Listening comprehension

Whatever way your musical instrument or audio product is made, its evaluation is ultimately conducted in a very simple way: how it sounds to the listener's own ear. Does it speak to you, or leave you feeling cold?

What makes a good instrument great? What is at the heart of a great sound and why do only certain types of wood give the player the desired "impact".

This project is seeking the answers to these and many other known and unknown questions in testing instruments and their make up. This section aims to create a numerical and a sensory "dipstick", which can compare different-purpose players in their price or target group.

The long-term goal is to develop Finnish products with impartial testing knowledge in harmony with the environment, which has an international reputation, customer base and held in the highest prestige.

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Post Seminar summary and media brief

Please click on the links to download post event release and post event media brief. 2nd annual post event release.pdf 2nd annual ...

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Seminar presentations

Please take a look at the TONIC 2nd Annual International Musical Instruments Seminar presentations on below....

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TONIC 2nd Annual International Musical Instruments Seminar

Tonal Innovation Center (TONIC) will host the second annual International Musical Instruments Seminar in Joensuu, Finland with a welcome Reception ...

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