Yamaha Design “Synapses” MP-90
A Pendulum Metronome that Aims to Be the Epitome of the Classic Pendulum.
When you attach the front panel, each face connects with the main body of the metronome, forming a simple, trapezoidal silhouette. The fine-grained texture of the panel—which matches that of the metronome itself—softens the appearance of the tempo display and the pendulum, further bringing out a sense of unity.
The shape is coherent and unobtrusive; this and something in which you can place your trust. The MP-90 will join with your performance no matter what instrument you use it with; sometimes it merely watching over your performance, and on other occasions supporting you as you play.
The entire lineup of four colors—ivory, black, blue, and pink—has a fine-grained textured finish that is fingerprint-resistant. The ivory-colored model matches the ivory-toned keys of a piano, while the pink and blue models are finished in understated, soft tones.
The universal silhouette is symbolic of all metronomes. The tempo display features a clear, readable, high-contrast color scheme, with a numbers laid out in a more finely tuned fashion towards the top of the metronome for a natural appearance. The MP-90 balances practicality with a simplicity that never grows old.
- Keizo Tatsumi
- Yamaha Design Laboratory