Three instruments have been stoking the fires of my gear-lust a lot lately. I’m just putting this out there in case Santa is listening and has not been effected too much by the economic crisis.
There is lots to love about this thing. The portability, the method of sequencing, the pretty lights, the interface, and perhaps most importantly, the freedom of not needing a computer. There are tons of videos out there about the Tenori-on, but this on is the most musical that I’ve seen.
Oh, that smooth Rhodes sound…. It just slips into your ears and hugs you from the inside. I would not have a place in my studio to put one of these things, but I would certainly make some serious layout compromises to squeeze one in. That classic, soulful sound just calls to me.
This is a incredibly hard instrument to purchase. Only a few are made each year, and the desirability should be obvious. That combination of smooth melodious notes from a percussive instrument really attracts me. Due to the scarcity of the Hang, this is realistically the instrument of these three lusts that I’m least likely to ever own. A boy can dream though.