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

October 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

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.

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