Roger Linn is a legendary figure in the music production world, renowned for creating the Akai MPC. This revolutionary piece of music production equipment has changed the way music is created and produced since its release in 1988.
It all began in the early 1980s when Linn was approached by Akai Professional to develop a digital sampler. His first creation was the Linndrum, a drum machine that utilized digital samples and sequencing. He then went on to develop the Akai MPC, which featured 16-bit sampling, 32-voice polyphony, 16 MIDI channels, and a built-in sequencer. The MPC quickly gained traction and was used by some of the biggest names in music.
Since its initial release, the MPC has seen many iterations, with each version introducing new and improved features such as 32-bit sampling, real-time effects, and a floppy disk drive for storage and data transfer. The latest version, the MPC Live, has taken this concept even further with a touchscreen display and the ability to be used both in the studio and on the go.
Linn’s influence and contributions to the world of music production are undeniable, and his legacy lives on in the MPC series. This iconic piece of equipment continues to be used by both professional and home studios, as well as in live settings. His influence is sure to be felt for years to come, and his name will forever be remembered as one of the greats in the music production world.