Showing posts with label Yamaha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yamaha. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3

Hybriddrumming with Yamaha Artist Merlin Ettore

I don't feature a lot of drum stuff here on Resonant Filter, but this video from Yamaha featuring Merlin Ettore is bad ass:

Friday, February 10

Padshop - VST Granular Synthesizer

Steinberg's new Padshop granular synth looks intriguing:

"Coming straight from the Steinberg sound lab, Padshop is a state-of-the-art granular synthesizer that provides out-of-this-world atmospheres and far-out effects — and a user interface that's a breeze to work with.

Granular synthesis is one of the most fascinating fields of experimental sound design, but the conversions for programming sounds based on granular synthesis algorithms have always been too complex for every-day sound design or too shallow for serious in-depth sound manipulation.

With Padshop, Steinberg offers a granular synthesizer that raises the standard in terms of handling, flexibility, musicality and sound.

Top features:
• Advanced granular synthesis engine with 2 independent layers and individual oscillator, edit and FX sections
• Up to 8 grain streams per oscillator for impressively rich and spacious structures
• Intuitive user interface for effective usability and direct accessibility
• More than 400 presets dedicated to atmospheric pads and evolving textures
• SoftGrain Wave ROM with hundreds of sounds for custom presets

The Padshop VST Granular Synthesizer will soon be available as a download product from the Steinberg Online Shop. So, fasten your safety strap and get ready to expand your universe with this high-class virtual synth.

Find out more and listen to audio demos on"


Sunday, December 18

REASON 6 + TENORI-ON = Awesome!

VJFranzK experimenting with Tenori-ON and Reason6:

"Super Versatile SoftSynth controlled by Unique Sequencer! There are amazing possibilities here - this should get you started. To do this, you will, of course, need a USB to MIDI adaptor - there are many brands available." -VJFranzK

Thursday, October 20

TENORI-ON w/ Reaktor & Ableton

" new toy.It's the first attempt to work with the Tenori-on. I don't like most of the factory-sounds, but i think it's cool to use it as stepsequencer or controller.I will connected the Tenori with soft-synthies of Reaktor or Ableton Live 8." -ElectroLASSIE

Friday, October 14

Yamaha SY-22 Vector Synthesizer

The below video by AnalogAudio1 has me wishing I never sold my Yamaha SY-22 Vector Synthesizer! According to the SY-22 "uses a synthesis method known as vector synthesis (similar to that on the ProphetVS and Korg Wavestation) in which samples and FM sounds (adapted from Yamaha's DX line) are altered and combined using the on-board joystick to create new and often interesting sounds... its strengths lie in its ability to record data manipulation in real-time and its multitimbrality - both of which lend themselves to creating some complex and cool sounds perfect for ambient, dub and industrial styles." If you like the sound in the video there's a table top sound module version called the TG-33 you can regularly find on ebay for cheap! An expanded keyboard version was also made called the SY-35. Check it out:

Monday, July 4

Tenori-On A Sunday Afternoon

"King Tet plays Tenori-On A Sunday Afternoon. Tenori-On as a midi-controller with Roland SonicCell. Audio track mastered by Radio Ready Masters.
-King Tet

Thursday, June 30

VJ Franz K compares TNR-i and the original Tenori On

"The new APP! How does it compare to the original machine? I have both, so I'll tell you in DETAIL. Subscribe to VJ Franz K, for the most entertaining and informative reviews of electronic music gear and apps!"
-VJ Franz K

Monday, June 27

Tenori-On Midi Madness using Roland SonicCell

"King Tet plays Tenori-On as a midi-controller using the Roland SonicCell desktop synthesizer. Recorded with Zoom Q3HD. Visit Facebook page."
-Neon Riot

Thursday, June 9

Tenori-On Performance Modes

Solo Mode

Score Mode

Random Mode

Media artist Toshio Iwai collaborated with Yamaha to design a totally new musical instrument. Tenori-on combines a MIDI controller, tone generator, sampler and stunning visual user interface. Most importantly it’s a unique new way to approach playing and composing music. Music instantly becomes a wall of light graffiti as you paint the sounds across its 256 LED buttons.

Thursday, March 3


Yamaha CS15 vintagesynthesizer from late 70's... Enjoy !!!

Saturday, September 4

Yamaha RX11 Circuit Bending

Random behaviour of a Yamaha RX11 drum machine.
An error was ocurred in the main chip when I tried to modify it.
I could fix it after this incredible random moments.


Thursday, June 3


Tenori is driving 303. Tenori-On (Midi Sequence)
Futureretro Orb (Convert Cv/Gate)
TB-303 Mod (Cv/Gate In)


Monday, May 17

Emilio "Millo" Sapia - Fragments

An original track..? Actully just little improvvisation on a 2 bar loop.
Gear used: Waldorf MicroQ, Clavia Nord Modular G2, MPC500 (main sequencer),
Elektron Machinedrum, DSI Tetra, Korg MS2000, Korg SV1.
No computer were used. Recorded on a Yamaha Pocketrak CX.

The DX7 Being Sonically Destroyed

part of my new song -
I'm not very good at creative FM programming, so I take pleasure in creating
harmonically rich waveforms and molesting the sound with expensive pedals.
In this segment, the ever-classic Yamaha DX7 gets toned down with a Moog
MF-101 for some envelope action, then gets blown to bits with an awesome
Devi Ever Spectacular Aenima with a Death by Audio Robot in the feedback
loop. The feedback loop is controlled by the photo eye on the pedal.


Tuesday, March 16

TR-808 and Tenori-On

This Roland TR-808 has the Kenton MIDI retrofit which allows each sound to be triggered via MIDI. The Tenori-On layer used here is in Bounce mode which is one of the more fun modes to experiment with. Each note sounds when its light bounces against the bottom row of the Tenori-On.

Monday, March 8

Burning like a silver flame

actual demo song venus

this is the new addition to my collection of cheep keyboards from yesterday.

Thursday, November 5

Tenori-ON Orange

Yamaha has announced a new more affordable Tenori-ON. This new model forgoes the magnesium side for a "durable" hard plastic and has orange lights (only on one side.) I'm actually liking the look of the orange LEDs more than the white. Dolphin Music has the price listed at £649.00 and an arrival date of December 14th.

The Tenori-On Orange comes in a white plastic frame, instead of Magnesium alloy body, with no screen at the back and orange LEDs, and doesn't run on batteries. Apart from these details, it's the very same instrument that found great popularity thanks to artists such as Bjork and Little Boots.

First debuted in London in the Winter of 2007 to unprecedented global press interest the amazing Yamaha Tenori-On has captured and fuelled the imagination of some of the world's most influential and creative experimental live and studio musicians, producers, and DJ's including Bjork, Ono Yoko Plastic band and new artists such as Little Boots. The instrument also naturally found it's way into many studios and now figures prominently and regularly at many of the world's major live music events.

The eye - catching and intriguing design had an immediate impact - offering people an intuitive and creative new way of bringing music production and performance together whilst enhancing the two activities in the process, a unique attribute. Since 2007 Tenori-On has also picked up numerous prestigious design awards thanks to it's addictive and brilliant interface and striking design. Recently it won a coveted place in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

But, as is often the case with new concepts, Tenori-On was admired and desired but often out of the reach of the millions of people who posted 'I want one' comments online - now the Tenori-On evolution continues as Yamaha unveil the eagerly awaited and more 'wallet friendly' addition to the Tenori-On family - The Tenori-On TNR-O 'Orange' .

The new Tenori-On 'Orange' offers the same levels of creative power as the original but has been made significantly more affordable. For example Yamaha have replaced the very cool but expensive magnesium casing of the original with a heavy duty and durable plastic casing .

All the same features and spec as the original apart from:

No Magnesium alloy body – white plastic frame on this model
Has orange LEDs instead of white LEDs
No screen on the back of it – has the interface
Does not run on batteries – mains only

If you're wondering what to get more for Christmas this would certainly do.... Than maybe I could hang out with The Pastels: