Ashley Gorley on songwriting and the Yamaha Genos Digital Workstation

Genos, the latest flagship Digital Workstation from Yamaha, is an incredibly inspiring songwriting tool as well as a powerful performance and studio instrument. Prolific Nashville songwriter, Ashley Gorley, was asked by Yamaha to spend some time working with the Genos and then to give us his thoughts. Ashley has written dozens of number one singles and has over three hundred songs recorded by several prominent artists. Here, we get a glimpse into Ashley’s process and we learn why he thinks the Genos is a terrific songwriting companion.

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9 thoughts on “Ashley Gorley on songwriting and the Yamaha Genos Digital Workstation

  • September 27, 2019 at 1:52 am

    The Genos is WAY WAY WAY overrated. They call it an arranger keyboard …. but, it really isn't. It's more of a band in the box …. For one, you can not interject multiple time signatures within a song, for example, go from 4/4 to 2/4 and then back to 4/4… NOT without exporting and doing something to the midi file and then reimporting it.

    You can not change your tempos in the middle of a song – NOT without doing some serious style recreating.

    It's a great keyboard for those who want simple stuff – but, I wouldn't call it an "arranger" workstation.

    This keyboard would be awesome if it had the sequencer that the MOTIF has. That particular sequencer you could intermix time signatures, and have its own tempo track…

    As an arranger – I think these are crucial capabilities that are missing from this keyboard. What a shame. They market it as an arranger keyboard – and yet – it isn't. It's a really, really glorified band in the box.

    Get with the program YAMAHA!!!!

  • September 27, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Hi dear please can you let me know any compatible wireless microphone connected to genos. Regards Sam from UK

  • September 27, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Seems like the Korg Kronos would work bette or a Yamaha Montage

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