LinnStrument as a Microtonal Controller – Split Mode

December 7th, 2016

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Here is a short demonstration video of the split mode as implemented in the original Linnstrument. By using the split mode one can access all 200 pads. With a judicious selection of synthesizer and range one can extend a tuning well beyond the current midi standard of 128 notes. The short demonstration piece uses two non-octave tunings => 5/4 divided into 4 and 5/4 divided into 8 notes respectively.

Two for Opabinia (BP and Adaptive JI)

November 30th, 2016

opabinia_bw2 Opabinia regalis

Opabinia 2 (in shale) Soniccouture‘s vibraphone in Kontakt’s adaptive JI (which I push quite hard)

Opabinia 1 (in the hunt) Double tracked Bohlen-Pierce guitar with Ego compressor and Breverb hall reverb.

Capturing Paul (Acousmatic in Adaptive Just Intonation via Melodyne)

November 26th, 2016

capturing_paul Melodyne

capturing_paul2 Spectrum analysis

Capturing Paul
What I did was modified Paul Mimlitsch’s prepared guitar track posted to Sound-In. In detail I deleted the highest and lowest notes, and retuned to 22 edo. Then I tuned it to 12 equal whole tone, and then to adaptive just intonation. I normalized the perceived tempo and then quantized the notes to triplet 16th and eight notes. Then I “pulled” the notes to be about 300% longer than originally. Lastly I used the Melodyne spectrum manipulation to kill all harmonics greater than #8. That made the sound a lot purer and a bit like brass in the final result.

Flying Into O’Hare

November 25th, 2016


Flying into O’Hare is a short electronic piece performed on the Linnstrument.

A Figure in a Field

November 23rd, 2016

A Figure in a Field
A Figure in a Field – photo from Vaisvil family album

Artist’s description:
I’m working on a new album that I’m pretty sure will be all ambient-ish – well my take on ambient.

I’m releasing this here as a preview.

Contributors: a family figure in a field, Linnstrument, Absynth, Brazile, Diva, Sonar, John O’Sullivan’s Eagle Just Intonation tuning
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Eagle JI

Cucumber in Brine

November 19th, 2016

Cucumber in Brine is a directed improvisation played on a Linnstrument with Diva, Brazile, ACE, and Zeta+ 2 synths all tuned to 17 edo (17 equal temperament)

An Aeolian Day

November 13th, 2016


DIY Electric Aeolian Harp
Brinno Timelapse camer
Movie Studio Platinum 13

Welcome Gaia (106 edo)

November 10th, 2016

welcome_gaia_score “Score” of performance

Welcome Gaia is a Linnstrument performance in MPE mode using a Diva patch in 106 edo (equal division of the octave). Even with the Linnstrument and its 200 pads 106 notes per octave puts a strain on what midi can currently do. In this performance I use pitch bends to extend the pitch space and also to add expression.

The Diva patch settings look like this

X 48 (7, 14, and 21 edo )

November 6th, 2016


X 48 is a music / video montage using a Linnstrument, u-he’s Diva in 7 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra, chamber orchestra present in 14 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra concert grand piano in 21 edo – all images were taken and processed by me. Audio only.

off tracks age

November 4th, 2016


photo by Chris Vaisvil

off tracks age is an aeolian harp sample that was recomposed by using Melodyne 4’s adaptive Just Intonation and rhythm normalization functions and then the exported result was modified using Native Instrument’s Guitar Rig 5 and Cakewalk Sonar’s Breverb.