Yamaha’s Tenori-On

June 6, 2008 | 3 Comments

Picture from Yamaha

Photo courtesy of Yamaha

June 6th, 2008 – Yamaha recently introduced the Tenori-On. It’s a midi controller that has a built in sound-bank to trigger. It can also interface with other samplers and synthesizers. What I find cool about it is its strong visual aspect. You can use visual cues to create patterns you wouldn’t normally think of. Plus, it’d make an awesome instrument for a live stage show. It’s pretty pricey for the average person though, about $1200 USD. It was designed by Toshio Iwai who was behind the Nintendo DS title Electroplankton. I want! Someone send me a demo unit to review!

Yamaha Tenori-On

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Comments

  1. smeeta says: June 9, 2008

    Is puuurrdddyyy :)

    Where can we try one of these out? Are they available in Canada?!

  2. Sean says: June 10, 2008

    Unfortunately, you cannot try them out unless you are a music celebrity right now as they have not yet been released. Currently, they are not available in Canada.

  3. Sean says: June 19, 2008

    Nevermind, I just read today that Yamaha will eventually sell it here in North America: http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/19/yamahas-tenori-on-goes-on-sale-in-america/

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