Yamaha Ports Tenori-On Software For TNR-i iOS App
Yamaha has unleashed an iOS version of the TENORI-ON hardware synth/sequencer. Unfortunately, the interface is not nearly as sexy as the Tenori-On, but you can still do the Tenori-music-mash dance on a 16 × 16 grid of buttons. The preset sounds of TNR-i are the same as those of the TENORI-ON, and the performance files are also compatible. You can use iTunes to transfer performance files saved on your TENORI-ON SD card to TNR-i. Of course, the reverse is also possible.
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 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, the most fundamental of the modes, you can arrange sounds horizontally (temporally) and vertically (by pitch). In the 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.
If you are connected to a network, you can participate in TNR-i sessions with distant friends and others. Up to four people can connect to each other over a network and enjoy performing together at the same time. If you update the TENORI-ON (TNR-w or TNR-o) to version 2.1 and use it with TNR-i, you can participate in sessions using the hardware TENORI-ON (TNR-w or TNR-o).TNR-i