tenori-on launch in london

Aug 31, 2007 at 1:06pm

tenori-on launch in london

the guys upstairs from where I work are doing the PR for the tenori-on instrument.

http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/

not normally into advertising for Yamaha, but I got a chance to have a sneak go on it the other day and it’s actually pretty cool.

Wasn’t clear how programmable it was, but struck me that it might be a good VJ interface. One movie per button?

anyway, launch is next tuesday 6pm at Phonica records in soho, if you’re interested.

#33479
Aug 31, 2007 at 3:31pm

On 31 Aug 2007, at 14:06, marcus lyall wrote:

> not normally into advertising for Yamaha, but I got a chance to
> have a sneak go on it the other day and it’s actually pretty cool.

Is it any more or any less pretty cool than the Monome (which has
been around for a while)?

http://monome.org/40h/

I guess I could come along to the launch and find out…

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.loadbang.net

#111605
Aug 31, 2007 at 5:29pm

On 31 Aug 2007, at 14:06, marcus lyall wrote

>
> anyway, launch is next tuesday 6pm at Phonica records in soho, if
> you’re interested.

I may well try and get there – though that’s supposed to be the first
day of a 3 day tube strike.

(See you there Nick?)

David

#111606
Aug 31, 2007 at 6:07pm

Nick Rothwell skrev:
>
> On 31 Aug 2007, at 14:06, marcus lyall wrote:
>
>> not normally into advertising for Yamaha, but I got a chance to have
>> a sneak go on it the other day and it’s actually pretty cool.
>
> Is it any more or any less pretty cool than the Monome (which has been
> around for a while)?
From what I’ve seen: Oh yes. Although what really remains to be
revealed is how(if?) it can be programmed/controlled. It has an SD card
slot where you can load your own samples, it has many *built-in*
sequencing modes AND it has a Motif sound board in it, as well as
looking way cool with LEDs on both sides.

I love the monome guys, but Yamaha really have the potential to get this
weird 16×16 out to the masses, and that’s what totally turns me on about
the Tenori-On.

Andreas.

#111607
Aug 31, 2007 at 6:15pm

On 31 Aug 2007, at 19:07, Andreas Wetterberg wrote:

> It has an SD card slot where you can load your own samples, it has
> many *built-in* sequencing modes AND it has a Motif sound board in
> it, as well as looking way cool with LEDs on both sides.

Somewhat less cool is what looks like a pair of built-in speakers…

It’s also difficult to tell the build quality – it looks about the
same as the Mk. I KAOSS, which was slightly underwhelming. I guess I
should go along to the demo to see…

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.loadbang.net

#111608
Aug 31, 2007 at 6:15pm

On 31 Aug 2007, at 18:29, David Stevens wrote:

> (See you there Nick?)

Probably, transport permitting…

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.loadbang.net

#111609
Aug 31, 2007 at 7:13pm

the LEDs are way cool. On both sides of the device.

#111610
Sep 3, 2007 at 3:36pm

Hey, if all the Maxers in London are attending, we should wear some
sort of arm-bands or something to identify each other…

On Aug 31, 2007, at 7:15 PM, Nick Rothwell wrote:

>
> On 31 Aug 2007, at 19:07, Andreas Wetterberg wrote:
>
>> It has an SD card slot where you can load your own samples, it has
>> many *built-in* sequencing modes AND it has a Motif sound board in
>> it, as well as looking way cool with LEDs on both sides.
>
> Somewhat less cool is what looks like a pair of built-in speakers…
>
> It’s also difficult to tell the build quality – it looks about the
> same as the Mk. I KAOSS, which was slightly underwhelming. I guess
> I should go along to the demo to see…
>
>
> Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
> http://www.cassiel.com
> http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
> http://www.loadbang.net
>
>
>

#111611
Sep 3, 2007 at 4:20pm

Wow – maybe I could wear my [loadbang] t-shirt (though it is a bit
worn out from using it as a nightshirt for years!)

I’m probably going to go fairly early (around 6.30/7.00)

David

On 3 Sep 2007, at 16:36, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:

> Hey, if all the Maxers in London are attending, we should wear some
> sort of arm-bands or something to identify each other…
>
>
> On Aug 31, 2007, at 7:15 PM, Nick Rothwell wrote:
>
>>
>> On 31 Aug 2007, at 19:07, Andreas Wetterberg wrote:
>>
>>> It has an SD card slot where you can load your own samples, it
>>> has many *built-in* sequencing modes AND it has a Motif sound
>>> board in it, as well as looking way cool with LEDs on both sides.
>>
>> Somewhat less cool is what looks like a pair of built-in speakers…
>>
>> It’s also difficult to tell the build quality – it looks about the
>> same as the Mk. I KAOSS, which was slightly underwhelming. I guess
>> I should go along to the demo to see…
>>
>>
>> Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
>> http://www.cassiel.com
>> http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
>> http://www.loadbang.net
>>
>>
>>
>

#111612
Sep 3, 2007 at 5:26pm

On 3 Sep 2007, at 17:20, David Stevens wrote:

> Wow – maybe I could wear my [loadbang] t-shirt (though it is a bit
> worn out from using it as a nightshirt for years!)

I could do the same, I guess… I won’t bother with the Cycling ’74
sweatband.

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.loadbang.net

#111613
Sep 10, 2007 at 9:31am

Did anybody make it to the launch – any first hand reports?
Spec page is up http://www.tenori-on.co.uk/specs/ it has midi in and out

Cheers

Nick

#111614
Sep 10, 2007 at 6:50pm

On 10 Sep 2007, at 10:31, nick weldin wrote:

> Did anybody make it to the launch – any first hand reports?

I’ve done a wee blog-ette at http://www.cassiel.com/space/start/
2007-09-09/1 .

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.loadbang.net

#111615
Sep 10, 2007 at 10:10pm

You know if they are doing anything at AES NY?

b

On Aug 31, 2007, at 6:06 AM, marcus lyall wrote:

>
> the guys upstairs from where I work are doing the PR for the tenori-
> on instrument.
>
> http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/
>
> not normally into advertising for Yamaha, but I got a chance to
> have a sneak go on it the other day and it’s actually pretty cool.
>
> Wasn’t clear how programmable it was, but struck me that it might
> be a good VJ interface. One movie per button?
>
> anyway, launch is next tuesday 6pm at Phonica records in soho, if
> you’re interested.

Barry Threw
Media Art and Technology

San Francisco, CA Work: 857-544-3967
Email: bthrew@gmail.com
IM: captogreadmore (AIM)
http:/www.barrythrew.com

#111616
Sep 10, 2007 at 11:12pm

#111617
Sep 10, 2007 at 11:49pm

At 12:12 AM +0100 9/11/07, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:
>… and the much less expensive Monome is only slightly less versatile, in my opinion.

Actually, the 256 switch Monome is slated to come in around $1400, which make the two about the same price.

-C


Chris Muir | “There are many futures and only one status quo.
cbm@well.com | This is why conservatives mostly agree,
http://www.xfade.com | and radicals always argue.” – Brian Eno

#111618
Sep 11, 2007 at 12:53am

look at that.
the original was only $500, and the kits were about ~$100

On Sep 11, 2007, at 12:49 AM, Chris Muir wrote:

> At 12:12 AM +0100 9/11/07, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:
>> … and the much less expensive Monome is only slightly less
>> versatile, in my opinion.
>
> Actually, the 256 switch Monome is slated to come in around $1400,
> which make the two about the same price.
>
> -C
>
> —
> Chris Muir | “There are many futures and only one status
> quo.
> cbm@well.com | This is why conservatives mostly agree,
> http://www.xfade.com | and radicals always argue.” – Brian Eno

#111619
Sep 11, 2007 at 2:26am

At 1:53 AM +0100 9/11/07, evan.raskob [lists] wrote:
>look at that.
>the original was only $500, and the kits were about ~$100

Gotta love that geometric growth.

-C


Chris Muir | “There are many futures and only one status quo.
cbm@well.com | This is why conservatives mostly agree,
http://www.xfade.com | and radicals always argue.” – Brian Eno

#111620
Sep 11, 2007 at 7:02pm

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