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Yamaha's presence as a force in the world of self-contained arranging keyboards is undeniable. With the Genos2 Arranger Workstation, they raise the bar, once again. Whether you're a solo keyboardist looking to flesh out your sounds, a songwriter creating fully orchestrated demos in your studio, a producer following the trail of inspiration or simply wanting pro-quality backing when playing for your own entertainment at home, Genos2 opens up a new world of sonic possibilities.

Yamaha GENOS2 Arranger Workstation

A Full-Featured Creation Station

Much more than a synthesizer, the Yamaha Genos2 Arranger Workstation is a complete production tool, designed to put you in control of every aspect of your creative workflow. Combining AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) synthesis with an FM synthesis engine gets you started. Seventy-five available drum kits and effect banks keep you building your arrangement out. The Ambient Drums are sampled with both close and room mics that you can blend to achieve exactly the vibe you want, whether that's studio tight, or live "in-the-room" groovin'. On top of that, there are Super Articulation 2 (SA2) voices that allow you to capture the expression and nuances of non-keyboard instruments, like flute or guitar. And, since it's a full production workstation, there's vocal processing as well, with pitch correction, a vocoder and other vocal effects. As a final touch, the VH2 vocal harmony engine can provide up to three backing vocal harmony tracks.

Yamaha GENOS2 Arranger Workstation Screens

The View You Deserve With the Control You Need

Not only are the Genos2 controls logically laid out and simple to use, but the sizable, full-color touch panel makes it easier than ever to see and adjust Voice and Style assignments, as well as dig deep to access the most essential and useful features and settings. The assignable control knobs and sliders provide real-time control of Voices, Styles and more, depending on what you decide you need for a particular arrangement. These controls are available on the fly, so you're never locked into your previous choices when inspiration hits.

Yamaha GENOS2 Arranger Workstation Rear Panel

Generous I/O

When it comes to connectivity, it would be hard to beat the Genos2 Arranger Workstation. Of course, there are separate Left and Right output jack for stereo and a headphone jack, but that's just the start. There are also four submix outputs to feed monitors, extra powered speakers or whatever you need. The dual MIDI In/Out connections enable easy control of separate keyboards or other MIDI gear. A USB-A connector lets you attach an external USB hard drive for recording or for data storage and a USB-B host connector turns the entire rig into a class-compliant USB audio/MIDI interface for your computer, hugely expanding your possibilities. The phantom-powerable XLR/1/4" combo jack lets you plug in a mic or an external instrument to run through the Genos2's powerful onboard processing. There's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and even an HDMI connector for an external 720p monitor. With all that, Genos2 has definitely got the hookup.

Yamaha GENOS2 Arranger Workstation Mod and Pitch Controls

Find the Perfect Arrangement

Speaking of hookups, Yamaha can hook you up with Voice and Style expansion packs to add a huge selection of additional content from around the world, so your only musical limits are what you can imagine. With more, and easier to use, features than ever before, the Yamaha Genos2 is an ideal choice for any musician who's got the DIY spirit, a broad-ranging musical imagination and a compulsion to create. 

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  • AC power cord included
  • Music rest, two music rest brackets included
  • Owner's manual included

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Control Interface
  • Number of keys: 76
  • Type: Organ (FSX), Initial Touch/Aftertouch
  • Touch Response: Normal, Easy1, Easy2, Soft1, Soft2, Hard1, Hard2
Other Controllers
  • Joystick: Yes (Assignable)
  • Knobs: 6 (Assignable, with LED gauge)
  • Sliders: 9 (Assignable, with LED gauge), Cross Fader
  • Assignable buttons: 9 (A-F, 1-3)
  • Articulation buttons: ART. 1, ART. 2, ART. 3
Main Display
  • Type: TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
  • Size: 800 x 480 dots; 9"
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Sub Display
  • Type: VA LCD (LIVE CONTROL View)
  • Size: 512 x 48 dots
  • Tone Generator: AWM Stereo Sampling, AEM technology, FM
  • Polyphony (max.): 384 (128 for Preset AWM Voices + 128 for Expansion AWM Voices + 128 for FM Voices)
  • Number of Voices: 1,990 Voices + 75 Drum/SFX Kits
  • Featured Voices: 106 S.Articulation2!, 437 S.Articulation!, 141 FM, 123 MegaVoice, 24 OrganFlutes, 11 Ambient! Drums/SFX, 11 Revo! Drums/SFX
  • Ensemble Voices: 95
  • Compatibility: XG, GM, GM2 (for Song playback)
  • Keyboard Parts: Right 1, Right 2, Right 3, Left
Effect Types
  • Reverb: 85 Preset + 30 User
  • Chorus: 107 Preset + 30 User
  • DSP Variation: 363 Preset (with VCM) + 30 User
  • DSP Insertion: 1–28: 363 Preset (with VCM) + 30 User"
  • Master Compressor: 5 Preset + 30 User
  • Master EQ: 9 Preset + 30 User
  • Part EQ: 28 Parts
  • Vocal Harmony: 54 Preset + 60 User (*)
  • Synth Vocoder: 20 Preset + 60 User (*)
  • *The User number represents the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder."
  • Others: Mic Effect, Noise Gate, Compressor, 3-Band EQ Vocal Effect: 23"
  • Number of Styles: 800
  • Featured Styles: 720 Pro, 69 Session, 11 Free Play
  • 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
  • Other Features: One Touch Setting (OTS), Chord Looper, Style Section Reset Yes
  • Compatibility: Style File Format (SFF), Style File Format GE (SFF GE)
  • Expansion Voice: Yes (approx. 3 GB)
  • Expansion Style: Yes (Internal Memory)
  • Expansion Audio Style: Yes (Internal Memory)
Songs (MIDI)
  • Preset: 9 Demo Songs, 1 Preset Song
  • Number of tracks: 16
  • Data capacity: Approx. 3 MB per Song
  • Function: Quick Recording, Multi Track Recording, Step Recording
  • Format Playback: SMF (Format 0, Format 1), XF
  • Recording: SMF (Format 0)
Songs (Audio)
  • Data Capacity: Approx. .8GB (80 minutes) per Song
  • Playback: WAV (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo),  MP3 (44.1/48kHz, 64/96/128/256/320 kbps or VBR, mono/stereo)
  • Recording: WAV (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
  • Playback (Multi): .aud (Genos original: 44.1kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
  • Recording (Multi): .aud (Genos original: 44.1kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution, stereo)
  • Time Stretch: Yes
  • Pitch Shift: Yes
  • Vocal Cancel: Yes
Multi Pads
  • Number of Multi Pad Banks: 507 Banks x 4 Pads
  • Audio Link: Yes
  • Voices: Harmony/Echo; Arpeggio; Panel Sustain; Mono/Poly
  • Styles: Style Creator; OTS Information
  • Songs: Score Display function; Lyrics Display function; Lesson/Guide Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
  • Registration Memory: Number of buttons: 10
  • Control: Registration Sequence, Freeze
  • Playlist, Number of Records: 2,500 (max.) Records per Playlist file
  • Search: Yes
  • Demo: Yes
Overall Controls
  • Metronome: Yes
  • Tempo Range: 5–500, Tap Tempo
  • Transpose: -12 – 0 – +12
  • Tuning: 414.8 – 440.0 – 466.8Hz (approx. 0.2Hz increments)
  • Octave button: Yes
  • Scale Type: 9 Types
  • USB audio interface: 44.1kHz, 32-bit, stereo
  • Miscellaneous Direct Access: Yes
  • Text/Image Display function: Yes
  • Wallpaper Customization: Yes
Storage and Connectivity
  • Internal memory: Yes (approx. 15GB)
  • External drives : USB flash drive
  • Headphones: Standard stereo phone jack (PHONES)
  • Microphone: Yes (Combo Jack), Phantom Power (+48V) available
  • AUX IN: L/L+R, R, Standard phone jack
  • LINE OUT: MAIN (L/L+R, R), SUB (1, 2), SUB (3, 4/AUX OUT); Standard phone jack
Digital Out Audio
  • Display out: HDMI (1280 x 720p max.)
  • FOOT PEDAL: 1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ART.1), 3 (VOLUME), function assignable
  • USB TO DEVICE: Yes (x3)
  • USB TO HOST: Yes
Wireless LAN
  • Standards: IEEE802.11b/g/n (IEEE802.11n 5GHz: not compatible)
  • Range of transmit frequency (channels): Models for United States and Canada: 2401–2473 MHz (channels 1–11)
  • Others: 2401–2483mHz (channels 1–13)
  • Maximum RF output power: 14 dBm
  • Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), WPA/WPA2 mixed PSK
  • SAR value: 0.258 W/kg
  • *May not be included, depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer."
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Supported profile: A2DP
  • Compatible codec: SBC
  • Wireless output: Bluetooth class 2
  • Maximum communication distance: about 10 m
  • Radio Frequency (Operational Frequency): 2401.5–2480.5mHz
  • Maximum output power (EIRP): +6.94 dBm
  • Type of modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • *May not be included, depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer."
  • Power Supply, Auto Power Off: Yes
Size and Weight
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 1234 mm x 456 mm x 151 mm (48-9/16” x 17-15/16” x 5-15/16”)
  • Weight : 14.2 kg (31 lb., 5 oz.)

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