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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


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?

Martin Harris video 1:
Martin Harris video 2:
Yamaha Productpage:
Yamaha on YouTube:

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

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

More pictures at the source:

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


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:


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……


September 15, 2017
Yamaha’s second video teaser:


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?


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.