Tenori-On

You’ve got to hand it to Yamaha. This is quite possibly the coolest musical instrument since the Ondes Martenot:
http://www.sonicstate.com/tv/flvplayer.swf
Granted, the presets kind of sound like video game music. But it has sampling capabilities, so that could change. Here’s Yu Nishibori describing the device’s history:
http://www.sonicstate.com/tv/flvplayer.swf
The thing’s both out of stock and £599 ($1,211), so I won’t be getting one soon. But hopefully they’ll start mass-producing it and selling it in the U.S. I don’t imagine they’ll be short on demand.

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