07/07/2018 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 and the owner was.
( Linn has no recollection what became of it.
) Still, you could say the Linn LM-1 Drum Computer was a gift-wrapped box of creativity for another young inventive genius, one Prince Rogers Nelson.
As the cornerstone of Prince’s soul-funk-rock-cosmic funhouse, the LM-1 guaranteed that his music would stand apart from that of his contemporaries.
The Linn LM-1 Drum Computer was created by guitarist Roger Linn and he used samples of acoustic drum sounds.
At the time, they sounded great and much more realistic and they were a fresh alternative to the analog drum sounds of the ’80’s drum machines.
About 500 LM-1 ‘s were made before the LinnDrum model appeared in 1982.
However, The LM-1 was the first drum machine to use samples of a real drum kit, Roger Linn confirms that it was indeed Art Wood session drummer that played the majority of the sounds that he used.
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