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Yamaha Genos


Take Control Your Music

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 and intensify your musical creation and performance.

The best sound quality ever on a Digital Workstation

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, it just blows you away!

-AEM (Articulation Element Modeling)

This technology simulates the characteristics of musical instruments. During a performance the technology sounds appropriate samples, in real time, according to what and how you play. Samples are smoothly joined and articulated—as would naturally occur on an actual 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.


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 great content. Genos features a diverse range of contents, starting from 1,710 instrument sound, 550 backing patterns, 216 arpeggios and more.

-Ready to go content

Genos features stunning contents which will inspire you from the moment you start to play.



From Reverb to Distortion, Rotary Speaker to Compressor, Genos boasts unprecedented DSP power.

Using the same VCM technology as Yamaha’s professional high-end 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.


Vocal Harmony & Synth Vocoder

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.


Expand your music

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.

-Extra USB memory slot for data storage

Genos has three USB TO DEVICE ports (one on the panel, one on the back side, one on under the instrument) for you to keep the data.


Voice & Style Expansion Pack

With Genos’s approx. 2GB expansion memory and selection of Expansion packs from Yamaha, players can load additional wide and ever-increasing selection of regional, ethnic and traditional Voices and Styles.


Control Your Music


Intuitive and fast control


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.


Style Engine


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 give the idea and Genos will react to you.

Shaping Your Idea

Turn great ideas into reality


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.

Recording function (MIDI/Audio)

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.


High quality keyboard action

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.

Deliver Your Best Performance

Enhance your performance


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.

Add some flavor to your performance


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.


High quality output

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.

Additional information


Width – 1,234 mm (48-9/16")
Height- 138 mm (5-7/16")
Depth – 456 mm (17-15/16")
Weight -13.0 kg (28 lb, 11 oz)

Control Interface

No Of Keys : 76
Type – Organ (FSX), Initial Touch/Aftertouch
Touch Response-Normal, Easy1, Easy2, Soft1, Soft2, Hard1, Hard2
Joystick – Yes
Control Knobs – 6 Live Control knobs (Assignable)
Sliders – 9 Live Control sliders (Assignable), Cross Fader


Type -Main Display : TFT Color Wide VGA LCD, Sub Display: OLED (Live Control view)
Size – Main Display : 800 x 480 dots (9 inch), Sub Display: 589 x 48 dots
Language -Main Display : English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Sub Display: English
Panel Language English

Tone Generating Technology

AWM Stereo Sampling , AEM technology

Number of Polyphony (Max.)

256 (max.) (128 for Preset Voice + 128 for Expansion Voice)


Voice -Yes (approx. 1.8 GB)
Style & Voice set – Yes (Internal Memory)

Effects Type

Reverb – 59 Presets + 3 User
Chorus – 107 Presets + 3 User
DSP – Variation: 358 Preset (with VCM) + 3 User, Insertion 1-28: 358 Preset (with VCM) + 10 User
Master Compressor – 5 Presets + 5 User
Master EQ -5 Presets + 2 User
Part EQ – 28 parts

Vocal Harmony

Number of Presets – Vocal Harmony: 54, Synth Vocoder: 20
Number of User Settings – 60 * The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder
Vocal Effect – Mic Effect: Noise Gate, Compressor, 3 Band EQ, Vocal Effect: 23


Number Of Preset Songs -9 Demo Songs, 11 Preset Songs
Number of Tracks -16
Recording Function -Quick Recording, Multi Track Recording, Step Recording


Number Of Preset Styles – 550
Featured Styles – 491 Pro, 39 Session, 10 Free Play, 10 DJ
Fingering – Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control -INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3

Number of Multi Pad Banks

448 Banks x 4 Pads

Audio Recorder/Player

Playback – WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo), MP3 (44.1 kHz, 64/96/128/256/320 kbps, stereo)
Recording – WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo), approx. 0.8 GB (80 minutes) per Song
Time Stretch- Yes
Pitch Shift – Yes
Vocal Cancel – Yes

Style Creator


Multi Pad Creator



Number of Records – 2,500 (max.) Records per Playlist file


Internal Memory -Yes (approx. 58 GB)
External Drives – USB Flash Drive


Headpohones – Standard stereo phone jack (PHONES)
FOOT PEDAL -1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ART.1), 3 (VOLUME), Function assignable
Microphone – Yes (Combo Jack) , Phantom Power (+48V) available
USB TO DEVICE -Yes (x 3)
LAN – Yes (*) , Standards: IEEE802.11b/g/n (IEEE802.11n 5GHz: not compatible) *May not be included, depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.