Electronic Instrument Innovator Roger Linn and Carson Day of Dave Smith Instruments To Introduce New Products at SAE Institute San Francisco

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Roger Linn, one of the world’s leading innovators in the creation of electronic music products, will appear with Carson Day, product specialist from Dave Smith Instruments, to discuss and demonstrate their new technologies at SAE Institute in San Francisco on Friday, March 8.

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Roger’s products have been used in the most important recordings of the last 35 years, and we’re honored to have him visit with our audio technology students to show off his latest amazing creations.

Roger Linn’s electronic musical instruments are a tough act to follow – unless Roger himself is the one who's doing the following. Along with Carson Day of Dave Smith Instruments, Roger will be doing just that as he unveils a new line of innovative equipment for today’s electronic musicians and at SAE Institute in San Francisco.

“Roger’s products have been used in the most important recordings of the last 35 years, and we’re honored to have him visit with our audio technology program students to show off his latest amazing creations,” says Bridget Gardiner, director of SAE Institute in San Francisco. “The gear that he’s come up with along with Dave Smith, who’s another living legend in the world of electronic instruments, is sure to blow our students away.”

Roger Linn revolutionized the world of electronic musical products in 1979 with his creation of the LM–1 Drum Computer, the first programmable drum machine with digitally sampled sounds. The LM–1 and its successors – the LinnDrum and the Linn9000 – provided drum sounds for countless famous recordings during the 1980’s, including hits by Prince, Gary Numan, and Michael Jackson.

In addition to the LM–1, Roger designed the innovative MPC60 MIDI Production Center for Akai in 1988. Combining a sampling drum machine with a real-time MIDI sequencer, this gear became the industry standard in the production of hip-hop and related music styles through the 1990’s.

In 2002, Roger Linn Design released a groundbreaking effects product called AdrenaLinn, a series of pedals that transform a guitarist’s tone by using a variety of rhythmic filtering methods. The AdrenaLinn has been used on hit recordings by such artists as John Mayer, Green Day, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In 2011, Roger was awarded a Technical Grammy Merit Award, which honored his many contributions to the music recording industry.

Roger and Carson will present a variety of new products at their SAE Institute demonstration, including:

  •     Tempest Analog Drum Machine (co-designed by Roger Linn and Dave Smith)
  •     Prophet 12 Polyphonic Synthesizer (designed by Dave Smith Instruments)
  •     LinnStrument expressive music controller (designed by Roger Linn)
  •     Mopho x4 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer (designed by Dave Smith instruments)

The presentation will take place at SAE Institute San Francisco, 450 Bryant Street, on Friday, March 8 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Attendees will be invited to sample and try out the gear at the end of the event.

Entry to this event is free, but RSVP is recommended (space will be limited). To RSVP, call SAE Institute San Francisco: 415-344-0886.

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