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Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by MaFaKeys » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 pm

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Saul, to my knowledge, the Yamaha Genos can apply Vocal Harmony to a track in a Song or to the Left Hand voice, and 2 Vocoder types.
There seems to be no way to apply vocal harmony to either Right1, Right2 or Right 3, is that correct?
Only when you use the vocoder you can set it to either be controlled to Lower or Upper (based on split point).
If this is true, will Yamaha consider a software update to make VH available by playing the Upper (R1, R2 or R3) voices?

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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Saul » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:34 am

I'm going to check on that Marc. I have a friend at Yamaha USA who got the first Genos into the country and what he doesn't know about Tyros and Genos is not worth knowing. I'll get in touch with him, although someone else may be able to answer this in the meantime.
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by MaFaKeys » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:33 pm

Thanks Saul, I 'm also using a Clavinova (505) which does have this enabled, so maybe it's something I need to find out, I'd find it hard to imagine Yamaha would step away from this functionality. But I couldn't find it in the manual and trying to find it "intuitively" on the keyboard itself didn't work.
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:17 pm

I think everyone should be back in the office tomorrow or Wed at the latest so I will definitely get an answer on this for you.

Genos of course is quite a complex beast so there is good chance you can do what you want to do but it is hidden in a menu somewhere.

Apart from this issue, what do you think of Genos in general?
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Saul » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:27 am

I heard back from my friend at Yamaha and he said
I'm pretty sure that VH will work if the chords are voiced in the right hand, as long as the chord detection area is switched from “Lower” to “Upper
Not sure if that helps as I don't have a Genos to try it on.
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Davhol » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi Marc,
If you have the Genos user manual, pgs 76 and 77 describe the vocoder. I haven't tried it yet, but pg 77 seems to indicate that you can choose UPPER or LOWER for harmony. Also, there's a NOTE at the bottom right of pg 77 that states the same.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Saul » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 pm

Thanks for posting that info Dave. It really does help having a Genos owner answer these questions :)
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Re: Yamaha Genos Vocal Harmony

Unread post by Davhol » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:01 pm

Hope it helps Marc!
Also, SEE PGS 39 AND 114 IN THE REFERENCE MANUAL.
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