The is the music production studio that has single-handedly taken over the Rap and R&B music genres as the main instrument of HipHop production. Designed by Roger Linn (Linn Drum), the is a one-box-does-it-all sequencer-sampler workstation.
The ARP String Ensemble had a different oscillator for each note on the keyboard. The synth only played string-type and limited brass-like sounds. It was an alternative to hauling around a mellotron when touring.