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Like many other keyboard fans, we are very eager to know everything about the new Yamaha keyboard. How will the Tyros 5 successor look like? Why isn't it the Tyros 6? How will it sound? What will be the most exciting features? In time, all this will be revealed here.

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Read the latest rumours and (both official and unofficial) news and facts

Wishlist

Share what you hope the Genos will offer and see what others think

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Once available, download sounds, styles, tips and much more

Latest News

October 12, 2017
To date, we have 351 votes in our poll below. The vast majority (69%) is (very) positive about the new Genos. Around 21% checked average and 10% is (very) disappointed.
Meanwhile Yamaha released the user manual, which can be downloaded here. The reference manual isn’t published yet though.

We now have to wait until next month to visit the demonstrations and/or to get our hands on the keyboard ourselves.
New videos with additional information are scarce, but we’ve found 2 interesting ones by TyrosTipsters. We’re in no way affiliated to them btw.


Time to vote! (closed)

What's your first impression of the Yamaha Genos?
  • Great 56%, 396 votes
    396 votes 56%
    396 votes - 56% of all votes
  • Good 22%, 155 votes
    155 votes 22%
    155 votes - 22% of all votes
  • Average 14%, 102 votes
    102 votes 14%
    102 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Poor 5%, 34 votes
    34 votes 5%
    34 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Bad 3%, 19 votes
    19 votes 3%
    19 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 706
October 2, 2017 - April 4, 2018
Voting is closed
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October 2, 2017

Finally…….

yamaha genos official

After a long period of teasing, now it’s officially released: the all new Yamaha Genos is here!

A quick glance at the specs shows us that most of the leaked details were quite accurate. Although many questions remain, like:

  • does it have a chord sequencer?
  • how “deep” goes sound and style editing?
  • does it support midifile to style, like the Korg PA4X?
  • etc…etc…

Besides that, the arpeggiator seems to be quite limited compared to the Montage. Bummer?

Sources:
Martin Harris video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwBLCaBRcwY
Martin Harris video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWjlYMf49M
Yamaha Productpage: https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/keyboards/arranger_workstations/genos/index.html
Yamaha on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/yamahacorporation/videos


October 1, 2017
Here is a full list of scheduled Genos demonstrations in Germany.

https://de.yamaha.com/de/products/contents/keyboards/eventlist/index.html


September 30, 2017
Thanks to an email from Emir, we now can see some live action photos!

More pictures at the source: https://www.facebook.com/TutkuMuzik27/posts/10213820668929163


September 29, 2017
Quote from a participant of the NYC demo:
“What I can tell you is I was greatly impressed, and I feel we have a new king of arrangers.”


September 29, 2017
And there’s number 4! It appears Alex C published it a bit earlier than Yamaha 🙂
The video has 2 scenes showing the back of the keyboard, showing “left speaker”, so it definitely will offer an option to mount speakers, just like the Tyros.


September 26, 2017
A forum member at PSR Tutorial found some great pics.
Of course taste is a very personal thing, but we’d hoped for a more elegant and coherent design. Just like Yamaha did with the Montage. Well, let’s hope the sounds and features will blow us away then.

Genos heaven!
genos show

Genos left part
genos left

Genos right part
genos right

source: https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,39865.0.html


September 22, 2017
Unofficial specs are buzzing around on internet by now and some of them are:Polyphony: 256

Number of Voices: 1.652 Voices + 58 Drum/SFX Kits
Featured Voices:

  • 10 Revo Drums/SFX
  • 76 Ensemble
  • 390 Super Articulation
  • 75 Super Articulation2
  • 82 MegaVoices
  • 40 Sweet
  • 81 Cool
  • 160 Live
  • 24 Organ Flutes

Number of Styles: 550:

  • 491 Pro
  • 39 Session
  • 10 Free Play
  • 10 DJ

A Dutch retailer already published a price: € 4.699,00

Thought of the Day: What if all the music in the teaser videos was coming from a single Genos as an audio/midi mix?


September 22, 2017
Some screenshots from the videos.
Based on the pictures available so far, it’s not so hard to imagine how the keyboard will look like in full. And you know what? We definitely like it!

yamaha genos screenshots


September 22, 2017
Yamaha’s third video teaser:

source: https://www.yamaha.com/genos/


September 21, 2017
Another leaked image of the Yamaha Genos!

This photo seems to be taken at a pre-launch demonstration session and it confirms some of our doubts we had about certain details shown in an earlier image.The top-left of the keyboard is far less messy than on the earlier picture. Most buttons in that area are black instead of white and the bottom-left clearly shows a joystick. Of course the greenish color is caused by spotlights on the podium.

yamaha genos


September 18, 2017
Our thoughts on the “leaked” Genos image.

When taking a closer look, some things just don’t seem be right.
Comparing the image to the first video, the green areas look quite accurate and fully in line with Yamaha’s current elegant design style, like the Montage. But we have serious doubts about the red areas.

Top-left: this just looks messy & cheap and is absolutely not in line with the center green area. In fact, it doesn’t match any keyboard design Yamaha has released lately.
Top-right: something seem to be missing here. Just too much empty space.
Bottom-left: in the video a circle is visible, which might indicate to be a joystick. This area is quite empty compared to the video.

genos remarks


September 17, 2017
User “garit” claims to know some details:

  • 16 track song player/recorder (midi + audio)
  • pattern sequencer supporting audio loops
  • chord track with loop function
  • dynamic style player which also supports old styles
  • 4 keyboard parts consist of 4 awm2 sounds (each part is 8 elements)
  • up to 3 split points
  • iPad integration
  • and more……

source: http://www.muzykuj.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1582


September 15, 2017
Yamaha’s second video teaser:

source: https://www.yamaha.com/genos/


September 13, 2017
Could this be the one?
It looks like a mockup of a studio and a live situation, and there are quite some similarities with the lay-out in the video.

the new genos?

source: http://orgaforum.ro/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?10052.0#post_10060


September 12, 2017

Yamaha confirmed the Genos!

Rumors were already becoming increasingly louder that Yamaha would announce the Genos this month and now it’s official!
No details yet, but they released a nice teaser video today and 3 more will be published on September 15th, 22nd and 29th.
The Genos will be presented by a well known producer on the 2nd of October.

source: https://www.yamaha.com/genos/


August 26, 2017
September is almost upon us and the launch of the new Genos is coming closer and closer. Yamaha still hasn’t revealed any details, so both players and merchants keep on guessing and editing their whishlists. So did A&C Hamilton and they wrote an nice article about it.

source: https://www.achamilton.co.uk/Tyros5/Tyros6.htm


May 31, 2017
Early this year a post appeared on a forum, suggesting the possible integration of Yamaha’s Reface synthesizers in the Genos.

  • Reface CP as part of the piano room
  • Reface YC organs added to the Organ world
  • Reface FM and SC as part of the new synth world feature

The post contains videos of these models connected to a Tyros 5.

source: http://keyszone.boards.net/thread/42/yamaha-tyros-reface-peek-future


April 26, 2017
On a Polish website a forummember claims to have received the following inside information:

  • Name Genos is 100% certain
  • 76 key version only
  • Color similar to Yamaha Montage
  • Screen 90% touch
  • Launch date November 2017

source: http://www.vsti.pl/forum/instrumenty_klawiszowe/20768-yamaha-tyros-6-genos-informacje,-newsy.html?start=8#24000


March 16, 2017
A very creative user uploaded a short video about how he thinks the new Genos may look like.


January 15, 2017
A very interesting article is published about technical developments at Yamaha and how these may find their way into the Genos. This also includes the new SWP70 tone generator, which is used in the PSR970 & Montage, and enhanced audio styles.

source: http://sandsoftwaresound.net/tag/genos/


June 29, 2016
Yamaha Corporation registered the trademark Genos for “Musical instruments, namely, electronic musical keyboards, electronic pianos, electronic organs, electronic music synthesizers”.
Early 2002 Yamaha registered Tyros as a trademark and by the end of that year the first Tyros keyboard was launched. And since they named the Motif synthesizer successor Montage, it is very likely the new name will be used for their next top of the line keyboards.

source: http://trademark.markify.com/trademarks/uspto/genos/87087567

Wishlist (closed)

Yamaha Genos wishlist
  • Better detailed voices 19%, 402 votes
    402 votes 19%
    402 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Touchscreen 16%, 348 votes
    348 votes 16%
    348 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Enhanced intelligent styles 16%, 339 votes
    339 votes 16%
    339 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Arpeggiator 7%, 148 votes
    148 votes 7%
    148 votes - 7% of all votes
  • VST support 6%, 136 votes
    136 votes 6%
    136 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Sample import 6%, 129 votes
    129 votes 6%
    129 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Bigger screen* 4%, 92 votes
    92 votes 4%
    92 votes - 4% of all votes
  • 88 note weighted keyboard* 3%, 64 votes
    64 votes 3%
    64 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Seamless voice or performance switching* 2%, 51 vote
    51 vote 2%
    51 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Black color* 2%, 46 votes
    46 votes 2%
    46 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Complete DAW Compatibility* 2%, 45 votes
    45 votes 2%
    45 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Chord loop sequencer* 2%, 38 votes
    38 votes 2%
    38 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Much better microphone input and better vocal harmony* 2%, 35 votes
    35 votes 2%
    35 votes - 2% of all votes
  • speakers on board and sampler* 2%, 33 votes
    33 votes 2%
    33 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Full Blown Sequencer like the Motif XF w/Piano Roll. NO Yamaha PSR or TYROS Sequencer allows you to Loop Tracks and the Style Editor is WEAK. It hasn't really changed since the PSR-9000, when they added the Event List Editor. I want Piano Roll and Dedicated Drum Programming features available for ALL Tracks, not just Drums. I don't want to use Cubase every time just make a pattern! It'd be nice to have it on-board so I can just hit Record and lay down some tracks, whether it's a Style, Pattern or a Song. It would also be nice to Convert Sequences and SMF's to Styles. Korg and Roland have been doing this for years now.* 1%, 32 votes
    32 votes 1%
    32 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Motorized Faders* 1%, 23 votes
    23 votes 1%
    23 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Double the Tyros 128 voice polyphony* 1%, 17 votes
    17 votes 1%
    17 votes - 1% of all votes
  • After style creation in Cubase, I would like to see Genos recognize it immediately, just after I have correctly assigned the channels, without having to use the specif software (CASM editor).* 1%, 16 votes
    16 votes 1%
    16 votes - 1% of all votes
  • 2 Midi sequencers with audio tracks also* 1%, 16 votes
    16 votes 1%
    16 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Deep voices editing a-la motif/montage* 1%, 14 votes
    14 votes 1%
    14 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Karaoke-files with lyrics* 1%, 14 votes
    14 votes 1%
    14 votes - 1% of all votes
  • smaller case dimension on left and right side* 1%, 14 votes
    14 votes 1%
    14 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Midi to Dmx (lichtshow)* 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • no latency when changing presets.....oh what a wish....electones have no latency* 1%, 12 votes
    12 votes 1%
    12 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Near complete audio styles* 1%, 11 votes
    11 votes 1%
    11 votes - 1% of all votes
  • mono legato* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • the fantastic sounds of the Yamaha stagea organ for example the strings* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • build in tube amplifier* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • sturdy stand that folds (unlike Tyros)* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Show PDFs-Leadsheets On internal Ort external screens by choosing a registration.* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • half the weight of T5-76* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Compatible to normal PC memory up to 16 GB* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • better sync and options between midi and style player at same time* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Tempo lock* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • 2000 styles* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Ribbon controller* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Drum Track Edit* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 2134
Voters: 815
March 2, 2017 - October 12, 2017
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