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Genos - General / Re: Save my "Behind"
« Last post by travlin-easy on Today at 12:12:46 AM »
Kaarlo, the check is in the mail! ;)


Gary 8)
Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Re: Style icons
« Last post by DrakeM on Today at 12:09:09 AM »
You don't need any special software to change the Icon number.

You can simply use your PC. Go to the folder where you place you styles and RENAME the style's ending "S" number to what you want it to be. (or it's "T" number)

For example here is style's Full Name:

Folsom Prison.S651.sty

Just change the S651 to what you want the icon number you wish it to be.

Folsom Prison.S653.sty

Easy to do. ;)

Genos - General / Re: I am still having frustration with recording on Genos
« Last post by ugawoga on Yesterday at 09:50:27 PM »
Hi Robinez

Well ,i have been working hard at this today and after your recommendations i have not had a glitch in few hours now.
I think your suggestion worked. I have redone the song and tidied up some note lengths and velocity levels in Cubase and happy with that .
Like Babette said, take off the effects which i will do tomorrow and convert all midi tracks to wave.

You must admit that this is better than our maybe future prime minster Boris Johnson who likes splitting up wood crates and making busses out of them, painting them red and then putting people in the windows and painting their happy faces. " I'm sure he was winding up the broadcaster! No wonder the UK is in trouble!! ::)
Boris said it is what i do to relax.!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

All the best
John :)
Genos - General / Re: Save my "Behind"
« Last post by Kaarlo von Freymann on Yesterday at 09:36:18 PM »
...forearms should be parallel to the floor when playing the piano or keyboard....

... three herniated discs in my lower back, one in my neck, and nephropathy in my feet. adjustable foot rest, seat height and back rest - problem solved. I continued to play for another 20 years before my body gave out.  I would bet some big bucks that your physioterapist  spends more time sitting than she does standing.

And, I am surprised that you are not using a headset mic. The problem I, and many others, encountered with a boom mic is that it is never where you want it to be, especially if you are dancing around the keyboard while singing.

Good luck,

Gary 8)

Hi Gary
So sorry it seems you have my problems and then some. I do not have disc problems but worsening polyneuropathy in my extremities, (feeling disappearing like in nephropathy)  it started showing up also in my fingers last year. 
My stand is 36 " high so the keys of the Genos actually are high enough to have my hands in the correct position. The photo may show that incorrectly just like the dancer who took the it asked me to take away the head set mic of the Roland 7 vocalizer I use in addition to the Genos harmony in order to have a fuller harmony.

But now dear Gary to the point where I can make big bucks:  I was there to-day as always on Wednesdays and said, "I have in well over a decade never ever seen you sitting, I know you are an excellent golfer (handicap 7),  travel to ski in Zermatt,  walk the "levadas da Madeira". Can I bet big bucks you practically never sit. She smiled YES, I do live as I teach, close the bet for 10.000.


Genos - General / Re: Save my "Behind"
« Last post by DrakeM on Yesterday at 09:10:52 PM »
Interesting thread read going on here. :)

I moved from playing a guitar to the keyboard and was used to standing when performing.

So, I stand when playing, practicing and working on a style creation at the keyboard. When I first began I thought about using a "bar stool" (as best to describe it). I could still stand at the keyboard and if I needed to I could sit on the stool and be seated and yet it still looked like I was standing. I only played one gig with it but never sat on it once and never used it that way again. It is back in the kitchen breakfast nook were we have two of them.

They sell them at Walmart and they are wooden. You can cut off the legs to adjust the height if needed.  ;)

I am just used to standing and moving my legs to keep time with the music. Old habit I guess.

Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Re: Style icons
« Last post by chesterkins on Yesterday at 08:58:32 PM »
I have always used Midi player to add/change icon
BUT can i do it with a T5 style??

Best regards Chris

ps Nice to hear from you and hope you are well
Genos Styles/OTS/Multi Pads / Re: Desperate for these Styles
« Last post by panos on Yesterday at 08:31:02 PM »
Hi Elad i think the style I made for "Diamonds" sounds rather good, the cover is not.I should have read the lyrics first and find the correct notes.Anyway s.... happens  ;D
I hope you will find the style useful for the Genos.
Genos - General / Re: I am still having frustration with recording on Genos
« Last post by robinez on Yesterday at 08:18:40 PM »
You may also like to take an idea here
of how you can use apart from the piano sound (which in any arranger is the weakest point) and the electric guitars also symphonic horns,strings and other orchestra sounds where arrangers are really strong.
Don't forget to apply all possible effects for richer sounds and the appropriate harmony effect when it sounds good.
Not just for this song but for any song.People sometimes seem to forget the power of combining sounds and effects and also forget to use the brilliant sounds of previous models in the legacy folder.

Glad to read that probably you don't like either the "fixed" loudness war for creating "fixed" music  :)

that was a great video!

I agree with the piano sound, i created my own piano expansion packs and imported those in the genos, those piano sounds are more to what i like. The combining of sounds is indeed a great feature, i think the korg pa4x is a little bit better on that area because there you can save those combinations as user keyboard sets which you can load anytime. On the Genos it's bound to a registration or the ots settings in the style. So registrations is probably the way to go on the genos but i still have to look into that.

Actually i also use reference tracks, i have software for that (neutron) that analyses my own song and set the gain and EQ profile for my own song according to the reference track. I always reduce the loudness of the track to make it a little bit more dynamic, but i'm not against the loudness war to be honest, but you have to use it carefully.
Genos - General / Re: Save my "Behind"
« Last post by DonM on Yesterday at 08:06:02 PM »
For thirty years, I've used a drafting stool, from Office Depot.  I'm on my third or fourth one, I guess they are good for ten years or so.  It is comfortable, has rollers, and the height is adjustable to your preference.
I have even used it for a dolly at times!
They around a hundred dollars, and worth every penny. 
It does not fold up so if you are moving a lot you need a fairly big space in your vehicle to transport it. 
Genos - General / Genos and Image Display
« Last post by a1gene on Yesterday at 08:00:36 PM »
I've seen some other posts regarding this question, without much in the way of an answer, except for attaching an iPad or other tablet, but has anyone come up with a way to display images on the Genos screen while a MIDI song is playing, similar to the demos? The reason I ask is because, for me, the screen would be perfectly adequate for reading a lead sheet during a song performance without having to attach an external display and worrying about it if you're not sitting there at the keyboard. I've done that kind of image thing for PowerPoint presentations and InDesign documents, and it would work perfectly for me. I'm betting there may be some undocumented way to do just that. Even if not, implementing it in a software update would be a great addition for those people who could use it. Any way to make suggestions to Yamaha for future features?

ALSO: I came across some black thumb screws at a surplus store that fit the door on the bottom USB port to replace the Phillips screw there. It sticks out so you can easily open the door by hand but is slightly lower than the feet, so it won't mar a solid surface while the Genos is sitting there. I have 6 left if anyone wants one. I'll send it free, but only to the US, otherwise postage will be prohibitive. Email me with your address at
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