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Yamaha Tenori-on Orange

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New! Yamaha Tenori-On Orange, a more affordable version of the popular Tenori-On, with all the same features of the original model, apart from small changes that helped it to cost less!

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New! Yamaha Tenori-On Orange, a more affordable version of the popular Tenori-On, with all the same features of the original model, apart from small changes that helped it to cost less!

The Tenori-On Orange comes in a white plastic frame, instead of Magnesium alloy body, with no screen at the back and orange LEDs, and doesn't run on batteries. Apart from these details, it's the very same instrument that found great popularity thanks to artists such as Bjork and Little Boots.

First debuted in London in the Winter of 2007 to unprecedented global press interest the amazing Yamaha Tenori-On has captured and fuelled the imagination of some of the world's most influential and creative experimental live and studio musicians, producers, and DJ's including Bjork, Ono Yoko Plastic band and new artists such as Little Boots. The instrument also naturally found it's way into many studios and now figures prominently and regularly at many of the world's major live music events.

The eye - catching and intriguing design had an immediate impact - offering people an intuitive and creative new way of bringing music production and performance together whilst enhancing the two activities in the process, a unique attribute. Since 2007 Tenori-On has also picked up numerous prestigious design awards thanks to it's addictive and brilliant interface and striking design. Recently it won a coveted place in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

But, as is often the case with new concepts, Tenori-On was admired and desired but often out of the reach of the millions of people who posted 'I want one' comments online - now the Tenori-On evolution continues as Yamaha unveil the eagerly awaited and more 'wallet friendly' addition to the Tenori-On family - The Tenori-On TNR-O 'Orange' .

The new Tenori-On 'Orange' offers the same levels of creative power as the original but has been made significantly more affordable. For example Yamaha have replaced the very cool but expensive magnesium casing of the original with a heavy duty and durable plastic casing .

All the same features and spec as the original apart from:

  • No Magnesium alloy body – white plastic frame on this model
  • Has orange LEDs instead of white LEDs
  • No screen on the back of it – has the interface
  • Does not run on batteries – mains only

Tenorion Orange Specifications:


  • Note Resolution: ¢Û = 96clocks
  • 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, Bounce, Push, Solo
  • Other Functions: Clock, power-save, synchronized performance with two instruments, recording, TENORI-ON 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.


  • 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
    Note - TENORI-ON uses SPI mode to communicate with the third-party SD card. Please ensure that your SD card has SPI mode. SD cards that only use SD Mode will not work in TENORI-ON.

Controller & Display

  • LED Buttons: 256
  • Rear LED Display Points: No LEDs
    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


  • Stereo Speakers: 1-watt output power


  • LINE OUT / Phones: Stereo mini phone jack x 1
  • Mini DIN: MIDI IN: for synchronized performance using two TENORI-ON instruments / MIDI OUT: for external device control
  • Card Slot: SD Memory Card compatible (*1)
  • DC In: Connector for PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent Yamaha AC adaptor

Power Supply

  • AC Adaptor: PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent Yamaha AC adaptor

Size & weight

  • Dimensions 205 x 205 x 32 mm (8-1/16″ x 8-1/16″ x 1-1/4″)
  • Weight Approx 610g (Approx 1 lbs. 5 1/2 oz.)

Supplied Accessories: Mini DIN cable, CD-ROM x 1 (*2) , AC Adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130 or equivalent Yamaha AC adaptor), Quick Guide, Installation Guide, Precautions



  • OS Windows® XP SP2 / Vista / 7
  • Only compatible with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. It is not compatible with 64 bit versions of the Windows OS.
  • CPU 750MHz or greater Intel Pentium or Celeron CPU
  • Memory 256MB or greater
  • Display XGA compatible display adapter
  • Accessories Keyboard, Mouse, other pointing device
  • Drives Hard disk, CD-ROM drive
  • SD Internal I/F, or one that can be connected via USB.
  • Audio output Audio interface, sound card


  • OS Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 (Use the latest version of the TENORI-ON User Voice Manager)
  • CPU PowerPC G3 or greater, Intel Core Solo or greater (first-generation Power Book G3 and processor upgrade cards are not supported).
  • Memory 128MB or greater
  • Display XGA or better display system
  • Accessory Keyboard, Mouse, other pointing device
  • Drives Hard disk, CD-ROM drive
  • SD USB-connectible SD Memory card I/F
  • Audio output Audio interface, onboard audio output


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Yamaha Tenori-on Orange Reviews


Tenori-on o

Delivered to my home in Belfast in 2 days, very good service!
As to the tenori itself its quite an expressive machine thats lets you explore sequencing in a more interesting method.
It is also good for controlling your DAW or hardware synths. The sampling capacity is a bit limited and some say the sounds are limited as you cannot shape them. I think this is a good for forcing ideas and expressivness. Too many options can stifle the idea flow.
An expressive item even though it is promoted as the budget model but once you get it, you will be glad you did. Be prepared for hundreds of lost hours! lol

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