YAMAHA TENORI-ON Digital Musical Instrument
Media artist Toshio Iwai and Yamaha have collaborated to design a new digital musical instrument for the 21st century, TENORI-ON. TENORI-ON is a musical interface for the twenty-first century, featuring a matrix of 16 x 16 LED buttons that allow the performer to compose and perform music intuitively and visually. With the expandability offered by MIDI and sampled sounds,TENORI-ON brings a new musical dimension to live performance, studio work, and to artists' ability to sketch musical ideas. The TENORI-ON provides six different performance and sound / light modes for broad performance versatility, and these modes can be combined and used simultaneously for rich, complex musical expression.