iPad Experiment Controlling Sunrizer Synthesizer from TNRi

In this video, I'm experimenting with using an TNRi  on iPad to drive the Sunrizer synth which is running in the background. I've used the physical Tenori-On W for over two years. I prefer to use it as a controller and run racks for virtual instruments running in Ableton Live or to turn external hardware … Continue reading iPad Experiment Controlling Sunrizer Synthesizer from TNRi

Video: Tenori-On with 2.1 Firmware Being Remote Controlled from a Computer Using maxMSP

In my last post I mentioned that the Yamaha release new firmware 2.1 for the Tenori-On which among other new features allows for programmatic control of the hardware via MIDI Sysex. TimL over on this thread over on the Tenori-On forummentioned he has already started writing a MaxMSP patch! He just posted a videoon his YouTube … Continue reading Video: Tenori-On with 2.1 Firmware Being Remote Controlled from a Computer Using maxMSP

Free Music Friday: "Dark Signals" Electronica Track and Video by Mark Mosher

Watch Embedded Video (I recommend watching in HD!)   "Dark Signals" is a song from my album I Hear Your Signals. This is an original dark electronica song with driving big beats, bit-crushed high-hats, a dash of ambient texture, and distorted synth leads. It's one of my favorite songs off the album and is becoming … Continue reading Free Music Friday: "Dark Signals" Electronica Track and Video by Mark Mosher

Tutorial: How To MIDI Sync Your Tenori-On with Ableton Live

   In this post I offer some tips on setting up the Tenori-On for use with Ableton Live as a Synth Rack. I’ll also cover how to compensate for MIDI Timing Issues. CONFIGURING THE TENORI-ON FOR USE WITH ABLETON LIVE When I use the Tenori-On with Ableton Live, I don’t use it’s internal synthesizer engine. … Continue reading Tutorial: How To MIDI Sync Your Tenori-On with Ableton Live

V2.0 Tenori-On Firmware Update is Here!

The long awaited Tenori-On V2.0 update has just been released and is available for download. Below is the list of updates from the Yamaha web site: Tighter operation - Through internal software refinements the Yamaha engineers have successfully improved the overall processing performance, giving the Tenori-On player the experience of a ‘tighter’ and more instantaneous … Continue reading V2.0 Tenori-On Firmware Update is Here!

Using Ableton Live to Add Velocity to Incoming MIDI Notes from Tenori-On (or Launchpad)

In this YouTube Video, I demonstrate how to use Ableton Live 8 and the Velocity MIDI device along with a dummy clip to add velocity to incoming MIDI notes that are a fixed velocity. I illustrate this with the Tenori-On but this concept will work with any MIDI device. Once velocity is introduced into the … Continue reading Using Ableton Live to Add Velocity to Incoming MIDI Notes from Tenori-On (or Launchpad)

Hands-On with the Tenori-On: First Impressions + Integration with Ableton Live

Now that REBOOT has released, I’m gearing up to perform these songs live. One of my goals it to make the performances more visually interesting, help the audience connect with what I’m doing musically, and not spend an entire set hunched over a laptop. I just added a Tenori-On White to my rig to help … Continue reading Hands-On with the Tenori-On: First Impressions + Integration with Ableton Live