I have carefully placed together all of the latest Yamaha Genos (Tyros 6) keyboard information together, so you can view all the important titbits all in one place…

I will add to these details as more is revealed, but please note I will only detail official information so we can be sure of its accuracy – as well as a few logical guesses until we know more.

Yamaha Genos Release Date

Yamaha Genos Keyboard
Yamaha Genos Keyboard

It is fair to assume at the moment that the Yamaha Genos will be released sometime in October / November 2017 in the UK due to the timing of all the marketing and teaser information. More information to follow…

Yamaha Genos Price

The Yamaha Genos keyboard is available in a single 76 key SKU this time around, rather than splitting between two sizes as the Tyros 5 did before it.

Although no official RRP has been revealed as of yet, Yamaha dealers are pricing the keyboard between £4200 and £4400 depending on the configuration. The keyboard is available on its own, or as a bundle with matching speakers and stand.

Yamaha Genos Accessories

The new Yamaha Genos Speakers (GNS01) are available separately, priced around £299 (GBP).

Yamaha Genos GNS01 Speakers
Yamaha Genos GNS01 Speakers

The Yamaha Genos Speaker System is ideal for musicians using their keyboard in the home setting. Designed specifically for Genos, this speaker system is finely tuned to handle huge variables in frequency response. The main speaker and subwoofer produces a warm, tight bass with instant response. The additional speakers provide a surround-sound experience to immerse you in your performance. The Genos speakers can handle loud volumes, as well as being suited to the home.
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The Yamaha Genos Stand (L-7B) is available separately also, priced around £240 (GBP).

Yamaha Genos L7B Stand
Yamaha Genos L7B Stand

Compact and fairly lightweight, the L7B stand is the perfect companion onstage for the Genos, allowing you to concentrate on the music! With its sleek black colour, it matches the keyboard and offers a rock solid support.
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Yamaha Genos Specifications

  • Keyboard: 76 Keys
  • Dimensions: Width 1234mm, Height 138mm, Depth 456mm
  • Weight: 13kg
  • Control Knobs: 6 Live Control knobs (Assignable)
  • Sliders: 9 Live Control sliders (Assignable), Cross Fader
  • Articulation Switches: 3
  • Main Display (touch screen): TFT Color Wide VGA LCD | Sub Display: OLED (Live Control view)
  • Main Display Size: 800 x 480 dots (9 inch) | Sub Display Size: 589 x 48 dots
  • Polyphony: 256 (max.) (128 for Preset Voice + 128 for Expansion Voice)
  • Number of Voices: 1,652 Voices + 58 Drum/SFX Kits
  • Featured Voices: 10 Revo! Drums/SFX, 76 Ensemble, 390 Super Articulation!, 75 Super Articulation2!, 82 MegaVoice, 40 Sweet!, 81 Cool!, 160 Live!, 24 Organ Flutes!
  • Number of Preset Styles: 550 | 491 Pro, 39 Session, 10 Free Play, 10 DJ
  • Internal memory: Yes (approx. 58 GB)
  • USB Flash Drive port

You can view the extensive list of specifications by downloading the official Yamaha Genos brochure here.

Yamaha Genos Brochure

You can download the official Yamaha Genos_brochure here.

Why Yamaha Genos and not Tyros 6?

No doubt this is to differentiate the keyboard enough to show that this is a bigger leap forward (especially to look at) than a simple Tyros update. Early images have already shown how the keyboard features far more dials than on previous keyboards. The touchscreen is also a big departure from previous Tyros models.

Yamaha Tyros 6

Yamaha Genos Backwards Compatibility with Tyros Series

Yamaha Genos in the Yamaha Club Magazine

Now THAT’S an interesting question – and I have a very good answer: Genos is compatible with Tyros! To be a bit more specific, Registration Memories, Multi Pads, Songs from Tyros2 or newer… they’ll all load in and work with Genos! Actually, it was remarkable, I loaded in my Tyros5 Registrations a few weeks ago and I’ve never heard them sound so good!
Ian House – Yamaha Club Magazine Oct-Nov 2017

You can find out more here.

Yamaha Genos Demonstration Videos

Yamaha Genos Teaser Videos

Yamaha Genos

Yamaha Genos Built-in Demonstrations

Visit this post for all of the 9 built-in demonstrations. Also available in 24bit quality.

> Yamaha Genos Demonstations

Yamaha Genos Images

Yamaha Genos Teaser Images

Yamaha Genos

Yamaha Tyros 6

Yamaha Tyros 6

Yamaha Genos

Yamaha Genos

Yamaha Genos

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Official Yamaha Genos website

You can find out more on the official Yamaha Genos website.

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