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Thread started 03/31/14 1:21pm

PurpleManiac34

Linn LM 1 drum machine

Was Prince using Linn drum LM 1? On what albums / songs? I consider buying it and try it out. Does anyone has any experience with it?

[Edited 3/31/14 13:39pm]

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Reply #1 posted 03/31/14 3:09pm

Dandroppedadim
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i'm not an expert but to my ears, he started using the Linn on 1999 and the Time. Controversy and earlier albums may of used them but he was also using other drum machines but mainly live drums on those.

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Reply #2 posted 03/31/14 9:47pm

novabrkr

LM-1 was first used on "Controversy" on "Private Joy", although according to his own comments he was using a "prototype" of the machine (he also commented that he thinks he might have had the first unit ever produced, so that might have been what the comment about using a "prototype" was about).

We've certainly discussed the LM-1 a lot here. He might have used it on 50% of the songs he did during the 1980s, although some of the later records from that decade might have just the LM-1 sounds loaded into a sampler.

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Reply #3 posted 04/01/14 3:03am

thebanishedone

Prince used Lm1 on his albums .he never used linn drum on his albums but he used it on albums by associated artists.the only exception is Kiss.Song Kiss features linn 9000. Prince used linn far less after 1987 and its a shame becausr Lm1 +Oberhaim analogue synths is Prince.
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Reply #4 posted 04/01/14 1:15pm

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anyone know what the drum machine used on Annie Christian was?

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Reply #5 posted 04/01/14 2:18pm

kidmelody2012

Tr-808

Dandroppedadime said:

anyone know what the drum machine used on Annie Christian was?

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Reply #6 posted 04/01/14 2:25pm

Dandroppedadim
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kidmelody2012 said:

Tr-808

Dandroppedadime said:

anyone know what the drum machine used on Annie Christian was?

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cool.

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