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Stay at Home Latest

Posted by on April 29, 2020.

Stay at Home Latest Let it be Collaboration | Supporting the NHS | Download the Genos Guide | The Brand-New Genos Show   We’ve got quite a lot going on at the moment – you may have seen our blog post a few weeks ago, which spoke about an upcoming collaboration we were hosting to […]

GREAT NEWS! Genos Tipsters Information Guide now available to download directly to your computer.

Posted by on March 31, 2020.

CLICK HERE TO BROWSE/DOWNLOAD THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS OR THE ENTIRE GUIDE TO YOUR COMPUTER. (Or simply call us on 01295 266788) We are very proud to say that our Genos Tipsters Information Guide is the most easy-to-follow guide yet to understanding the Yamaha Genos keyboard. And it has been incredibly popular. With over 200 illustrated […]

Understanding ‘Part-Select’ on Yamaha SX900, SX700 and Genos keyboards

Posted by on March 21, 2020.

The Part-Select section on Yamaha keyboards has long been the cause of severe head scratching, but there is a simplicity to it once you know how to use it! – Here is my explanation video below. We’re doing our best in the difficult circumstances and hope to being you more tips and tricks soon.

Can’t find your favourite voice or style? – Here’s a tip to help with that on Yamaha SX900 & Genos

Posted by on March 20, 2020.

We’re doing our best to keep you busy with tips and tricks in these difficult times. Here’s a little tip for you for use on the Yamaha SX700, SX900 and Genos keyboards. It’s to do with saving your favourite voice and styles in a very convenient place where you can find them easily. No more […]

Is your pedal working the wrong way around? | Genos Tipsters

Posted by on February 6, 2020.

Has this ever happened to you? You plug in your sustain pedal to your Yamaha Genos and suddenly it is working the opposite way around. When your foot is off the pedal the sound is sustained, and when you place your foot on the pedal it stops. This can be very frustrating! HOT NEWS – […]

How to update the firmware on your Yamaha Genos

Posted by on November 14, 2019.

If you have purchased a Yamaha Genos keyboard from us then follow these instructions to update the firmware. Did you know? You can print this page using the button at the bottom of the page Important Notice: As this is such a big upgrade to your Genos, when upgrading to version 2.0 Yamaha is recommending […]

New Genos Firmware Update Version 2.0 | Release Date: 15th November

Posted by on October 29, 2019.

  The greatly anticipated version 2.0 of the Genos Firmware update is soon to be available and is set for release on 15th November this year. But what is actually new? Firstly, to avoid any confusion, this is not a new Genos keyboard… we’ve had some enquiries already about the new update and some interpreted […]

Yamaha SX900 VS Yamaha Genos | What Are The Differences?

Posted by on September 24, 2019.

  Today we are going to go through some of the differences the between the new Yamaha SX900 and the Yamaha Genos. The Genos came out November 2017, and so It’s been out for a little while now. The Yamaha SX900 has just been launched. The SX900 has got many features the same as the […]

The Booth #1 | Yamaha Genos | A tour of the gorgeous pianos, electric pianos and guitar categories.

Posted by on September 21, 2019.

Welcome to our new video series ‘The Booth’. The Booth is unscripted and unplanned. We wanted to give our musicians the chance to sit down and enjoy themselves while exploring the keyboards and pianos here in store. In the first episode we got Chris to go and have fun on the Yamaha Genos keyboard. Chris […]

Yamaha Genos Update 1.4 Available now

Posted by on July 9, 2019.

Note: Genos update 2.0 is coming very soon. Click here for the latest… Yes, you heard correctly… the brand new Genos update 1.4 is now available and it’s definitely worth doing. Want to know exactly what’s changed? Keep reading… Yamaha’s press release states: ‘… The Genos has always been a unique tool for performance and […]

KEYBOARD CREATIVE | #3| Game of Thrones theme music on Yamaha Genos

Posted by on May 1, 2019.

Ok, I’ll admit it, I don’t watch GoT. But I can testify that you don’t need to watch it to have the theme tune burnt into your consciousness. I’m singing it when I’m washing up, when I’m in the shower, the car, everywhere! So naturally I had to see what I could cook up on […]

KEYBOARD CREATIVE | #2| Jurassic Park movie music on Yamaha Genos

Posted by on May 1, 2019.

Part of seeing a great movie is not just what happens on screen but also the soundtrack. Music is an essential part of cinematic experiences and the great movies often have great soundtracks. Jurassic Park is one of those movies. Even hearing the music now takes me back to the first time I saw the […]

KEYBOARD CREATIVE | #1| Yamaha Genos

Posted by on April 24, 2019.

Any time I get a little time to experiment on the Genos I’m always struck by how versatile it is. It naturally has a lot of automatic settings to help the newcomer, but if you sidestep these and get into the guts of the machine’s capability you can really get the creative juices flowing. In […]

How to adjust the volume balance on Yamaha Genos Keyboard

Posted by on March 9, 2019.

When you split the Genos voice parts, it is vital that you get the balance between them just right. The RIGHT1 and LEFT hand voices should seamlessly sit with each other in the mix. In some cases, you may not wish for this to be the case but in any instance, you’ll certainly need the […]

How To Make a Blank Registration Set on a Yamaha Genos

Posted by on March 5, 2019.

Ever wanted to start from scratch and have a blank set of registrations on the Genos? You have? Me too. I find having a completely fresh set of the 10 blue buttons much more exciting as a musician – the blank canvas ready for your masterpiece. It also makes it a little bit easier to […]

My Journey From Playing Piano to Genos! (with guest writer Paul Herrington)

Posted by on March 5, 2019.

            It was discovered from an early age that I had a ‘musical’ ability which was fostered by my Parents, by finding me a local Piano teacher (in Bradford, West Yorkshire) near where we lived. So lessons were duly attended on a regular basis, with progress being made, so much […]

Cinematic Registrations For Genos

Posted by on February 22, 2019.

I absolutely love film and tv themes – I’m forever watching a series and ignoring dialogue to listen to the subtle beauty of an underscore during a scene, which often ends up with me having to rewind and re-listen. I even watch films now entirely based on the fact I’ve listened to the soundtrack and think it’s […]

Get £1269 off a new Yamaha Genos! – OFFER ENDS JULY 31st

Posted by on July 25, 2018.

We are offering a massive £1269 discount on new Yamaha Genos’s sold before the end of July. A new Yamaha Genos would normally cost £4259, but until the end of July you can buy one for only £2990! Call us today on 01295 266788 to order yours before it’s too late. We are also offering […]

What an amazing turnout for Tyros/Genos club

Posted by on July 18, 2018.

We very absolutely delighted to host so many people in our store during our latest Tyros/Genos club session. Over 40 people came along to hear special guest Daniel Watt from Yamaha give tips, tricks and answer questions about the Genos keyboard. The session covered how to use the Playlist section on Genos, how to save […]

Choosing the right USB for your Yamaha Tyros or Genos

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 13, 2018.

Many Tyros players buy a USB memory stick like the one pictured below for storing all sorts of things like registration settings or extra songs and styles.   There are so many to choose from so how do you know which one is right for you? The main differences between them all is the size […]

Next Tyros/Genos club meeting Thursday, June 28th, 11am

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 8, 2018.

Our next meeting of the Tyros/Genos owners club is on the date above. We have special guest Daniel Watt from Yamaha coming to give us some pro tips and tricks on the Genos keyboard. It is free to attend and you don’t have to be a customer of ours to come. Tea, coffee and cake […]

Our biggest ever Tyros/Genos club

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

In February we had our biggest ever turnout to our Tyros/Genos club here in the store. Yamaha’s Ian House answered questions and gave tips and tricks to our members and there was standing room only! Thank you to everyone who came along for your support once again. The next meeting will be Thursday 15th March […]

Upgrade from your Yamaha CVP or Genos

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

Just give us a call on 01295 266788 or email if you would like to take advantage of our special deal.

Yamaha Genos carrying case review

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

If you travel with your Genos keyboard then you find this very useful. We have in stock four different types of carrying case and you can see David comparing them in the latest video newsletter below (episode 2).

Something a bit different – Accordion meets Genos

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

In amongst all this fabulous technology, we occasionally find ourselves in possession of something from the relative dark ages! In this case, it was a Gabbanelli accordion and by sheer coincidence, we also had a visit from Tom, one of our regular customers, who play one very well. So we just had to get them […]

Get your free ‘Largo’ Genos registration

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

We are truly spoiled with all of this fantastic technology around us, we really do get to play with all the latest toys! Being musicians we are occasionally inspired by a great piece of music and an instrument to create someone ourselves. Chris has been having fun on the Genos this week and has made […]

We have a winner in our cap competition! – Congratulations goes to Mr Roger Diehl of Newcastle

Posted by Chris Hammond on June 7, 2018.

We asked our customers to send in a photo of themselves wearing the Genos Tipsters cap in front of their new Genos keyboard for the chance to win a Warner weekend away for two. We had so many entries (see picture above) but of course there could be only one winner and you can see […]

Yamaha offering free premium packs for Genos owners

Posted by Chris Hammond on April 6, 2018.

Yamaha are offering a choice of 7 free premium packs for Genos players via their musicsoft website. You can go to their website and download one by clicking here. The pack will add loads of new voices, styles and registrations to your ‘built in’ selection. You will need to register your Genos first which you […]

Genos Demonstration in Newcastle

Posted by Chris Hammond on March 7, 2018.

On Thursday 8th March Ian House and Paul Thirkettle from Yamaha will be showcasing the new Tyros replacement, The Flagship Yamaha Genos. Better sounds, better speakers, easy to navigate touch screen and loads of fabulous new features. We are offering two identical shows 2.30pm and 7.30pm, at the Holiday Inn in Seaton Burn, light refreshments […]