TF Series

Dante is an audio networking technology developed by Audinate. Dante devices on the same network automatically detect each other. This can make setting up a system simpler and thus reduce complexity and potential errors. In this sense, Dante can be thought of as a plug-and-play network technology.

This guide focuses on network design rather than the basic specifications of individual products and Dante network.


With many years in the professional audio field, John Schauer is a 30+ year veteran of Yamaha Corporation of America. He has worked with many users and professional sound companies, sharing both his technical expertise and experience in a way that makes complex subjects easy to understand.

Watch his Quick Tip videos to get a deeper understanding of the TF series and save time while doing it!

Inputs & Outputs

  1. youtube icon Use GainFinder™ to get the perfect setting!
  2. youtube icon EQ is easier and faster when you use 1-knob EQ™
  3. youtube icon How to setup and use the gates on the inputs of the TF
  4. youtube icon EQ is easier and faster when you use 1-knob EQ™
  5. youtube icon Great way to control all the Auxiliary mixes
  6. youtube icon Seeing the second layer of inputs and what to expect
  7. youtube icon Settings for more speech or spoken word related duties
  8. youtube icon Free up the regular input channels by using the stereo inputs
  9. youtube icon Adding effects is really easy. Here's how to do it!
  10. youtube icon You can route any of the busses to the Omni outputs on a TF to customize your sends.
  11. youtube icon Just like the inputs, there are output presets to help get your mixes dialed in quickly
  12. youtube icon This is how easy it is to move your inputs and outputs up to the stage
  13. youtube icon Create a separate subwoofer send and control the subwoofer output levels
  14. youtube icon Assign inputs and outputs for quick access on the control layer on a TF
  15. youtube icon How the 4 Matrix Outputs on the TF Series allow for flexible mixing options
  16. youtube icon Connect stereo devices to the TF Series Mixers
  17. youtube icon Custom patch inputs from Tio-1608D Dante Stage boxes to channels on the TF via Dante controller
  18. youtube icon Freely patch outputs from a TF Series mixer to Tio-1608D Dante Stage boxes and other Dante enabled devices
  19. youtube icon Set up a two console system, sharing the same inputs


  1. youtube icon How to set User Defined Controls for the TF Series.
  2. youtube icon How to use the Cut, Copy and Paste Functions on the TF console.
  3. youtube icon When new firmware is available, follow this quick video to update your TF.
  4. youtube icon This is a quick way to get all the settings of the TF saved away safely.
  5. youtube icon Administrator features allow you to set permissions for your users. Great for a new user, or to limit other possible mistakes by less experienced operators.
  6. youtube icon Easily put the TF back to its original settings.
  7. youtube icon All settings of the console are stored as a scene. This is how you store to these scenes.
  8. youtube icon Using these controls, you can customize the TF the way you need it.

Remote Control

  1. youtube icon Use your PC to edit settings on the TF, either online in real time, or offline to load in later.
  2. youtube icon StageMix™ allows you to have mobility and freedom to move around the venue and perform adjustments with you iPad.
  3. youtube icon Getting the app and setting it up on an iPhone
  4. youtube icon Getting the app and setting it up on an iPad
  5. youtube icon Getting the app and setting it up on an Android device
  6. youtube icon Where to find the free app and how to install it on the iPad
  7. youtube icon Now you can securely connect the iPad to a TF without Wifi when needed.
  8. youtube icon how to set effects use tap tempo within the delay effects remotely with the iPad.
  9. youtube icon Here's how you give control to the performers!


  1. youtube icon An overall look at the TF5 mixer
  2. youtube icon A quick look at the TF-RACK
  3. youtube icon Here are some secrets for making the TF-RACK easier to use.
  4. youtube icon Highlights of the new features firmware 3.5 brings to the TF.
  5. youtube icon Version 4.5 New Features.


  1. youtube icon Adjusting the labeling on the TF is explored here.
  2. youtube icon Check this quick video out if you use the TF series in darker locations.
  3. youtube icon It's easy to turn off the flashing light if desired. Here's how to do it.
  4. youtube icon Here's how to brighten up the TF surface using the USB connectors.
  5. youtube icon It is easy to remove the side panel of a TF1 before installing the optional rack mount kit.

Firmware V4.0

  1. youtube icon New features added to the TF when the firmware is updated to V4.0
  2. youtube icon The steps to update the firmware in your TF. This process will also automatically update an installed NY64-D card
  3. youtube iconThe new features added to the StageMix 4.0 app for the iPad to control the TF
  4. youtube icon The Matrix function on the TF series can really help speed up your mixing
  5. youtube icon Features available on the Settings page on the TF Series
  6. youtube icon The new mute groups and Scene fade times that are added in V4.0 firmware
  7. youtube icon How to setup a scene fade and pick which channels are faded, leaving others to instantly change
  8. youtube icon How to change patching to the TIO1608D I/O boxes using Dante controller from Audinate
  9. youtube icon Explanation of the input delay feature added to the stereo inputs in V4.0 firmware
  10. youtube icon How to update the TIO1608-D firmware via R Remote software
  11. youtube iconExplanation of the Administrator settings available in the TF series

Russ Long a highly regarded audio engineer, equipment reviewer, and author describes his first experience with the new Yamaha TF5 Digital Mixing Console.
Russ talks about how the intuitive design of TouchFlow Operation™ allowed him to have one of his quickest soundchecks ever. In his testimonial, he describes the benefits of QuickPro™ Presets, GainFinder™, 1-knob EQ™ for vocal, and the multi-touch screen.

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Welcome to the TF Tutorial Videos. Andy Cooper is going to talk you through the TF series lineup, and show you the main points that are going to help you achieve more polished and professional results, without having to spend days reading a manual.
*English subtitles are available.

  1. youtube icon How Yamaha's unrivaled digital mixer heritage has shaped the core concepts of the new TF series.
  2. youtube icon TF consoles may be compact, but they are overflowing with new features and tech. It's time to find out more!
  3. youtube icon Find out how TF can make this important but time consuming job easier and faster!
  4. youtube icon TF has many new features to speed up a sound engineer's workflow. Pick up some tips with this video.
  5. youtube icon Musicians will be impressed with how quickly TF allows them to get a comfortable sound on stage. Find out how in this video.
  6. youtube icon Find out how to use the eight effect units of TF to transform a good sound mix into a professional one!
  7. youtube icon Stereo or multi-track, recording or playback, virtual sound-check or background music. TF makes it easy.
  8. youtube icon TF works with a number of helpful apps: find out how TF Editor, TF StageMix™ and MonitorMix can enhance your workflow, bring freedom and fun to your mix.

This video will show you how mix for a 5-piece band in less than 5 minutes using the TouchFlow operation and QuickPro presets in TF.

QLab Setup Guide for CL/QL/TF series

  • Masafumi Ito

This document describes how to connect and set up "QLab", the de facto standard show control system, and Python script for controlling CL/QL/TF series console.

TF Series with Tio1608-D System Setup Guide

  • Masafumi Ito

This guide introduces the setup procedure for the Yamaha TF Series digital mixing console and Tio1608-D I/O rack, as well as system examples based on the number of Tio1608-D units.

TF series Live Recording with Steinberg Nuendo Live

  • Masafumi Ito

This guide shows how quick and easy it is to achieve a high quality, live multi-track recording using a Yamaha TF series digital mixer, the software of Steinberg Nuendo Live, and a PC.

TF StageMix User Guide

  • Masafumi Ito

MonitorMix User Guide

  • Masafumi Ito