The amazing ride of ToneMatrix

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 thoughts on “The amazing ride of ToneMatrix”

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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