Linn LM-1 Drum Machine for Ableton Live
LM-1 is a recreation of the classic Linn LM-1 drum machine used by artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more. Simple to use Macro controls let you transform the sound beyond the possibilities of the original hardware.
Hear what LM-1 sounds like
The Drum Machine That Changed Everything
Released in 1980 the Linn LM-1 was the first-ever drum machine to use recorded samples of real drums and was one of the first programmable drum machines. Only about 500 LM-1s were ever built and early adopters include Prince (possibly its most famous user), Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Gary Numan, The Human League and others.
The samples used in this pack are generously provided by Alex Ball. You can hear about the samples from Alex himself, as well as learn some of the history behind the LM-1 in this fantastic video he’s produced.
Unfortunately, the unit Alex sampled wasn’t in the best condition and he was unable to get good samples of the toms, therefore the toms used in this pack are in fact the toms from Alex’s own Oberheim DX, which has a similar sound to the LM-1.