Yamaha Design “Synapses” Genos
Red Dot Award
iF Design Award
A workstation that gives you unlimited control over your music.
The Genos control panel—a critical workspace for the performing musician—has been styled in black and boasts a highly logical arrangement of display items, buttons, knobs, and other controllers that lets you focus squarely on your performance, even when playing to a highly charged audience. Meanwhile, the feel of sliders and knobs, with their rich glossy finish, adds to the thrill of performing in all sonic settings—tranquil or loud.
In contrast to the highly-functional design of the control panel, the back and bottom panels—the face of the instrument from the audience perspective—are sleek yet dynamic in much the same way as an aircraft body. And the screws that hold everything together have been carefully positioned and countersunk so as not to disturb the panels’ smooth lines.
While inheriting the awesome functionality of its predecessor Tyros series, the Genos sports a totally new UI. Thanks to newly added elements such as the touch screen and XY controller as well as knobs and sliders, you can direct and manipulate your live music in a much more intuitive way than ever before. Stimulating more active interaction with the instrument while performing, they also bring performer and audience closer together in a powerful way.
Stretching out from the center and curving upwards, the left and right sides evoke the image of airplane wings. Appearing almost aerodynamic, they are perfectly suited to highly active performances. Effortlessly sailing through the intense gaze of even the most passionate crowds, this design will surely elevate your performance to new highs.
- Kunihiro Takei
- Yamaha Design Laboratory