TNR-i - US
By Yamaha Corporation of America
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
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Love and hate
I still love tnr-i, and I still get frustrated with tnr-i.
this app could be so close to studio-grade if it offered one minor thing: ableton link. I have purchased (and later sold) a hardware tenori because i wanted the sync and midi functionality this app struggles with--only to find that the hardware is equally frustrating. "Sync" on the hardware tenori means 'almost-a-sixteenth-note-behind-the-beat'.
What could solve this problem forever? Ableton link.
Come on, Yamaha. Save this app from the deleted app piles of yesteryear's abandonware. Ableton link now, Ableton link forever.
-Your biggest fan
-This app is inspiring. Getting off of a piano style keyboard has helped my song writing immensely at times.
-Negative swing algorithm! Such a good shuffle. Almost as human as an African drum circle.
-Limitation is the mother of all invention
-The poor excuse for a file structure. This is an app that gives you a handful of options for saving small elements of songs (save block, save all settings), but no commands resembling "create new song" (initialize?) or "save [updated version of previously saved] song". I just lost two hours of work! Maybe I'm missing something, but I've been making music on computers for 15 years. Things shouldn't be this opaque. I understand the philosophy of the original Tenori-On and the desire to carry that over onto the iOS version, but why make things so difficult for us?
Overall it's like using a charming piece of vintage equipment made overseas and guided by some sort of foreign design approach. Ergo the inspiration and the frustration go hand in hand. But hey: maybe this acts to keep hordes of sound-alikes from releasing songs written on this fun piece of kit ;)
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 10, 2017
- Version: 18.104.22.168
- Size: 59.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Yamaha Corporation of America
- © 2013 Yamaha Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.