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This is the Yamaha TX81Z panel, with graphics by Lime.

It can edit all parameters available in TX81Z (except Reverb Amount, can’t find what sysex it uses in the MIDI specs). This is a bugfix
release that should work with the latest Ctrlr binary (some SysEx tokens were changed from “XX” to “xx” yes SysEx tokens are case sensitive)

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32 Responses to “Yamaha TX81Z”

  1. SWB

    erotematic

    I’m not sure, but my Unisyn editor shows the following sysex message for Reverb Rate: F0 43 10 13 14 xx F7
    xx=0 means off, 1-7 faster and faster…

    • lahatte

      Atom! If you are still around, what would it take to get this panel to load the settings from the currently selected preset on the TX, like the DW 8000 panel does.Thanks!

  2. AngryYeti

    Hi atom
    I can’t seem to get this working with my TX81-Z
    I’m running OSX 10.9.1
    Do i need to change anything on the Yamaha itself?
    hope you can help me… the editor looks sweet!
    thanks

  3. musicismath

    I can’t figure out how to use this either. Using a macbook pro with Logic Pro 9. Not exactly sure if I’m setting it up right.

  4. bwj

    Got it working. So far so good after I loaded the panel and hooked up the midi in/out to my TX81Z and set up the device / channel in ctrlr.

  5. DarryShan

    I can’t seem to get mine working.
    What setting you got on the unit ?
    I can send midi noted to the unit from the panel but i cannot control any of the parameters or receive programs

  6. klassix

    Hi Guys, I am using Ableton Live 9, I can’t make it work with this editor. I set the midi channel to 7, controller… I tried in stand alone too. I can use the TX with the max for live one that is just able to change the preset but not that one. Is any one able to get it work with Ableton 9 + win 64 ?

    • gubenhinden

      I’m having the same problem. did u figure it out by now? I can send midi notes from ableton and play a sound. Configured the same channel for the ctrlr AU Plugin, but no luck. With the m4L plugin I can change presets only as well… a tutorial would be nice!

  7. klassix

    I have just tried the POWER’08 for my prophet, it’s working perfectly, there is something wrong with the Yamaha TX81Z panel and my DAW

  8. reklamchef

    reklamchef

    looks great, any tips on getting i to work. cant get anything to happen. my midi interface i/o are engaged, channels are 1, the tx81z channel is 1, moving knobs, nothing is happening when i use the panel. sound stays the same. i’ve engaged and disengaged write protect, nothing. the vst plugin doesnt work in reaper. windows 7 64. this is driving me crazy because ctrlr looks so promising. what are you using it with to make it work because it just does not work for me at all.

    • gallsey

      Great interface, does not work with ableton 9, tried everything. It sends midi and receives midi but the setting on the synth do not change at all. It accepts note on/off messages but nothing else. I have a standalone app that acts as a controller, using the same midi settings as in the daw it will work and change parameters.

  9. contrabajo

    Looks great and promising. There seem to be some people who got it working. Unfortunately I did not succeed until now. Using Mountain Lion I tried the vst in Reaper and the standalone option. Both did not work.

    Midisettings:
    Connected the Input in ctrlr to out of tx81z and the ctrlr output to input tx81z.
    Midichannel is on 1 (on both tx and ctrlr)

    What am I doing wrong.

  10. Edu82

    Hi, should this work also for the Yamaha TQ5?

    Other editors for TX81Z worked just fine, but on CTRL I can control de synth (send notes) but it will never respond to the panel knobs… any idea?

  11. logic010

    Hello, could someone please post just basic steps how to get this editor working in Ableton Live 9.x?
    Appears to be a powerful and great looking editor, it’s a shame there are no easy to find basic instructions! Any help would be much appreciated

  12. logic010

    still getting MIDI errors after following the steps outlined in the article above. if anyone can shed light on this setup it would be awesome

  13. nezzen100

    this does work really well in live 9…
    however to get it working, you must also set up another external midi instrument track, set to the same midi channels. this gives you an audio input (which the panelz controllor alone does not provide). there may be other ways but this worked well for me.

    • alexisdel79

      Hi Nezzen, please, can you explain me how to get this work? bellow i explained what i am doing… i hope im missing something! perhaps some SETTINGS in the Yamaha? thanks!

  14. alexisdel79

    Hello, sorry to bring this up again… I am having problems with the panel for my just purchased Yamaha TX81z.
    This is what i’ve done so far:
    First of all i connected MIDI OUT from Motu ultralite mk3 to Yamaha MIDI IN, and MIDI OUT from Yamaha to Motu MIDI IN.
    1.Turned on Yamaha
    2. Opened Ableton 9.12
    3. I put OFF all the midi inputs and outputs on MIDI Options in Ableton (except for my controller ICON i left ON Track and Remote.
    4. Added CTRL Plugin and opened Yamaha tx81z Panel.
    5. inside CTRL MIDI OUT: Motu, MIDI THRU: plugin host -> Output Device, CONTROLLER DEVICE: Icon.
    6. At this point i can play on the keyboard and receive sound from the yamaha (because i have Direct Monitors ON in the Motu interface)
    7. HERE IS THE PROBLEM: When i turn any knob in the Panel nothing happens in the Yamaha… no matter which knob i turn it seems yamaha doesnt receive this movements. And every time i change a program in the Yamaha nothing happens in the CTRL Panel, it’s like they dont see each other when it’s about sysex messages.

    PLEASE HELP, i bought this yamaha just because of this CTRL Panel πŸ™‚

    • tffshtt

      there is a channel bit in the tx81z sysex, (MIDI channel coming from the ctrlr panel is fixed static) so try going through all the channels (or set to omni) on the unit.

  15. phil74

    Working well both stand alone and inside Ableton. Any possibilty to put the waveform on a knob/poti to make it mapping compatible inside Ableton. Thanks a lot for this helpful tool!

  16. gubenhinden

    Hello! I have no luck getting the vst working as well. same problems as the other users around here. I can send notes from ableton and get sound, but I cant control anything, although I get the midi lamp blinking on my soundcard when turning knobs. Just nothing happening. Channels are set to omni on the tx, Would be nice to get some kind of tutorial? πŸ™‚

  17. Dss1

    Works Great! Both as standalone and as an AudioUnit in Logic 9. Editing via the front panel is pretty tedious, so this program really makes creating patches fun and fast. It seems like some commenters had trouble getting the Yamaha and CTRLR to talk to each other. As far as settings on the Yamaha: In UTILITY menu on the front panel, there is a MIDI section. I changed MIDI receive to channel 1. Also in the MIDI section, you must switch receive Sysex = yes.

  18. lahatte

    What would it take to get this to sync with the TX when changing patches on the TX? For example, the DW 8000 panel has a “Load” button that will load the settings of the currently selected patch, if they didn’t come in automatically when changing patches.

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