Yamaha GENOS2 Arranger Keyboard
Your next masterpiece
Pushing the boundaries of Arranger Workstation sound, Yamaha's latest flagship keyboard, Genos2, includes their 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.
- 1,991 Voices + 75 Drum/SFX Kits
- 800 Styles, including 200 brand new Styles
- FM and AWM dual engine tone generators
- Ambient Drums, Style Dynamics Control function
- REVelation Reverb
- 6 assignable knobs with LED gauge, 9 assignable sliders with LED gauge
- 9 assignable buttons, 3 articulation buttons
- 3GB on-board memory for expansion data
- 15GB internal memory
- FSX keyboard, Initial Touch/Aftertouch
- 9-inch colour touch screen with anti-reflective coating
- Chord Looper function
- Mic input for use when singing or collaborating with other performers
- Playlist and Registration for quick and easy set up
- Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder functions
- Voice and Style expandability with the Yamaha Expansion Manager
- HDMI port for external display or tv
- 3 USB TO DEVICE terminals
- USB Audio Interface
- Wireless LAN
- 5 year extended warranty when registered
More than 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.
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.
S.Art2 Voices remain cutting edge in terms of their playability and realism, providing articulations and legato joins unparalleled in any hardware keyboard instrument. There are even more to choose from in Genos2, covering not only the full orchestral palette but also more ethnic flavours such as Duduk, Shakuhachi and Celtic Flute perfect for Movie scores.
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.
Style Dynamics Control
For the first time in an Arranger Workstation the energy and dynamics of all Styles, including User Styles, can be adjusted using a simple Live controller. Whether you want your backing band to play at a soft pianissimo level, a hard fortissimo level or anything in between, the choice is now yours.
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.