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Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by Lee Batchelor on Today at 10:16:17 PM »
Food for thought here.

Like all "computers," does not the Genos suffer from the same affliction? That is, it can only tolerate a certain amount of software updates before the software updates exceed the physical limitations of the keyboard? There is one universal constant about computers and that is as the software develops, there is a need for faster computing speed and more memory. Eventually, the required changes will exceed the Genos' ability to tolerate any more updates. Hence, Genos II will be born. It's just a matter of time and probably sooner than we think. I'd wager Genos II has already been built and is in the hands of a few Yamaha beta testers.

There is no money for Yamaha in doling out free upgrades. Most of the upgrades have been designed to solve problems with a few nice added features that should have been there in the first place. Yamaha needs to sell new hardware. That's where the profit is. Yamaha is not in the business of making musical instruments. They are in the business of making money. The instruments are simply the means by which they achieve their goals.
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by ton37 on Today at 09:15:22 PM »
I would be surprised if, after setting up a new line (Genos / SX), Yamaha would stop developing new hardware (Genos 2/3). If Yamaha is going to look for 'modular' software or hardware, they will have to make a more flexible concept than the current line. Updates alone will not earn Yamaha any money for the time being. In addition, there are a number of hardware requirements of the users / customers, which Yamaha must take into account. Money is needed for this further development. That money can only be generated with the proceeds of a new keyboard etc. etc. That's how Yamaha did it and why shouldn't Yamaha continue to follow that path? The company, like any other company, has to take its profit to continue to exist .. Just my two cents ;-)
Definately not..
I use the ipad to create new beats..
So many genious apps..
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by Bachus on Today at 07:17:39 PM »
When wil there be a succesor for the Genos , after 3 years its time  8)


The Genos will last atleast 3 more years.. with probably 2 more software updates (2.5 and 3.0)

Every 3 years new instruments is something from the past.
Technollogy advancement is slowly coming to a halt.
So new gear just takes longer..
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by Luluc on Today at 07:16:36 PM »
Hello all,

My Genos is my first arranger keyboard and its a great device.
I have still to discover and learn all the resources of this keyboard. So, as probably other users, I'm not ready to buy a new physical Genos 2.
As already said by others members, the present Genos can be easily updated to offer new software features.
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by valimaties on Today at 06:08:55 PM »
Is there any room for much more (major) softwarebased updates, or is hardware additions nessesary?

Hey, of course it is... By coding, you could do a lot of things, but as Francesco said, the politics of Yamaha block software developers to make this keyboard more friendly to user (software speaking)... They could make a lot of things, in style "world", voice open-projects for user - full functions, including SA, SA2, Revo...
But Yamaha don't want this, because there are a lot of users which are "sit and play" users, which does not need a full function keyboard, because they don't know what to do whit those functions! But they don't realize that are a lot of advanced users which will make some great free-content if those functions will be available to people ;)

No comment :)

So I download the firmware file from Yamaha website and extract the file and put it onto a blank usb drive
put it into the keyboard hold down the start/stop style control button while holding the power button
but when is finds the firmware file and says loading firmware file.... it just stays on that screen it doesn't move on and give me the option to download the firmware
(attached is a picture of the screen it gets stuck on)

please help me out with any solutions
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by Des O on Today at 05:53:10 PM »
I could be wrong but the way I see it, the price of the genos has not fallen, its a much sought after keyboard so I would suspect an expansion to it, like an add on box that would allow synth sounds like MODX to be played if not already. A cheaper and more profitable option at this time, as the world goes into a recession not much money about to spend on an complete new entertainment device, especially when the Genos has not been fully utilised to its full advantage and capabilities as yet. Just my opinion :)
Genos - General / Re: Genos 2
« Last post by Gunnar Jonny on Today at 05:39:32 PM »
.. They will do this by introducing new features in the software, which they’ve been doing since its release.

That remain to see. Is there any room for much more (major) softwarebased updates, or is hardware additions nessesary?
Also it may be a question about if Yamaha are going to continue develope 'the arranger way' as we know it. 🤔
Mine is currently at a Yamaha Dealer/Repair shop, waiting for specific grease to arrive from Yamaha USA
The email response from the repairman:

I heard back from Yamaha and they are shipping me the grease for the black keys. They did note that the new grease may make the key touch heavier at first, but as the grease fits in, it will become smooth.
I will let you know once I receive the grease and have finished the repairs.

Eileen, could you give an update on your repair please? Did you notice any difference in the touch, and has the noise returned at all? Thanks

I did direct both Yamaha and the shop to this forum topic, to help explain the problem and fix. Thanks EVERYONE for posting on this. 

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