Introduction
=Supplied Items (Please check that these are included.)
=About the Manuals
The TENORI-ON is provided with the four manuals listed below.
c The TENORI-ON instrument
c AC Adaptor
(PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent Yamaha adaptor)
*May not be included depending on your particular area. Please
check with your Yamaha dealer.
c MIDI cable (Mini MIDI DIN – MIDI IN/OUT)
c CD-ROM
c Quick Guide (This document)
c Installation Guide
c Precautions
•Quick Guide
The Quick Guide provides instructions on setup and basic operation that will get you started
as quickly as possible.
•TENORI-ON Manual
The manual is provided as an electronic document on the supplied CD-ROM, and it
provides detailed descriptions and procedures that will help you take full advantage of the
TENORI-ON's many advanced features. Refer to the Quick Guide for basic information such
as turning on the power, the functions of the panel controls, and more.
•Precautions
This document lists a number of points you need to be aware of in order to use the TENORION properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Yamaha representative and authorized
distributor contact details are also included.
•Installation Guide
Explains the procedure for installing the “TENORI-ON User Voice Manager” software that is
included on the supplied CD-ROM on your computer.
03 TENORI-ON Hardware and Nomenclature
04 Connecting the TENORI-ON to External Devices
05 Power Supply Preparation and Switching On /
TENORI-ON Performance Styles
06 Basic TENORI-ON Operation: Score Mode
08 Basic TENORI-ON Operation: Function Buttons
In addition to a pdf manual and demo movie, the CD-ROM includes the “TENORION User Voice manager” software for Windows and Macintosh computers.
=The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may
appear somewhat different from those on your instrument. The illustrations and LCD screens from the
TNR-W are used for the instructions and descriptions in this manual.
is a registered trademark of the SD Card Association.
12 Layers and the Performance Modes
=
13 Random Mode (Layer 08—11)
=This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns
copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others' copyrights. Such copyrighted materials
include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores
and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use
is not permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DON'T MAKE,
DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES.
14 Draw Mode (Layer 12, 13) / Bounce Mode (Layer 14)
15 Push Mode (Layer 15) / Solo Mode (Layer 16)
16 Using Blocks
18 Using the Menu
20 Menu List
22 Song Recording and Playback
23 Using Original Samples
24 The TENORI-ON as “Interior Decoration”
26 TENORI-ON Score Sheet
27 TENORI-ON Specifications
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=About the Supplied CD-ROM
Backup and Initialization
Some data will be lost when the power is turned off. Save important
data to an SD Memory Card using the Save All Blocks function
(TENORI-ON Manual, page 69) before turning off. See page 39 of the
manual for the initialization procedure.
Increasing the volume excessively may cause some voices to
distort. In this case, lower the volume accordingly, or use an external
audio system.
TENORI-ON Hardware and Nomenclature
SD Memory Card Slot Page 22
Speaker
[CLEAR] Button
The “L” Function Buttons
Pages 08 and 09
Speaker
The “R” Function Buttons
Page 10
[L1] Button
[R1] Button
[L2] Button
[R2] Button
[L3] Button
[R3] Button
[L4] Button
[R4] Button
[L5] Button
[R5] Button
LED Buttons
Battery
Compartment
Covers
(TNR-W only)
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Jog Dial
LCD Display
[OK] Button
[CANCEL] Button
Headphone Connector
(Stereo Mini Phone)
DC IN Connector
Page 05
STANDBY/ON Switch Page 05
MIDI Connector (Mini DIN)
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Connecting the TENORI-ON to External Devices
Save and load TENORI-ON performances and settings,
or transfer original voice samples to the TENORI-ON from
your computer. SD Memory Cards are also a handy way for
TENORI-ON users to share data.
SD Memory Card
=The TENORI-ON is not supplied with an SD Memory Card. Purchase SD Memory Cards
(2 gigabyte capacity or less) at appropriate retail outlets.
=Before purchasing an SD Memory Card for use
with the TENORI-ON, check the list of compatible
cards at the following web site: http://www.global.
yamaha.com/tenori-on/
“AA” Batteries
(TNR-W only)
“AA” Batteries
(TNR-W only)
MIDI
Connector
DC IN
With the supplied MIDI Cable connected to
the MIDI connector it is possible to connect
multiple TENORI-ON instruments for
synchronized performance, or connect to a
computer which can be used to record the
instrument’s MIDI output. These operations
may also require one or more optional MIDI
cables and a UX16 USB-MIDI Interface.
Computer
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Other TENORI-ON
AC Adaptor
Headphone
Connector
Headphones
For maximum audio impact either use a pair
of headphones to monitor the TENORI-ON
sound, or use the headphone connector to
connect it to an audio system.
Avoid listening with the headphones at
high volume for long periods of time;
doing so may not only result in ear fatigue, it
may be damaging to your hearing.
MIDI IN
Stereo System
MIDI OUT
Mixer
Power Supply Preparation and Switching On /
TENORI-ON Performance Styles
Power Supply
Either the supplied AC Adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent Yamaha adaptor) or six “AA” alkaline
batteries can be used to power the TENORI-ON. (The TNR-O model can only be powered from an AC
power adaptor. Batteries cannot be used.)
Connecting the AC Adaptor
Make sure the TENORI-ON STANDBY/ON
switch is set to the STANDBY position.
Connect the AC adaptor DC plug to the DC IN
connector, and then plug the AC adaptor’s AC
plug into an appropriate AC power outlet.
Installing Batteries
(TNR-W only)
Make sure the TENORI-ON STANDBY/ON
switch is set to the STANDBY position, and
remove the battery compartment covers (there
are two battery compartment covers) from
either side of the back of the instrument.
Install six “AA” alkaline type batteries, three
on each side, with the orientation shown
in the illustration and replace the battery
compartment covers.
Switching On
Slide the STANDBY/ON Switch to the ON
position to turn the power on.
When the power is turned on the status
information will appear on the LCD display,
with the power status indicator in the upper
right corner.
=When
using the AC adaptor.
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=When
using batteries. (TNR-W only)
Full
Half Full
Almost Depleted
Depleted
When the power status indicator
shows that the batteries are almost
depleted £ replace all six batteries with
new ones as soon as possible.
Use only the supplied PA-3C,
PA-130 or an equivalent Yamaha
AC adaptor.
Use only alkaline batteries when
powering the TENORI-ON from
batteries. (TNR-W only)
If the batteries fail during a data
store operation, not only might the
data being transferred be lost but the
data in the destination may be lost or
corrupted as well. Use the AC adaptor
when transferring data.
Performance Styles
Hand-held Performance
Table-top Performance
Hold the TENORI-ON firmly on both sides. You should be
able to use your thumbs to operate the function buttons,
LED buttons, and the jog dial.
If you can’t reach some of the LED
buttons with your thumbs, or need to
maximum operation speed, you can
alternatively hold the TENORI-ON
firmly with one hand while operating
the LED buttons with your free hand.
The TENORI-ON can be operated
while placed on a table, desk, or any
stable flat surface.
Be careful not to bend the cables
beneath the device or apply
excessive pressure on them. Doing so
can damage the cable and connectors.
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Basic TENORI-ON Operation: Score Mode
TENORI-ON “Modes”
The Score Mode
The TENORI-ON 16 x 16 LED button matrix is simultaneously a
performance input controller and display. By operating and interacting
with the LED buttons and the light they produce you gain access to the
TENORI-ON’s numerous performance capabilities.
The TENORI-ON provides six different performance and sound/light
modes for broad performance versatility, and these modes can
be combined and used simultaneously for rich, complex musical
expression.
The Score Mode is the basic TENORI-ON performance mode.
In this mode the TENORI-ON interface functions like a musical “score”
on which you can write the notes to be played in one musical measure
via the 16 x 16 LED button matrix. The time axis of the score proceeds
from left to right (the horizontal axis), beginning at the left edge of the
matrix and then looping back to the beginning once the right edge of
the matrix is reached. The vertical axis corresponds to the pitch
of the notes played. If more than one note is entered on the same
vertical line, for example, those notes will be played simultaneously as
an interval or chord. The maximum number of notes or intervals/chords
that can be entered horizontally is 16, but within that range the number
and playback speed can be set as required, allowing the creation of
complex groupings when multiple Score-Mode layers are combined.
The Six Modes
Loop Indicator
Score Mode
Random Mode
Page 13
Draw Mode
Page 14
Bounce Mode
Page 14
Push Mode
Page 15
Solo Mode
Page 15
High
Pitch
Low
D
C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
Active Note
Time
=The factory default note settings correspond to the white keys on a piano. Semitone
adjustments can be made from the menu. Refer to the “Master Scale” section on
page 44 of the TENORI-ON Manual on the supplied CD-ROM.
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Performance in the Score Mode
Master Volume Adjustment
Press an LED button briefly to play the sound assigned to it. At the
same time the lights will flash outward from the played sound. If you
hold the LED button a bit longer it will remain lit and will become an
active note that will play repeatedly. Press and hold an active note to
de-activate it.
The loop indicator will be continuously cycling from the left to right
edge of the LED button matrix. Active notes will play when the loop
indicator coincides with their positions on the matrix.
To adjust the overall volume of the TENORI-ON, rotate the jog dial
while holding the [R4] function button. The volume setting will appear
in the LCD display.
=This volume setting is temporary. Refer to page 43 in the TENORI-ON Manual (pdf file) for
details on setting the overall “hardware” volume.
Press and hold
the [R4] button.
=Press the [CLEAR] button to de-activate all active notes.
Increase
Volume
Jog Dial
Active notes will play and flash when
the loop indicator passes over them.
Decrease
Volume
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Layer Volume
Master Volume
Pausing Loop Playback
[CLEAR] Button
Press the [OK] button while the highlighted “STOP" indicator in the
lower right corner of the LCD display is shown to temporarily pause
loop playback. The loop indicator will stop at the position at which
the [OK] button is pressed, and the highlighted “STOP” indicator will
change to “START.” Press the [OK] button a second time and loop
playback will resume from the point at which it was paused.
Current loop indicator position.
[OK] Button
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Basic TENORI-ON Operation: Function Buttons
Functions
By holding one of the ten function buttons located on either side of
the TENORI-ON and operating the LED buttons you can change voices,
change octaves, and apply a variety of effects and variations to your
performance.
This unique visual/tactile interface has been specifically designed to
allow intuitive, instantaneous operation of a variety of functions.
L1 + LED Buttons: Changing Voices
You can select any voice from the 256 voices available in one quick
operation. When you press and hold the [L1] button vertical and
horizontal lines will light on the matrix, and the button at their intersection
corresponds to the currently selected voice. If you press a different LED
button while these crossed lines are showing the intersection will move to
that button and the corresponding voice will be selected.
Matrix with voice number 06/10 selected.
16
16/01
15
16/16
14
13
12
11
10
06/10
09
08
07
06
User Voices
05
04
0
033
02
01
01/01
Operate the LED buttons while holding a function
button.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Voice Number
(Vertical Position/
Horizontal Position)
Instrument
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Layer[01]
06/10:LowBoom
Voice Name
=The voice number and name will appear in the LCD display. The voice number corresponds
to the vertical and horizontal button numbers.
=The TENORI-ON has 253 internal voices. The remaining three voices (numbers <01/16>,
<02/16>, and <03/16>) are “user voices” that can be created by you and loaded into the
TENORI-ON via an SD Memory Card (page 23).
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01/16
L2 + LED Buttons: Changing Note Length
Sets the length of the notes from the time they are triggered to the time they
decay to silence (the gate time).
While holding the [L2] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix
to move the lit vertical line to the desired setting. Moving the line to the right
increases the note length.
=Not available in the Push Mode.
L3 + LED Buttons: Changing Octaves
Sets the playback pitch in octave increments.
While holding the [L3] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move
the lit horizontal line to the desired octave.
L4 + LED Buttons: Changing Loop Points
Sets the loop playback range in the Score Mode.
While holding the [L4] button slide your finger horizontally over upper half of
the matrix to move the loop start point indicator to the desired point, and slide
your finger horizontally over lower half of the matrix to move the loop end point
indicator to the desired point, as required.
=In the Random Mode this function sets the rotation direction and speed (page 13).
=Not available in the Draw, Bounce, Push and Solo Modes.
L5 + LED Buttons: Changing Loop Speed
Sets the loop playback speed (the duration of the beats).
Four settings are available, set via the leftmost four columns on the matrix:
quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and thirty-second notes.
While holding the [L5] button press a button in the corresponding column.
=Not available in the Push Mode.
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Basic TENORI- O N Operation: Function Buttons
R1 + LED Buttons: Switching Layers
Switches to a different layer.
While holding the [R1] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move the lit
horizontal line to the desired layer.
Moving the line to the lowest row selects layer 01, the next row up is layer 02, then layer 03,
and so on up to layer 16.
Layer
16
01
R2 + LED Buttons: Changing Tempo
Sets the playback tempo (BPM).
While holding the [R2] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix to move the
lit vertical line to the desired tempo setting. Moving the line to the right produces faster
tempos.
R3 + LED Buttons: Transposition
Adjusts the playback pitch in semitone increments.
While holding the [R3] button slide your finger vertically over the matrix to move the lit
horizontal line to the desired pitch.
Slower
Faster
Higher
Lower
R4 + LED Buttons: Changing the Layer Volume
Displays the individual volume settings of all 16 layers, and allows the volume of each layer
to be adjusted as required to create the ideal “mix” between layers.
Each row of LED buttons corresponds to a layer, beginning with layer 01 at the bottom row.
While holding the [R4] button slide your finger horizontally over the row corresponding to
the layer you want to adjust to set the volume as required. Each LED button row corresponds
to a layer (01—16 from bottom to top), and the horizontal axis corresponds to volume level
with volume increasing towards the right (the leftmost setting corresponds to “0” volume).
=You can also use the jog dial to set the overall (Master) volume (the Master volume setting will appear in the
LCD display) ( page 07).
Layer
16
01
Lower Volume
Higher Volume
R5 + LED Buttons: Switching Blocks
Switches to a different block.
While holding the [R5] button slide your finger horizontally over the matrix to move the lit
vertical line to the desired block.
Moving the line to the leftmost column selects block 01, the next column to the right is
block 02, then block 03, and so on up to block 16.
=You can copy the contents of the current block to another block ( page 17).
Block 01
10
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Layers
Blocks
TENORI-ON layers can be thought of as “performance parts”
or “recording tracks.” The TENORI-ON has a total of 16 layers.
Separate notes and voices can be assigned to each layer, and
all layers can be played together in synchronization.
The 16 layers are divided into six performance mode groups as
shown in the illustration below. The six modes have different
note entry methods and operation. Up to 16 layers created using
different modes can be combined for rich, complex musical
expression.
One complete set of 16 layers is called a “block.”
The TENORI-ON can store up to 16 programmed blocks
(16-layer groups) in memory, and you can switch from block to
block instantly during performance.
You could, for example, create a musical composition in one
block, then copy that composition to another block and edit it
to create a variation of the original composition. Or you can
load a number of previously-created compositions into separate
blocks from an SD Memory Card and switch between them to
create variation during playback.
Layer Number
Performance Mode
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=When you switch between layers or blocks, the current layer number, performance mode, and block number will appear in the LCD display.
Layers
01
02
Blocks
03
04
05
06
07
08
01
09
10
11
Random Mode
Score Mode
Performance Mode:
02
03
04
12
13
Draw Mode
14
15
16
Bounce
Mode
Push
Mode
Solo
Mode
15
16
=Press the [CLEAR] button to clear all active notes from all layers and blocks.
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Layers and the Performance Modes
The six performance modes are assigned to the 16 layers as shown in the illustration below.
Layer Number
Performance Mode
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
09
08
07
06
05
04
03
02
01
Solo Mode
Push Mode
Bounce Mode
Draw Mode
Random Mode
Score Mode
Layer Number
=When you switch layers the new layer and performance
mode will appear in the LCD display.
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Performance Mode
For example, if you press any LED button in the eighth row from the
bottom (any button in this row will do) while holding the [R1] function
button as shown in the illustration, you will select the first Random
Mode layer.
Random Mode (Layer 08—11)
Random Mode Performance
If you press an LED button long enough to enter an active note in the Random Mode, the active note will play back repeatedly. If you then enter a few
more active notes, the lights will “travel” from note to note, in the order entered, and the active notes will sound when the traveling light passes over
them. The Random Mode thus produces a totally different type of loop from the Score Mode.
Higher
1
1
2
Pitch
3
2
3
Lower
Hold the [L4] button.
Active notes can be individually deactivated by pressing and holding
the corresponding LED button.
You can even spin loop-shapes you create in the Random Mode by
holding the [L4] button and running a finger around the matrix in the
direction and at the speed of the desired spin. The pitches of the notes
will change accordingly as the shape spins, producing loop sound
effects. To stop rotation, press and hold the LED button or press the
same LED button twice while holding the [L4] button.
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Draw Mode (Layer 12, 13) / Bounce Mode (Layer 14)
Draw Mode Performance
Bounce Mode Performance
In this mode you can press individual LED buttons or draw lines
or curves on the matrix, and those actions will be played back
and repeated. You can keep adding to your “composition” during
playback to build up thick sonic textures.
In the Draw Mode you cannot clear only a part of the performance.
The entire layer can be cleared by pressing the [CLEAR] button.
Press an LED button and the light will “drop” from that button,
bounce back from the bottom of the matrix, and repeat. The
corresponding note will sound when the light bounces at the
bottom row. The higher the entry point, the longer the interval
between the sound. In the Bounce Mode the pitches are arranged
horizontally, like a piano, with the lowest pitch on the left and the
highest on the right.
Press the lowest LED button to
stop activity in that column.
Bouncing can be individually stopped in any column by simply
pressing the lowest LED button in that column.
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Push Mode (Layer 15) / Solo Mode (Layer 16)
Push Mode Performance
Solo Mode Performance
In this mode if you press and hold an LED button the sound of
the corresponding note will begin to change gradually while
the flashing surrounding that button gets brighter and wider. If
the button is held briefly the note and flashing will stop when
you release it, but if you hold the button for longer the note and
flashing will continue even after the button is released.
Press an LED button and the corresponding note will repeat until
the button is released. In the Solo Mode the pitches are arranged
horizontally, like a piano. You can change the interval between
repeats by pressing or sliding your finger to a lower (longer) or
higher (shorter) LED button in the column. If you press the lowest
LED button in a column the note will sound once without any
repeats.
Pitch
Pitch
Stop a note by
pressing the central
LED button.
*Some voices will decay and stop even if a note is held, and some voices may
not exhibit significant variation. The best voices to use in the Push Mode are
those that sustain continuously.
*If you turn the Quantize function ON, note timing in the Solo Mode will be
synchronized to the Score Mode, making it easy to play solos with rhythm
matching that of a background playing in the Score Mode layers. Refer to
“Quantize” in the TENORI-ON Manual on the supplied CD-ROM.
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Using Blocks
Some Ideas for Using Blocks
You can leave the current composition in memory while copying it to other blocks where it can be edited to create variations that you can switch between
at any time. You could also create totally different compositions in different blocks, and then switch between them in real time for interesting, varied
performances.
Switching Between Blocks
You can switch between blocks simply by holding the [R5] function button and pressing an LED button in the column corresponding to the block you
want to switch to.
16
01
Block
16
01
02
03
04
15
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Copying from Block to Block
You can copy either a single layer to a different block, or all layers from the current block to another block.
=Copying
via the LED Buttons
1.Select the layer or block you want to copy.
2.Press and hold the [R5] function button. The currently playing block will be displayed.
To Copy a Single Layer
While still holding the [R5] button press the lowest LED button in
the lit column (the LEDs in the column will shine brighter), and
then press an LED button in the column corresponding to the block
you want to copy to. The current layer from the source block will be
copied to the same layer in the destination block
To Copy All Layers
While still holding the [R5] button press the lowest LED button in
the lit column twice (the LEDs in the column will shine brighter each
time the button is pressed), and then press an LED button in the
column corresponding to the block you want to copy to. All layers
from the source block will be copied to the destination block.
=Copying
2nd Brightness Level:
3rd Brightness Level:
Only the selected
layer is copied.
All layers are copied (the
entire block).
via the Menu
You can also copy either a single layer or all layers to a different
block via the LCD Menu. Refer to “Edit Menu” in the TENORI-ON
Manual on the supplied CD-ROM.
Copy this Block
Block[03]
Dest. Block:12
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Using the Menu
About the Menu
In addition to the wide range of control available via the function and LED buttons, a number of detailed settings can be made via the TENORI-ON menu,
including tempo, clock display, SD Memory Card save/load, and many more.
Menu items in the LCD display can be selected and executed by using the jog dial and [OK]/[CANCEL] buttons.
Basic Menu Operation
Normally, status information is showing in the LCD display.
If you rotate the jog dial while the status information is showing the Main Menu will appear. Rotate the jog dial to select the desired menu item, and then
press the [OK] button to go to the next display. By repeating these steps you can navigate to a desired function and execute or edit it as required.
To return to the Status display, press the [CANCEL] button as many times as necessary.
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[OK] Button
[CANCEL] Button
[Main menu]
∞
2 Layer menu
3 Edit menu
4 Preference menu
Main Menu
Menu Operation Example
=Changing
the Light Animation
1.Rotate the jog dial to go to the Main Menu.
2.Continue rotating the jog dial to select “2 Layer menu,” then press the [OK] button. The “Layer menu” will appear.
[Main menu]
1 Play menu
2 Layer menu
3 Edit menu
∞
[Layer menu]
Instrument
Volume
Loop Speed
∞
3.Use the jog dial to select “Animation” and press the [OK] button. The animation setup display will appear.
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4.In the Animation display you can select the animation type, the maximum size of the animated flash, and whether the flash expands outward or
shrinks inward. The current settings appear in the Animation display.
The Animation Types
Current Layer Number
Animation
Layer[03]
Type:Circle
Size: 4 Expand
Maximum Size
∞
Animation Type
Simple
Circle
Square
Diamond
Cross
Plus
Expand or Shrink
5.Rotate the jog dial to edit the highlighted parameter in the display. Once the current parameter is set as required, press the [OK] button to go
to the next parameter. Once again, use the jog dial to edit the parameter, and then press the [OK] button. When you press the [OK] button after
editing the last parameter in the display, the edits will be applied and the display will revert to the menu.
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Menu List
Play menu
Parameters that apply to all layers
and blocks.
Layer menu
Parameters that apply to the
currently selected layer.
Edit menu
Data edit functions such as copy,
clear, and reset.
Preference menu
Initial settings that apply to the entire
instrument.
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Hardware Volume . ..... Sets the hardware volume.
Master Tempo .............. Sets the master tempo.
Master Scale ................. Sets the master scale.
Master Transpose ...... Sets transpostion.
Master Loop Speed. .. Sets the loop speed (beat duration) for all layers.
Master Loop Point...... Sets the loop range for all layers.
Reset Loop Timing..... R esets the playback position to the beginning of the loop.
Mute ................................... Mutes sound output.
Instrument . .................... Selects the voice.
Volume ............................. Sets the layer volume.
Loop Speed ................... Sets the loop speed.
Sound Length .............. Sets the gate time.
Panpot. .............................. Sets the stereo position of the sound
Animation ....................... Specifies the light animation.
Copy this Block . ......... Copies the current block to another block.
Clear this Block . ......... Clears the active notes for the current blocks.
Copy this Layer ........... Copies the layer.
Clear this Layer . ......... Clears the active notes for the current layer.
Clear All Blocks .......... Clears the active notes from all blocks (all layers).
Reset All Blocks ......... Resets all blocks (all layers).
Quantize........................... S ynchronizes Solo Mode note timing with the Score Mode.
Push Sensitivity . ........ Sets LED-button press time for note activation.
Master Tuning. .............. M aster tuning for the internal voices (MIDI tone generator).
Local Control . .............. Turns internal tone generator output ON or OFF.
Synchronize .................. Synchronizes multiple TENORI-ON instruments.
Loop Indicator ............. Displays or hides the loop indicator.
File menu
Data file save, load, rename and
delete functions.
Effect menu
Reverb and chorus effect
settings.
Song .................................. Song file operations.
All Blocks ....................... All Blocks file operations.
Current Block ............... Current Block file operations.
Current Layer. ............... Current Layer file operations.
All Settings .................... All Settings file operations.
Samplings ...................... Sampling file operations.
Reverb Type .................. Sets the reverb effect type.
Reverb Param . ............. Sets the reverb effect depth.
Chorus Type................... Sets the chorus effect type.
Chorus Param............... Sets the chorus effect depth.
Interior START.............. Begins operation of the specified Interior Mode.
Interior Type . ................ Selects the type of Interior Mode operation.
Saver Type. ..................... S elects the type of saver operation: Power Save Mode or Interior
Mode.
Interior menu
Settings not related to performance
(clock, song playback).
System menu
Factory reset, SD Memory Card format,
and more.
Recording menu
Song recording and song file save.
Saver Time ..................... S ets the amount of time that must elapse before saver operation
begins.
Time Signal ON/OFF...... D etermines whether the time signal will be played or not.
Alarm ON/OFF. ............. Determines whether the alarm will sound or not.
Set Alarm......................... Sets the alarm time.
SaveAs Time Signal....... S aves the data in the current block for use as the time signal.
SaveAs Alarm . ............. S aves the data in the current block for use as the alarm.
Clock Adjust. ................. Sets the current time and date.
SaveAs Default ............ S aves the current settings as the power-on defaults.
SD Format ...................... Formats an SD Memory Card.
Owner Name ................. Enter the name of the TENORI-ON owner.
Version Check . ............ Display the TENORI-ON ROM version number.
Factory Reset ............... TENORI-ON system reset.
Recording........................ Song record and save.
=Refer to the TENORI-ON Manual on the supplied CD-ROM for menu details.
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Song Recording and Playback
Saving the Song File
Prepare an SD Memory Card
An SD Memory Card is necessary for song recording. Purchase an SD
Memory Card (2 gigabyte capacity or less), and format the card in the
TENORI-ON memory card slot by selecting the “SD Format” function in
the “System menu”.
5. Press the [OK] button and the Song File name entry display will appear.
*Press the [CANCEL] button if you do not want to save the Song File.
*A default file name will be automatically assigned. You can use the default file name,
or enter a new one. Song File names can be up to 16 characters long.
Input Cursor
About Recording and Song Files
Performance operations carried out on the TENORI-ON can be recorded in
real time and saved to an SD Memory Card as a Song File.
Song Files contain all operations carried out from the time recording
is begun until it is ended: LED button operations, functions button
operations, and [CLEAR] button operations are all recorded in real time.
A recorded Song File can then be loaded into the TENORI-ON and played
back, precisely reproducing the entire performance as it occurred.
Available characters.
Song File Name
Carriage Return –
confirm and enter the
file name.
Backspace – erase the preceding character and
move the cursor back one position.
6. When the file name has been entered, select the “ § ” symbol at the
bottom of the display and press the [OK] button.
Recording Procedure
1. Insert an SD Memory Card that has been properly formatted by the TENORION into the card slot until it clicks firmly into place.
2. Use the jog dial to select “Main menu” → “Recording menu”, and then press
the [OK] button.
[Main menu]
∞
8 System menu
9 Recording menu
[Recording menu]
∞
START
3. Press the [OK] button to begin recording.
During recording the current settings and elapsed recording time will appear
in the LCD display.
ÅÍÎÏ ∞
≈01-Score Ω01
ç01/01:Photon
∫00:00:06
÷≥
Elapsed Recording Time
*The menus cannot be accessed during recording.
*The maximum recording time will depend on the performance being recorded.
4. When the performance is finished, press the [OK] button to stop recording.
A display that will allow the recorded performance to be saved as a Song File
to the SD Memory Card will appear.
Save this Song?
OK
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Input File Name
∞
[0302E-SONG-02œ ]
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST
UVWXYZ-0123456789 ª§
∞
7. “Saving ...” will appear on the display while the file is being saved, and
then the “Recording menu” will reappear.
To prevent file corruption and loss of data never turn the
power off or remove the SD Memory Card while “Saving ...” is
showing on the display. Press the [OK] or [CANCEL] button to
cancel the file save operation at any time.
Song Playback
Load a Song File into the TENORI-ON and play it back.
1. Insert the SD Memory Card containing the saved Song File into the TENORION card slot until it clicks firmly into place.
2. Use the jog dial and [OK] button to
select “Main Menu” → “File menu”
→ “Song”, and then press the [OK]
button.
3. Rotate the jog dial to select “Operation:
Load,” and then press the [OK] button.
Song
∞
Operation: Load
Song: Load
0302E-SONG-01
0302E-SONG-02
0302G-SONG-01
∞
4. If there is more than one song on the
SD Memory Card, use the jog dial to
select the Song File you want to load and play, and then press the [OK] button
to load the file.
5. When the load operation is complete playback will begin.
*Song files can be attached to email messages and shared with other TENORI-ON
users.
Using Original Samples
Using Original Samples
Sound files that you have recorded using your computer or downloaded can be loaded into the TENORI-ON user voice area (voice numbers <01/16,>
<02/16,> and <03/16>) and played in the same way as the internal voices, as described below. Refer to “File menu” in the TENORI-ON Manual on the
supplied CD-ROM for more details.
WAVE or AIFF format audio files (sample files) can be loaded into the TENORI-ON user voice area (voice numbers <01/16,> <02/16,> and <03/16>) and
played in the same way as the internal voices. Each user voice can contain separate sound files that can be independently assigned to 16 LED buttons.
(A maximum of 48 sound files can be used.)
Using the TENORI-ON User Voice Manager
The TENORI-ON User Voice Manager software provided on the supplied CD-ROM can be used to assign sound files to [LOAD] buttons — and
save the result as a User Voice File. Sound files assigned to user voices can be up to 0.97 seconds long. User Voice Files created in this way can be
transferred to the TENORI-ON via an SD Memory Card.
=Unlike the internal MIDI tone generator, octave, transpose, and scale settings cannot be used with user voices.
=User voices are retained in memory even if the TENORI-ON power is turned off.
=To play a song that uses user voices on another TENORI-ON, the appropriate user voices must be loaded in advance.
TENORI-ON User Voice Manager
EXIT
LOAD
FILENAME
16
mysound04
15
mysound03
14
mysound02
13
mysound01
12
special_effect_E
11
special_effect_D
10
special_effect_C
09
special_effect_B
08
special_effect_A
07
voice01_B2
06
voice01_A2
05
voice01_G2
04
voice01_F2
03
voice01_E2
02
voice01_D2
01
voice01_C2
DELETE PLAY
[L1] Button
USER3 <03/16>
USER2 <02/16>
USER1 <01/16>
ÅÍÎÏ
USER VOICE MANAGER
MAKE
USER VOICE
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The TENORI-ON as “Interior Decoration”
The Interior Mode
The Interior Mode allows the TENORI-ON to be used as a piece of interior decor.
For example, you can set up the TENORI-ON to function as a clock that plays a
composition you have created as an alarm. Or you could configure the TENORION so that if it isn’t operated for a certain length of time it will automatically
begin playing a Song File from an SD Memory Card.
Hour
1
15
Second
60
16
46
30
“Interior menu” Settings
45
31
Minute
The “Interior menu” provides access to settings that determine what the TENORI-ON does when it is not being used for performance.
Interior START.............. Begins operation of the specified Interior Mode.
Interior Type................... Selects the type of Interior Mode operation.
Saver Type. ..................... S elects the type of saver operation: Power Save Mode or Interior Mode.
You can exit from the Saver mode by pressing an LED button or operating
any other control.
Saver Time...................... S ets the amount of time that must elapse before saver operation begins.
Time Signal ON/OFF...... D etermines whether the time signal will be played (ON) or not (OFF).
[Interior menu]
∞
Saver Time
Time Signal ON/OFF
Alarm ON/OFF
Alarm ON/OFF. ............. D etermines whether the alarm will sound (ON) or not (OFF).
[Interior menu]
∞
Time Signal ON/OFF
Alarm ON/OFF
Set Alarm
Set Alarm......................... Sets the alarm time.
Set Alarm
22:00
SaveAs Time Signal....... S aves the data in the current block for use as the time signal.
Set using the jog dial and [OK] button.
Save As Alarm. ............. S aves the data in the current block for use as the alarm.
Clock Adjust. ................. Sets the current time and date.
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∞
Interior Types
Song (DEMO)���������������� Plays the pre-programmed TENORI-ON demo song.
Song (SD)����������������������� Randomly plays Song Files from an SD Memory Card.
Clock���������������������������������� Displays the time on the TENORI-ON matrix.
Clock+Song (DEMO)���� Displays the time on the TENORI-ON matrix while
playing the pre-programmed TENORI-ON demo song.
The demo song light animation appears on the matrix
in addition to the time.
Clock+Song (SD)�������� Displays the time on the TENORI-ON matrix while
randomly playing Song Files from an SD Memory
Card. The song light animation appears on the matrix
in addition to the time.
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Layer
Instrument
16
Sound Length
16/16
Tempo
15
14
Octave
Transpose
13
12
Loop Point
Volume
11
10
Loop Speed
Block
09
08
07
06
05
04
Panpot
03
02
Scale
01
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Mode:
Score No.
Song File Name:
Owner’s Name:
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User Voice File 3:
Date:
Time:
User Voice File 2:
User Voice File 1:
TENORI-ON Specifications
= Sequencer
=Controller & Display
Note Resolution. ..................... q = 96 clocks
Gate Time. ................................ 10 ms—9990 ms
Octaves..................................... -5—+5
Tempo (BPM)........................... 40—240
Scales........................................ 9 types
Transpose................................. -7—+8
Performance Modes............... 6 types: Score, Random, Draw,
LED Buttons............................. 256
Rear LED Display Points (TNR-W only)
.................................................... 256 (No function)
Function Buttons.................... 10 (L1—L5, R1—R5)
CLEAR, OK, CANCEL Buttons. . 1 each
Jog Dial
Display. ..................................... 122 x 32 dot graphic LCD device
(yellow-green backlight), 20
characters x 4 lines, monochrome
Bounce, Push, Solo
Other Functions...................... Clock, power-save, synchronized
performance with two TENORI-ON
instruments, recording, TENORION song playback
Maximum Active Notes.......... Push Mode: 64
Random Mode: 64 points
Draw Mode: 64 points
=Tone Generator
Tone Generator Type............. AWM2
Maximum Polyphony. ............ 32 notes
Preset Voices........................... 253 (239 normal, 14 drum kit)
Effects....................................... 2 processors
Reverb: 10 types
Chorus: 5 types
Sampling................................... 3 voices (Raw audio with a
maximum length of 0.97 sec., up to
16 samples per voice)
*Using the supplied TENORI-ON
User Voice Manager software.
=Card
Save........................................... Song/Block/Layer/Setting/Sampling
Load........................................... Song/Block/Layer/Setting/Sampling
Rename..................................... Song/Block/Layer/Setting/Sampling
Delete......................................... Song/Block/Layer/Setting/Sampling
Format
=Sound
Stereo Speakers...................... 1-watt output power
=Connectors
Line Out/Phones. .................... Stereo mini phone jack x 1
Mini DIN..................................... MIDI IN: for synchronized
performance using two TENORION instruments
MIDI OUT: for external device
control
Card Slot................................... SD Memory Card compatible
DC In.......................................... Connector for PA-3C, PA-130 or
equivalent Yamaha AC adaptor
=Power Supply
6 “AA” alkaline batteries (TNR-W only)
AC Adaptor............................... PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent
Yamaha AC adaptor
=Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions.............................. 205 x 205 x 32 mm
(8-1/16” x 8-1/16” x 1-1/4”)
Weight....................................... TNR-W: Approx. 700g (1 lbs. 9 oz.)
(without batteries)
TNR-O: Approx. 610g (1 lbs. 6 oz.)
=Supplied Accessories
Mini DIN cable, CD-ROM x 1, AC Adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130 or
equivalent Yamaha AC adaptor), Quick Guide, Installation Guide,
Precautions
=Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior
notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
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