Late night live jam with my Yamaha Tenori-on, recorded ~1AM, 5th July, 2011.
Not recommended for those allergic to synthetic cowbells.
Well, yeah, I've had the TR-808, TR-606 and mouth samples loaded into my TNR-W for years so it's about time I did something with them. And it's also good to force oneself to escape the seductive low-tempo ambient Tenori-on habit where most of it's sounds sit most comfortably, idly noodling along at 70 bpm. This is what resulted.
I don't know why the video glitches occasionally - I recorded the laptop's webcam with PhotoBooth - but I like it. Audio was taken directly from the Tenori-on into the MacBook Pro's audio input where Ableton Live was waiting to gobble it up. No post-processing was applied other than tweaking the level and a touch of soft compression & limiting. Monitoring was done through my Grado SR80i headphones, again plugged straight into the MacBook Pro's built-in audio output.
That's about as minimal a gear load-out as I can get without twitching. Oh wait, I guess a Yamaha BC1 breath controller should also be included as I used it to prop the laptop up at an effective angle for it's iSIght to catch all the high-octane point-and-poke "action."