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!