Winter NAMM is just a few weeks away, and already there’s news to report. Seems that the much-anticipated collaborration between Dave Smith and Roger Linn, which was reported at last year’s show, will produce two new products. Originally slated to be called BoomChick, we now have the all-digital LinnDrum II and the LinnDrum II Analog, which adds an authentic four voice analog synth and 27 dual-function voicing knobs. Roger Linn Design will handle sales and distribution for the LinnDrum II while the LinnDrum II Analog will be available from Smith. Word is, the operating system will emphasise real-time performance with the ability to punch in and out of record on different beats, play multiple beats simultaneously and switch in and out of song mode, all without stopping play. Naturally, as the two companies finalize details, we’ll share them with you right here!