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mega excited! can't use it yet though!
Such a disappointment.
just mucking about with the different modes and making pretty noise! i am in debt now.
not that i'd be able to use it or anything. there was a musician doing a live performance with one of them in manchester a couple months ago but i missed it :(
Not that I have any musical talent or ability
how much was it though?
is the going rate if you can find one in stock
is this what thingummy uses?
...but Daedalus might be someone who uses a Monome- from my limited knowledge, I think the Tenori-On was designed by the same guy, and is a little more user-friendly.
Most people use Monome with Max/MSP, or as an interesting MIDI controller; the Tenori-On seems to be more of an instrument in itself, rather than a controller. I suspect it's much less powerful but, at the same time, you can use it to make music in less than a week. Swings & roundabouts, I guess...
Monomes are, I think, made to order; or at least in small batches that you need to get in early on. They also crop up on ebay occasionally.
he uses his as a sample/loop controller on his laptop
best bridge of dj set/live set in the world imho
but it's completely external with it's own sound back, you don't need to load samples (although you can ;-))
It looks like it would be masses of fun but not so good as a 'serious' instrument.
Aren't the samples you can load a maximum of 1 second long? And there's no USB connection or proper audio out? you can't edit the sounds at all?
I'm sure it's loads of fun and it looks cool but I was just put off the more I learned about it.
It's not really like a monome at all, other than the basic 'it's a grid of buttons that light up' thing. A tenori-on's an instrument and a monome's a controller. The monome is completely customisable and adaptable. It'd be much easier to interface it with pretty much anything. You can also play pong on it. :)
It strikes me a tenori would be very prescriptive and only really of use on its own. You could use it to output midi but that's about it.
And it's not made by the same people as monome. Tenori-ons are by Yamaha, monomes are by... monome!