You were wondering about the progress of Roger Linn+Dave Smith making a Drummachine?
There’s a little milestone posted on matrix
So no BoomChik but the name now is the LinnDrum II!
Aha, well, so it’s Dave looking smaller than Roger ;)
Article is in the new Future Music with nice pics (it looks quite different from the Boomchik pics):
2 versions of the new Drum Machine to be Launched:
1 All Digital with Sample playback
2 Digital and Analogue (IE version above but with 4 Voice analogue synthesis-and Evolver type bits and pieces) and 27 extra knobs
OS emphasises usability and realtime performance
MPC and 808 style programming on 16 sensitive pads
16 MB flash RAM expandable by compact Flash
Pitch-space synthesis on analogue side
4 outputs plus 4 Analogue outputs (on analogue model)
2 Audio Inputs for processing etc
Various processing options and its own individual ’sound'“
click to see them.. Note the Resonator – so maybe a bit of the Evolver is in here.. Still hoping for TR-Style chase Light Sequencer in here..