Video: TENORI-ON Product Demo Performance
TENORI-ON is a musical interface for the twenty-first century, featuring a martix 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's ability to sketch musical ideas.
The TNR-O (TENORI-ON Orange LED) features orange LEDs on a single side, allowing you to enjoy performing in the relaxed atmosphere of your own home. The frame is made of flawless lightweight white plastic.
The TENORI-ON 16 x 16 LED button matrix is simultaneously a performance input controller and display. By operating and interacting with the LED buttons and the light they produce you gain access to the TENORI-ON's numerous performance capabilities.
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.
TENORI-ON layers can be thought of as "performance parts" or "recording tracks." The TENORI-ON has a total of 16 layers. Separate notes and voices can be assigned to each layer, and all layers can be played together in synchronization.
The 16 layers are divided into six performance mode groups as shown in the illustration below. The six modes have different note entry methods and operation. Up to 16 layers created using different modes can be combined for rich, complex musical expression.
Once complete set of 16 layers is called a "block."
The TENORI-ON can store up to 16 programmed blocks (16-layer groups) in memory, and you can switch from block to block instantly during performance.
You could, for example, create a musical composition in one block, then copy that composition to another block and edit it to create a variation of the original composition. Or you can load a number of previously-created compositions into separate blocks from an SD Memory Card and switch between them to create variation during playback.