MATRIXSYNTH: The Linn LM-1: The Drum Machine that changed everything

Saturday, July 07, 2018

The Linn LM-1: The Drum Machine that changed everything


Published on Jul 7, 2018 Alex Ball

"This is the story of the Linn LM-1, the world's first ever digital drum machine. Iconic and incredibly rare, you're unlikely to ever see one (only 500 ever made). One was on sale that had bizarrely been found in a communal bin! The seller was generous enough to let me test it and film it briefly before it went.

Here's a link to the samples recorded from it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6lbofq90s54...

Some credits:
Many synth posters and images taken from this amazing archive: http://retrosynthads.blogspot.com/

Rhythmicon audio sampled from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkodV...

EKO ComputerRhythm audio sampled from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNtR...

Rhythm Ace audio sampled from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCsI5...

Chamberlin Rhythmate rhythms from this library: https://optigan.com/shoptigan/soundwa...

Roland CR-78 samples from this library: https://samplesfrommars.com/products/...

LinnDrum and Linn 9000 samples from here: http://beatmachine.co.uk/

Some info and images from here: http://www.rogerlinndesign.com/past-p...

All other music composed and recorded by Alex Ball"

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