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Yamaha App Sales, all 50% Off!

Reader hansendesigns let me know that all of Yamaha's app are now 50% off!

Buy Mobile Music Sequencer - US on iTunes: $9.99 (On Sale, from $19.99)

Buy Mobile Music Sequencer - International on iTunes: £6.99/€8.99 (On Sale, from £13.99/€17.99)

Yamaha has a very annoying habit of splitting up their apps into a US and International Version, and this post would get rediculous if I tried to list all of them here. So here are the US versions, all prices reflect the discounted price.

Buy TNR-i on iTunes: $9.99


Buy Performance Editor Essential on iTunes: $1.99

Buy Faders & XY Pad on iTunes: $1.99


Buy Multi Editor Essential on iTunes: $1.99

Buy Keyboard Arp & Drum Pad on iTunes: $1.99


Buy Voice Editor Essential on iTunes: $1.99

Buy Cloud Audio Recorder on iTunes: $0.99


Buy Set List Organizer on iTunes: $1.99

Buy Cloud Audio Recorder MOTIF XF: $0.99


Buy Synth Arp & Drum Pad on iTunes: $3.99

Reader Comments 24

Can anyone says why Yamaha apps can't be purchased in iTunes store Brasil? I really want get TNR-i, but i can't.

August 30, 2013  | person_outline biblu

I was thinking about purchasing either Tnri or Mobile Music sequencer...
Can anyone confirm me I could add my own samples inside these apps by Audio pasting ?
Thks for yr answer!

September 01, 2013  | person_outline suggathang

@suggathang- Tnri is a qualified yes; MMS is a no.
Tnri has 253 included voices and 3 slots for user voices. each slot can hold 16 individual samples that can be pasted in (time limited to <1 second).
When you select a voice for a layer only the 16 samples for that voice are available on that layer (be they notes or drum samples or whatever).
of course you can have 3 (or more) layers active in the same one bar loop and thus have access to all 48 user samples.
MMS voices (original and iap) can be edited/tweaked in a somewhat limited fashion by envelopes but you can't add pasted samples.

depending on what you're trying to accomplish, you might be able to do it with core/virtual midi (Tnri & MMS) and/or audiobus (MMS only).

September 01, 2013  | person_outline a1

yes, i also don't have any music yamaha apps in my country appstore

September 01, 2013  | person_outline qmish

Thks a lot for all the infos a1!

September 01, 2013  | person_outline Suggathang

I have been obsessed with the Tenori-on functionality since I first saw musicians using them years ago. The TNR-i app is on sale for a few more days and i'm really tempted, but i keep seeing negative reviews saying that it won't do anything via MIDI.

For anyone who owns the app, is that true? If so, why the heck not? I could care less about the built-in sounds...it would seem that the whole point would be to use this app to generate sequences of sounds from OTHER apps.

If this app really lacks any MIDI functionality, can anyone recommend another Tenori-on style app to look at?

September 24, 2013  | person_outline David

@david Arpeggionome Pro is similar and has midi out functionality!

I don't use it that often, the novelty wore off and didn't really grab my attention, but it is full featured and a decent app. I never bought the Yamaha version because of the high price. Even at sale price I don't think it is all that appealing. Imho of course :)


September 24, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

@Baddcr: I have definitely looked at Arpeggionome (and have the free version on my iPhone), but the price and limited functionality have been sticking points. Seems like Arpeggionome does one thing (does it well, but still only one thing). TNR-i looked like it could arpeggiate plus be used as a step/song sequencer (unless i'm missing something).

September 24, 2013  | person_outline David

@David: TNR-i is a great app; In my opinion, Arpeggionome pro, which is also a great, highly recommandable app, is totally different from it. I get interesting and surprising patterns out of TNR-i everytime I use it. It is unfortunately true that it is/was impossible to use it for triggering other synth apps but iOS 7 inter app audio changes that because it integrates audio and MIDI. So TNR-i will be even more fun and useful. Here's a link to a video where you can see TNR-i triggering iMini via inter app audio:


Also, if you think about getting TNR-i, but you're not so sure, check out these excellent tutorials by VJ Franz K in which he gives great tips how to get the most out of it.

September 24, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

Sorry, forgot the link to VJ Franz K's videos:


September 24, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

Tnr-I also sends core midi out so you can connect it to a synth or another ios device or your mac

I can't get it to play app instruments in Ios 7 though, must be doing something wrong.

September 24, 2013  | person_outline Bianca

@David- i've read some of the midi comments and i'm mystified. they would only make sense to me if there is a difference between the US and international versions. i have the latest US version (1.5.0) on my ipad and iphone and both core midi and virtual midi are working fine. i just tried both; using virtual midi on the ipad to sequence two channels/tracks in bs16i; and using an irig midi on my phone to drive an external yamaha ypt-230 keyboard. there are no specific midi settings in the tnr-i menus except in the preference menu to turn off local control (the onboard sounds). as long as you have background audio toggled on and midi in selected in the app you're trying to drive from the tnr-i, you can just push the play button. the 16 layers in each tnr-i block (1 bar loop) correspond to midi channels 1-16. (i haven't recently tried to drive the tnr-i app from any external source).see these videos for more.



September 24, 2013  | person_outline a1

@synthandson good to hear from someone who has used both.

Very interesting to hear about the iOS 7 IAA updates, this definitely eliminates some of my reasons for not being all that interested, will have a look again - cheers!

Thanks for the links!! @a1 too!

September 24, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

@David: I just saw that you were posting on Synthtopia as well. There you ask if TNR-i can only generate its own internal sounds; Well, there are a few slots for user sounds too.

@a1: I never tried to trigger other apps with TNR-i just because I read it wasn't possible. Thanks for your post. Currently as I type this, I'm triggering nave and it's mezmerizing! How could I be so stupid?

September 24, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

@synthandson, @a1: That's what i'm talking about...seems like there's contradicting info regarding MIDI in the app. Some people say you can trigger sounds from apps, other people say you can't.

It's tempting to pick up the app after watching that Retronyms video showing the TNR-i using IAA to trigger iMini, but i'm not sure how long it will be until i'm on iOS 7. I don't want to blow $10 to have an app that only uses a % of its potential.

September 24, 2013  | person_outline David

@synthandson: Are you still on iOS 6 and successfully triggering Nave with TNR-i?

September 24, 2013  | person_outline David

@David: I'm still on iOS 6 and if I'm not severly hallucinating for some reason, I successfully tried triggering nave, Animoog and Sunrizer so far. I will try my other synth apps today and will report back here, which of them I got to play with TNR-i.

I guess this confusion about the MIDI capabilities of TNR-i have something to do with the fact that it won't be listed in the app that is triggered as a MIDI input source and that to hear the triggered patterns, you (I) have to leave the app that is triggered an go back to TNR-i after selecting a sound. Kind of weird (?)

September 24, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

@synthandson the no background midi output plagues Lemur for ages, thankfully sorted now. Perhaps look for a 'run in background' setting?

September 24, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

@synthandson: One of the many reasons i love this site. Thank you for the quick response and follow-up!

Well, if that's the case, i will definitely purchase TNR-i today. The 3 synths you listed are the ones i use most frequently on my iPad (also on iOS 6), so triggering those alone will be worth the price.

September 24, 2013  | person_outline David

@Baddcr: Thanks for the tip! I will look for it.

@David: I hope you will enjoy TNR-i!

September 24, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

Ok here's a list of synth apps that I tried successfully to trigger with TNR-i since yesterday:

Yamaha Synth Arp and Drum Pad; apeSoft iPulsaret; Korg iMS-20; Korg iPolysix; Camel Audio Alchemy; Wolfgang Palm WaveGenerator;

Wolfgang Palm Wavemapper; Propellerhead Software AB Thor Polyphonic Synthesizer; iceWorks, Inc. Cassini Synth for iPad; Novation Novation Launchkey;

Wooji Juice Ltd Grain Science; Qneo Voice Synth; Takashi Mizuhiki DXi FM synthesizer; Shun Murabayashi Bismark bs-16i; Yonac Inc. Magellan;

Yonac Inc. Galileo; VirSyn Addictive Synth; VirSyn iVoxel; Markus Waldboth BassLine; tempo rubato NlogSynth PRO; Green Oak Software Crystal Synth XT;

Burgerkone Grain Bender; Pulse Code, Inc. Modular Synthesizer; Andrew Bluff DrumStudio; and as already mentioned earlier: Waldorf Nave; Moog Music Inc. Animoog; BeepStreet Sunrizer synth

September 25, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

You are my hero. Even if only a fraction of those worked with TNR-i, i'd be ecstatic. Thanks for doing the research on that!

September 25, 2013  | person_outline David

@David: Well, thanks! (blush); but I'm not a hero at all. If it weren't for a1 (again, thanks very much) I would have never tried it. I noticed that, especially with Animoog, I sometimes need to switch from TNR-i to Animoog and back (never more than twice though) until it works. Don't know why this is so.

September 25, 2013  | person_outline synthandson

Ok... that's fairly comprehensive! Getting harder to resist... Where's my sponsor?

September 25, 2013  | person_outline Baddcr

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