Meet Genos, Yamaha's flagship arranger workstation. Boasting unparalleled sample quality, cutting-edge styles, and pro-level connectivity, Genos defines the state of the art in songwriting and performance keyboards. With its large, crisp 9" LCD color touchscreen, assignable knobs and faders with their own OLED parameter status displays for real-time feedback, and a silky 76-note, aftertouch-enabled FSX keybed, Genos puts you in complete command, letting you instantly find and tweak the perfect sound or whip up a great-sounding arrangement in any musical genre. And the sounds are amazing, indeed.
Yamaha's premium CFX and C7 concert grand pianos are jaw-dropping in their life-like realism. Recorded in world-class studios, Revo! Drums leverage unprecedented multi-dynamic sample layers and round-robin wave cycling to deliver the most breathtakingly realistic MIDI drums ever offered in a keyboard. Non-keyboard instruments are superbly rendered by Yamaha's acclaimed Super Articulation 2 sound engine. All sounds benefit from multiple state-of-the-art effects engines. Topped off by extensive onboard MIDI and audio recording facilities and seamless DAW integration, the Yamaha Genos is the only keyboard you need to ace an important gig.
The Ensemble Voices feature re-creates string, brass, and wind ensembles by intuitively mapping the instruments to their appropriate ranges for authentic-sounding ensemble performances. Previously, a Voice such as Brass Quartet would use a sample of four players. If you played two notes, however, you'd suddenly have eight players — which could be cool, but perhaps not entirely realistic. In Genos, Ensemble Voices always give you the same number of players because Yamaha designed into this instrument the musical knowledge of a professional music arranger. Play two notes with a Brass Quartet Ensemble Voice, and Genos will intelligently send the trumpets to the top notes and the trombones to the lower notes. We love it!
Yamaha engineered Genos with enhanced DSP for a banquet of studio-quality effects that sound simply stunning. Included are meticulous models of coveted vintage rack and stompbox units as well as classic guitar and bass amps — all of which take full advantage of the gorgeous 9" TFT color LCD touchscreen with intuitive, high-definition displays that mimic the actual devices. These great-sounding effects include Yamaha's VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) — the very same technology as used by the studio-grade processing on the company's high-end digital consoles.
When it's time to lay down a vocal, plug your condenser mic into the rear-panel XLR connector, switch on 48V phantom power, and you're ready to roll with a studio-grade signal chain the quality of which is unprecedented in a keyboard. As you layer your compositions, Genos will astound you with its ability to handle massive, lavish arrangements with poise and panache. A generous 256 voices of polyphony ensures there will be no note stealing. And with instant access to 1,652 instrument presets and 58 drum kits, you'll never run out of killer sounds. To quickly access your favorite configurations, Registration Memories provide an efficient way to save and recall panel settings such as Voice, Song, Pattern, and Style. Yamaha built Genos for songwriting and performance. The swoopy, dynamic visuals of its svelte chassis are quite alluring from the audience perspective; yet to the player, its clean, no-nonsense layout is designed for unfettered creativity. At Music Experience, we see a lot of powerful keyboard instruments; with the Yamaha Genos, we definitely have a serious contender for "ultimate performance keyboard."
Welcome to the new world of Digital Workstations. Genos is the new benchmark in Digital Workstation sound, design and user experience. Whether you are in a recording studio or on stage, Genos will inspire your musical creation and performance.
Powered by specially developed Yamaha technology, the sonic quality of every Voice in Genos is beyond any other Digital Workstation you've ever played. Everything you hear, whether it be the beautiful CFX piano, the lush Kino Strings or the punchy Revo!Drums, will blow you away!
AEM (Articulation Element Modeling) : This technology simulates the subtle nuances and performance characteristics of musical instruments. When you play, Genos automatically chooses appropriate samples in real time, according to what and how you play. Samples are smoothly joined and articulated, just as they would naturally occur on an acoustic instrument.
C7 Grand Piano : For the first time in any Yamaha product, the Genos features our newly sampled C7 Grand Piano Voice. It is great match with Pop/Rock/Jazz and other music, and is the piano of choice for many recording studios around the world.
Revo!Drum/SFX : Revo!Drum Voices recreate the authentic sound of drums. Even when playing the same key multiple times, the sound is always of a different nuance, making it incredibly natural and realistic.
Whether you create or perform music, you need to be inspired by your instrument. Genos features a diverse range of content, including 1,710 instrument Voices, 550 accompaniment Styles, 216 arpeggios and more.
From Reverb to Distortion, Rotary Speaker to Compressor, Genos boasts unprecedented DSP power. 28 insert effects can be routed freely, making Genos an incredibly versatile production tool. Using the same VCM technology as professional Yamaha mixing consoles, Genos has the tools to create the perfect sound. Not only do the effects sound great, they look great too—with a stunning graphical user interface.
You can automatically apply various Vocal Harmony effects to your voice as you sing, or you can use the Synth Vocoder to craft the unique characteristics of your voice onto synthesizer and other sounds.
You can continually expand the onboard content of your Genos by creating and installing your own custom or purchased Packs. The scope of possibilities for new sounds and styles is virtually unlimited.
YEM (Yamaha Expansion Manager) : YEM is PC/Mac software designed to manage the Expansion contents for Yamaha keyboards.
Integrated Flash Memory : Genos includes 1.8GB of user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own Voices.
Genos features an intuitive interface for music making and sound creation.
Touch Screen : Select and change parameters directly with the new 9" colour touch screen.
Assignable buttons : While performing, you often need to act fast to access certain features. Choose from a range of functions to set to the 6+1 assignable panel buttons and with just a single touch, you can instantly recall your desired function.
Genos features a variety of rhythmic backing patterns and accompaniments (called “Styles”) in variety of different musical genres. Styles feature sophisticated patterns to inspire your creativity. You have the ideas, and Genos will react to them.
The Registration Memory function allows you to save (or “register”) virtually all panel settings to a Registration Memory button, and then instantly recall your custom panel settings by simply pressing a single button.
Start from the original idea of a song, pick an instrument Voice and Style of your choice. Play and work out the arrangement and capture it as a MIDI song. Then, overdub some sounds and create your demo or even your finished track.
Quickly record your performance as audio (WAV) or Standard MIDI File (SMF) with the Quick Recording feature. For more complex arrangements, Multi Recording features a fully functional 16-track MIDI sequencer with realtime and steptime functionality.
When you are happy with your recording, it can be stored to the internal User Drive or saved to USB Memory for easy sharing.
Digital output : The new S/PDIF Digital output can be connected to compatible studio equipment or home theatre to output audio from Genos without any loss in quality.
Genos has 216 Arpeggios to enhance your performance. There are a variety of arpeggio types, some are straight forward instrument arpeggios, others recreate strumming guitar effects and controller arpeggios automate Live Control by adjusting sound filters in realtime as you perform.
The FSX keyboard features a premium action with aftertouch. The keys are created in a high-precision manufacturing process for an incredibly durable keybed, enhanced key stability and "fast" action. The 76-key professional keyboard features enhanced touch response allowing for highly expressive and dynamic performances.
The Direct Access feature provides a shortcut to a wide variety of Genos functions. Simply press the Direct Access button followed by another panel button or footswitch to jump directly to relevant controls in the display.
Whatever genre of music you wish to perform, Genos is ready to accompany you with world-class arrangements, punchy drums and powerful DSP/Effect. Never has there been a more perfect personal backing band.
The Multi Pad can be used to play a number of short pre-recorded rhythmic and melodic sequences and loops that allow you to add impact and variety to your keyboard performance.
Audio Link Multi Pad : Multi Pads do not only work with MIDI data, they also allow you to create unique, new pad content with your own audio (WAV) data for playing back during your performance.
The audio output of Genos has been completely redesigned to deliver professional quality sound from your keyboard.
New output circuit : The new 32bit Digital Audio Converter (DAC) provides high quality defined sound across a wide frequency range, ensuring Genos always cuts through the mix.
Sub out : Genos features four Sub line-out connections that you can use to adapt your sound to various situations.
|Number of Keys||76|
|Type of Keys||7 Setting Touch Response with Aftertouch|
|Other Controllers||Assignable Joystick, 6 x Rotary Encoders|
|Polyphony||256 max (128 preset, 128 expansion)|
|Presets||1,652 Voices, 58 Drum/SFX Kits, C7 Grand Piano, CFX, Revo!Drums|
|Presets||1,652 Voices, 58 Drum/SFX Kits, C7 Grand Piano, CFX, Revo!Drums|
|Storage||USB Flash Drive|
|Effects Types||Reverb, Chorus, DSP, Master Compressor, Master EQ, Part EQ, Vocal Harmony, Synth Vocoder|
|Audio Recording/Playback||WAV (16-bit, 44.1kHz)|
|Audio Inputs||2 x 1/4" (aux), 1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (monitor), 1 x 8-pin DIN (sub), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 2 x 1/4" (main), 2 x 1/4" (line out), 2 x 1/4" (aux)|
|USB||3 x Type A, 1 x Type B|
|MIDI I/O||2 x In/Out|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|Pedal Inputs||3 x 1/4" (volume, sustain, articulation)|
|Software||Yamah Expansion Manager|
|Power Supply||Standard IEC AC cable|
|Weight||28 lbs. 11 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||GENOS|