Yamaha Genos 2 Arranger Workstation Overview
Pushing the boundaries of Arranger Workstation sound, the flagship, Genos2, includes the legendary DX7 FM technology, cutting-edge Ambient Drums and Steinberg's acclaimed REVelation Reverb. With Style Dynamics Control you're in charge of the energy and dynamics of all 800 preset Styles, bringing a whole new musical dimension to Style playing. Together with the new brighter, anti-reflective display and Live Control LEDs, the features of Genos2 combine to deliver the richest of musical experiences.
Elevate your music to a new level
One of the most important sounds for any keyboard player is the Piano, so we have not only added new Pianos, but also reprocessed existing Pianos to a much higher quality. The CFX, being Yamaha's flagship grand piano, now has more dynamic layers, 88 keys sampling and double length samples compared to its predecessor. In addition, we can choose from a Character Grand, which is a German 1980s well played-in piano, giving a more edgy yet rounded sound, perfect for Pop and Jazz music. The U1 Upright being Yamaha's top end Upright piano has been tuned to provide a contemporary flavour for modern Pop songs. If it's a more cinematic sound you're looking for, you can try the rich melancholy sound of the new Felt Piano.
More thanks 1900 voices and 800 styles
With over 1900 of the highest quality voices and 800 Styles with One Touch Settings covering a vast array of musical genres, you will immediately be inspired to play your favourite songs or even create new musical ideas and compositions. Over 200 Styles are brand new, with all existing Styles being fully upgraded to use new voices and effects, including FM tone generation and the ability to use Ambient Drums and Style Dynamics control. The result is a high- end professional production.
Legendary FM Synthesis
In an Arranger Workstation first, Genos2 features a dual engine tone generator with not only AWM technology but now also FM synthesis. FM has a rich, dynamic sound and powered Yamaha’s legendary DX7, an instrument which defined the sound of the 1980s. The iconic DX7 presets and a range of new, modern FM voices are integrated into the Styles and One Touch Settings and available to play at the touch of a button, bringing a warm, fresh sound to Genos2.
With the new Ambient Drums and using a single Live controller, you can choose anything between a punchy, dry, direct drum sound to a more distant, reflective, ambient room sound, providing endless possibilities for your Style playback. Drums are the backbone of any rhythm section so to have this level of control of the Drum sound will really enhance your playing experience.
Reverb is often overlooked but we experience it around us everyday. In Arranger Workstations, reverb is used on Voices, Styles, MIDI Songs, Multi-Pads and the Mic Input, which is why introducing REVelation Reverb from Steinberg has such a big impact on the sound of Genos2. REVelation is extremely high resolution, resulting in a transparent, natural sound, making it the perfect partner for an Arranger Workstation where the reverb must work across a wide range of Voices, Styles and even vocals.
- FSX keyboard, with 76 keys incl. touch response and improved aftertouch
- A total of 1,990 Voices and 75 Drum/SFX Kits Additional FM tone generator
- 384-note max. polyphony (128 for Preset AWM Voices + 128 for Expansion AWM Voices +
- 128 for FM Voices)
- In all, 800 Styles (720 Pro, 69 Session, 11 Free Play) New Ambient Drums
- New Style Dynamics Control
- New 9 inch (800 x 480 dots) TFT Color Wide VGA touch screen LCD – anti-reflecton and twice bright as Genos VA Sub-LCD (LIVE CONTROL View) with
- Light/Dark Mode
- LED indicators have been implemented to Control Knobs and Slider
- Assignable: Joystick, 6 knobs with LED, 9 slider with LED, 9 buttons
- Enhanced Effect Power: REVelation Reverb from Steinberg, Insertion Effect Bypass in Drum Setup, New Multiband Comp to Insertion Effect
- 4 EQ types for external speakers (HS7, HS8, STAGEPAS 600, STAGEPAS 1k mkII)
- Chord looper function Bluetooth® audio USB Audio Interface HDMI Output
- At the centre of Genos2's operation is the large 9-inch touch screen which is now brighter, includes an anti-reflective coating and has been tilted an additional 5 degrees towards the player. Additionally, the sub-display now includes selectable light and dark modes. So whether you're performing indoors, outdoors or under stage lighting, the Genos2 displays will be clearly visible.
- Playlist is the best way to organize Registration Memory banks into convenient Playlists for instant recall during performance. With the updated user interface, Playlist entries can be sorted A to Z, or Z to A, you can jump alphabetically through Playlist records as well as filter for a specific terms in the records. If you are importing MusicFinder records from an older instrument, the Style name will be automatically included in the new Playlist record name.
- You can easily apply various Vocal Harmony presets to your voice which can enhance your singing experience by adding several harmony parts and effects. Whether you want to sing as a standard duet, jazzy quartet or a big choir, the choice is yours. In addition, you can be creative with the Synth Vocoder wherby you can manipulate synthesized sounds just by singing into the mic. The mic will pick up the characteristics from you voice, such as the formation of vowels, and feed that information to the Synth Vocoder shaping the synth voices. Vocal Harmony gives the performer a wide range of vocal expression and possibilities which can be enjoyed at home or on stage.
- The new panel buttons provide quick access to recording and playing back chord sequences in realtime. Whether you wish to free up your left hand to play full piano, build up sections of a song or pratice a difficult piece of music, the Chord Looper enables you to store up to 8 chord sequences in each bank for easy access during your performance. You can create an unlimited number of banks with your own chord progressions, or choose from a range of built-in presets.
- With your Bluetooth® device connected wirelessly to Genos2, you enjoy to play along with your favourite songs or even record everything you hear, using the onboard audio recorder.
- Connect your Genos2 to an external display or tv using the new HDMI port. Perfect if you're entertaining a crowd or hosting a party, you can instantly show the lyrics of your MIDI and Audio songs for everyone to see and sing-along. In addition, you can also mirror the main display or view a musical score, which can be useful if your playing in a duo or band.
- Great for sharing your performance with your friends or for high quality music production: The new USB Audio Interface allows for studio- quality audio to be recorded using any DAW or the Rec’n’Share app with just a single USB cable. If you want to take a video of your performance and share it on platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, Rec’n’Share is the way to go. Connect the Genos2 to your smart device, and record both video and audio at the same time to complete your video.
- Owner’s Manual
- AC power cord
- Music Rest, two Music Rest brackets