Has anyone got their sonic signature on a great spread of music like Roger Linn? He's perhaps most famous for revolutionizing electronic rhythm making, not once, but actually twice: first by designing the first sampling drum machine, the LM-1 and its follow-up to the LinnDrum. Secondly by creating the Akai MPC range of samplers. Those early drum machines came to define the sound of the 1980s, from the biggest pop acts down to soul, boogie and experimental oddities that are now staples for crate-digging DJs.
The MPC, of course, helped to define the sound of golden age hip hop, and added aliveness to beat programming which makes it still promised today, and its layout endlessly copied in other devices. In 2011 Roger Linn received a technical Grammy Award for his contributions to the music recording industry.
Linn has never stopped designing and innovating, though, developing all kind of sequencers, effects and other devices. And as a musician himself, he's always aiming to make interfaces more intuitive and physical, the latest manifestation of this being the Linnstrument controller, launched in 2015. His ADE MusicTalks will focus on his history and the development of his drum machines, and will be followed by a Linnstrument workshop.
ADE MusicTalks has established itself as one of the most popular and inspiring events at ADE, providing a real interface between artists and fans who visit the city during ADE. During these Q&A sessions you'll get the chance to pop the questions that other’s don’t! Last year's MusicTalks included Bonobo, Don Diablo, Nile Rodgers and Orbital.
ADE Sound Lab
ADE Sound Lab features intimate and revealing talks with major figures from the electronic scene, with formats such as ADE MusicTalks, The Record Bag Of ... and Studio XL. In previous years the program welcomed the likes of Antal, Colin Benders, KSHMR, Lena Willikens, Marco Faraone, Nina Kraviz and Xosar among many others.
ADE Sound Lab also features the annual Demolition panel with moderator and DJ Dave Clarke alongside a panel of top DJ talent, demo pitches and audiovisual installations, plus a broad range of hardware and software brands to try out.
ADE Sound Lab takes place from Wednesday, October 16th to Saturday, October 20th.
ADE Sound Lab
October 16th - 19th | De Brakke Grond
Access to the multi-day program on sound, creativity and technology