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Offline pjd

Built-in voice demos
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:09:42 AM »
When I tried Genos last week, I recorded a bunch of Yamaha's built-in voice demonstrations, i.e., the musical phrases that play when you touch the DEMO button in the Voice Selection display. Here are links to the MP3 files.

Kino warm string demo followed by Seattle warm string demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_Kino_Seattle_demo.mp3

Solo and section string demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_SoloSect_String_demo.mp3

Orchestral woodwind solo voice demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_Woodwind_demo.mp3

Orchestral solo brass demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_SoloBrass_demo.mp3

Orchestral brass sections demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_SectBrass_demo.mp3

Pop sax and brass demo:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_SaxBrass_Pop_demo.mp3

Rhythm section instrument demo (MP3)
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_RhythmSection_demo.mp3

Rhythm section includes 70s Rhodes EP, Wurli EP, Clavinet, CP-80, Active Bass (Stringray), and electric Git-tars.

Here are two style demos: INTRO2 and ENDING2 with no playing over a repeating two chord pattern.

Mr. Soul style demo (I-IV):
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_MrSoul_Style.mp3

Soul Supreme style demo (ii-V):
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Genos_SoulSupreme_Style.mp3

Finally, a contemporary hymn played (by me) with drawbar organ. I modified the rotary speaker speeds and ramp times in order to slow everything the heck down.

Uptempo hymn using modified rotary speaker settings:
http://sandsoftwaresound.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/TableOfPlenty_SlowRot.mp3

If you want to read my mini-review comments, please see:

http://sandsoftwaresound.net/genos-snap-review/

All the best to ya and have fun -- pj
 
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Offline digriz67

Re: Built-in voice demos
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 07:03:12 AM »
Thanks for these, especially from Canada where Genos won't arrive until January!
Luigi
 

Offline voodoo

Re: Built-in voice demos
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:00 AM »
Thank you very much. (Still waiting....). So we have a goal to practice. ;)
Yamaha Genos (finally)
Nord Electro 5D
 

Online Joe H

Re: Built-in voice demos
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:33 AM »
pj,

Thanks for the post. How would you compare the brass and woodwind instruments (playable without using a Breath Controller or Wind Controller) to the VL70 Voices?  They sound very convincing.

Joe H
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Offline pjd

Re: Built-in voice demos
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 07:37:57 AM »
Thanks for the post. How would you compare the brass and woodwind instruments (playable without using a Breath Controller or Wind Controller) to the VL70 Voices?  They sound very convincing.

Hi Joe --

Sorry for being slow to reply, but I wanted to think about this a bit.

Natch, the VL70m and Genos are taking two different synthesis approaches. Just on what my ears hear, I give the Genos the edge on realism for acoustic instruments (orchestra instruments in particular). I've played the VL70m at the church on the few occasions when I dared to tempt fate (and the musical keys were easy  ;) ). I got comments like "I knew you were playing flute, but it wasn't really quite a flute." I don't get comments like that with MOX6 and AWM2, not even remotely AEM.

In terms of playing technique, the VL70m and Genos are vastly different. I played VL70m using a WX11 wind controller where breath and lip shape sound. The Genos relies on the ART buttons and SArt2 control software. As a keys guy, I'm more comfortable with the SArt2 approach. A wind player -- and I am not -- could squeeze a lot of SArt2-like expression out of a VL, tho'.

The technologies are complementary. I still wonder that Yamaha could do with VL if it applied the computing horsepower of today's processors? It's a shame that VL is banished to high-end Electone.  ???

Just some thoughts -- pj