When the Linn drum is running on external sync, the trigger output will follow the tempo of the sync input. The Sync output will follow the tempo of the internal. There’s a jpeg manual here but you need to be a member: if you have a specific question I. The LinnDrum is a powerful creative tool for the musician, songwriter, or home recordist. Imagine having a Owner’s or Service Manual (each). $

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Place your order for one today before they’re all gone! Click on Buy Now to purchase the kit. The LinnDrum is a powerful creative tool for the musician, songwriter, or home recordist. Imagine having a great-sounding drummer on call 24 hours a day to practice with, record with no more waiting to get a drum soundand inspire potential hit songs.

Truly, the LinnDrum must be heard to be believed. But until you can visit your local dealer, read on further. This section contains all functions necessary to create, edit, and play individual rhythm patterns or entire songs. LinnDrum has a capacity of 98 rhythm patterns. The first 42 contain presets, and the last 56 are left blank for creating your own rhythm patterns any of the presets may be erased to provide more room for programming.

The repeating pattern will now be heard, and the tempo control may be adjusted as needed.

Select a blank pattern by typing linnxrum digits mnual above. After adjusting the TEMPO control as desired, you may begin entering your rhythm patterns by tapping any of the “drum” buttons in time to the click! The louder click indicates the start of measure 1.

After two measures have passed, the LinnDrum will automatically “loop” back to the start of measure 1 to play what has just been recorded. Any further drums tapped in will be “overdubbed” into the repeating two-measure loop, in addition to those recorded on previous passes. For example, first you might record a two-measure bass drum pattern. Then, while listening to it, add your snare pattern. Mabual, while listening to both, add your hi hat pattern. The pattern you have created is now permanently stored under the selected pattern number, even with power removed.

LinnDrum Owner’s Manual

If, while recording, you accidentally record something you didn’t intend to, it may be erased without affecting any other drums in the pattern. Simply wait until the error “loops back around,” then hold ERASE and the button of the drum to be erased, simultaneously. The LinnDrum will remove that drum, as long as both are held.

There are two additional erase functions: In this mode, all drums are played back exactly as recorded. This is achieved by changing the length of the repeating loop for the selected pattern. The error correct function insures a perfect splice. The rhythm pattern is now ready for recording in the new length.


This function is libndrum useful for creating a “human rhythm feel” in your rhythm patterns. At Linn Electronics, research into why drummers sound better than drum machines revealed one important fact: The LinnDrum has 6 subtle variations from straight Ato shuffle F.

To change the feel of an existing rhythm pattern from one setting to another, simply press AFTER and the button directly below the desired setting A-F.

When played, the pattern will have a slightly different feel. These two functions are extremely useful in removing the stiff sound normally associated with drum machines.

A “song” in the LinnDrum is simply a list of rhythm patterns to be played in sequence, one after another. So, to create a song, first create the major sections pattern 11 could be a two-measure intro; 15, an eight-measure verse; 36; a six-measure chorus, etc. Next, while holding ENTER, type in the list of two-digit rhythm patterns as “steps” in the song, in the order they lnindrum to be played. The Left and Right arrow buttons act as “rewind” and “fast forward” to quickly locate any step in linndrm song for editing.

Once found, the upper display will show the stepand the lower display will show the pattern contained in that step. Holding INSERT while typing in a pattern number will cause all higher steps to be moved up by one, thereby making room for a new section to be added to the manuall of a song.

Pressing DELETE removes the displayed step and moves all higher steps down by one to close the gap, enabling an entire section of the song to be removed. Pressing END causes all steps above the displayed step to be deleted, useful to shorten or completely erase a song.

The LinnDrum has an internal capacity of 49 songs, each with its own set of 99 steps. To select a song, hold SONGand type the two-digit number of the desired song. Tapping one of these buttons at any time playing, recording, or stopped will cause the specified drum to play. Certain drums have more than one button e. These indicate different volumes of the same drum and are used for programming dynamics into your rhythm patterns.

The higher the number is, the greater the programmed volume. The hi hat has 3 buttons: The upper row of eight buttons normally plays the “drum kit” functions printed below them. The tempo range is approximately beats-per-minute. This button has two functions, BPM: Pressing this button at any time, playing or stopped, will cause the setting of the tempo control in beats-per-minute or frames-per-beat to be shown in the numeric displays, providing digital accuracy without the bother of entering the tempo numerically; TRIGGER: Allows programming of the trigger output jack kanual below.

Pressing majual button defeats the LinnDrum’s internal tempo source and enables the SYNC IN jack to receive a “sync tone” from a multi-track tape recorder for synchronization with previous LinnDrum tape recordings. Each drum has its own volume slide control and center-detente pan slide control for total mixing flexibility. Tuning controls are provided for snare, hi, mid and lo toms, and hi and lo congas.


Range is approximately one octave. Amnual time adjust for the closed hi hat is also provided. This control adjusts the overall volume of the stereo mixer, while having no effect on the individual outputs. If the limits of the LinnDrum’s large internal memory are reached, any programmed rhythm patterns or songs may be liinndrum, as digital code, on ordinary cassette tape.

All data in the memory or any part may be stored to tape, to be reloaded later, or to be loaded into another LinnDrum. If the output of that track is played back into the SYNC IN jack, the LinnDrum will be able to overdub in perfect synchronization with previous tape recordings of itself.

This allows the LinnDrum player the option of changing his part, or overdubbing new parts any time during the production of the song. In addition, it may be programmed to output a trigger pulse every time the cowbell is played, which, if connected to an external synthesizer, would allow a synthesized percussion sound effect to be programmed linndrim your rhythm pattern.

The normal assignment of the jacks is 1 snare, 2 mid tom, 3 lo tom, 4 ride, and 5 crash. Reassignment of a linndgum input is simple. For example, to reassign trigger input 3 to play claps, hold down the CLAPS button, and simultaneously play the control pad connected to trigger input 3. Since these inputs accept any audio input, one valuable application is restoring poorly recorded drum tracks.

For example to “fix” a bad sounding snare track, plug the tape linnddrum output into trigger input 1 normally assigned to snare and play the tape.

LinnDrum Owner’s Manual

Whenever the bad snare plays, it will trigger the LinnDrum snare, which can be recorded on another track of the tape recorder. An ideal application would be the use of a control voltage pedal to sweep the pitch of the toms. The standard drum sound “chips” inside the LinnDrum may be interchanged with alternate sound chips available from your dealer.

The changes may be made by the owner. If the sound you want is not available from our library, it is possible to have custom chips made from your own tape recordings. Owner’s or Service Manual each.

Sound Slot Modification extends the playback length of a slot by using the larger, or chips. The choice of sizes are 2X, 4X, 8X or 16X the original length and the modification includes a Zif socket. Master tuning pot that tunes all non-tunable drums. Roland-Compatible Din Sync Out.