Yamaha has updated TNR-I, it’s iPad version of the Tenori On, adding AudioBus, Inter-App Audio and more.
The Tenori On is a visual sequencer. On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch
By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights also produce a visual performance.
Last year, Kudzu Creative Group released Koushion – a Tenori On inspired music app for the iPad.
Since then, they’ve made a variety of improvements to Koushion, most notably adding CoreMIDI support. The latest update, version 2.4, adds iPad Retina graphics and a “rebound” loop mode that loops a single scene forwards and backwards.
Here’s the version 2.4 feature list…..
16-step sequencer with a 2-octave range.
Integrates with your hardware MIDI setup via the iRig MIDI iPad accessory from IK Multimedia!
Connect wirelessly via a either a connector application (for Windows) or CoreMIDI (for OS X).
Syncs to any MIDI clock source or sends a MIDI clock signal so that the performance or production always stays synced.
Tap to set tempo (great for syncing with a live band)
Plays up to eight scenes/banks individually (wrap-around or rebounding loop), chained in succession, or simultaneously.
Switches easily to any major, minor, or pentatonic key with the push of a button.
Chromatic scale mode (useful for drum machine programming).
Configurable scene/bank MIDI channel assignments to enable control of multiple instruments at the same time.
Reader Howard Jones sent word about a major update to Yamaha’s TNR-i, their Tenori On app for the iPad.
“Just thought you’d like to know about the latest update to Yamaha’s Tenori-On app, Tnr-i,” writes Jones. “User samples have arrived – apparently with up to 5 seconds per sample. This is a big improvement on the hardware (which has a 0.97 second limit for user samples).”
Here’s what’s new in TNR-i 1.3:
Audio Recording, User Voice (Sampling Function),
Tweet and Message exchange for Game Centre Session, and more.
Audio Recording, SoundCloud, AudioCopy
Record TNR-i 2-mix output and share it on SoundCloud.
Copy&Paste audio files between iOS apps (AudioCopy)
User Voice, Sampling, Simple Edit, Import
Assign your own waves to user voice 1,2,3. Each wave max is 5 seconds.
Record waves using iPhone/iPad built in mic.
Easy wave editing function (trimming, normalizing)
TENORI-ON User Voice Manager file (.tnw) is compatible.
Available 3 sample files.
Loading the file: From the menu (touch the display), touch Preference menu, touch User Voice Settings, touch User1, touch File mark (right, bottom), and then select 01_Voice, 02_Synth, or 03_SE.
Game Centre Session — Twitter, Message exchange
Twitter posting is available at the beginning of the session.
Message exchange, like a chatting, is available during the session.
Can select to start or stop the session from the menu.
WIST (Wireless Sync Start Technology) is available
You can easily make sync start with the other iOS apps that have WIST function.
Note: The update is currently being rolled out and may not yet be available in all areas.
If you’ve updated to Tenori On for iPad version 1.3, let us know what you think of the update!