Inter-Freerunner Connectivity

Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen admin at
Mon Jun 30 22:40:29 CEST 2008

Monday 30 June 2008 Jay Vaughan wrote:
> >  i just attended a convention where one of the events was an
> > experimental
> > music set by one of the attendees using a Tenori-On (and jamming
> > with another
> > attendee on a digeridoo[1]),
> Yes, the tenori-on is definitely do-able with the OM phone .. I used
> to work for a major synth mfr, specifically working on a linux-for-
> music-gear distribution, but now I work for THALES making embedded
> systems for trains.
> I would love to work on an OM-compatible synth platform, but until
> then, I'll just keep working on OM-based music software to release
> shortly .. ;)
> > and during the session it struck me that the
> > OpenMoko platform would be able to do something similar to this, or
> > at the
> > very least be able to provide some nifty stuff in the same sort of
> > vein of
> > thought - maybe not as powerful (since the Tenori-On is a dedicated
> > sound
> > device, and thus has been able to be geared for this wrt multiple
> > voices and a
> > very powerful sound chip and such), but... you know, just a mind-
> > burp, really,
> > but still :)
> You really *don't* need a very powerful system to do interesting
> audio, and Yamaha (who I have also worked for in the past) know this
> very, very well .. there is a lot of hype about it, sure, because DSP
> is inherently difficult for a lot of people to grasp, but we can do a
> lot of interesting things with the OM hardware, for sure ..
> FWIW, the Nintendo DS currently has some exciting apps being written
> for it, in the music-making department, and they work very well.  Some
> of these apps will make their way over to OM once Freerunner starts
> getting a little traction, I imagine ..

  This is very, very interesting news :) Very interesting indeed :)

..Dan // Leinir..

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