Yamaha Genos VS Korg PA4X or Roland Fantom


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Hi. I own a Yamaha Tyros 1 that I now want to replace with the new Yamaha Genos. I have one concern, my Tyros gave problems that now become worse in that some of the sound selection buttons go dumb or dead. About four years ago I had five of the internal switches (below the buttons you actually press) replaced with bigger switch components which solved the problems, but some of the buttons that were not replaced, now also start giving problems. The consequence is that whilst playing you cannot use these buttons to select alternative sounds.

Seeing that I now consider buying the new Genos which is costly, I was wondering if with manufacturing the later Tyros models, and now with the new Genos, if Yamaha continued using the same switches used in the Tyros 1, which clearly in my opinion was of substandard quality and from a scientific perspective "undersize" to do its job smoothly for a number of years. I there possibly anybody on the forum who had similar experiences or that might know if the substandard switches have been replaced by more reliable ones?

I thank you for any response.
 
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I would also like to have some views on a comparison between the new Genos vs KorgPA4X and the Roland Fantom 6 & 8.
I have been playing Yamaha keyboards for almost 25 years (my current Tyros 1 which I have to replace) is my third Yamaha keyboard, so I tend to love Yamaha, but a good change also need to be considered.
 
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There is no direct comparison between the Fantom and the Yamaha & Korg.

The Fantom is a workstation/synth and a different class of keyboard.

I would have the PA4X anyday of the week and with the difference in cash between the two keyboards I would use the spare cash buy a Roland Juno DS61.

Seriously, you probably know a lot about the Genos already so why not watch the full Korg Video Manual series on the PA4X, you will have a good idea of the capabilities of the Korg on completion of watching the videos.


Do note that any Korg comes with a flat sound profile and they benefit greatly from enabling the Eq and Limiter.

We did have a member here who had a Tyros for years and bought a PA1000 but could not live with the sounds so you also may have a Yamaha ear.

This is a side by side comparison by Justin at my local Music Store, they stock equal Yamaha and Korg products hence no axe to grind.


Another side by side


Which is best for you I cannot say, and whilst I have heard a Genos being played and was impressed by it I have not played one myself so I do not know about its capabilities.

Now, if you head over to


Which is Korg’s UK website specifically for PA models and register and follow the Webinar link you will get directed to Crowdcast where you will find a mass of future and previous webinar webcasts, each one covers a specific feature or Q&A session. Watching these will give you an in depth understanding of the capabilities of the 4X.

One final thing about the Korg is that there are a whole host of free Styles Sounds, Performances etc on the Korg Bonusware website.

Good luck
 
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Hi. I own a Yamaha Tyros 1 that I now want to replace with the new Yamaha Genos. I have one concern, my Tyros gave problems that now become worse in that some of the sound selection buttons go dumb or dead. About four years ago I had five of the internal switches (below the buttons you actually press) replaced with bigger switch components which solved the problems, but some of the buttons that were not replaced, now also start giving problems. The consequence is that whilst playing you cannot use these buttons to select alternative sounds.

Seeing that I now consider buying the new Genos which is costly, I was wondering if with manufacturing the later Tyros models, and now with the new Genos, if Yamaha continued using the same switches used in the Tyros 1, which clearly in my opinion was of substandard quality and from a scientific perspective "undersize" to do its job smoothly for a number of years. I there possibly anybody on the forum who had similar experiences or that might know if the substandard switches have been replaced by more reliable ones?

I thank you for any response.
I have had the Genos for 2years and have had no problems with it. It is well built, buttons and sliders work well. Tremendous acoustic sounds.
Also just bought The Fantom 6 to compliment the Genos being a workstation/synth and not an arranger. I’m hoping to explore a more creative side of music with it. It also is very well engineered with a superb Key action.
 

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