Friday, April 18, 2008

Light-brite Beats

Developer Yu Nishibor

Battles has a go at the Tenori-on

Though it’s been out since the UK launch last Autumn in Manchester, the Yamaha Tenori-on has garnered worldwide interest since making it’s way into live performances from Kraftwerk to Battles to Atom Hart and it’s ease of use has musicians buzzing. Develper and media artist Yu Nishibori explains,

It is mainly a sampler, but it has a preset of its own generated sounds and can be used as a MIDI controller. So when you push a button, you can generate a sound. When you push longer, it enters a meter of rhythm and you can also set that tempo. You can adjust the pitch and frequency on a kind of time line. The bottom line would be the low sounds, the higher lines are the higher frequencies.

Full interview with Yu Nishibori at PingMag