front-Back (Y axis)
Release Velocity

Natural touch response, sensitive to lightest touch. Continuous loudness control without envelopes.
Slide pitch from note to note, wiggle for vibrato. Change timbre, filter frequency, pulse width.
Powerful articulation for note releases.
How are the notes arranged? Why not a piano note arrangement?
The piano's note arrangement is great for turning a sound on and off, but its uneven pitch intervals and rear-positioned black keys make it ill-suited for performing natural pitch bends and slides, an important element of expressive performance. And the piano keyboard isn't isomorphic-- for each chord or scale, you must learn 12 different fingerings, one for each of the 12 musical keys.
Stringed instruments don't have any of these problems because the physics of a string require the semitones to be uniformly spaced and positioned. So LinnStrument's notes are arranged as on any stringed instrument.
Each row is a series of consecutive semitones, and you can tune the rows like a guitar, violin or however you wish. By default they are tuned in musical fourths (five semitones), like a bass guitar with 8 strings. This note arrangement is called the 4ths String Layout and is fast becoming a new standard for expressive musical control, used in Ableton Push, Roli Blocks, a variety of iPad apps and more.
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 note pads lit in a different color and having a Braille-size bump for tactile feedback. Alternatively, you can light any scale and in any of 10 colors.

Works with every MIDI synth, and even better with new MPE synths
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, with the advantages over a MIDI keyboard of performed vibrato, note-to-note pitch slides, full pressure sensing from lightest to heaviest touch, and forward/backward movement sensing.
For fully independent 3D control of all simultaneously touches, you'll need a synth that's compatible with MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression), a new industry-wide MIDI standard that uses a separate MIDI channel for each touch. It's already supported in a long list of major software instruments. We even include free sounds files for Apple's MainStage and Logic, plus a free license for Bitwig 8-Track, all of which support MPE in their built-in synths.
Included
New Step Sequencer - Use LinnStrument's RGB note pads as a powerful 2-track step sequencer with per-note velocity/duration/bend/y-axis values, any time signature, independent track step sizes and loop lengths, scales/drums/notes views, reverse play, live play while sequence plays, swing timing and more.
Expressive Swing Arpeggiator - LinnStrument's built-in Arpeggiator responds to all dimensions of movement for entirely new ways of beat-synced play. The Replay All mode creates chordal rhythms merely by varying chord pressure, and makes LinnStrument the world's only MPE beatbox.
Split Keyboard / Strum / CC Faders- You can split the keyboard to play two different sounds, and adjust the split point as you like. You can use one split to strum notes fingered on the other split as like a guitar. Or use either split as eight horizontal Control Change Faders to adjust 8 sound parameters in real time as you play.
Low Row - The lowest row of note pads can be reassigned to act 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 even as a 3D control strip, modulating three parameters at once.

Play on a table or standing - you can play it on a table like a keyboard, but at only 5 pounds (large model) and 1" thin, you can also use the included guitar strap pins to play it standing up like a guitar.

Single or Dual Foot Switch Input - Connect a standard single or dual foot switch for foot control of sustain, Arpeggiator, octaves, Tap Tempo, Control Change messages and more.
All Settings on front panel / Open Source software - All of LinnStrument's settings are available on the front panel so there's no need to fumble with computer editing software. And even with all of LinnStrument's versatility, we didn't want to limit how people would use it. So we released the software as open source, allowing you to customize everything.
Join the Revolution
There's a revolution brewing. People are starting to understand how limiting it is to play music on on/off switches. Once you've played LinnStrument, it's very difficult to go back. We (Roger and LinnStrument software creator Geert Bevin) invite you to join the revolution.


Price: £1,373.00 Inc VAT
Roger Linn Design LinnStrument 128 Expressive MIDI Controller

Meet LinnStrument, an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance.
Unlike the simple on/off switches of a standard MIDI keyboard, LinnStrument's RGB-backlit note pads sense each finger's subtle movements in five ways, enabling musical performance expression rivaling that of fine acoustic instruments
Five Types of Touch Sensing
Strike Velocity
Pressure (Z axis)
Left-Right (X axis)
Front-Back (Y axis)
Release Velocity

Natural touch response, sensitive to lightest touch. Continuous loudness control without envelopes.
Slide pitch from note to note, wiggle for vibrato. Change timbre, filter frequency, pulse width.
Powerful articulation for note releases.
How are the notes arranged? Why not a piano note arrangement?
The piano's note arrangement is great for turning a sound on and off, but its uneven pitch intervals and rear-positioned black keys make it ill-suited for performing natural pitch bends and slides, an important element of expressive performance. And the piano keyboard isn't isomorphic-- for each chord or scale, you must learn 12 different fingerings, one for each of the 12 musical keys.
Stringed instruments don't have any of these problems because the physics of a string require the semitones to be uniformly spaced and positioned. So LinnStrument's notes are arranged as on any stringed instrument.
Each row is a series of consecutive semitones, and you can tune the rows like a guitar, violin or however you wish. By default they are tuned in musical fourths (five semitones), like a bass guitar with 8 strings. This note arrangement is called the 4ths String Layout and is fast becoming a new standard for expressive musical control, used in Ableton Push, Roli Blocks, a variety of iPad apps and more.
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 note pads lit in a different color and having a Braille-size bump for tactile feedback. Alternatively, you can light any scale and in any of 10 colors.

Works with every MIDI synth, and even better with new MPE synths
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, with the advantages over a MIDI keyboard of performed vibrato, note-to-note pitch slides, full pressure sensing from lightest to heaviest touch, and forward/backward movement sensing.
For fully independent 3D control of all simultaneously touches, you'll need a synth that's compatible with MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression), a new industry-wide MIDI standard that uses a separate MIDI channel for each touch. It's already supported in a long list of major software instruments. We even include free sounds files for Apple's MainStage and Logic, plus a free license for Bitwig 8-Track, all of which support MPE in their built-in synths.
Included
New Step Sequencer - Use LinnStrument's RGB note pads as a powerful 2-track step sequencer with per-note velocity/duration/bend/y-axis values, any time signature, independent track step sizes and loop lengths, scales/drums/notes views, reverse play, live play while sequence plays, swing timing and more.
Expressive Swing Arpeggiator - LinnStrument's built-in Arpeggiator responds to all dimensions of movement for entirely new ways of beat-synced play. The Replay All mode creates chordal rhythms merely by varying chord pressure, and makes LinnStrument the world's only MPE beatbox.
Split Keyboard / Strum / CC Faders- You can split the keyboard to play two different sounds, and adjust the split point as you like. You can use one split to strum notes fingered on the other split as like a guitar. Or use either split as eight horizontal Control Change Faders to adjust 8 sound parameters in real time as you play.
Low Row - The lowest row of note pads can be reassigned to act 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 even as a 3D control strip, modulating three parameters at once.

Play on a table or standing - you can play it on a table like a keyboard, but at only 5 pounds (large model) and 1" thin, you can also use the included guitar strap pins to play it standing up like a guitar.

Single or Dual Foot Switch Input - Connect a standard single or dual foot switch for foot control of sustain, Arpeggiator, octaves, Tap Tempo, Control Change messages and more.
All Settings on front panel / Open Source software - All of LinnStrument's settings are available on the front panel so there's no need to fumble with computer editing software. And even with all of LinnStrument's versatility, we didn't want to limit how people would use it. So we released the software as open source, allowing you to customize everything.
Join the Revolution
There's a revolution brewing. People are starting to understand how limiting it is to play music on on/off switches. Once you've played LinnStrument, it's very difficult to go back. We (Roger and LinnStrument software creator Geert Bevin) invite you to join the revolution.


Price: £929.00 Inc VAT