Re: Re:Tenori-on tricks

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Adam Wilson

zinoff wrote:

It’s limited, limiting, the sounds are average the effects are bad [master effects only. reverb, chorus, flange], some useful stuff is hidden in menus such as the Octopus Align equivalent, duration is set for all notes, no accents on steps, no internal mono mode (no glide), neither CC control nor controllers over the sound (ADSR, Filter etc..) … and so on.. The sampling is there, totally limited [not even pitch up or down of samples], with unusually slow load times as in all Yamaha sampling products, but it’s there (in theory 3 banks of 16 1 second stereo samples).

But it has amazing usability and ergonomics, it’s totally intuitive, it’s fun. You pick it up and it’s hard to let it go, the fact that it has little speakers and it’s battery operated means that you can just pick it up and use it. I have no interest in using it as a controller, for me it’s just for the sheer fun of picking up a different instrument to play.

If you have any questions, ask… (if Gabriel and Marcel don’t mind).

Great review, thanks. Nice to see the TO reviewed by an Octo user.

So it dramatically limited, but very inspriring. At least for a while. When it was first introduced on the web, I was VERY interested. But when the first reports of its limitations trickled in, I no longer wanted it. Love the UI and the whole approach, but it just needs a major v2.0 OS upgrade imo.

A wall clock mode? Omg…

Besides the rotate feature you requested, is there anything else from the TO that you’d like to see implemented on the Octo/Nemo? Like a top 3 of things?

Regarding getting a Nemo next to an Octopus, I’ve been considering that too. I want to do a live project with the Octopus, but since the machine is so big (which I love in the studio), maybe the Nemo is a great idea. Of course, I must be able to port my Octo songs to the Nemo, and vice versa. The other possible issue is the different UI of the Nemo. I’m not sure if it would confuse me too much.