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Before using the instrument, be sure to read "PRECAUTIONS" on page 5.
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Before using the instrument, be sure to read “PRECAUTIONS” on page 5.
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be cor- rect at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
  • Page 3 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Netspændingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sålænge netledningen sidder i en stikkontakt, som er tændt — Model No. også selvom der er slukket på apparatets afbryder. VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta verkosta. Serial No. (standby) (bottom_en_01) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Failure to do so could cause damage to the internal components or result in the instrument falling over. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 6: Saving Data

    For information about the System Setup data, refer to the Parameter Chart of the Data List on the website. • If the power switch is not turned on for longer than about a week, the time (clock) setting may be lost. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 7: About Copyrights

    * The contents described above include computer applications, Accompaniment Style data, MIDI data, WAVE data, voice recording data, a score, score data, etc. * You are allowed to distribute media in which your performance or music production using these contents is recorded, and the permission of Yamaha Cor- poration is not required in such cases.
  • Page 8 International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved More Than Words Words and Music by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone Copyright (c) 1990 COLOR ME BLIND MUSIC All Rights Administered by ALMO MUSIC CORP. All Rights Reserved Used by Permission Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 9: Included Accessories

    Congratulations! You are the proud owner of an extraordinary electronic keyboard. In addition to its stylish curved design, the Yamaha Genos combines the most advanced tone generation technology with state-of-the-art digital electronics to give you stunning sound with maximum musical versatility—a beautiful instrument from every perspective.
  • Page 10: About The Manuals

    Computer-related Operations (page 113) Includes instructions on connecting the instrument to a computer, and operations related to transferring song data. To obtain these materials, access the Yamaha Downloads, enter “Genos” to the Model Name box, then click [Search]. Yamaha Downloads http://download.yamaha.com/...
  • Page 11: Main Features

     Extraordinarily expressive and realistic Voices The sonic quality of every Voice in Genos is beyond any other Digital Workstation you’ve ever played—this instrument is quite simply a game changer. Everything you hear, whether it be the beautiful CFX piano, the lush strings or the punchy new Revo Drums, it just blows you away! ...
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    File Management ........................... 37 Entering Characters ..........................40 Locking the Panel Settings (Panel Lock) ....................41 Using the Metronome..........................41 Quick Guide—For Performing on Genos Operation Guide Playing with Styles—Setups Setting up Styles ............................ 44 Optimum Panel Settings for the Current Style (One Touch Setting)............47 Setting up Keyboard Parts ........................
  • Page 13 Connections—Using Your Instrument with Other Devices Connecting a Microphone ([MIC INPUT] jack)..................106 Connecting the Optional Yamaha GNS-MS01 Speaker ..............108 Connecting Audio Devices (LINE OUT jacks, AUX IN jacks, [DIGITAL OUT] jack) ......108 Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers (ASSIGNABLE FOOT PEDAL jacks) ....... 110 Connecting USB Devices ([USB TO DEVICE] terminal)..............
  • Page 14: Using Genos-A Broad Overview

    This section provides a helpful overview of the wide range of functions available in Genos, and places you can find necessary information on those topics. If you need help in understanding a feature, function or operation— or need to have a general understanding of what Genos can do and how to effectively use it—look through this section.
  • Page 15 Playing back Songs on a computer via the instrument Computer Related Operations (*) sounds Recording your keyboard performance to a computer Yamaha MusicSoft website Obtaining the Expansion Packs made by Yamaha https://www.yamahamusicsoft.com/sound- (also called “Premium Packs”) and-expansion-libraries/ Managing Expansion Pack data Installing Expansion Pack data to the instrument Yamaha Expansion Manager (*) Owner’s...
  • Page 16: Main Functions

    The Multi Pads can be used to play a number of short pre-recorded rhythmic and melodic sequences that can be used to add impact and variety to your keyboard performances. Multi Pads are grouped in Banks of four phrases each. Genos fea- tures a variety of Multi Pad Banks in a variety of different musical genres.
  • Page 17 —Recording your performances— Genos allows you to record your performance and save it as a MIDI file in SMF format. Genos also lets you record your performances as audio data (WAV) to internal User drive. MIDI recording also features two convenient recording meth- ods, Quick Recording and Multi Recording.
  • Page 18: Panel Controls And Terminals

    !5 TRANSPOSE buttons ........Page 61 Controls Super Articulation Voices. For transposing the pitch in semitone steps. i Joystick, [MODULATION HOLD] button..Page 66 !6 LIVE CONTROL (view/knobs/sliders) ..Pages 26, 62 For using pitch bend or modulation functions. For controlling sounds in real time. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19 For calling up the appropriate panel settings for the Style. this manual. @3 MULTI PAD CONTROL buttons... Pages 59, 70 Selects and plays a rhythmic or melodic Multi Pad phrase. @4 VOICE SELECT buttons ........Page 52 Selects a Voice for each of the keyboard parts. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Attaching The Music Rest

    Attaching the Music Rest Attach the two music rest brackets to the inside slots on the rear panel. Attach the music rest to the brackets. Use the inside slots (as shown). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21 Using the USB TO DEVICE terminal underneath the instrument Genos has a convenient extra USB TO DEVICE terminal underneath the instrument, allowing you to semi-perma- nently install USB flash drive that will always be available and be protected from harm or loss.
  • Page 22: Starting Up

    By connecting a microphone to the [MIC INPUT] jack (either XLR or standard 1/4” phone plug connectors), you can sing along with your keyboard performance or with Song playback. For instructions on connecting a microphone, refer to page 106. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Power Supply

    If you need to force- quit the instrument, hold down the [ ] (Standby/On) switch for longer than three seconds. Note that the force-quit operation might cause data loss and dam- age to the instrument. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24: Making Basic Settings

    Owner name Lets you input your name which appears in the opening display (called up when the power is turned on). Touch this setting to call up the character entry window, then input your name (page 40). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25: Changing The Brightness Of Lighting Buttons

    Call up page 2/2 of the “Display/Touch Screen” display. First, touch [Display/Touch Screen] on the display. Then touch [] to move to page 2 on the display. Change the settings by touching the display. Touch []/[] to adjust the brightness of the lighting buttons. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Display Structure

    Display Structure Genos has two displays (the LCD Touch Screen and the LIVE CONTROL view) and lighting buttons for visu- ally helping you to understand the current status. LIVE CONTROL view (Sub Display) LCD (Main Display; touch screen) The LIVE CONTROL view indicates the...
  • Page 27: Live Control View (Sub Display) Structure

    Operating one of the sliders Operating one of the knobs Pressing the [SLIDER ASSIGN] button Pressing the [KNOB ASSIGN] button The LIVE CONTROL sliders display Displays number of Slider Assign Type (page 62) Displays parameter currently being controlled by corresponding slider. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Main Display Structure-Using The Gateway Buttons

    Main Display Structure—Using the Gateway Buttons The Gateway buttons are just as their name suggests—a convenient, easy-to-understand “gateway” to Genos. When the instrument is turned on, the Home display is called up. However, as you operate the instrument, you can directly call up the Home display and other desired displays directly by pressing the Gateway buttons on the front panel.
  • Page 29 For details on the Voice Part Setup display, refer to the Reference Man- ual on the website. Playlist display This is for selecting and editing Playlists (page 96.) Song Recording display This is for recording your perfor- mance (page 90.) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Basic Operations

    Contains the shortcut icons which let you call up various functions with a single touch. Touching a shortcut icon calls up the display of the corresponding function. You can also register your own custom shortcut icons as desired here, via the Assignable display (page 100). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31 (but not in red). For details on connecting a microphone, refer to page 106. t Vocal Harmony Type name Indicates the current Vocal Harmony Type (page 76). Touching a Vocal Harmony Type name calls up the Vocal Har- mony Type Selection display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32 The functions (save, copy, delete, etc.) which can be operated via the File Selection display are shown. The icons shown here differ depending on which File Selection display is selected. For detailed instructions, refer to “File Management” (page 37), or the instructions for each function’s File Selection display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 33: Closing The Current Display

    When a message (information or confirmation dialog) appears, touching the appro- priate item such as “Yes” or “No” closes the message. If you want to quickly return to the Home display, press the [HOME] button on the panel. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34: Display-Based Controls

    This instruction means to touch the object in the display and hold it for a while. When setting values by using the []/[] buttons, a slider or a knob, you can restore the default value by touching and holding the value on the display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35 When a list not having a cursor, such as pop-up windows for setting parameters, use the Data dial and the [DEC]/[INC] buttons to select an item. Rotate the dial or press the [DEC]/[INC] buttons to actually select the item. The selected item is highlighted. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Calling Up The Desired Display Instantly-Direct Access

    Call up the Demo display via [MENU]  [Demo]. Touch the display to show and play the desired Demo. NOTE To return to the higher level menu, touch [Menu] on the display. Press the [EXIT] button to exit from the Demo display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: File Management

    Touch [Save here] to call up the Character Entry window. NOTE To cancel this operation, touch [Can- cel]. Enter the file name (page 40). Even if you skip this step, you can rename the file at any time (page 38) after sav- ing. NEXT PAGE Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Creating A New Folder

    (page 103) in the User tab cannot be desired files/folders are shown. copied/moved. Touch (File Edit) to call up the File Edit pop-up window. Touch [Copy] or [Move] in the File Management menu, to call up the display for selecting the desired files/folders. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39 Searching for files You can search for desired Registration Memory Bank files by name, and other properties, on the display called up via touching (File Search). For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website (page 10). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40: Entering Characters

    To select custom icons for files (shown at left of file name): You can select custom icons for the file. Touch [Icon] to call up the pop-up window, then select the desired icon. Touch [OK] to finalize the characters (name, keywords, etc.) you have input. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41: Locking The Panel Settings (Panel Lock)

    For information on the other items on the display, refer to “Metronome Settings” The Metronome can also be turned on/ off by touching the Metronome On/Off of the Reference Manual on the website. button on each recording display. (page 90) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42: Quick Guide-For Performing On Genos

    Quick Guide—For Performing on Genos  Manual Panel settings and performing a single Song Playing the keyboard with Styles (Auto Accompaniment) Optimum panel settings for the current Style (One Touch Setting) ... p. 47 Calling up the most appropriate panel settings (Keyboard Parts, Harmony/Arpeggio, or Multi Pads) for the selected Style.
  • Page 43 Calling up the desired panel settings by pressing the Registration Memory 1–10. (p. 94) Singing with Song playback Recording Your Further recording setup performance MIDI Quick Recording ... p. 90 Recording your playing Audio Quick Recording ... p. 91 and/or singing. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44: Operation Guide

    Press the STYLE CONTROL [ ] (SYNC START) button, then play chords with For more details on operating Style playback, refer to page 64. your left hand. To stop Style Playback, press the STYLE CONTROL [ ] (START/STOP) but- ton. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 45 SFF GE format when the file is saved (or loaded) in this instrument. Keep in mind that the saved file can only be played back on instruments that are compatible with the SFF GE format. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Tempo

    (Depending on the song available. arrangement, AI Full Keyboard may not always produce appropriate accompaniment.) For other types, refer to the Reference Manual on the website (page 10). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47: Optimum Panel Settings For The Current Style (One Touch Setting)

    Each Style has four One Touch Setting setups. Press any other of the ONE a Main section (A–D) of the selected TOUCH SETTING [1]–[4] buttons to try out other setups. Style. For details, refer to “OTS LINK” (page 65). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Setting Up Keyboard Parts

    Turning each keyboard part on/off from the display You can also turn parts on/off via the Home display, or the Voice Part Setup display. For details, see “Home Display” (page 30), or “Voice Part Setup Display” (Reference Manual on the web site). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 49: Setting The Split Point

    • Split Point (Right 3):..Divides the right-hand (UPPER) section into the RIGHT 1, 2 parts section and the RIGHT 3 part section. Call up the Split Point/Fingering window. [MENU]  [Split & Fingering] Set the Split Point. NEXT PAGE Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50 Split Point type by rotating the Data dial. NOTE Split Point (Left) cannot be set lower than Split Point (Style), and Split Point (Right 3) cannot be set lower than Split Point (Left). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51 • Manual Bass is set to “On” automatically by the default settings when you select “Upper” in the Chord Detection Area above. • This parameter is available only when the “Chord Detection Area” is set to “Upper.” Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52: Selecting A Voice For Each Keyboard Part

    The Drum and SFX Voices let you play various drums and percussion instruments or SFX (sound effects) sounds on the keyboard. Especially, Revo Drum Voices recreate the natural sound of drums, even when playing the same key multiple times. Details are given in the Drum/Key Assignment List of the separate Data List. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 53: Creating Original Organ Flutes Voices

    Creating Original Organ Flutes Voices Genos uses advanced digital technology to recreate the legendary sound of vintage organs. NOTE Just as on a traditional electronic organ, you can create your own sound by increasing and The term “footage” is a reference to the sound generation of traditional pipe decreasing the levels of the flute footages.
  • Page 54: Using Ensemble Voices

    • You can edit settings, such as chang- ing each of the Voices that make up the Ensemble Voice and change how the Voices are assigned the notes of the chords you play. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the web- site. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 55 After you’ve selected another Voice, you can confirm that the Ensemble Voice mode is no longer active. To do this, press the [Home] button to return to the Home display and check that the Voice area shows four different Voice names. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Setting Up Keyboard Harmony/Arpeggio

    (Note that the “1+5” and “Octave” settings are not affected by the chord.) • When the [ACMP] button is on and the LEFT part is off: Split Point (Style) Chord section for Style playback and Harmony effect Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 57 Touch to select a category other than “Harmony” or “Echo.” Touch the desired Arpeggio type. Touching (detailed settings) calls up the detailed settings popup window. For more information, refer to reference manual on the web site. NEXT PAGE Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 58 [MENU]  [VoiceSetting]  [S.Art2/Arpeggio]. • Arpeggio playback can be continued even after the note has been released, by assigning the Arpeggio Hold func- tion to the footswitch. For instruc- tions, refer to page 63. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59: Setting Up Multi Pads

    • Editing existing Multi Pad phrases • Linking with audio files (Audio Link Multi Pad) Also, you can make your original Multi Pad Bank by managing each Multi Pad. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the web site (page 10). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: Memorizing Original Panel Settings To One Touch Setting

    User Style. The memorized One Touch Setting will be lost if you change the Style For instructions on saving, refer to “File Management” (page 37). or turn the power off without car- rying out the Save operation. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61: Changing The Pitch Of The Keyboard

    The UPPER OCTAVE [-]/[+] buttons allow you to shift the pitch of the Right 1–3 parts up or down by one octave. To instantly reset the octave value to 0, press the [-] and [+] buttons simultaneously. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 62: Setting Up Assignable Controllers

    Assign Types can be specially selected for operating footage levers corre- refer to the Reference Manual on the website. sponding to each Part, letting you adjust the sound with much the same feel as on an actual instrument. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 63 The function selection pop-up window appears. Touch the desired function. NOTE • For details on assignable parameters and functions, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. • For connecting footswitches/foot controllers, refer to “Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers” (page 110). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64: Operation Guide

    Sync Stop cannot be turned on.  INTRO [I]–[III] buttons Genos features three different Intro sections that let you add an introduction before starting the Style playback. After pressing one of the INTRO [I]–[III] buttons, start playback of the Style.
  • Page 65  [BREAK] button This lets you add dynamic breaks in the rhythm of the accompaniment. Press the [BREAK] button during Style playback. When the one-measure Break pattern finishes playing, Style playback automatically shifts to the Main section. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66: Expressively Controlling Your Performance

    Modulation value (Y-axis value) is fixed and held even after the Joystick is released. • If the [MODULATION HOLD] button is turned off, the Modulation value returns to the default value for the Voice of each Part. (The position of the Joystick at that time is ignored.) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 67: Playing And Controlling Super Articulation Voices

    NOTE Each S.Art2 Voice has its own default vibrato setting, so that when you select a S.Art2 Voice, the appropriate vibrato is applied. You can adjust the vibrato by moving up or down the Joystick. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68 When you press the available [ART] button, it will flash in red until the effect is finished playing. You can cancel by pressing the button again while it flashes. Immediately after you press/release the note and articulation effect sounds, the button lights in red. Articulation Sound Key on Blue (flashing) (lit) Articulation Sound Key off Blue (flashing) (lit) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 69 (Left part) is kept in standby status, the button continues flashing. To cancel the standby status, you need to play the key- board in the Left part range. (Pressing the flashing button does not cancel standby status in this case, because this can cancel the standby of the Left part, but turns the Right part to standby again.) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 70: Controlling Multi Pad Playback

    When the [ACMP] or LEFT part is on, Multi Pad phrases automatically change the pitch to match the chord you play in the chord section. Play the chord in the chord section before/after pressing any of the Multi Pads. Chord Section NOTE Some Multi Pads are not affected by Chord Match. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 71 If you enable standby for a Multi Pad during Style or Song playback, pressing any note (when [ACMP] is off) or playing a chord in the chord section (when [ACMP] is on) will start Multi Pad playback at the top of the next measure. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 72: Operation Guide

    Setting Up Song Playback Songs—MIDI Song and Audio Song For Genos, “Song” refers to MIDI or audio data which include preset songs, commercially available music files, etc. Not only can you playback a song and listen to it, but you can also play the keyboard or sing along with Song playback.
  • Page 73 Switching Song playback modes Genos features two modes of Song playback: Dual Player mode and Song List mode. Dual Player mode plays back two Songs (SONG A and SONG B) simultaneously and lets you make a smooth, DJ-like transition between the two, using the special Cross Fader.
  • Page 74 • You can call up the display of Song then [Audio Song Information] calls up the information window. playback related settings, via (Menu)  [Song Setting]. For detailed playback operations and the crossfade function, refer to pages 78, 85. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 75 Touch the desired Song from the selected Song List. The selected Song is highlighted. For detailed playback controls, refer to page 78. For information on controlling continuous playback of the Songs on the list, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 76: Applying Effects To The Microphone Sound (Vocal Harmony)

    Icons shown in the Vocal Harmony Type Selection display indicate the following usage cases. Vocal Harmony Type of Chordal Mode (Blue) Vocal Harmony Type of Vocoder Mode (Brown) Vocal Harmony Type having unusual effects, such as a robotic (Green) voice. Vocal Harmony Type without any effect. (Gray) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 77 (Off/Upper/Lower), determining which Also, try changing notes as you say/sing different words, hitting a separate note for part of the keyboard (or Song) controls each word. the effect. For details, refer to the Refer- ence manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 78: Operation Guide

    Song file in the same folder. At the Song List mode, this operation selects the pre- vious/next Song on the Song List.  Rewind/Fast Forward ([PREV] or [NEXT] button) Hold the [PREV] or [NEXT] ( ) button to move backward/forward continuously through the current file. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 79 Using Song Position markers, you can not only navigate quickly and easily through the MIDI Song data, but also set up convenient playback loops, for ease in song arranging. For details, refer to “Using Song Position Markers” (page 81). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 80 The time of point A and B are cleared, and Repeat Playback is canceled. Specifying the repeat range while Song playback is stopped 1. Fast-forward the Song to Point A then turn on (A-B Repeat). 2. Fast-forward the Song to Point B then touch (A-B Repeat) again. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 81: Using Song Position Markers (Midi Song Only)

    Song Position again before the actual jump. Starting playback from a specific Marker First, touch one of Song Position [1]–[4] while Song playback is stopped, and then start playback (page 78). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 82 The Song plays back up to the [2] point, then goes back to [1] and loops between the two points. Song Positions Top of End of the song the song To stop the loop and continue normal playback, touch (Loop) again. When this is turned off, playback continues past the [2] point. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 83: Displaying Score, Lyrics, And Text Files During Playback

    For details on the Score display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. NOTE Lyrics can be shown only when the Song contains lyric data. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 84 (Text) on the Song Playback display. This feature enables various useful pos- sibilities, such as the showing of lyrics, chord charts and performance notes. For details on the Text display, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 85: Adjusting The Volume Balance Between Song A And Song B (Cross Fader)

    “Mic Set- this function is on. This is useful when you want to make announcements between song ting” display. For details, refer to the performances without distracting reverb effects, etc. Reference Manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 86: Operation Guide

    MIDI Song. Master Unlike the other displays, use this display when you want to adjust the tonal characteristics of the entire sound (except for Audio Songs) of this instrument. For details on this display, refer to page 102. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 87 Touch [Setup] to call up the Setup display. Touch [Execute] to register the edited settings as part of the MIDI Song data. Touch [Save] to call up the Song Selection display, then save as a Song file (page 37). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 88: Turning Each Channel Of The Style Or Midi Song On/Off

    To cancel solo, simply touch the (purple) channel number again. As necessary, make other settings then save them as a Style file or Song file (step 5 on page 87). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 89: Changing The Voice For Each Channel Of The Style Or Midi Song

    Touch the instrument icon below the channel name to call up the Voice Selection display, then select the desired Voice. Voice As necessary, make other settings then save them as a Style file or Song file (step 5 on page 87). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 90: Operation Guide

    MIDI [Quick Recording]. To cancel the recording, touch [Stop] on the display, and then press the [EXIT] The display appears and a new blank Song is automatically set to record standby button, before going on to step 2. status. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 91: Audio Quick Recording

    After you finish performance, touch [Stop] to stop recording. Recorded data is automatically saved to User drive as a file with the name auto- matically set. The recorded Audio Song appears in the User category on the Song Selection display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 92: Operation Guide

    Bank file. You can collectively store the Playlist Records as a single Playlist file. Playlist file 01 Registration Memory Bank files Bank 01 Playlist Record 01 Playlist Record 02 Bank 02 Playlist Record 03 : Link to call up Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 93: Saving And Recalling Custom Panel Setups With Registration Memory

    The registered panel setup can be recalled by simply pressing the desired number you turn off the power. If you want to button. delete all ten current panel setups, turn the power on while holding the F# 6 key (second right-most key) on the key- board. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 94: Saving The Registration Memory As A Bank File

    You can also call up the ten setups by using pedals or Assignable buttons in The selected button lights in red. any order you specify via [MENU]  [Regist Sequence]. For details, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 95 Touch to select the desired Registration Memory. • To change the name of the selected Registration, touch (Rename). • To delete the selected Registration, touch (Delete). Close the display, then save the edited Registration Memory Bank as a file (page 94). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 96: Managing A Large Repertoire By Using The Playlist

    Touch [Edit] to call up the Record Edit display. Record Name File path of the Registration Memory Bank file linked to the Record. This file will be recalled by selecting the Record. (This is only displayed, and cannot be changed.) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 97 Touch the desired Playlist file, and then close the display. Touch the Record name on the Playlist display, and then touch [Load]. The Registration Memory Bank registered as the Playlist Record is recalled and the Action you’ve made is executed (page 96.) Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 98: Creating A New Playlist

    The Playlist File Selection display appears. Touch the desired Playlist file to append. All Records in the selected Playlist file are added at the bottom of the current Play- list. Touch (Save) to save the appended Records to the current Playlist file. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 99 Playlist file. Deleting the Playlist Record from the Playlist On the Playlist display, touch the desired Record to select it. Touch [Delete] on the display. A confirmation message appears here. To cancel the deletion, touch [Cancel]. Touch [OK]. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 100: Operation Guide

    The function selection pop-up window appears. Touch the desired function. NOTE The function will be registered to the location selected in step 2. For details on assignable parameters and functions, refer to the Reference Manual on the website. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 101: Making Global Settings (Utility)

    Making Global Settings (Utility) The Utility function provides a variety of convenient tools and settings for Genos. These include general settings that affect the entire instrument, as well as detailed settings for specific functions. Also included are data reset functions and storage media control, such as disk formatting.
  • Page 102: Adjusting The Sound At The Final Output (Master Compressor, Master Eq)

    Adjusting the Sound at the Final Output (Master Compressor, Master EQ) You can adjust the sound quality and the volume at the final output from Genos by making the Master Compressor and the Master EQ settings. Call up the Mixer display via [MENU]  [Mixer].
  • Page 103: Adding New Contents-Expansion Packs

    You can get high quality Expansion Pack data created by Yamaha, or create your own original Expansion Pack data by using the “Yamaha Expansion Manager” software on your computer. For instructions on how to install the Expansion Packs, refer to the Reference Manual on the website.
  • Page 104: Operation Guide

    “Utility” of the Reference Manual on the website. • If you simply want to restore the default value of any parameter you’ve changed, touch and hold the value on the display (page 34). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 105: Data Backup And Restore

    • Completing the backup/restore operation may take a few min- utes. Do not turn off the power during backup or restoring. If you turn off the power during backup or restoring, data may be lost or damaged. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 106: Connections-Using Your Instrument With Other Devices

    For this reason, you need to take greater care to minimize vibrations than with a dynamic microphone. The condenser microphone requires phantom power supply (+48V), which it receives from Genos by connecting with an XLR connector. Connecting a microphone to the instrument Set the [MASTER VOLUME] knob and the [MIC GAIN] knob to the minimum position.
  • Page 107 Make sure that the meter does not light in orange or red, since this sure that the lamp does not light in red. indicates that the input level is too high. Adjust the volume balance between the microphone sound and the instrument sound on the Mixer display (page 86). Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 108: Connecting The Optional Yamaha Gns-Ms01 Speaker

    Connecting Audio Devices (LINE OUT jacks, AUX IN jacks, [DIGITAL OUT] jack) IMPORTANT Since Genos has no built-in speakers, you need to monitor its sound output via external audio equipment. Alternatively, you can use a pair of headphones (page 22). Using external audio devices for playback (LINE OUT jacks)
  • Page 109 AUX IN [L/L+R]/[R] jacks, letting you To avoid damage to the devices, first turn on the power to the hear the sound of that device through the headphones or the optional Yamaha GNS-MS01 external device, then to the speakers of Genos.
  • Page 110: Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers (Assignable Foot Pedal Jacks)

    Connecting Footswitches/Foot Controllers (ASSIGNABLE FOOT PEDAL jacks) One or two optional Yamaha FC4A or FC5 Footswitches and an optional Yamaha FC7 NOTE Foot Controller can be connected to these ASSIGNABLE FOOT PEDAL jacks. A foot- Do not connect or disconnect any of the pedals when the power is on.
  • Page 111: Connecting Usb Devices ([Usb To Device] Terminal)

    The instrument does not necessarily support all commer-  Using USB flash drives cially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot guarantee By connecting the instrument to a USB flash drive, you operation of USB devices that you purchase. Before pur- can save data you’ve created to the connected device, as...
  • Page 112: Connecting To An Iphone/Ipad (Wireless Lan Function, [Usb To Host], Or Midi Terminals)

    *2 These accessories are sold separately, but may not be available depending on your area. For details on connections, refer to the “iPhone/iPad Connection Manual” and the Refer- ence Manual on the website. For information about the compatible smart devices and application tools, access the fol- lowing page: https://www.yamaha.com/kbdapps/ Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 113: Connecting To A Computer ([Usb To Host] Terminal)

    • MIDI IN....Receives MIDI messages from another MIDI device. Two ports (A, B) are provided and each can receive MIDI messages over 16 channels. • MIDI OUT ..Transmits MIDI messages generated by Genos to another MIDI device. Two ports (A, B) are provided and each can transmit MIDI messages over 16 channels.
  • Page 114: Function List

    For making settings of the metronome and the [TAP TEMPO] button.  Live Control Determines the functions assigned to the LIVE CONTROL knobs & sliders. Determines the functions assigned to the pedals, assignable buttons, and the  Assignable 63, 100 shortcuts on the Home display. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 115 Determines the Touch Response of the keyboard and Joystick-related settings. For installing Expansion Packs for adding extra contents downloaded from the  Expansion website or created on your own by using the Yamaha Expansion Manager.  MIDI For making MIDI-related settings.
  • Page 116: Appendix

    Turn Genos’s power off, and disconnect the AC power cord. Also, make sure to disconnect the keyboard from any other external devices. Insert the two speaker brackets to the rear panel of Genos. NOTE Either bracket can be inserted inter- changeably to either location.
  • Page 117 Genos Subwoofer Connect the supplied AC power cord to the subwoofer. Connect the power plugs of Genos and the subwoofer to an appropriate AC outlet. Set the volume controls (MASTER VOLUME on Genos and MAIN VOLUME on the subwoofer) to minimum.
  • Page 118: Direct Access Chart

    Knob 6 ASSIGN Knob 1 Slider 1 Slider 2 Slider 3 Slider 4 Slider 5 SLIDER Menu Live Control Slider 6 Slider 7 Slider 8 Slider 9 ASSIGN Slider 1 ONE TOUCH (Style Selection) Style Information SETTING Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 119 Assignable F Registration REGIST BANK + Sequence Registration REGIST BANK - Sequence Menu FREEZE Registration Freeze Registration MEMORY Sequence REGISTRATION MEMORY (Registration Bank Registration Bank Selection) Information Pedal 1 ASSIGNABLE Menu Assignable Pedal 2 FOOT PEDAL Pedal 3 Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 120: Troubleshooting

    The Rhythm channel of the selected Style may not contain any data. Turn the [ACMP] [START/STOP] button is pressed. button on and play the left-hand section on the keyboard to sound the accompaniment part of the Style. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 121 The sound is slightly different each time the If you are routing the MIDI OUT on the Genos to a sequencer and back to the MIDI IN, keys are played. you may need to set Local Control setting to “off” in the System page of the MIDI dis- play (refer to the Reference Manual on the website).
  • Page 122 The output volume of the external device connected to this instrument is too low. rupted. Increase the output volume of the external device. The volume level reproduced via this instrument can be adjusted by using the [MASTER VOLUME] dial. Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 123: Specifications

    0.8 GB (80 minutes) per Song Format Playback WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo), MP3 (44.1kHz, 64/96/128/256/320kbps, stereo) Recording WAV (44.1kHz, 16bit, stereo) Time Stretch Pitch Shift Vocal Cancel Multi Pads Number of Multi Pad Banks 448 Banks x 4 Pads Audio Link Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 124 • Keyboard Stand: L-7B * The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the publishing date. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then down- load the manual file. Since specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 125: Index

    Power..........23 EQ (for each part) ......87 LIVE CONTROL sliders ....62 Preset..........32 EQ (Master EQ) ......102 LIVE CONTROL view ....26, 27 Previous .......... 78 Expansion Packs ......103 Loop Playback ........ 82 Genos Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 126 TEMPO ........... 46 Text ..........84 Time Stretch........80 Touch Screen........34 TRANSPOSE ........61 Troubleshooting ......120 Tuning ..........61 UPPER..........48 Upper ..........51 UPPER OCTAVE ......61 USB Flash Drive ......111 User ..........32 Genos Owner’s Manual...
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  • Page 136 Warranty service will only be provided for defective products within the War- ranted Area. Contact your local authorized YAMAHA dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If this is not successful, contact YAMAHA at the address, telephone number or website shown below. YAMAHA may request that you send the defective product to a local authorized YAMAHA Servicer or authorize return of the defective product to YAMAHA for repair.
  • Page 137 DECLARACIÓN UE DE CONFORMIDAD SIMPLIFICADA Yamaha Music Europe GmbH igazolja, hogy a [Genos] típusú Por la presente, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH declara que el tipo de rádióberendezés megfelel a 2014/53/EU irányelvnek. Az EU- equipo radioeléctrico [Genos] es conforme con la Directiva 2014/53/ megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege elérhető...
  • Page 138 NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM/ LUXEMBOURG Yamaha Music Europe, Branch Benelux Clarissenhof 5b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Netherlands Tel: +31-347-358040 DMI21 Head Office/Manufacturer: Yamaha Corporation 10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 430-8650, Japan (For European Countries) Importer: Yamaha Music Europe GmbH Siemensstrasse 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany...
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