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Is it a Lite-Brite or a musical instrument?

on April 27, 2009 9:51 pm

tenorion

Friend of The Gadgeteer and music man extraordinaire Mark Rosengarten sent me an email tonight to tell me that he’s waiting to take delivery of a Tenori-On. Since I had no clue what he was talking about, I went directly to my BFF Google for the 411. The Tenori-On is a really wild looking musical instrument from Yamaha. It has a 16×16 matrix of LED switches that you touch to play different tones. It looks like a Lite-Brite for the 21st century and could be a lot of fun to play with. I’m sure Mark will come up with a cool song to feature it. In the mean time, here are some Tenori-On YouTube videos to check out.

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    Mark says:

    Yep, with one layer and one sound and no ability to change any of the parameters or record it. It is a fun online toy, though, and only reinforced my determination to get one. I’ve been lusting after it for 18 months and sold off a lot of stuff to buy one to add to my eclectic musical instrument collection.

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