- Mode Score (partition/step sequencer)
- Mode Random (aléatoire)
- Mode Draw (dessin)
- Mode Bounce (rebond)
- Mode Push (pads)
Une matrice de 16 x 16 boutons LED permet à chacun de créer de la musique de manière intuitive, grâce à cette interface lumineuse exceptionnelle. La matrice de 16 x 16 boutons LED de l'interface TENORI-ON constitue à la fois un contrôleur et un écran. En manipulant les boutons LED et en interagissant avec les lumières produites par celles-ci, vous accédez aux nombreuses fonctions proposées par l'instrument. En effet, l'interface TENORI-ON dispose de six modes différents de performance et de son/lumière pour créer des performances très diverses, qui se combinent et s'utilisent simultanément pour offrir une expressivité musicale riche et complexe. De plus, le panneau arrière reflète chaque manipulation que vous effectuez, permettant à l'audience de visualiser ce que vous créez !
Audio & Video
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.
Score Mode Performance
Press an LED button briefly to play the sound assigned to it. At the same time the lights will flash outward from the played sound. If you hold the LED button a bit longer it will remain lit and will become an active note that will play repeatedly. Press and hold an active note to de-activate it. The loop indicator will be continuously cycling from the left to right edge of the LED button matrix. Active notes will play when the loop indicator coincides with their positions on the matrix.
Random Mode Performance
If you press an LED button long enough to enter an active note in the Random Mode, the active note will play back repeatedly. If you then enter a few more active notes, the lights will "travel" from note to note, in the order entered, and the active notes will sound when the traveling light passes over them. The Random Mode thus produces a totally different type of loop from the Score Mode.
You can even spin loop-shapes you create in the Random Mode by holding the [L4] button and running a finger around the matrix in the direction and at the speed of the desired spin. The pitches of the notes will change accordingly as the shape spins, producing loop sound effects. To stop rotation, press and hold the LED button or press the same LED button tw
Draw Mode Performance
In this mode you can press individual LED buttons or draw lines or curves on the matrix, and those actions will be played back and repeated. You can keep adding to your "composition" during playback to build up thick sonic textures.
In the Draw Mode you cannot clear only a part of the performance. The entire layer can be cleared by pressing the [CLEAR] button.
Bounce Mode Performance
Press an LED button and the light will "drop" from that button, bounce back from the bottom of the matrix, and repeat. The corresponding note will sound when the light bounces at the bottom row. The higher the entry point, the longer the interval between the sound. In the Bounce Mode the pitches are arranged horizontally, like a piano, with the lowest pitch on the left and the highest on the right.
Push Mode Performance
In this mode if you press and hold an LED button the sound of the corresponding note will begin to change gradually while the flashing surrounding that button gets brighter and wider. If the button is held briefly the note and flashing will stop when you release it, but if you hold the button for longer the note and flashing will continue even after the button is released.
Solo Mode Performance
Press an LED button and the corresponding note will repeat until the button is released. In the Solo Mode the pitches are arranged horizontally, like a piano. You can change the interval between repeats by pressing or sliding your finger to a lower (longer) or higher (shorter) LED button in the column. If you press the lowest LED button in a column the note will sound once without any repeats.
By holding one of the ten function buttons located on either side of the TENORI-ON and operating the LED buttons you can change voices, change octaves, and apply a variety of effects and variations to your performance.
This unique visual/tactile interface has been specifically designed to allow intuitive, instantaneous operation of a variety of functions.
Introduction of Function Buttons from [R1] to [R5]
L1 : Changing Voices
You can select any voice from the 256 voices available in one quick operation. When you press and hold the [L1] button vertical and horizontal lines will light on the matrix, and the button at their intersection corresponds to the currently selected voice. If you press a different LED button while these crossed lines are showing the intersection will move to that button and the corresponding voice will be selected.
L2 : Changing Note Length
Sets the length of the notes from the time they are triggered to the time they decay to silence (the gate time). While holding the [L2] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix to move the lit vertical line to the desired setting. Moving the line to the right increases the note length.
L3 : Changing Octaves
Sets the playback pitch in octave increments.
While holding the [L3] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move the lit horizontal line to the desired octave.
L4 : Changing Loop Points
Sets the loop playback range in the Score Mode. While holding the [L4] button slide your finger horizontally over upper half of the matrix to move the loop start point indicator to the desired point, and slide your finger horizontally over lower half of the matrix to move the loop end point indicator to the desired point, as required.
(In the Random Mode this function sets the rotation direction and speed)
(Not available in the Draw, Bounce, Push and Solo Modes)
L5 : Changing Loop Speed
Sets the loop playback speed (the duration of the beats). Four settings are available, set via the leftmost four columns on the matrix: quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and thirty-second notes. While holding the [L5] button press a button in the corresponding column. (Not available in the Push Mode)
Introduction of Function Buttons from [R1] to [R5]
R1 : Switching Layers
Switches to a different layer.
While holding the [R1] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move the lit horizontal line to the desired layer.
Moving the line to the lowest row selects layer 01, the next row up is layer 02, then layer 03, and so on up to layer 16.
R2 : Changing Tempo
Sets the playback tempo (BPM).
While holding the [R2] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix to move the lit vertical line to the desired tempo setting. Moving the line to the right produces faster tempos.
R3 : Transposition
Adjusts the playback pitch in semitone increments. While holding the [R3] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move the lit horizontal line to the desired pitch.
R4 : Changing the Layer Volume
Displays the individual volume settings of all 16 layers, and allows the volume of each layer to be adjusted as required to create the ideal "mix" between layers.
Each row of LED buttons corresponds to layer, beginning with layer 01 at the bottom row. While holding the [R4] button slide your finger horizontally over the row corresponding to the layer you want to adjust to set the volume as required. Each LED button row corresponds to a layer (01 - 16 from bottom to top), and the horizontal axis corresponds to volume level with volume increasing towards the right (the leftmost setting corresponds to "0" volume).
R5 : Switching Blocks
Switches to a different block.
While holding the [R5] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix to move the lit vertical line to the desired block.
Moving the line to the leftmost column selects block 01, the next column to the right is block 02, then block 03, and so on up to block 16.
Images are used to illustrate techniques for each performance. Note that you should use your right and left thumbs to operate the R/L buttons when holding the TENORI-ON with both hands.
Performance Video (3:49)
A house tune built around an ad-lib melody. This tune interweaves the track mutes and reloop so frequently encountered in clubs, and also features a flanger effect turning on and off partway through. (Does not use User Voices)
Changing master transposition (0:27)
Hold down the R3 button and press an LED button to transpose all pitches.
Here the pitch is transposed from the original pitch -> 3 half-tones up -> 1 half tone up -> back to the original pitch. Note that the transpose function does not affect rhythm voices.
Changing loop points (0:35)
Altering the loop point introduces changes to a rhythm pattern. First, display the rhythm part layer and press the L4 button in sync with the rhythm to change the end-point of the loop. This pattern begins as a single-bar rhythm pattern. Here it is transformed from one bar to one beat, then to eighths, sixteenths, becoming progressively shorted before returning the loop end to a single bar with apposite timing. The following details the sequence used to transform the pattern from a single bar to sixteenths, then back to a single bar.
Muting layers (0:34)
Although TENORI-ON is capable of muting sound completely, it cannot mute individual sound layers. Instead, layer volume is utilized to adjust the volume of each layer. During performance, layer one is the rhythm part, so will be muted. To mute a layer, hold down the R4 button and press the left-most LED on layer 1 with apposite timing. This mutes the volume of layer 1 completely. To return the layer to its original volume, hold down the R4 button and press the LED that corresponds to the original volume of the layer. Here we explain how to mute the bass line on layer 2. Note that it is important to remember the exact position of the original volume setting.
Turning effects on and off (0:41)
Use this technique to apply chorus effects (flanger) during performance. Before performing, enter a figure for the chorus parameter (Effect menu / 4. Chorus Param), and set the chorus type (Effect menu / 3. Chorus Type) to NO EFFECT. To apply the effect, open the chorus type screen during performance, spinning the jog dial downwards at the appropriate time to change the effect to FLANGER2. The effect will be applied at this point. To cancel the effect, select NO EFFECT again, or press the CANCEL button to leave the chorus type screen. In the actual performance depicted here, the R5 button is pressed to leave the screen.
Playing a solo in octaves (0:41)
Although not shown in this video, you can use this technique in solo mode. To perform, press and hold an LED in solo mode, then change the octave while pressing the L3 button. To perform the actual technique first press the appropriate LED with your right finger, then hold down the L3 button with your left thumb and, with your right finger in its original position, press the LED of the desired octave with another finger from your right hand.
Performance Video (2:45)
A rhythmic tune built around an ad-lib melody. The TENORI-ON creates a percussion solo in Random mode, and adds more percussion in Solo mode. (Does not use User Voices)
Percussion solo (0:51)
Create a percussion solo layer. Set the percussion tone in random mode before performance. During performance, select this layer, then press the LEDs to create a suitable pattern. While there are no specific methods for doing this, you can add variation to the timing with which phrases are played back by changing the order in which you press the LEDs, rather than simply pressing them one after the other. After doing this, hold down the R4 button and trace LEDs to rotate the phrase pattern and make it random, and thus different to those originally entered. The speed with which you trace the LEDs defines the speed of rotation. To stop rotation, hold down the R4 button and any LED. Pressing the CLEAR button instantly deletes the layer you have entered and mutes the rhythm part. However, note that care should be taken, as holding down the CLEAR button for an extended time deletes all layers.
Changing the master tempo (0:21)
Use this technique to change the tempo for endings etc during playback. Press the R2 button to display the current tempo on the vertical axis of the LEDs. Press the LEDs to the right of the current position to increase the tempo, or to the left to decrease it. Here the tempo is gradually decreased, as if applying ritenuto.
Performance Video (3:23)
An electro-pop tune made using UserVoices only. In this song, the TENORI-ON copies two blocks from the song you are playing, and adds them to your performance in draw mode.
Using User Voice (0:17)
Here, the only User Voice used is a vocal, which utilizes a long vocal phrase. To achieve this, use a personal computer to slice the song into segments less than 0.97 seconds in length. Next, use the User Voice Manager to assign each segment to each LOAD button and create a User Voice. In this performance, the score mode loop speed (L5) for the User Voice is set to 2, and played so that one loop is equal to two bars.
Performance 1 in draw mode (0:27)
Here entry is performed by tapping the LEDs in time with the tempo to create fill-in type phrases, rather than tracing across the LEDs with your fingers. In the actual performance, this technique is used after copying the block being played back to an empty block while performing. To carry out this copy procedure, hold down the R5 button, choose an LED in the lowermost LED of the source block you want to copy from and press it twice, then press the LED of the destination block you want to copy to (any LED in this block is ok).
Performance 2 in draw mode (0:27)
This is a normal performance in draw mode, where the performer adds changes to the phrases by changing loop speed. After tracing across the LEDs to enter a phrase, hold down the L5 button, then press an LED one row to the right of the vertical axis of LEDs currently lit. This changes the original setting of 4 to 8, making the playback speed of the entry slower than when originally entered. In the actual performance, this technique is used after copying the block being played back to an empty block while performing.
|Rear LED Display||Oui|
|Weight||Weight||700 grammes (sans batteries)|
|Other Controllers||LED Buttons||256|
|Function Buttons||10 (L1 - L5, R1 - R5)|
|Size||122 x 32 points|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||AWM2|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||32|
|Preset||Number of Voices||253 (239 + 14 Drum Kits)|
|Custom||Sampling||3 kits (avec User Voice Manager)|
|General||Note Resolution||♩ = 96 clocks|
|Gate Time||10 ms ~ 9990 ms|
|Overall Controls||Tempo Range||40 - 240|
|Scale Type||9 presets|
|Performance Modes||6 types: Score, Random, Draw, Bounce, Push, Solo|
|Miscellaneous||Clock, power-save, synchronized performance, recording, TENORI-ON song playback|
Storage and Connectivity
|Storage||Card Slot||SD Memory Card (Songs / Blocks / Layers / Settings / Samplings)|
|Connectivity||DC IN||DC IN 12V|
|Headphones||x 1 (mini)|
|MIDI||(Mini DIN) MIDI IN: for synchronized performanceMIDI OUT: for external device control|
Amplifiers and Speakers
|Power Supply||Adaptateur (PA-3C), ou batteries (Six piles "AA")|
|Battery Life||Environ 5 heures de lecture continue|
|Included Accessories||AC Adaptor||PA-3C|
|Mini DIN Cable||Oui|