Good lord. Musical instruments aren’t whut they used tah be! In my day we strained our ears to listen to the sounds of someone playing an egg slicer… now? Well, now we get amazing things like the Tenori-On. Click here for more info.
Yesterday night, Yamaha held the world launch of its Tenori-On music sequencer, so despite the tube strike, I schlepped into Soho to hipster-joint Vinyl Records to see what the fuss was about. Tenori-On designer Toshio Iwai was demonstrating the device, as you can see from the video below.
Bless Yamaha, they’re really thinking outside the box these days, in between designing glow in the dark iPod-docking electrical motorbikes and now the Tenori-On, a musical sequencer.
From what I can gather, the general gist of the Tenori-On is that it’s fairly similar to that reacTable instrument we wrote about recently which Bjork has been using, in that it allows you to create musical loops and melodies….