Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W

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Tenori-on TNR-W, Sequencer from Yamaha.

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Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W review

Yamaha Tenori-On: The Test

Yamaha Tenori-On: The Test

Unidentified Musical Object In the world of electronic instruments, when you think innovation, the name Yamaha rarely comes to mind! Yet this Japanese company was the creator of the first FM synthesizer, the DX7. So just to show you that they can still innovate, Yamaha has created the Tenori-On, a sort of UMO (Unidentified Musical Object) halfway between a musical instrument and a portable game console. Read more…

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Yamaha
  • Model:Tenori-on TNR-W
  • Category:Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 03/04/2007

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Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 11 reviews )
 3 reviews27 %
 7 reviews64 %
 1 user review9 %
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item's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" But some gaps ..."

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W
The spec can be found one everywhere, sequencer, sampler, synth and of course control surface, midi in / out jack to mini size (spcial cable), running on batteries, backup and transfer of sample on SD card.


It is rather innovative concept as I test a groove box package, box has rytmhe & co and we feel we are on a new plant, in terms of ergonomics all event adclencher n 'is has one or two button click.
There is a small step but is more Introduced for utilitarian functions or help to reprer at the beginning, in fact tenori philosophy is to learn to think in terms of combination of keys situated on the cot and LED matrix.
Also mention at the squenceur also some innovative features that the concept in general.
For simplicity, alutilisation seen as a mix between squenceur and keyboard.


Some drum kit is not bad but a lack of universality can my taste. The synthsc's really the basic ROMpler a can over a GM bank, playing on the same release you still admit that there are some valid tablecloths. 3 banks of 16 samples are available, not normment option on these, he replays and it will s' be content.


I'm using the one-tenori primarily as control surface to control a modular system and a Korg WSAD. Since it had not quite found THE ultimate squenceur (good fun / performance ratio), for me the tenori-on and one that s approach most.
Ok so it's a great concept, that is its quality but also its default, indeed technically there are some omissions and some basic principles did not necessarily need to be revisited in the sauce TNR. We must deal with it and we always end up arriving may ATRP what we want.

Some gaps but lots of potential.

10oriON's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Tenori or not"

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W
Output Stereo Audio / midi in and out.
Little effect and assignable only on the Master
253 sounds very typical Tenori on but versatile. Their issue is basic (octave / volume / length)
Opportunities include 24 samples but max 0.99 s through a publisher.
The sequencer is powerful and creative.


Everything is clear, light and playful.


The sounds are not realistic, but it is not the purpose of the Tenori-on.
I find them interesting.
No velocity no aftertouch. The expression is the set of sequences with dexterity.


Ok, I spears

Two and a half years that I have this machine. I started it with computer music.
Before I had tried with a computer sound card configuration + + Garageband but I never understood how.
Nothing on paper, I comprennais the operating mode of the beast Led.
I found an interresting price I purchased, with a sense of hope to finally last of music (a dream).
I leave the machine from the box and the first satisfaction: it's beautiful. But really beautiful. Material, assembly, finishing, RAS.
I branches, I turn, I fiddles ... it is simple, ergonomic and intuitive.
Within minutes, I produce a pattern and two copies I, I glues, ... shit, it's two in the morning (if that will become redundant later)
The next day I lean on the sample player, it's also simple.
After passing the callages notes, their heights, their durations, you can really play with tenori will play as an instrument with dexterity.

Well, we get down to business: I enjoy is the goal, but after some time, I want to go further.
I like my songs but they do not sound as I would like.
How sounds are working? Released on edited! callage the height and length of the note The tenono can not do. We put effects on the master.
Then the fluff sample 18 limited to less than one second samples; And they charge! TOO MUCH TIME!
I repatriated at noon? A friend of reason. I tested. too easy: 16 MIDI channels on tenori, like on reason.
I amuse me a good afternoon, but I can not do what I want with reason, I have not come out with GarageBand ...
I need help, I subscribe to a music school (fara music in Marseille). I'm learning to handle a DAW sequencer noon, audio ...
And I understand that I will not do it all with tenori.
Really great to deal at the level of production, the machine is not enough.
I did not want to go through the plugin, I demmerde a DSI evolver (for beginners, there are simpler).
I spend tenori through its filter and then it sounds! But the lack of separate outputs is frustrating.
Today, it serves as a tool for me to do everything, but is still supported other machines.
You have understood, I'm attached.
It allowed me to start comfortably. I would do this choice obviously.

This should not change:

+ Beautiful object
+ Compact
+ Single
+ Effective
+ Versatile
+ Intuitive and original sequence
+ Reliable (no bug in two and a half years!)
+ Self to start a project on her couch
+ Laptop with standard battery (battery and charger so buy that goes with it) and great autonomy
+ Reworked sounds like the popular low and tablecloths are interesting
+ The assignable to each different graphics Layer (excellent to locate)
+ Groove quantize nice

What needs to change:

-Editing sounds too brief
-No separate outputs
-Reader too limited sample and loading too slow
One-note length by layer, not velocity (to rework well in publishing noon DAW)
-Do not recharge the batteries

What will be good to change:

_lecteur of sample streaming
_J'aurai Liked the functions validate once released buttons: I press the button to select the function and I release to trigger
_a solo mode (isolation layer (s))
_EDITION Sounds sequenced in automation with the mime types of game on layers
_a song evolutionary fashion
_remplacer buttons with velocity pads
_a digital output (adat, Madi) to 16 independent audio outputs (it's good to reversible)
_A App that takes the relay on the machine

djfacile's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Poetic, artistic graphic Melodic .. .."

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W
We purchased the connection its not! Nor connect a PC 1
Very little effect and only Global #
the sequencer works great
16 sequencer tracks or 8 Patterns 16 tres maniable.Superbe
Mini Jack headphone out
Midi Cable with delivering


Simple once that it was buying, otherwise you look and listen does not understand! hahaha
But it is really simple, it asks a feeling of poetry
All is done to be accessible to his live-


C # that's why I buy her unique.C # is on the Tenori
Low huge mystery unlike a comment (one wonders if he really had one)
The push mode is magnificent sound evolved increasingly strong and create a magical, unique, innimitable, c is the Tenori,,,
Effects are globals and not terrible, but it s going volotier, we want to listen to his Tenori PUR
You can record his songs!! programs! Great
Manufacturing quality IREPROCHAble!!
there are 256 of which 253 LED buttons Sons, 3 leds are disponiobles for 3 sounds to you ..
Against by careful you are entitled to 3 samples of up to 0.97 seconds
yes BST thin but c # is like that, so short sampler and just ...


C # is the ball! But c # is 1000 Euros too expensive, it is abuse, especially that they had released the # orange does not have battery and a face that has led, they bradaient to 300 Euros last summer because it has harmed our because it was much cheaper! they therefore eliminate the one to sell only 1000 Euros TnrW Tenori ... In any case, c is a product for which we love as a girl fall for a pair of pump off Price is not necessary but it is so beautiful and poetic!
6 batteries take approximately 6 hours continuous
I would do this choice, but I do not have all day 500 Euros (secondhand) has a crack shot coeur.a 1000 Euros it's NOT THEFT, or an elite that does not deserve such an instrument will or may be and eventually with toy on a shelf ...
Yet it has unique sounds and possibilities insane and I epete Poetics, graphic arts ... KIDS LOVE PLAYING Y,,,,

soissons's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W
Mini noon with cable 2 in 1 (in and out) SD Card slot (sample, song, layer ...)

256 non ditables sounds ... a shame ... but it can make its samples (48 in 3 banks limit a = 1 second
Effect limited ... (chorus reverb flanger ...)


That's it gnial the tenor! intuittif it to be!
Everything is port of hands and fingers!
Ben's manual is clear, even if mine is in English ...


Yes and no, the sounds are trs thr, ambient ... but what does his sample to arrange the thing!

Indeed gnial not, so next.
The term is unheard of ...

I do dtest nothing in this machine! I love it!


I use it for 2 days!
What I like most is the new fawn to play the music and visual tenori ll'aspect trs

Nan no testing direct lightning strike!

Qualitprix ... it's hard enough as it is not given 870 euros ... but the price for such an instrument as rvolutionnaire!

DEFINITIONS this choice I would do and I intend to buy one! (Ds my banker will not do more than mouth lol)

Yamaha Tenori-on TNR-W news

Yamaha To Launch Tenori-On In U.S.

Yamaha To Launch Tenori-On In U.S.

Published on 04/09/08
Yamaha Corporation of America is set to reveal their new music-making technology, Tenori-on, for the first time in the United States with launch events for the public and press in New York on April …

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