Yamaha TF5 User Manual

Yamaha TF5 User Manual

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TF Editor User Guide
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  • Page 1 TF5 / TF3 / TF1 DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE TF Editor User Guide...
  • Page 2: Special Notices

    • Copying of commercially available music sequence data and/or digital audio files is strictly prohibited except for your personal use. • Yamaha Corporation makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and cannot be held responsible for the results of the use of the software and this document.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Table of contents Special notices ..............................Note................................Basic setup and operation ..................What is TF Editor? ............................Connecting TF Editor to the console ....................... Startup ................................Basic operations.............................. Syncing TF Editor and your console ........................ Offline editing ..............................Menu bar ...............................
  • Page 4: Basic Setup And Operation

    Basic setup and operation Basic setup and operation What is TF Editor? TF Editor is a computer program that allows you to use your computer to edit TF series console settings while away from the console (offline mode), and operate the console using the computer while it is connected to the console (online mode). Connecting TF Editor to the console TF Editor connects to the TF series console using a network connection.
  • Page 5: Syncing Tf Editor And Your Console

    Basic setup and operation Syncing TF Editor and your console When you first start TF Editor, its settings will be different from your console's settings. Therefore, you will need to sync TF Editor with your console. This is performed using the CONNECT area of TF Editor. CONNECT area Preparation Before you can sync, you need to configure the network interface.
  • Page 6: Offline Editing

    Basic setup and operation Offline editing You can switch between online and offline mode by clicking the status button in the CONNECT area. When OFFLINE is displayed, you can use TF Editor without connecting your computer to the console. When you're ready to copy the new settings from TF Editor to the console, click the status button and select [Mixer ...
  • Page 7: Help Menu

    Basic setup and operation Window menu Allows you to change how screen content is displayed. Maximize Maximizes TF Editor screen content. When TF Editor is maximized, the FADER area (page 10) is expanded so that more channels can be displayed. Help menu About Displays version information about TF Editor.
  • Page 8: Screen Areas

    Screen areas Screen areas HOME/LIBRARY area (page CONNECT area (page FADER BANK area (page MUTE area (page Menu area (page SENDS ON FADER area (page Channel strip area (page Master/FX/ST IN strip area (page Toolbar area (page Main display area (page HOME/LIBRARY area HOME button...
  • Page 9: Connect Area

    11). INPUT bank Displays the console's INPUT1/INPUT2 bank. For TF5 and TF3 consoles, CH 1–40 are displayed in the channel area; for TF1 consoles, CH 1–32 are displayed. GROUP bank Displays the console's GROUP bank. Eight channel strips for DCA 1-8 are displayed in addition to the channel strips assigned to each DCA channel (24 channels strips for TF5;...
  • Page 10: Menu Area

    Screen areas Menu area Displays the options that are available for the screen displayed in the main display area. For information about the items displayed in the Menu area, refer to the explanation for the corresponding screen. SENDS ON FADER area Allows you to use the channel strip area temporarily to adjust SEND LEVEL and SEND ON for the desired buses.
  • Page 11: Channel Strip Area

    Screen areas Channel strip area ON button Turns the channel on and off. This button lights when the channel is turned on. In SENDS ON FADER MODE, this button controls whether the channel's signal is sent to the selected AUX bus or FX bus. Fader value Displays the value of the current fader level.
  • Page 12: Toolbar

    Toolbar Toolbar Allows you to access frequently used features. The toolbar is always displayed, regardless of the current operation. You can click an icon in the toolbar to display the corresponding screen. You can close the screen and return to the previous screen by clicking on the icon again or by clicking [X]. SCENE screen (page METER screen...
  • Page 13: Scene Screen

    Toolbar SCENE screen Allows you to manage previously saved mixer setups, or "Scenes". When you recall a Scene, you can exempt certain settings from being replaced by the settings contained in the Scene; this is called "recall safe". Scene list selection button Allows you to switch between the available Scene lists.
  • Page 14 Toolbar SCENE screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the SCENE screen is displayed. Copy Copies the settings of the current Scene. Cuts the settings from the selected Scene. Paste Pastes the copied Scene into the current list. Delete Deletes the selected scene.
  • Page 15: Meter Screen

    Toolbar METER screen Displays the input and output level of all the channels, and allows you to select the metering point (i.e., the point at which the level is detected) of the level meter. Input metering point selection menu Determines the input level metering point. PRE HPF: After the head amp;...
  • Page 16: Monitor Screen

    Toolbar MONITOR screen Allows you to manage cue and monitor signals and to control oscillators. The CUE/MONITOR screen is used to control the signals that are monitored using headphones and near-field monitors. Here you can select the sources that will be continuously monitored, and select individual channels for monitoring using the cue feature. The OSCILLATOR screen is used to configure the oscillator and turn in on and off.
  • Page 17 Toolbar Delay setting Determines the delay time by specifying distance (meters and feet) or time (milliseconds). Click a text box to enter a value. Monitor source selection buttons Allow you to select the sources that will be monitored. OSCILLATOR screen Allows you to configure the oscillator.
  • Page 18: System Setup Screen

    Toolbar SYSTEM SETUP screen Allows you to configure general mixer settings, as well as settings for OMNI OUT and Recall Safe. Bus Setup (page Displays the BUS SETUP screen. OMNI OUT (page Displays the OMNI OUT screen. Recall Safe (page Displays the RECALL SAFE screen.
  • Page 19 Toolbar BUS SETUP screen Allows you to configure bus settings. You can change basic settings such as stereo/mono, Pan Link, etc. These settings are included when saving a Scene. AUX1/2–AUX7/8 Signal Type buttons Determines how each pair of buses is processed. You can set each pair to be either Stereo (an odd and even numbered bus are paired and main parameters are shared between the two) or Mono x2 (two independent mono channels).
  • Page 20 Toolbar OMNI OUT screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the OMNI OUT screen is displayed. Clear All Clears all assignments for each OMNI OUT jack (all will be set to None). RECALL SAFE screen Allows you to configure which items are recalled and which items are not (i.e., recall safe) when recalling Scenes and Presets.
  • Page 21 Toolbar LOG screen When messages are displayed while using TF Editor, they are logged by date and time and can be viewed later on this screen. Time Stamp field Displays the date and time of each message. You can click the header to sort messages by date and time. Message field Displays messages.
  • Page 22: User Setup Screen

    Toolbar USER SETUP screen Used to assign under-defined keys and knobs, configure custom fader banks, and set up other preferences. User Defined Controls (page Displays the USER DEFINED CONTROLS screen. Custom Fader Bank (page Displays the CUSTOM FADER BANK screen. USER DEFINED CONTROLS screen This screen allows you to assign features to the [USER DEFINED KEYS], [USER DEFINED KNOBS], and to the footswitch.
  • Page 23 Toolbar Features that can be assigned to USER DEFINED KEYS Description FUNCTION PARAMETER 1 PARAMETER 2 No Assign No feature is assigned. Brightness Bank Change Switches between the brightness banks. (V1.1 and later) CH 1–40, ST IN 1, ST IN 2, FX 1, FX 2, CH ON Specific CH...
  • Page 24 Toolbar Knobs button Allows you to assign features to the [USER DEFINED KNOBS] on the console's top panel. Knob setup buttons Knob setup buttons Click the desired button to display the screen that allows you to assign features to the corresponding USER DEFINED KNOB. Features that can be assigned to USER DEFINED KNOBS Features Description...
  • Page 25 Toolbar Features that can be assigned to the footswitch Description FUNCTION PARAMETER 1 PARAMETER 2 No Assign No feature is assigned. Brightness Bank Change Switches between the brightness banks. (V1.1 and later) CH 1–40, ST IN 1, ST IN 2, FX 1, FX 2, CH ON Specific CH...
  • Page 26 Toolbar Feature assignment screen When you select a Function, the items available for Parameter 1 are displayed. Likewise, when you select an item for Parameter 1, the items available for Parameter 2 are displayed. Some Functions may not have items available for Parameter 1; some Parameter 1 items may not have items available for Parameter 2.
  • Page 27: Main Display Area

    Main display area Main display area LIBRARY screen Displayed when you click the LIBRARY button in the HOME/LIBRARY area. Allows you to recall saved Presets. A preset is a collection of settings that are customized for a certain type of input, instrument, etc. By recalling a Preset, you can set up a channel quickly and easily according to the type of input, and then fine-tune the settings to your specific needs.
  • Page 28 Main display area Edit button Click this button to edit the title and comment. Store button Saves the settings for the current channel as a Preset. The settings will overwrite the Preset selected in the Library list. Store As button Saves the settings for the current channel as a new Preset.
  • Page 29: Soft Keyboard Screen

    Main display area SOFT KEYBOARD screen Allows you to edit titles and comments. This screen varies depending on the operation you are performing. Cancel button Discards any changes you made and returns to the previous screen. OK button Saves the changes you made. Title field Comment field Enter text here.
  • Page 30: Overview Screen

    Main display area OVERVIEW screen Displays information about the channel strips. This is the screen displayed after startup. From here you can move to other screens depending on the operations that you want to perform. You can return to the OVERVIEW screen at any time by pressing the HOME button in the HOME/LIBRARY area. You can drag up and down to see other areas of the OVERVIEW screen.
  • Page 31: Stereo Channels

    Main display area Stereo channels Displays the INPUT screen. (page Displays the EQ screen. (page Displays the FX1/FX2 screen. (page Displays the SEND TO AUX screen. (page Displays the ASSIGN screen. (page Displays the CH VIEW screen. (page Displays the GEQ screen. (page Displays the COMP screen.
  • Page 32 Main display area AUX1–AUX8 channels Displays the SEND FROM screen. (page Displays the EQ screen. (page Displays the GEQ screen. (page Displays the COMP screen. (page Displays the OUTPUT screen. (page Displays the CH VIEW screen. (page AUX 9/10–19/20 channels, SUB channel Displays the SEND FROM screen.
  • Page 33 Main display area Group channels Displays the DCA ASSIGN screen. (page Displays the CH VIEW screen. (page OVERVIEW screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the OVERVIEW screen is displayed. CH Copy Copies the settings of the current channel. CH Paste Pastes settings from the copied channel and applies them to the selected channel.
  • Page 34: Input Screen

    Main display area INPUT screen Allows you to change the stereo link setting, select an input source, turn phantom power on and off, turn phasing on and off, and adjust input gain. Stereo link selection button Allows you to select whether two adjacent mono input channels are linked as a stereo pair, or behave as two separate mono channels.
  • Page 35 Allows you to assign the USB TO HOST connector as the input source for all input channels. The input source for the following channels will be changed. TF5: CH 1–32 TF3: CH 1–24 (when CH 1–24 are selected) CH 25–32 (when CH 25–32 are selected)
  • Page 36: Eq Screen

    Main display area EQ screen Controls the EQ for each channel. 4-band parametric EQ is available for CH 1–32, AUX 1-19/20, and STEREO. 2-band parametric EQ is available for CH 33-40, ST IN 1, ST IN 2, FX1, FX2, and SUB. You can adjust settings using 1-knob mode, which allows you to use the mouse wheel to easily adjust settings, or manual mode, which allows you to adjust each parameter individually.
  • Page 37 Main display area EQ output level meter Displays the EQ output level. EQ graph Displays the parameter settings of the EQ and filter. As you adjust the settings of each band, the results are reflected in the graph. When using 1-knob EQ mode, you can adjust the 1-knob level slider. When using manual mode, you can drag the handles displayed in the graph to adjust the corresponding settings.
  • Page 38 Main display area EQ screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the EQ screen is displayed. Copy Copies the EQ parameters of the selected channel to the clipboard. Paste Pastes the EQ parameters in the clipboard to the selected channel. Compare Allows you to compare the EQ parameters of the selected channel with the EQ parameters in the clipboard by switching between the two.
  • Page 39: Gate Screen

    Main display area GATE screen Allows you to configure the noise gate for each channel. When the input signal level is lower than a specified amount (threshold), the output signal is reduced by a specified amount (range). GATE is available for CH 1–32. GATE button Turns the gate on and off.
  • Page 40 Main display area GATE screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the GATE screen is displayed. Copy Copies the GATE parameters of the selected channel to the clipboard. Paste Pastes the GATE parameters in the clipboard to the selected channel. Compare Allows you to compare the GATE parameters of the selected channel with the GATE parameters in the clipboard by switching between the two.
  • Page 41: Comp Screen

    Main display area COMP screen Allows you to configure the compressor for each channel. You can adjust settings using 1-knob mode, which allows you to use the mouse wheel to easily adjust settings, or manual mode, which allows you to adjust each parameter individually. COMP button Turns the compressor on and off.
  • Page 42 Main display area How does 1-knob COMP mode work? 1-knob COMP mode allows you to adjust the amount of compression applied to the signal with one operation. By sliding the 1-knob level slider to the right, more compression is applied. In situations where raising the fader or gain could cause clipping at louder points in the signal, compression can deliver a more consistent sound.
  • Page 43: Fx Screen (Fx1/2, Ins Fx1-6)

    Main display area FX screen (FX1/2, INS FX1–6) Allows you select an effect and edit its parameters. Send button Determines whether a signal is sent (on) or not sent (off) to the FX return channel. Displayed for CH 1-40, ST IN 1 and ST IN 2. EFFECT TYPE button Displays the EFFECT TYPE screen, where you can select an effect type.
  • Page 44 Main display area Setting an insert effect You can configure insert effects for AUX9/10–AUX19/20. By default, insert effects are bypassed; turn the bypass off in order to use effect. FX screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the FX screen is displayed. Copy Copies the effect parameters of the selected effect to the clipboard.
  • Page 45: Effect Parameters

    Main display area Effect parameters REVERB HALL, REVERB ROOM, REVERB STAGE, REVERB PLATE One-input, two-output hall, room, stage, and plate reverbs. Cannot be used for INS FX 3–6. Parameter Range Description Reverb Time 0.3s–20.0s Determines the length of the reverberation. Initial Delay 1.0ms–500.0ms Determines the amount of time that passes before the initial reverberation is heard.
  • Page 46 Main display area ECHO Two-input, two-output stereo delay with a crossed feedback loop. Parameter Range Description Delay L 1.0ms - 1350.0ms Left channel delay time. Delay R 1.0ms - 1350.0ms Right channel delay time. Delay FB L 1.0ms - 1350.0ms Left channel feedback delay time.
  • Page 47 Main display area GATE REVERB, REVERSE GATE One-input, two-output early reflection with gate, and an early reflection with reverse gate. Parameter Range Description Type Type-A, Type-B Early reflection type. Room Size 0.1 - 20.0 Room size; determines interval between early reflections. Liveness 0 - 10 Decay of the early reflections...
  • Page 48 Main display area M BAND COMP (V1.1 and later) Two-input, two-output three-band compressor. Each band has solo and gain reduction metering. Parameter Range Description Low Gain -12.0dB - +12.0dB Low-band gain. Mid Gain -12.0dB - +12.0dB Mid-band gain. High Gain -12.0dB - +12.0dB High-band gain.
  • Page 49: Send To Aux Screen

    Main display area SEND TO AUX screen Allows you to configure the amount of signal from each channel is sent to the AUX buses. You can drag left and right to view other buses. Send button Determines whether a signal is sent (on) or not sent (off) to the corresponding AUX bus. Send level slider Determines the amount of signal sent to the corresponding AUX bus.
  • Page 50: Assign Screen

    Main display area ASSIGN screen Allows you configure recall safe and mute safe settings, DCA group assignments, signals sent to the SUB bus, etc. for each channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by touching the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button.
  • Page 51: Ch View Screen

    Main display area CH VIEW screen Provides an overview of all the settings for a channel. You can change settings using this screen, in addition to the corresponding feature's configuration screen. Items displayed on this screen vary depending on the type of channel selected. CH1–CH32 Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen...
  • Page 52 Main display area SEND TO AUX box Touch when selected to display the SEND TO AUX screen. Displays the amount of signal from the selected channel that is sent to each AUX bus. Send level, the selected channel's fader level, and the actual send level grouped with the DCA is displayed in the horizontal bar.
  • Page 53 Main display area Input source indicator Displays the input channel's input source. You can select the input source on the INPUT screen. Mute Safe button Click to temporarily exclude the selected channel from the input mute group. If you mute the input mute group, any channels in that group that have mute safe enabled will not be muted. HA/EQ/GATE/COMP boxes Click to display the configuration screen for the corresponding feature.
  • Page 54 Main display area ST IN 1L-ST IN 2R Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by clicking the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button.
  • Page 55 Main display area ASSIGN box Displays the ASSIGN screen. (page Channel output level slider Adjusts the fader level for the selected channel. Channel output level meter Displays the output level for the selected channel. FX1L–FX2R Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62).
  • Page 56 Main display area Channel output level slider Adjusts the fader level for the selected channel. Channel output level meter Displays the output level for the selected channel. DCA1–DCA8 Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel.
  • Page 57 Main display area AUX 1–AUX 8 Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by clicking the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button. HA/EQ/GATE/COMP boxes Touch to display the configuration screen for the corresponding feature.
  • Page 58 Main display area AUX 9–AUX 20 Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by clicking the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button. HA/EQ/GATE/COMP boxes Click to display the configuration screen for the corresponding feature.
  • Page 59 Main display area Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by clicking the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button. HA/EQ/GATE/COMP boxes Click to display the configuration screen for the corresponding feature.
  • Page 60 Main display area ST L, ST R Channel name Click to display the CH NAME screen (page 62). Click to display information for a different channel. Recall Safe button Turns Recall Safe on and off for the corresponding channel. You can display the RECALL SAFE screen by clicking the jump button in the right corner of the Recall Safe button. HA/EQ/GATE/COMP boxes Touch to display the configuration screen for the corresponding feature.
  • Page 61 Main display area CH VIEW screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the CH VIEW screen is displayed. CH Copy Copies the settings of the current channel. CH Paste Pastes settings from the copied channel and applies them to the selected channel. CH Default Resets the settings of the current channel to their default values.
  • Page 62: Ch Name Screen

    Main display area CH NAME screen Allows you to set the channel name, icon, and channel color. Name text box Enter the channel name here. Click the text box to enter the name using your computer keyboard. Icon button Click to display a list of available channel icons. Category button Allows you to select a different category of channel icons.
  • Page 63: Geq Screen

    Main display area GEQ screen You can use the internal graphic equalizer (GEQ) to process AUX 1–8 and STEREO channel signals. The GEQ is a mono, 12-band EQ. Each band is 1/3 octave wide, with an adjustable gain range of ±15 db. 31 bands are available;...
  • Page 64 Main display area GEQ screen menu The following items are displayed in the menu area when the GEQ screen is displayed. Copy Copies the GEQ parameters of the selected channel to the clipboard. Paste Pastes the GEQ parameters in the clipboard to the selected channel. Compare Allows you to compare the GEQ parameters of the selected channel with the GEQ parameters in the clipboard by switching between the two.
  • Page 65: Output Screen

    Main display area OUTPUT screen Allows you to select the signals sent to the output channels (OMNI OUT 1–16). The buttons displayed vary depending on the type of output channel selected. Buttons Output channel type OMNI OUT OMNI OUT Φ button ST button Out Gain Buttons indicator...
  • Page 66: Send From Screen

    Main display area SEND FROM screen Allows you to send signals from the input channels. ON button Determines whether a signal is sent (on) or not sent (off) from the corresponding input channel. Send pan slider Adjusts the pan of the input channel signal that is sent. For AUX 1–8, this slider is only displayed if the signal type is set to stereo.
  • Page 67: Dca Assign Screen

    Main display area DCA ASSIGN screen Allows you to group channels together by assigning them to DCA groups. Channel display area Member channels of selected DCA group assigned to these channel strips DCA ASSIGN buttons Allow you to select which channels are assigned to the current DCA group. Selected channels are highlighted.
  • Page 68: Reference

    Reference Reference List of parameters saved in Scenes and Presets CH 1–40 Channel Library Recall Can use Scene Recall Safe Recall CH Stereo Scene Recall Recall Recall Input Send Fader (Exclude) Link Processing Name Gate Comp Select (All) Input Name Select Gain +48V...
  • Page 69 Reference ST IN 1, ST IN 2 Channel Library Recall Can use Scene Recall Safe Recall CH Stereo Scene (Exclude) Recall Input Send Fader/ Link Processing Name Select (All) Input Name Select Φ Digital Gain Input Select Category, Name, Color, Icon Level TO AUX Level...
  • Page 70 Reference Channel Library Recall Can use Scene Recall Safe Recall CH Stereo Scene Recall Recall Recall With Fader Gain/ Link (Exclude) Processing Name Φ Send (All) Name Category, Name, Color, Icon Signal Type Pan Link COMP Ins FX TO ST Assign Fader Level Send...
  • Page 71 Reference Can use Scene Recall Safe Scene Fader/ Name Category, Name, Color, Icon Fader DCA Assign Recall Safe OMNI OUT Scene Can use Scene Recall Safe OMNI OUT Patch O (All OMNI OUT) - 71 - User Guide TF Editor...
  • Page 72: Error Messages

    Reference Error messages Message Description Item Already Exists. Replace it? You tried to overwrite an item in the Library. When using Save As, the name of the file you tried to save was the same name as an existing file. File Already Exists, Replace it? When using Save.
  • Page 73: Tf Editor Shortcuts

    Reference TF Editor shortcuts Shortcuts Menu Windows Load Ctrl+O File Save Ctrl+S Exit Alt+F4 Home screen Left Ctrl+ SEL CH Right Ctrl+ INPUT Ctrl+1 GROUP Ctrl+2 FADER BANK OUTPUT Ctrl+3 CUSTOM Ctrl+4 SCENE screen Ctrl+5 Meter screen Ctrl+6 Library screen Ctrl+L Copy Ctrl+Shift+C...
  • Page 74: Index

    Index Index I Operations and Numerics settings 1-knob COMP......Master/FX/ST IN strip area..Using GEQ ......1-knob EQ ......Menu area ......Intensity ......Menu bar Loudness ......File menu......Computer keyboard....Vocal........Help menu ......Copying and pasting channel Setup menu ......
  • Page 75 Yamaha Pro Audio Global Web Site http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ Manual Development Department © 2015 Yamaha Corporation Published 01/2015 CR-A0 - 75 - User Guide TF Editor...

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