Behold the instrument-designing prowess of Roger Linn. You can check out his resume at the museum page of his site, but to make a long story short, it ranges from ground-breaking sampled drum machines to the legendary MPC sampler series from Akai. Without Roger, hip-hop as we know it would probably never have happened.

Fortunately, the man isn’t becoming a museum piece. With new AdrenaLinn gear and the Black Box guitar/drum box for M-Audio, the dude is going strong. Our friends over at the Fake Lab Report podcast sit down with Roger in the latest edition of their digital music-centric program; don’t miss it!