The amazing ride of ToneMatrix

April 11th, 2009

I visited the Frankfurter Musikmesse 2 weeks ago and played with the Yamaha TENORI-ON. I thought, it would be much nicer when the triggered notes would force a wavemap to oscillate. It took me just a few hours to implement. The sound generation is basically a polyphone synthesizer with a simple delay with a variing read-offset to make the tones vibrating in the end. I am already addicted for myself to the cute sequences it always generates.

After uploading it on my laboratory the run began. I am counting more than 250.000 impressions, endless feedback, suggestions and even videos on Youtube. I will definitely put the sequencer in our AudioTool. But don't expect an update before autumn. We are trying to make 1.0 a serious music application with sequencing, automation, modulation, audio-tracks, synthesizers and what not. So there is no time to enhance this little toy. But I have added at least Clipboard support to let you save your pattern to sequence of numbers. Unfortunately the audio output is very glitchy when the context-menu is running.

Audio is the next big thing in Flash.

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216 Responses to “The amazing ride of ToneMatrix”

  1. Red Says:
    April 13th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Hello,

    I’m a great fan of this particular flash based creation and I was wondering if you might be able to make this into a .jar file so it’s possible to carry it around on your mobile and play with it.

    Greetings,

    Red

  2. will Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 2:19 am

    This is AWESOME …its got ‘iPhone App’ written all over it !

  3. Dj Tanuki Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Holy Cats!
    this thing is awesome!
    this + my Korg Kaossilator = too much fun to bring to work!

  4. Mac Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Damn, nicely done! Is it possible to put in our website? Off course with link to your site?

    It’s for a upcoming audio site….We would greatly appreciate it!

  5. Jared Weinblog – Tone Matrix Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 3:39 am

    [...] can make some serious music on this thing.  The creator of the Tone Matrix, Andre Michelle, says that “Audio is the next big thing in Flash.”  I can’t wait to see what the [...]

  6. S A P O R R A ! ! ! » Blog Archive » Game > Internet > ToneMatrix Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 3:39 am

    [...] Culpa e criação do André Michelle. [...]

  7. » Blog Archive » Game > Internet > ToneMatrix Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 7:09 am

    [...] e criação do André Michelle. April 13th, 2009 in Hilário, [...]

  8. Mark F Says:
    April 15th, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Wow this is so much fun

    But I want more! more! more!

    Seriously how hard would it be to make the interval before it repeats 3 or 4 times as long

    This could be a serious tool in no time flat.

    Oh what fun!

  9. Hum » ToneMatrix Says:
    April 15th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    [...] The creator’s blog post about it is here. [...]

  10. Mark F #2 Says:
    April 15th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hi!

    This is an absolute blast but a problem developed.

    It was working fine Monday night but yesterday when I tried it I get lights but no sound.

    Had this happened to anyone else?

  11. AmmoniaBinge Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Great little App.If ya wanna save your creation I used Audacity to record then saved the loop to an .aud file for mash-up with some of my own tunes which I exported to an mp3 …just awesome.

  12. AmmoniaBinge Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Sorry that’s a .aup file…anyway just great.

  13. SammyD Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    This is awesome. I can become Steve Reich in about 30 seconds.
    Good work mate.

  14. Mike Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    This would indeed make a great iphone app.!!!

  15. nk Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    im pressing the squares but no sound is coming out
    any ideas on how to fix this problem?

  16. GeekShadow Says:
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Can you make a version that can be resized ? (i.e. when the window is resized)

  17. Ian Says:
    April 17th, 2009 at 4:01 am

    This is so cool. Can’t wait for the update to the Audio tools… (that is one of the coolest things on the internet.) Great work.

  18. louis Says:
    April 17th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    wha’s the beats per min of this thing (BPM) i tried 90 but i think it’s slightly quicker.

  19. Gory Says:
    April 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Is the source of that poliphonic sound available somehow? I would like to implement this tonematrix on hardvare.
    Thankx

  20. Mike Corso Says:
    April 21st, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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  21. Greg Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 1:30 am

    It would be amazing if you could have multiple “steps” sorta like sheet paper. That way we could write longer pieces.

  22. Audiotool Update - The ToneMatrix » SoundShifter Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    [...] Making music on Hobnox, the next step! The Audiotool has been updated and we proudly present you the ToneMatrix. [...]

  23. Sykermeetikko Says:
    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    ToneMatrix is propably most beautiful thing of the year.

  24. Emanuel Says:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Looks great and I see it’s working for others.. I see the lights but get NO sound. Is there a special Codec or am I doing something wrong?

  25. yo Says:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Everything is working except for the sound. How do I get it to work?

  26. Dave Says:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 10:08 am

    waw, great!

  27. tekki Says:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Would love to see this as a VST.

  28. punkscience Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Loving this little thing!

    Nice work bruv.

  29. mquintus Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I like it, but it pushes my cpu load up over 50 percent, even when it’s idle. I can hardly read my mail, while it’s still open in some tab.
    Have you though about optimizing?
    Greetz

  30. sverige32 Says:
    April 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    another version (not flash) would be great. Have you ever tought about an iphone app?

  31. wc Says:
    April 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    i love this, it would be a lot of fun as an ipod touch app, especially i you could save your files

  32. Johnny W Says:
    April 30th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This is pure joy!!!

    So, when will it accept music parameters through the URL so people can post their compositions? :)

  33. candycaneapps Says:
    May 1st, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    We also love Tone Matrix and the Tenori-on from Yamaha, that is why we are launching an iphone app inspired on it. You can check the video on youtube, just search for: melodica iphone, to see it in action

  34. K0EFunk Says:
    May 3rd, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    can anybody type out those songs?

    Rythm is a dancer

    Soundtropolis

    Zombie Nation???

  35. XNDR Says:
    May 5th, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Robb made a tonematrix inspired sequencer that can be controlled by a monome device, check out the video on this page:

    http://docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=app:flickering_lights

  36. Gwyneth Llewelyn Says:
    May 7th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Aww this is SO cute! I could spend hours and hours just at playing with it… and I can imagine lots of curious applications for it, like, say, a tonematrix on your iPhone to save it as a ringtone… :) A personalised, DIY, ringtone generator!

  37. David S Says:
    May 12th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Genius. I can use it on the teeny-tiny Eee701 to distract my 3-year-old so’s I can get some work done.

    One drawback: It distracts me so much I can’t get any work done.

    FTW.

  38. Grazia Bittner Says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    oh my God! have had a really bad day and later on toward sunset I found this and Oh My God! Grazie Mille

  39. LoftLab Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    If you like ToneMatrix, then you’re going to love the free app TonePad on the iPhone/iPod touch!

    http://tinyurl.com/tonepad

  40. Sylvain Guehl Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Well, the only advantage I see there is that we’re playing on a D pentatonic major scale which is something not possible on the tenori on (only ionan scales and its modes, or chromatic scale (forget the okinawa)). The pentatonic scale allows a range of 3+ octaves and prevents half tones intervals from being played which is why anyone, even non musician is having fun whatever they lit on the matrix. Nice appl though :)

  41. Esod Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 9:41 am

    C’est tout simplement sublime !
    Merci beaucoup pour ce moment de joie et de bonheur =)
    C’est magnifique beau et pouvoir créer sa propre musique aussi facilement, c’est le pied ! =)
    Merci !

  42. Jerome Says:
    May 24th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    This flash animation is a pure illustration of the human genius. This matrix looks basic, but based on mathematics (Nature’s language ?) it is really awesome to play and create music.
    As a non-musician, I appreciate to interact with sound and rythmn so easily to create waves of music in a dynamic and interactive process.
    This is inspiring. This will help to meditate, for sure. You can also “type” words (like on a font grid) and listen to their sound…
    Can I suggest that you pattent it urgently to create a small “real” matrix pod so kids would be able to use it as a game to learn music or as a definitive new stand alone instrument (without one computer to play). You could also have some pre-recorded sound for beginners or to create special atmosphere.
    Absolutely great…

  43. longcat Says:
    May 24th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    loving the tonematrix, an old idea but it sounds beautiful and the moving wave-pattern is lovely…

    it has something of a thumb piano about it…

    anyway, i improvise every week and this week’s improvisation featured your tonmatrix alongside my moog opus 3 synth…

    http://vimeo.com/4809864

    do check it out if you have a moment (or 2) x

  44. Lili Says:
    May 27th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    i think this instrument is AWESOME!!
    thank you for making this game cool!

  45. Douglas Says:
    May 27th, 2009 at 7:50 am

    It’s a shame that it’s 16 across– this is a factor of 2 and 4, but not 3. Thus, it’s difficult to get a 1:3 rhythm going.

    If you made it 12 across or 24 across, we could get some more complex rhythms.

  46. Michael Turyn Says:
    May 27th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I immediately thought of Conway-{von Neumann}’s “Life”:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life ,
    and of cellular automata in general. What if, after you’ve gone through each pattern completely, you used that sort of rule to create a new pattern, play that, and so on? (I’d like to hear a Life ‘glider’….)

    Ordering would be a problem, but you could start with the placement-ordered algorithm for the original pattern, and create rules using the precedences of parent cells to determine the precedences of the children.

    (Everyone else has already praised you, so I didn’t bother, but you do deserve it.)

    On the ridiculous side: morph this with the flash “soundboard” to create new movie dialogue….

  47. Andrew Pellerano Says:
    May 27th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    You’re one flashvar away from viral! I should be able to share my grid with friends.

  48. Knock Twice : Tone Matrix Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 3:15 am

    [...] your time. If you are more sophisticated — as a musician or as a programmer — stop by Andre’s blog for more [...]

  49. Pudim Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 3:30 am

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  50. Jeremy Says:
    June 1st, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Wow man thats amazing and very good option for computer entertainment !
    i like this stuff @ lot;)

    If you publish it as Open source software i think many add-ons will not be late to come, making it even better ;)

    * save functions missing – very important !

  51. headachin Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 6:23 am

    this is absolutely awesome. amazing work. just wondering what could be the applications this could be used for. really cool.

  52. Jalis Says:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Wonderful… Amazing. This tool has lots of potential, and is also quite fun.

    One feature request I would like to make: Exporting any creation as an MP3, OGG, WAV, or any such audio format.

    Well done, keep up the good work.

  53. Says Says:
    June 6th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Wow… How could I record it to use ekse where.

  54. eyesaid Says:
    June 7th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Shit… i never thought it will be so good

    try this composition

    66804,1168,9360,1936,8192,2032,8320,130,10226,0,10224,16,8208,2032,16,65556

  55. Myrk Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Hey, really love the simplicity and elegance of this little flash program… I really love that wavemap touch by the way… it adds visual interest to the aural output… Clever use of the pentatonic..

    It’s be pretty cool if we could have changing colours as well, but i’m being nitpicky… it’s great as it is!

  56. Fibonacci Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Which cell corresponds to which tone?

  57. Tone Matrix SineWave Synth RT @BBHLabs | Vanguard Bots Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    [...] Tone Matrix is a slick sinewave synthesizer developed by Andre Michelle [...]

  58. aishalove Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Hey I was thinking if you took this a step further, you could make something thaat let you load a picture that was displayed at low rez, reach pixel being a tone, and a tone woupld play for each pixel, maybe each pixel individually or each row as a uniqe tone, the tone would be calculated based on intensity of the color of each pixel. each pixel would be a large box, small enough to display the picture but not so small as to be un manageable.

    Like a way to turn a picture into music.

    I’m sure I’m not describing the idea clearly but I think you get the basic concept.

    Might be fun to see what our favorite photos sound like.

  59. bec Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Hi !
    This is a winner !
    My 5 year old has to be prised off PC to get dressed for school and my class (6/7 year olds) were fascinated to find out what their “initials” “sounded” like !

    Can I adjust the tempo in any way?
    I ask because it would be fab to teach this aspect of composing, too !

  60. Seb Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Seriously, you have to make it embeddable.

  61. Dipock Das Says:
    June 13th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Brilliant! Just brilliant. Thank you.

  62. Eliselacerise Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Such a great job ! this is simply amazing !
    Thank you so much for bringing this to us !!

  63. jeff Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Could you make a 32-step or 64-step version?

    This is fun to play with and I would love to be able to make longer sequences.

  64. Jules Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    ToneMatrix is ingenious, it’s so much fun. I’d also love to make longer sequences.
    Thanks for publicizing this.

  65. Dan Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    if you could make this a cell phone app that outputs a ring tone… you’d be king of the world!

  66. mercurypi Says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 6:28 am

    schade
    dass da kein download von tonmatrix ist

  67. birdsong Says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve been drawing names and initials on the matrix. Simple and delightful way to musify your name. This is the letter Q
    1280,3520,12384,8240,8216,16396,32772,33794,72706,45060,57356,16392,106520,104544,2112,1152
    What a great app. Thanks!

  68. birdsong Says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    The great Stephen Fry

    3960,132,132,132,12,8064,64,64,192,16640,33248,33280,50688,29184,7664,32768

  69. wildrabbit Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 11:55 am

    65538,4,81922,32,65538,8,86018,0,65546,0,65538,65552,49154,98308,24578,86024

  70. UndergroundScene » Blog Archive » Andre Michelle’s ToneMatrix Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    [...] more information about the ToneMatrix and AudioTool on Andre’s blog and on the aM [...]

  71. gaston monescu Says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 3:25 am

    excellent & evolutionary

  72. Will Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Mate it’s just brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

  73. dave Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    70272,16448,32,82448,512,20480,66180,17024,136,81936,512,21000,65664,17028,128,82432

  74. brian Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Excellent, very useful instrument! greatly looking forward to 1.0 music application, any timescale?

  75. paul Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    could you please implement this a VST sometime in future? it really is an amazing piece of work.

  76. Franz Says:
    June 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Another one:
    37956,74370,17476,34824,66628,33442,17488,10248,17472,33284,17472,10768,17472,33280,17538,76032

  77. Germán Gana Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:49 am

    I like it so much!

    I would like if you have any aplication of tonematrix to download and to install in the computer (mac).-

    thanks and congratulations!

  78. Peon Says:
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I just impressed myself.
    98306,2,32784,65552,8,98312,64,32832,65664,0,101376,6144,45056,90112,12288,101376

  79. Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » The amazing ride of ToneMatrix « AP News Syndication Says:
    July 2nd, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    [...] Excerpt from: Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » The amazing ride of ToneMatrix [...]

  80. Electric Children » Blog Archive » An Online Electronic Musical Instrument Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:57 am

    [...] Link [...]

  81. ToneMatrix | Aaronology Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    [...] audio is the next big thing in Flash. With the amazing reception this nifty little flash audio toy has gotten it’d be hard to [...]

  82. Kith Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    cant get over how fun this is, but i wish it was 64 beats long instead of 16 !

    74816,37152,18560,37408,67600,37376,18752,37920,69632,42112,21056,43008,73792,33920,26752,37632

  83. Lucas Gelati Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    That’s funny!
    Here’s a LOL Sequence:
    126910,68234,69006,0,126910,75936,125088,3968,122942,65930,69182,384,6,56,6,0

  84. Mario Bros Says:
    July 15th, 2009 at 5:04 am

    It’s me Mario!

    0,80896,108144,92028,94158,131070,30718,16382,32766,128934,97948,93876,108148,80928,0,0

  85. Tim Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Here is,
    “March of the Elephants Under a Fireworks Sky”

    67584,114816,16580,16640,16912,17440,114706,2080,4160,8448,65796,114696,16400,19074,114688,5184

    %^)

  86. Tim Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Hey! It is not possible to copy to the clipboard form this site! What gives?!?!

  87. HR Says:
    July 18th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Hey, this is really amazing. Would you mind if I put it on my website? Of course I’d link to you.

  88. vanja Says:
    July 18th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    too adictive!! be good to have it on mobile phone.
    here is my 2 cents:
    70146,41992,86602,41984,86594,41984,86082,40976,86026,41216,86530,42240,86146,41024,86164,41026

  89. AnsOnkruid Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Very cool :D

  90. MadHattar Says:
    July 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    this is awesome! thanks for the entertainment.
    65550,98350,49504,24896,384,0,4104,0,70290,25636,36864,24576,32896,32896,122910,122910
    :) it’s also fun listening to everyone’s stuff

  91. MadHattar Says:
    July 26th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    can we do it with colours?
    65680,33096,82468,42002,22664,75940,33826,16900,8456,4240,2144,5152,8784,16680,32916,65610

  92. kyle Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I want to take this to burning man as a projection piece!!! Is there a way to get it to run full screen? Please email me if you can help.

  93. the tone matrix « Living the Myth Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    [...] you want to learn more about the work behind this, you can check the creator’s blog. Andre Michelle. Really fascinating [...]

  94. The Local Julio Says:
    August 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I would love to have this on my iPod Touch. Please, if it’s no inconvinient make this for the iPod and on the day of the release make it free so I can download it, then charge $.99. I have no money to spend anymore.

  95. Experimental Frequencies Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Patterns and symetries..
    43692,97786,114420,56814,126684,62910,129916,44202,87252,64382,128700,60894,122604,48630,98042,54612

    130818,33030,16650,8466,4386,2370,1410,130818,66558,67200,68160,70176,74256,82440,98820,66558

    65794,41476,264,2576,16672,576,5504,87636,43434,5760,320,16928,2320,520,41220,66050

    256,512,288,2560,16640,528,4352,516,33024,4608,272,16896,2304,512,256,512

    256,512,288,2560,16640,528,4352,516,33024,4224,272,16448,2176,544,64,32

    256,512,288,2560,16640,528,4352,90628,90372,4608,272,16896,2304,544,256,512

    256,0,70178,32772,16648,8208,70178,34884,35140,69666,8720,16392,33028,69666,512,0

    16392,8208,69666,34884,17544,8976,4640,3648,2496,4384,8976,17544,34884,69666,8208,16392

    17544,8976,69666,34884,17544,8976,69666,39748,35684,69666,8976,18056,34884,69666,8976,17544

    83082,41748,86314,43604,21928,11088,70818,56148,43884,70818,11088,22184,43348,86570,41748,83082

    0,1536,3080,6152,12288,24576,24576,25216,123648,122880,24576,12288,6168,3096,1536,0

    66050,33286,82444,41498,86580,43626,87764,43946,87892,44458,88404,45354,90388,49418,98564,65794

    And a little minimal..
    518,256,65538,0,512,65538,0,67584,6,0,66050,0,128,65538,256,65536

    It is amazing the beauty of the sound.
    Andre.. bravo again for this great project.

  96. Experimental Frequencies Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 6:28 am

    wow..
    I just saw my browser’s history..
    03:45 i saw a video on you tube with tonematrix (i was searching for tenorion)
    after a while.. around 4 i was on Andre’s project site. The time now is 7:30 in the morning! haahah
    Beautiful!!
    Andre? Did I tell you..? Braavo! :-)

  97. arvistah Says:
    August 16th, 2009 at 5:12 am

    this is sooo much fun. it can bring out the creativity in anyone–especially if you’re not musically inclined. I want to save my own master pieces as well, so how is it done?

  98. pebbles Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    6,57100,57112,48,96,114696,126876,12226,12226,126876,114696,96,48,57112,57100,6

    I win!

  99. OhMyGeek! – Para los aburridos en la oficina… “ToneMatrix” Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    [...] Básicamente ToneMatrix es un simple sintetizador originado por una secuencia de 16 pasos creado por André Michelle, un desarrollador y programador en variados lenguajes. Específicamente ToneMatrix está en ActionScript (Flash). Hay más información en un escrito que hizo en su BLOG. [...]

  100. ggboy Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    try this haha :)
    8226,1296,66626,5120,130,2048,49218,384,2082,0,67716,4608,34,256,50180,128

  101. niku Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    A smile face
    0,48,8,8,48,30720,32768,66048,66048,32768,30720,48,8,8,48,0

  102. niku Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I’am the king of the world!
    8176,256,640,1088,2080,4096,0,8000,0,8062,324,8008,49230,40776,37188,65406

  103. annie Says:
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    0,0,32252,22012,21764,21764,248,31744,2048,4480,2304,32000,508,29948,0,0

    i love this guy :)

  104. Blehblah Says:
    August 31st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I love my tune. Simple, but pretty.
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  105. elfboy Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Great device. Would love to see and would buy a hardware version of it. With touchscreen for tone matrix. Add headphone or rca audio outs, battery and optional ac adapter, Would be great take to the woods or whereever music toy even useable in electronica music etc. Would also play mine if had hardware version thru my korg kaos pad 3 at times. Thanks for creating this nifty online thing. Now to get ya to make and market a hardware touch matrix tone generator like it. Lol.

  106. John Visel Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Is there any way you can get this to play on your computer with no internet connection? I tried saving the web page, and that didn’t work.

    I teach elementary school, and would like to use this as a 21st century accompaniment for a musical composition that my kids will write.

  107. Create Music With Tone Matrix Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 6:20 am

    [...] to the creator, André Michelle, there are no sources for the flash-based application and this all there is to say for an [...]

  108. De'Angelo Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    It’s my first time here i heard of it from a friend but here is my first one

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  109. phoenixx100 Says:
    October 3rd, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Yes, ToneMatrix is excellent. And I wholeheartedly agree with the poster that said it’d make a great iPhone app (I’d also like to see it available for Windows Mobile devices, which I use extensively). Anyway, it’s great.

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  110. sofie Says:
    October 13th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    love love love it

  111. iNudge, haciendo música fácilmente « Program : Bytes : 48k Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    [...] – iNudge – ToneMatrix – Blog de André Michelle, autor del ToneMatrix [...]

  112. Sapphires Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    This is fantastic, I love it! Thank you so much! Colors would be great if you could put them in. I’m going to be trying the patterns others have listed.

  113. Cat Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 12:21 am

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    FROM DAVE

    Is nice

  114. Cat Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    1024,1024,1024,1024,1024,3200,0,0,2176,2176,2176,2176,512,6144,0,0

    Composed by me xD

  115. Cat Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    2,2,32,0,2,2,512,0,2,2,128,0,2,2,64,0

  116. Tristen Says:
    November 4th, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Hi, i was wondering in the second paragraph if where you talking about updating the ToneMatrix or audio toy?(i am aware this may be a… for lack of better word “stupid” question. Please reply to the email i have provided.

  117. Syntezator we Flashu | SIMblog Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    [...] Syntezator można pobrać z jego strony domowej, znajdującej się na forum XDA Developers. Twórca programu zamieścił także osobny pakiet z jego źródłami. ToneBox jest dostępny za darmo. Autor oparł go na znanym i lubianym syntezatorze ToneMatrix. [...]

  118. daniel Says:
    November 10th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    fun!

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  119. Alkwerte Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    i love this toy ^^
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  120. georges Says:
    December 2nd, 2009 at 6:38 am

    It has stopped working. What’s up?

  121. Russ Says:
    December 2nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Yeah, it stopped working yesterday or the day before. I love goofing off on this thing from time to time!

  122. Eliseeeeey Says:
    December 3rd, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Hopefuly you’ll see all the comments here and at the bottom of the page the tonematrix is supposed to be on, because at first I thought it was my computer, but no one seems to be able to play it anymore and we’re all sad.

    It’s truely amazing.

  123. alias pail Says:
    December 4th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    sniff sniff, i miss tonematrix….

  124. Zack, a Big Fan Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Please fix ToneMatrix, it made my days better. also as a music major it was the best to show to all my friends.

  125. Russ Says:
    December 6th, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for fixing it. Woot!

  126. Tonematrix | Dafunkystory Unity Says:
    December 7th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    [...] More info on my blog. [...]

  127. Jeff Zugale Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    PLEASE write this as a plug-in for industry-standard audio software like Reason, Logic, DP, ProTools!

    I’d pay $50 for it, more if I could assign different instruments to different rows… :)

  128. chris r Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

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    if you like it better put a ring on it

  129. chris r Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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  130. Create Digital Music » Put a Hex on You: New Game, Crazy Music Sequencer with Hexagons Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    [...] Blooms, and expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM.” They cite Andre Michelle’s ToneMatrix, a Tenori-On-like Flash app (see videos), as a major influence, in addition to games like [...]

  131. Put a Hex on You: New Game, Crazy Music Sequencer with Hexagons | uptownboogiedown Says:
    January 8th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    [...] Blooms, and expanding your consciousness at 130 BPM.” They cite Andre Michelle’s ToneMatrix, a Tenori-On-like Flash app (see videos), as a major influence, in addition to games like [...]

  132. Sarah Says:
    January 8th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    What notes do you use in it???

    It would really help me in composing for my GCSE’s =]

    I made a really cool song
    thanks

  133. Human1 Says:
    January 20th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful and so fun to play with. Make me feel like I’m writing Underworld songs.
    I would love to see this as an android app. Add some length, ability to loop sections. I’d pay for that!

  134. me Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    33026,1024,4368,1024,256,1040,256,5120,16642,1024,256,1024,308,0,65536,65568

    My lil tune

  135. rod garland Says:
    February 22nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    how can I try out the tone matrix myself!
    I got an e-mail from Kim Komando’s cool site of the day, but it does not tell me where to get it??? please help me!!!!!
    thanks
    RG

  136. Patch Says:
    February 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    This is way too much fun… thank you for this!

  137. Tony Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 5:37 am

    ron garland…

    Here’s the link to the tone matrix

    http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix

  138. ben paul Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    no sound

  139. Brenda Novar Says:
    February 28th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I still love playing around with my Ensoniq SQ80 onboard sequencer, but the ToneMatrix is just so fun & addictive. Thanks for sharing.

  140. pate centeno Says:
    March 6th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    OMG! i love this ^_^
    but too bad coz i wanna save the tunes i mixed. :(
    but anyway, this is really something. :D

  141. Scott Says:
    March 10th, 2010 at 6:52 am

    You might like Bram Bos’ Lunchbox Battles as well – a very rudimentary beat creator that would hook nicely to Tonematrix.

  142. aM laboratory « Alex Onsager Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    [...] More info on my blog. via lab.andre-michelle.com [...]

  143. Adam Says:
    March 18th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Just found ToneMatrix yesterday. The combination of simplicity, creativity, and just about everything else is fantastic. I only wish it was possible to increase the number of notes before it repeated.

  144. Laimikis.lt Says:
    March 20th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    This sound applet is amazing :)
    Is there any option to save the compositions?

  145. Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » Tonematrix got 3000 comments Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    [...] amazing ride still amazes me. Every day I receive a lot of comments and emails and I really appreciate the [...]

  146. Nigel Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    This has to be an iPhone app soon. Let nobody steal this from you. You are a rich man!
    Utterly brilliant

  147. DI HALT Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    tonematrix + slow tetris = ????

  148. Michael J G Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 5:13 am

    I first found this cuz Moby mentioned it on fb. What I love about it is I enjoy music but have never gotten very far with learning to play any instrument. eye/brain/(adhd)/hands just don’t work well. But visually creating and spacing patterns (i’m a fairly good artist)that create the music is extra fun. The whole discovery process is great. Simple > Complex > strip down a different way. Thank You!!!! Much fun.

  149. blahzeblahblah Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    do you know RjDj – This would be a great scene for it – no need to develop your own app!

  150. walt Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I have been letting my music students play with this all week. Plugged my computer into my surround sound amp. and projected it onto a Promethean smart board. The kids loved it! The whole school is buzzing about it.

  151. Chrisfs Says:
    April 9th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Do you know about the old automata game called Life ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life

    This app would be neat with that game. As forms evolved, you could hear their sounds changing

  152. Murdy Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    awesome!! how can i download that?

  153. Sharon Hibbert Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Would like to contact you about potentially licensing your tonematrix for museum project. Please contact me.

    Thank you,
    Sharon

  154. Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » The amazing ride of ToneMatrix : : syntezator Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 3:03 am

    [...] Więcej: Andre Michelle » Blog Archive » The amazing ride of ToneMatrix [...]

  155. Ridina Says:
    May 26th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Hallo! I really like your tonematrix game. Can we add the link to our website? I think lot of people could enjoy it! Thank you, Ridina

    PS aren t you by chance planing to make a voice – game instead of just sounds? :-)

  156. Falk Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Absolutely fantastic! Awesome toy, i’m lovin’ it. Would be great to have an export feature to use the composition in Garage Band etc.

    Thanks for sharing this,
    Falk

  157. William Volk Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    This should be on the iPhone and the iPad.

    Lets talk.

  158. Andrew Says:
    June 7th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Please Please, make this available as a downloadable App for PC/Mac or whatever! This is an amazing tool.. so so much fun =]

  159. Bem casados Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Damn, nicely done! Is it possible to put in our website?

  160. Suneet Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    its really cute!!!

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  161. The Tone Matrix: Make Beautiful Music No Matter Where in the World You Are Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 3:57 am

    [...] can check out the process behind the creation on André Michelle’s blog where he says, “Audio is the next big thing in Flash.” After playing with this gadget, [...]

  162. Scott Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This is great. i work with students who access the computer using switches. I can easily provide access to the web based Tone Matrix, but I’m curious if you can make it available so students with disabilities who do not have Internet access could still play around with accessing and composing the tones.

    Thanks!!!

  163. Scott Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Playing with it reminds me of the composition of Phillip Glass’s Variations on a Theme

  164. Wei Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Hi,

    If I were to write a program that randomly generate on/off blocks based on a initial condition, how should I implement it?

    I dont have much programming knowlege, so all I have is an idea. I’d appreciate any directions I can get!

    Thanks!

  165. Pabvloc Says:
    July 14th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    ToneMatrix and pulse
    congratulations Andre, this is awesome!!!
    a few brainstorming ideas: possibility to record rhe music, save the patterns, pause and play, edit, ad another instruments. Could be an interface to play on live for dj’s or fun, could be a toy ap for kids and adults, app for smartphone. the begining of a new UI and NUI for music software. Ad images to play with same rythm. record and post diffrenr patterns for the ussers,. ANd mean while we play, we record progressive, saving the patterns in a time line to the posibility to edit after that and ad to some another music programs like ableton. some few brainstorming. Congrats, again magnificent work. Pabvloc

  166. ToneMatrix: crea tu propia melodía | Lorindos Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    [...] autor de este curioso sintetizador, André Michelle, comenta en su blog que hace un tiempo visito la Frankfurter Musikmesse y alli tuvo la oportunidad [...]

  167. Francis Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I have specific application and would like to discuss any licensing, rights, etc. Just want to be respective of your effort on this VERY nice app. Congratulations! And I echo all the comments here.

    Great work!

  168. Jugando con sonidos en el laboratorio de Andre | Util y Gratis Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    [...] Acabo de regresar de pasar un buen rato perdido en el Andre Michelle Laboratory, una web fascinante en la que puedes dedicarte a componer música a través de los distintos juegos que ha ideado el autor. [...]

  169. Web – ToneMatrix by Andre Michelle | What is Kaluuja? Says:
    August 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    [...] is a link to Andre Michelle’s blog for those [...]

  170. Mike Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Where can one download this app? I cannot find a link?

  171. El laboratorio de Andre – Experimentando con sonidos | Www.Xinijos.com Says:
    September 1st, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    [...] El Andre Michelle Laboratory es una web muy interesante en la que puedes dedicarte a componer música a través de los distintos juegos que ha ideado el autor. [...]

  172. Alicia Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Is there any way to save the “song” you make and send the link to people??
    Thanks!

  173. John H. Says:
    October 23rd, 2010 at 3:05 am

    I love this thing so much!:)
    It’s so much fun to have contests with my brother and sister!:)

  174. John Says:
    October 23rd, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Where is this website? I can always get lucky but then I forget where it is.

  175. John Says:
    October 23rd, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I wish I invented this thing so I could make it really long and do Axel F.:)

  176. Blog of Kaluuja » Blog Archive » Web – ToneMatrix by Andre Michelle Says:
    November 5th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    [...] is a link to Andre Michelle’s blog for those [...]

  177. Dimitris Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Gotta love it!
    You must be hated by bosses, the best time-waster :-)

  178. Carey Gumaer Says:
    January 10th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    This is very cool! I love the tenori on and I think a simple, flash based interface is a great idea. I LOVE the copy / paste feature – SO COOL. One suggestion would be to research a way to have multiple windows (tabs even) open at the same time and have them sync together, maybe pick different instruments or tone ranges on each tab.

  179. Storm Says:
    January 17th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I dig it I am wondering, however, how one organizes the matrix in accordance with the numbered codes that people keep leaving. I would really appreciate it thanks :)

  180. K1GMR Says:
    January 26th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Fantastic! Would love to see this used with young children.

  181. Vee Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I want this as an app! :D

  182. Ryan Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

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    Made it XD

  183. dante Says:
    March 11th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Any chance you can contact me so I can talk to you about devoloping this App, really like it ?

  184. Douglass Lettman Says:
    March 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Exactly how might we benefit my own Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder child. Free of drugs like Adderall. My son can not do his studying or simply cease moving in class. The instructors really want my family to take our kid to some family doctor to have our son clinically diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and put on prescription drugs. This approach scares the hell out of us. I took lots of meds myself growing up to put our kid on them.

  185. Experimentos sonoros | IdeaFixa - artes visuais, ilustração, design e fotografia Says:
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  186. okey Says:
    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 am

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  187. Astrid Says:
    April 13th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    It wont let me copy and paste ;-;

  188. Serena Says:
    April 14th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    PACMAN GHOST SINGS via ToneMatrix:

    http://youtu.be/vKgn5am9ko4

  189. The beauty of sequenced sound | BoomShadow.net Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    [...] More info on my blog. [...]

  190. Tenori On Your Laptop « Urban Crate Says:
    April 19th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    [...] Credits to the developer, Andre Michelle [blog][link] [...]

  191. Filipe Says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Hey!

    I’ve been playing with this for years now, and I decided to do a clone of it while learning scala and opengl.
    But I just can’t find the right MIDI instrument number that sounds right. Can you give a hand? :)

    Thanks!

  192. eoin Says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    wuld love to be able to use this live, does anyone know how to get it working offline? would pay for a downloadable version!

  193. BatmanAoD Says:
    May 17th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    There’s a similar program using the Unity Player that has a few more features: http://www.kongregate.com/games/quickfingerz/step-seq

  194. Galactus Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    nice work, man!

  195. ATOzTOA Says:
    July 18th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Really amazing… wonder how simple things can be so …. romantic…

  196. Mjazz Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 2:57 am

    For some reason at the site it doesn’t recognize my email addy as valid.
    Too bad.

  197. Mjazz Says:
    September 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Great for setting up polyrhythms.
    If you have trouble reading music you could also use it to figure out the tempo of difficult 16th note passages.

  198. Things That Make You Say Tune » Blog Archive » The endless charm of ToneMatrix Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    [...] Andre Michelle, who created it, describes it as a, “simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.” [...]

  199. Chuck Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’d love to include ToneMatrix on my site for children. Can you let me know if this is possible?

    thx,
    c-

  200. Balin Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 6:16 am

    So I just discovered an instrument patch on my Korg keyboard that sounds *exactly* like your tonematrix. The patch, for anyone interested is called “DWGS Sine” … so now I can set a beat with your software and play alone with it on my microKey. I guess DWGS stands for “Digital Waveform Generator System” … sounds exactly same. You just have set the Attack to 100% to get that *pop*

  201. Maria Jose Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Hi!
    I’ve just seen and try the ToneMatrix. I’m studing arts and I’ve been working with color, sounds, and synesthesia… this is such a great starting point…
    Congratulations and thanks from Chile!

  202. IanR Says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I am a composer and percussionist (and singer) and I love this tool! I’m figuring out which squares are what notes on a piano and composing songs on this. Love it!!!
    (Btw, I’m 11)
    -Ian

  203. BRANDONq Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:34 am

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  204. toby Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:26 am

    can you tell me if this is available as a VST ?

    amazing ! lOVE IT !

    T

  205. toby Says:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 am

    ps i m talking about the tone matrix !
    :)

    T

  206. jlc16 Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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  207. Jucărie mâncameți | FDL.ro Says:
    December 7th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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  208. cathy Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Thought this was amazing, talking about the tone matrix but couldn’t fine how to save creations. Its very inventive and enjoyable. I could imagine it filling a dance floor with a new range of sounds, I found Balinese sounds, add a bit of Marley, maybe the rain falling, I would like to hear a few different instruments, so an orchestra was created! I could imagine a whole lot of uses for it… ;) it made me feel happy!

  209. Just for fun… ToneMatrix | GPRX test Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    [...] his blog, Andre says that, “the sound generation is basically a polyphone synthesizer with a simple [...]

  210. Just for fun… ToneMatrix » GPRX test Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    [...] his blog, Andre says that, “the sound generation is basically a polyphone synthesizer with a simple [...]

  211. Eugene Kim Says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Here’s my sequence, but the process of adding single tones until I got here was much more interesting. Awesome!

    2176,0,66080,0,128,0,33808,0,512,0,512,0,136,0,512,2

  212. HauteArt :: ToneMatrix – Andre Michelle | Edopeno Says:
    February 12th, 2012 at 2:58 am

    [...] Haute AziFüg artistry around us knows no bounds! Andre Michelle makes music Interactive with the advent of [...]

  213. Lara Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Good job dude! You are the best!

  214. Music Toy | Harde Baas Paard Productions Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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  215. JORGE FRAGA HUICI Says:
    May 5th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Música para trabajar con enfermos

  216. thanks Says:
    November 7th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Good job dude! You are the best! thanks