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so that wacky tenori-on...

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:49 pm
by CloudOnAFly
http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/index.html


it's coming and soon. September I guess (for the UK). Any of you getting your hands on one?

I want one...
so i will commence drooling...
now

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:04 pm
by maindeglorie
I'm on board! Looks like it will make a lot of fun.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:18 pm
by polardark
Bit expensive for a toy though. Otherwise i'd buy it.

Looks like electroplankton for the nintendo DS.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:20 pm
by StepLogik
polardark wrote:Bit expensive for a toy though. Otherwise i'd buy it.

Looks like electroplankton for the nintendo DS.
Has the MSRP been announced yet?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:36 pm
by filtermod

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:37 pm
by otto
It does look cool. The first run is very expensive and limited but a company like Yamaha understand the idea that selling a cheap product to the masses is much more profitable than selling an expensive product to a few. I imagine the official product will be cheaper and probably as cheap as Yamaha can profitably make them for. I don't think Yamaha is interested in a boutique market.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:47 pm
by StepLogik
Matrixsynth reporting MSRP of GBP$599 or about US$1200

i gotta say, that seems kinda high. [-(

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:59 pm
by Bitexion
Here's a youtube demonstration by the creator in lovely engrish:

http://snipurl.com/1q6k3

His voice is out in the beginning but it improves after a minute or so.
From what I understand this is like a MIDI sketchpad/piano roll thingie with a cool lighting effect?

He explains that the horizontal direction is the timeline, and vertical is the pitch. Then he plots in a sequence of notes and they play back. Just like the piano roll in Cubase. If you drag your mouse around a piano roll in a sequencer, you get the same cacophony of notes.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:52 am
by Zamise
StepLogik wrote:Matrixsynth reporting MSRP of GBP$599 or about US$1200

i gotta say, that seems kinda high. [-(
I think so too. If I'm gona pay that much I might as well go all the way and get a Lemur. How is that thing?

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:43 am
by StepLogik
Zamise wrote:
StepLogik wrote:Matrixsynth reporting MSRP of GBP$599 or about US$1200

i gotta say, that seems kinda high. [-(
I think so too. If I'm gona pay that much I might as well go all the way and get a Lemur. How is that thing?
Its fantastic... being able to build your own custom panels is really great. Have you seen some of the cool sequencers that people have done on YouTube? Its pretty impressive what you can do. It has some shortcomings, but a lot them can be overcome with MIDI-OX scripting.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:09 am
by Zamise
StepLogik wrote:
Zamise wrote:
StepLogik wrote:Matrixsynth reporting MSRP of GBP$599 or about US$1200

i gotta say, that seems kinda high. [-(
I think so too. If I'm gona pay that much I might as well go all the way and get a Lemur. How is that thing?
Its fantastic... being able to build your own custom panels is really great. Have you seen some of the cool sequencers that people have done on YouTube? Its pretty impressive what you can do. It has some shortcomings, but a lot them can be overcome with MIDI-OX scripting.
Yeah, I've watched a lot of them, priced one out and it seemed like it converted to $3200. Is that correct? I'd like one so I can build a custom panel with 16 faders straight across as so I can run some of my other gears velocity simultaniously startrek next gen transporter console style. My concern was for its midi implimentation out on it. So, does it have to run through a computer and you've got to do Midi-OX scripting for something like that?

Sorry for semi OT post to everyone else.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:05 am
by Automatic Gainsay
"Hey, I just bought billions of white LEDs at a great price! What can we make with them?" "Well, how about an incredibly pretty interface that takes more effort, experience, and practice to operate than a keyboard!"

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:23 am
by Bitexion
To me it looks like a glorified standalone cubase MIDI piano roll.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:21 am
by cartesia
StepLogik wrote:Matrixsynth reporting MSRP of GBP$599 or about US$1200

i gotta say, that seems kinda high. [-(
I wouldn't pay that much for it,

but I actually am surprised that the price isnt higher...

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:31 pm
by StepLogik
Bitexion wrote:To me it looks like a glorified standalone cubase MIDI piano roll.
yeah i agree. if the thing had some cool algorithmic compositional tools that really inspired new phrases and song ideas, that would be one thing. but even that is not really worth that much money when you can get other tools like Karma and MusicWonk.