July 28, 2008

Tenori-On Top of things...

A fellow at work, David Sparks, recently lent me his Tenori-on, an unusual instrument from Yamaha/Toshio Iwai. I've posted some of my early, not so great, work on my wiki, and here's what you'll find.

I thought it would be interesting to hear a song and hear the process of creating it. The Tenori-on is -wicked- addictive and fun to use.

Track 1: T-Const

A lame name for a lamish song. I actually like a lot about it. The push layer is -terrible- and so that's why you don't hear much of it.

This is recorded as a wave and encoded to a 192 kBit/s, 44.100 Hz, Stereo mp3.

Track 2: Composing T-Const

This is the recording of the process of composing on the Tenori-on What to listen for:

  1. Pauses in change...means I'm either listening or copying blocks.
  2. Weird one off instruments and sounds... meaning I'm testing new instruments on a new layer and notes.
  3. Total Drop Offs...meaning I'm saving the song to the sd card
  4. My lameness...meaning I'm composing electronica. I like doing it though, so I make fun of myself as a defense mechanism.

This is recorded as a wave and encoded to a 64 kBit/s, 44.100 Hz, mono mp3.

It's fun to listen to the composing after the 'final' product, it has a how did I get there from there feel. Enjoy and let me know what you think....or...you know...not.

1 comment:

brett said...

Pretty cool stuff!