Yamaha Genos 2

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More than 1900 Voices and 800 Styles

Screenshots of the Genos2 main unit demo where you can listen to demo songs of various genres

With over 1900 of the highest quality Voices and 800 Styles with One Touch Settings covering a vast array of musical genres, you will immediately be inspired to play your favourite songs or even create new musical ideas and compositions. Over 200 Styles are brand new, with all existing Styles being fully upgraded to use new Voices and effects, including FM tone generation and the ability to use Ambient Drums and Style Dynamics Control. The result is a high-end professional production.

One of the most important sounds for any keyboard player is the Piano, so we have not only added new Pianos, but also reprocessed existing Pianos to a much higher quality. The CFX, being Yamaha's flagship grand piano, now has more dynamic layers, 88 keys sampling and double length samples compared to its predecessor. In addition, we can choose from a Character Grand, which is a German 1980s well played-in piano, giving a more edgy yet rounded sound, perfect for Pop and Jazz music. The U1 Upright being Yamaha's top end Upright piano has been tuned to provide a contemporary flavour for modern Pop songs. If it's a more cinematic sound you're looking for, you can try the rich melancholy sound of the new Felt Piano.

S.Art2 Voices remain cutting edge in terms of their playability and realism, providing articulations and legato joins unparalleled in any hardware keyboard instrument. There are even more to choose from in Genos2, covering not only the full orchestral palette but also more ethnic flavours such as Duduk, Shakuhachi and Celtic Flute perfect for Movie scores.

Legendary FM Synthesis

Yamaha DX7 from the side

In an Arranger Workstation first, Genos2 features a dual engine tone generator with not only AWM technology but now also FM synthesis.

FM has a rich, dynamic sound and powered Yamaha's legendary DX7, an instrument which defined the sound of the 1980s. The iconic DX7 presets and a range of new, modern FM Voices are integrated into the Styles and One Touch Settings and available to play at the touch of a button, bringing a warm, fresh sound to Genos2.

Ambient Drums

Screen capture from Ambient Drums video

With the new Ambient Drums and using a single Live controller, you can choose anything between a punchy, dry, direct drum sound to a more distant, reflective, ambient room sound, providing endless possibilities for your Style playback. Drums are the backbone of any rhythm section so to have this level of control of the Drum sound will really enhance your playing experience.

Style Dynamics Control

Screen capture from Style Dynamics Control video

For the first time in an Arranger Workstation the energy and dynamics of all Styles, including User Styles, can be adjusted using a simple Live controller. Whether you want your backing band to play at a soft pianissimo level, a hard fortissimo level or anything in between, the choice is now yours.

REVelation Reverb

Screen capture from REVelation Reverb video

Reverb is often overlooked but we experience it around us everyday. In Arranger Workstations, reverb is used on Voices, Styles, MIDI Songs, Multi-Pads and the Mic Input, which is why introducing REVelation Reverb from Steinberg has such a big impact on the sound of Genos2.

REVelation is extremely high resolution, resulting in a transparent, natural sound, making it the perfect partner for an Arranger Workstation where the reverb must work across a wide range of Voices, Styles and even vocals.

Ease Of Use. Improved Playability

New features combine to make Genos2 even easier to use.

Controllers, now with LEDs

  • Photo of a finger operating slider with LEDs lit

The remodeled Live Control Surface is easy to use and now even easier to see.

Big, bright and clear displays

  • Genos2 LCD display

Updated main and sub-displays are easy-to-read no matter your playing environment.


  • Playlist displayed on Genos2 LCD

The redesigned user interface now includes powerful searching and sorting for Playlist records.

Expanding Performance Possibilities. Inspiring New Ideas

Whether your composing or performing, Genos2 will help you reach new heights of performance.

Vocal Harmony

  • Man singing into microphone while playing Genos2

Whether playing at home or on stage, Vocal Harmony adds another dimension to your voice.

Lyrics display

  • Display monitor connected to Genos2 to project Genos2 screen

View MIDI and Audio song lyrics on Genos2's display or on a big screen with the new HDMI port.

Chord Looper

  • Close-up of Chord Looper button

Record a chord progression and loop it - Chord Looper assists with your performance, practice and composition.

Apps & Features to Expand Your Enjoyment

Get even more out of your Genos2 with a range of Apps and expansion content.

Premium Pack

  • Genos Complete Pack and DX7 Pack icons

Personalise your Genos2 with a growing library of free Expansion Packs, including exclusive Premium Packs for Genos2.

Bluetooth Audio

  • Genos2 and a hand holding a smartphone with a music player screen

Play along with music, streaming wirelessly to Genos2 from your Bluetooth device.

USB Audio

  • USB To Device terminal on the back of Genos2 connected to a PC with a cable

With Genos2's built-in USB Audio Interface, audio data can be sent and received with just a single USB cable.

MIDI Song to Style

  • MIDI Song to Style app logo

Convert any standard MIDI file to a ready-to-play Style, complete with intros, endings, main sections and fill-in's.

Discovery Videos

Want to learn more? Check out these Discovery videos. More coming soon!

Compatibility video

  • Photo of two Tyros.

Discover how to transfer your data from Tyros 3, 4, 5 and Genos to Genos2.



Dimension & Connectivity

Diagram showing Genos2 dimensions, weight, and rear connection terminals. Please refer to the specifications table for details.


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