Following the Nime conference, more details have emerged about this instrument…
Performances, layer states, modes and functions (volume, pan etc) can be saved to be reused and replayed. This is likely to be an SD memory card.
The Instrument contains acceleration sensors. The software can calculate direction of finger movement.
It has two built in speakers, a clear button, 12 function buttons on the outside. Small LCD display. Volume control and headphone output. The 16×16 LED matrix on the rear side acts a display only (not input).
Tenori-On uses the Midi protocol and can communicate with other Tenori-On, synchronizing them. Remote mode allows you to control Tenori-On from a PC or another Midi instrument.
x6 modes = Score, Random Loop, Real Time Record, Bounce, Push, Solo.
To find out more, read the paper.