Tribute to Karl Bartos who is playing live in Sweden this week :-)

March 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Radioactivity (KRAFTWERK)

by RUBYORLA PLAYS TENORI-ON

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Seasons greetings: Wonderful Christmas time TENORI-ON cover

December 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Wonderful Christmastime (Paul Mccartney)
TENORI-ON cover

TENORI syncs MONOTRIBE – Chiptune Glitch Electro

November 29, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Details: MONOTRIBE sync’d to and filtering TENORI ON! Using the panning controls, I have sent a click track to the “sync in” of the MonoTribe, and “chiptune” style blips are sent to the “audio in”, and filtered in strange and interesting ways! Note the irregular beat structures used on both machines creating interlocking polyrhythms

ANIMOOG demo, with TENORI-ON

October 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a detailed description of what is going on:

I’d rather play it with DOTS than use a keyboard like the rest! To do this was easy, if you have a USB MIDI device like this Alesis IO Dock – I plugged the MIDI OUT dongle on my Tenori-On W to a standard MIDI cable, then to the MIDI IN on the IO Dock. Start up Animoog, and press “SETUP” on the top bar. Press “Refresh MIDI Input(s)” if necessary. Then I selected the option “dock” from the list below. Then I pressed the “X/Y PAD” word on the top bar to go back to playing mode. The Animoog “listened” to the MIDI notes from Layer 1 of my Tenori-On, as if it was any keyboard! I then used layer 2, etc. to add drums and such, while my right hand operated the AniMoog’s amazing touch pad and other controls. Enjoy these 3 jams! Which get more complex as the video goes on. Subscribe, comment, and send me your apps etc. for review!

Smart TNRi iPad glitch experiment

October 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a nice experiment by I believe I know what is going on here, but can you figure it out?

“Can you figure it out? This strange track uses a nonstandard technique to produce sonic glitches at several points through the song. Hint: It’s not changing the tempo ( which I only do at the very end. ) I think I am the first to discover, or film this trick on YouTube? It’s called a Valse because it ( at least begins ) in 12 beat timing.

Sorry my hands are blocking the view in some parts, but I can’t exactly make them transparent ;-) This requires multiple fingers to do it well, and can’t easily be done on the Hardware Tenori due to the difference in menu systems.”

TNRi – iPHONE vs iPAD – WIRELESS JAM SESSION – David and Goliath by The Great Pyramids

October 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s what’s happening: 10 minute zoom lens IDM Ambient session – like an evolving world map? This is another example of synching two TNRi apps through the internet. We also used Kaoss pads to add additional interesting effects. My iPad was used with the Alesis IO dock for greater output sound quality and MIDI out to synch my Kaoss pad 3, but all sync between the TNRi apps was through wireless internet. We are planning a concert with 4 players – are you up to it?

On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, basically, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch.By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights produce a visual performance.

TNR-i can produce 16 types of sounds at the same time (16 layers), and it can remember up to 16 song patterns produced using those sounds (16 blocks). By switching between song patterns in real time, you can produce a rich variety of musical expressions.

There are six different types of performance modes that you can select for each layer. You can make elaborate music by combining different modes. In score mode, the most fundamental of the modes, you can arrange sounds horizontally (temporally) and vertically (by pitch). In the exciting random mode, the sounds that you arrange are not just played in order—the melody and rhythm constantly change as twists are added. In draw mode, you can perform music by tracing your finger across the buttons as if drawing a picture. In bounce mode, the glowing lights are like bouncing balls that produce sound when they fall. In push mode, you can continuously change the sound as you perform. In solo mode, which is fun for solo performances, you can easily adjust the speed of repetition and the pitch.

Early Experiments on Custom UltraNova Synth/Effects Patches

October 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

My friend Mark Mosher in a nice experiment with the UltraNova:

Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mark-mosher-live-experimental-electronic-music. I’m working on set of performances patches for the UltraNova synthesizer (the blue one on top) that lets me not only use it as a synth but also process all the other instruments in real-time. This is an early expeirment where I’m using Theremin and Blofeld synth as audio sources for UltraNova Synth and FX. Tenori-On is triggering notes on UltraNova. UltraNova is acting as a mixer and the sound card and is actually streaming audio directly to USTREAM via USB.

ALESIS IO DOCK w iELECTRIBE midi from TENORI – EXPERIMENTAL NOISE INDUSTRIAL BEAT

July 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bring out the noise :-)

I think the creator of this video sums it up pretty nice:

BOOM BA BOOM BA CLASH BAMM BANG Bip… Ping… BOOOM

How does the new iPad Tenori-On app compare with the original?

June 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The new APP! How does it compare to the original machine? I have both, so I’ll tell you in DETAIL

The new TNR-i is, as with its parent the Tenori-on, based on a 16 x 16 grid of buttons which are used to sequence and trigger sounds; the horizontal direction relates to time, the vertical pitch. Most other features of the original, such as its interchangeable 16 song patterns and different composition modes, also make it to the TNR-i, although this new incarnation has its own set of benefits. Users can link with up to four other people via a network for simultaneous composition, while those who already own the Tenori-on can also connect via this feature.

Tenori-On Midi Madness

June 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

King Tet plays Tenori-On as a midi-controller using the Roland SonicCell desktop synthesizer. Recorded with Zoom Q3HD. The innovative Yamaha Tenori-On has captured the imagination of creative musicians and performers bringing new dimensions and thought processes to music construction. The recent announcement from Yamaha of the iPad variant demonstrates the excitement that continues to surround this instrument.
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