As we expected, we’ve been tipped off that despite leaked information on the Tenori-On from last week, potential buyers are unlikely to get a price break on the Tenori-On when it (hopefully) ramps up to full production after its limited edition trial run in the UK. If would-be Tenori-On buyers weren’t hungry enough for the first run as it is, that should help. This is a “marketing trial,” but based on what I’ve heard so far, I expect it’ll be very successful.
There are two launch events today and tomorrow, one from Apple tomorrow, and of course the Tenori-On press event and launch party today in the UK. Apple has what appears to be a music-related announcement, though my guess is any updates to their pro products (read: Logic) are likely to happen later in the month, closer to the AES show — that’s the timeframe used for Logic 7. This is almost certainly iPod/iTunes/Beatles-related. If there is anything of interest to musicians, of course, we’ll let you know. We’ve got our team covering Tenori-On, though, and if any of you make it, be sure to send links to photos, blog entries, and such!
More from me soon — deep in programming here in Pittsburgh. Updated: So busy, in fact, I don’t quite know what day it is — those of you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what Apple has in store, their event is tomorrow. Me, I’d be happy if Apple would quit breaking camera capture support, among other things. Not as exciting as a shiny little portable something or the ability to buy the White Album again, but important nonetheless.