TNR-i - US
By Yamaha Corporation of America
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The iOS version of the world-renowned TENORI-ON brings you a completely new musical interface. Even if you don't know much about music, you can create music intuitively as if you were arranging sounds in space. The music that you see on the 16 × 16 grid of buttons is the music that is performed.
On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, basically, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch.By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights produce a visual performance.
TNR-i can produce 16 types of sounds at the same time (16 layers), and it can remember up to 16 song patterns produced using those sounds (16 blocks). By switching between song patterns in real time, you can produce a rich variety of musical expressions.
There are six different types of performance modes that you can select for each layer. You can make elaborate music by combining different modes. In score mode, the most fundamental of the modes, you can arrange sounds horizontally (temporally) and vertically (by pitch). In the exciting random mode, the sounds that you arrange are not just played in order—the melody and rhythm constantly change as twists are added. In draw mode, you can perform music by tracing your finger across the buttons as if drawing a picture. In bounce mode, the glowing lights are like bouncing balls that produce sound when they fall. In push mode, you can continuously change the sound as you perform. In solo mode, which is fun for solo performances, you can easily adjust the speed of repetition and the pitch.
First, please try the demo. You can experience the joy of performance just by switching layers.
- Loading the Demo: From the menu (touch the display), touch All Blocks, iD-Xtra_uncTK, and then Load.
- Switching layers: Press R5 and the area that the 16 × 16 buttons are in at the same time. (You can double-tap R5 to hold it and make it easier to switch layers.)
The appeal of TNR-i isn't just limited to its faithful duplication of the TENORI-ON concept and its design and interface, which were developed under the supervision of Toshio Iwai.
If you are connected to a network, you can participate in TNR-i sessions with distant friends and others. Up to four people can connect to each other over a network and enjoy performing together at the same time. First, tap Clear and the display at the same time to activate the Game Center feature. Then, invite your friends, or use the auto-match feature to automatically select a partner, and start your session.
For more details, see page 23 of the internal manual.
Manual: From the menu (touch the display), touch System Menu and then Manual.
If you update the TENORI-ON (TNR-w or TNR-o) to version 2.1 and use it with TNR-i, you can participate in sessions using the TENORI-ON (TNR-w or TNR-o).
For details, see the TENORI-ON webpage at http://www.global.yamaha.com/tenori-on/.
The preset sounds of TNR-i are the same as those of the TENORI-ON, and the performance files are also compatible. You can use iTunes to transfer performance files saved on your TENORI-ON SD card to TNR-i. Of course, the reverse is also possible.
Please enjoy the world of TENORI-ON.
*The Game Center feature is a network feature provided by Apple. It is mainly used for multi-player gaming. You must have an Internet connection to participate in a network session. You also have to sign in to the Game Center.
*User Voice is not available.
*To run TNR-i smoothly, we recommend that you use an iPhone 4 or later or an iPod touch, 4th generation or later.
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Small bug fixes
Update users don't abandon them. Offering a new version as a separate app is one of those tactics I really hate. I don't have time to keep up with this developers mess as they try to eek out the money they feel they are deserved by their old school, gouge the hell out of the nich market thinking! Figure it out! If they wanted $40 then ASK for $40 and have one upgrade path! Sure, charge us for add on content, most everyone is fine with that. Here is what's NOT fine... Planed obsolescence! I think I will pass spending another $20 and focus on one of the many other apps I already own that offer similar functionality.
Two TNR are better than one!
Pretty weak of people to post poor reviews due to the new app. The point is you can use these two apps together! A blast to play and quite the bargain considering the original's cost. Currently on sale for half off, so I got both for the price of one!
Not Cool Yamaha
I have to agree with others that not having the content available from the tenori-e is an unwise move. You must have known there would be backlash do to this but you went ahead and did it anyway. The only way I will give the tenor-i 5 stars is if you make the tenori-e content available. I'm mean really, why didn't you just add it as an upgrade in one whole product? Just smile and it will be all better, right?( wink, wink)
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 24, 2013
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 45.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Yamaha Corporation of America
- © 2013 Yamaha Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.