Yamaha Launch New Genos 2 Keyboard Featuring DX7 FM technology

Yamaha’s Genos 2 Featuring DX7 FM technology, Ambient Drums and Steinberg’s REVelation Reverb.

Style Dynamics Control lets you control 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, this seems to be a good update over the original Genos.

The addition of a HDMI out port is very welcome but there is nothing ground-breaking here. Many had expected a tilting display and a larger more useful secondary display but it was not to be. Perhaps improvements kept in the bag for a Genos 3 at some point in the future.

There is the addition of an FM “tone generator: which should provide some classic DX7 sounds but as far as we can tell, this is rompler territory. There has been no mention of programming your own FM sounds. AWM remains as before.

There have been some cosmetic additions, such as the LED lights for the faders and knobs. The knobs are now endless rotary encoders, so no stopping point. The LEDs record position.

The secondary display now has its own light-level control. The main display can be adjusted for brightness.

Specifications:

  • 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 *may not have this functionality depending on the country
  • Bluetooth Audio *may not have this functionality depending on the country

 

Yamaha Genos2 Dimensions and rear view

Price & Availability

Recommended retail price in the UK: £5,220 (street price £4,999)

Due in stores end of November 2023

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