Yamaha TF and TIO Network Setup Instructions


  • How do you set up network settings for Yamaha TF mixers and TIO1608-D rackmount input/output boxes.


  • Product Family: Audio Systems
  • Product: SSR-300 and Custom Audio
  • Components: Yamaha TF1, TF3, TF5, TIO1608-D
  • Control System:


stopsign.jpgThe steps outlined, if performed incorrectly, may result in equipment failure. Do not attempt these steps without proper training and understanding of product operation. Consult a Daktronics support technician if you need assistance.

This guide assumes that both devices have already been updated to the most current firmwares using DD3733423 or Yamaha's update instructions and that Dante Controller and a compatible version of Yamaha R Remote have been installed on the computer doing the configuration.

DO NOT connect devices to the network switches until they have been programmed.  Doing so may cause broadcast storms and configuration will not be possible.  Configuration should be done by plugging directly into the device.  If they were connected to the main network before configuring, disconnect them and power cycle all the equipment, including network switches.

  1.  Turn off the Quick Config settings on the TIO and TF mixer.
    1. On the front of the TIO, set the Quick Config switch to OFF, at this time also set the +48V MASTER TO ON
    2. On the TF Mixer, navigate to Settings > Slot Setup.  Make sure the QUICK CONFIG button is gray and the HEAD AMP CONTROL button is white.
  2. Set up the dipswitches on the TIO to prepare for programming, these will change farther in the process
    1. 1=UP   2=UP  3=UP  4=DOWN  5=DOWN  6=UP  7=DOWN  8=UP
  3. Set the UNIT ID on the TIO to 1 using the switch on the front.  If additional TIOs are present, set those to 2 and 3 incrementally.
  4. Set the computer's NIC to DHCP.  Any VPN software must be turned off
  5. Connect the computer to the Primary port on the device being configured
  6. Open Dante controller to configure network settings for the TF and TIO
    1. Click on the Device Info tab and double click on the Yamaha TF mixer(NY64-D) or the TIO
      tf dante device.PNG
    2. On the network tab, set Dante Redundancy to REDUNDANT.
      TF Network Settings.PNG
    3. Set Dante IPs to Static and use IPs that match the IP scheme on site.  Daktronics Audio default is 192.168.1.xxx for primary, and 192.168.2.xxx for secondary.  Primary and secondary MUST be on separate IP ranges(subnets). 
    4. Subnet masks should be unless otherwise specified.
    5. DNS and Gateway should be unless otherwise specified.
    6. Repeat for any other TFs or TIOs that are being configured
  7. Reboot the TF mixer and the TIO
  8. Set the computer IP address to and connect to the TIO primary port.
  9. Open R Remote to configure control settings for the TIO
    1. The TIO should populate in spot #1, or what the UNIT ID switch is set to.
      R remote pre config.PNG
      1. If it does not populate, check computer IP settings, check that dipswitch settings match what is shown in step 2, and confirm that the R Remote version is compatible with the TIO firmware version using the compatibility list located at https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/tio1608-d_firm.html
    2. In the file menu, select Device Information.
      R Remote file menu.png
    3. Select the TIO and click on Set IP Address
      R Remote device info.png
    4. The IP Select Mode will be set to Static IP (Auto), and everything else grayed out
      r remote static ip.png
    5. Set Static IP (Manual) to 192.168.1.xxx(or match the IP scheme on site)
    6. Subnet mask should be unless otherwise specified
    7. Default gateway should be unless otherwise specified
  10. Power down the TIO and set dipswitches 5 and 6 on the TIO to 5=Down and 6=Down
  11. Dipswitches should now read:
    1. 1=UP  2=UP  3=UP  4=DOWN  5=DOWN  6=DOWN  7=DOWN  8=UP
  12. Connect Devices to the network switches and power them on
    1. Primary ports to the primary network
    2. Secondary ports to the secondary network
    3. Control ports, if present, to the primary network
  13. Open Dante Controller and Patch Dante Channels between the TF and TIO
    1. Normally this is TIO Transmitter 1-16 to TF(NY64-D) Receiver 1-16 and TF(NY64-D) Transmitter 1-8 to TIO Receiver 1-8, but these settings may vary on site based on other equipment present
      dante patch1.pngdante patch2.png
  14. Set desired channels on the TF to use the SLOT(TIO) inputs by tapping on the Gain for that channel, then selecting Slot instead of Input.
  15. There should now be full control of your channels between TF and TIO. 
    1. This can be tested by adjusting the gain on a channel set to Slot all the way up and down while listening to the TIO, the TIO should make some clicking sounds while adjusting.
    2. Note: The TF will also make clicking noises on channels set to use Input instead of Slot

To link up to the TF with TF Editor software:
  1. R-Remote must be closed
  2. The TF IP address under Settings > Network on the TF touchscreen must be in the same subnet as the computer looking to control it.
  3. VPN must be off on the computer
  4. In TF Editor, the correct NIC must be selected under Setup > Network Interface

KB ID: DD4299296

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