Do you know, Roger Linn?

Posted: February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Roger Linn, known as the first person to create a drum machine that uses digital sampling is the co-founder of Linn Electronics along with his partner Alex Moffett. His first drum machine was the LM 1, released in 1979. Later, Linn joined forces with Akai to help create the MPC-60. It’s release date was in 1988. In 1994, Akai would release the MPC 3000. This would be the last collaboration with Akai and Roger Linn.

The Akai MPC is short for Midi Production Center. It is the most common piece of equipment used by music producers of most genres, but made popular by hip-hop producers.

Today, the Akai MPC is still defining the world of drum machines with cutting edge designs and features, keeping the competition on their toes.
Although Roger Linn has since departed ways with Akai, he is still actively creating new innovative products. In 2001, Roger founded The Roger Linn Design company (RLD); which specializes in creating guitar pedals, most notably the AdrenaLinn series.


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