Gem Genesys XP Professional Multimedia Tabletop Workstation
The Genesys XP Tabletop Workstation is a milestone from the successful GEM Genesys Line. With the XP, the incredibly powerful and feature-packed multimedia workstation Genesys is also available in a compact Expander size, with more wonderful sounds, fantastic samples, a bigger hard disk and vast connection possibilities.
128MB memory makes Genesys XP Workstation a near endless sound resource: 64MB for the internal sounds, 32MB new samples and additional 32 MB for the user-section, for your favorite samples.
20GB Hard disk
Genesys XP can handle hard disks IDE 2,5" up to 20GB--a lot of space for MIDI data, MP3, waves and audio recordings.
Song Player, Recording Studio and CD Burner
Genesys XP is a truly universal player. Its Song Player section is compatible with all the main formats as Standard MIDI File 0, 1, 1 + lyrics, .Kar-Files, MP3, MP3 + lyrics, Audio CDs and .wav Audio-Files. Play along with an audio file; sing over the top, then record your entire performance on hard disk. It's all possible thanks to the internal Hard Disk Recorder. Once you have completed your performance(s), press the "Make CD" button and the built in CD burner will burn your music to a standard CD that anyone can enjoy, wherever they like!
You can connect the microphone to the Genesys XP Workstation. Thanks to the Vocal Genius, a virtual chorus will enrich each performance, adding up to 4 harmonized melody lines in real time. The microphone input also features a digital equalizer, reverb & delay (all independent), limiter and our new feedback processor.
Video And Karaoke
In the Video and Karaoke section you'll find a variety of controls for displaying the musical score, chords or karaoke-style text of any song which can also be sent to any TV or video projector.
The impressive software features, the fabulous sound quality and the easy to use panel layout grant quick access to all functions make the Genesys XP Workstation a must for musicians, entertainers, DJs and one-man-band.
The Recordable CD
The Genesys XP includes an on-board DVD player and CD Recorder; making it simple to create and assemble audio files, (CD tracks, WAV or MP3 files), or MID files. You can even copy data directly from any CD to the instrument's internal hard disk. To record your own CD, simply insert a blank CD/R or CD/RW and press the MAKE CD button. You can also save a vast quantity of data onto a blank CD which finally eliminates the laborious procedure of backing up to floppy disks.
Over 120 Sound Presets for maximum authenticity
128 Factory Sound Presets arranged into 16 different Sound Families make the Genesys XP a world-class arranger workstation. Within these Sound Families you will find every conceivable type of sound including our unique Real Sounds: sounds created with total realism in mind, thanks to sampling of the specific characteristic effects of a variety of instruments: natural vibrato and mechanical sounds plus typical dynamic and ambient effects for each instrument. A Sound Preset is not just a simple sound but a sophisticated 'sound container' which can hold up to 8 different single sounds, choosing from over 1300 factory sounds and 800 user sounds, for exceptional richness and warmth of sound reproduction. Each single sound can be edited in one of two different ways: Quick Edit and Pro Edit. Quick Edit gives you a simple and effective way to change the characteristics of the sound, offering the principal editing parameters in a single screen. Pro Edit, with it's huge variety of control and modification parameters, transforms the Genesys XP into a powerful professional synthesizer.
In addition to the internal effects of the Vocal Genius, dedicated exclusively to processing signals from the audio inputs, the GEM Genesys XP is equipped with four main digital effect processors; two for reverb effects and two for modulation effects, freely assignable to the internal sounds or to sequencer tracks. The reverb presets include Hall, Concert, Chamber, Room, Vocal, Plate, Church, Mountains, Falling and Early. The modulation effects include Delay, Dubbing, Ping-Pong, Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Pan Mix, Distortion, Pitch Shifter, Rotary and Equalizer.
Styles from all around the world for every musical genre
The Genesys XP' 256 Factory Styles are organized into various Style Families with accompaniment styles from every corner of the world, for authentic reproduction of just about any musical genre. Each single style is comprised of up to eight parts and is equipped with 4 intros, 4 Endings and 4 Variations with Fill In, Fill To, Fade In/Out, Synchro and Restart functions. The functions in the Style Tools section along with the innovative new Keyboard Mode selectors provide all the necessary options for quickly and easily adapting the instrument to suit your own preferred style of playing. Each style offers four Style Presets which provide appropriate sound settings for the selected style with the added possibility to memorize up four of your own additional settings. The Keyboard Mode settings Full, Bass Split, Accompaniment Split, Piano Style, Manual Bass and Pro Split guarantee you total freedom to utilize these accompaniments in the most musical way possible. You can even add to these factory styles with up to 64 user styles, either programmed by yourself or factory created and loadable from floppy disk or CD. In addition, the Music Library offers 96 instantly available set-ups for playing a variety of popular songs.
Forget about the laborious process of trying to integrate a PC, mixer, keyboard and countless other devices. The Genesys XP Workstation is already a powerful recording studio with its own internal recording features. In addition to the 250, 000 event midi sequencer for recording internal sounds, the Genesys lets you record any audio signal from the inputs directly to the internal hard disk recorder. Just press the RECORD button and choose between either MIDI or audio recording, or record everything at once. The MIDI sequencer offers sophisticated track-by-track editing while audio recording mode allows you to simultaneously record the signal from the audio inputs along with an MP3 and even the styles and sounds that you play along with on the keyboard. Within the Recording Studio, the Vocal Remover function allows you to process an audio file, like a CD track, reducing - or completely eliminating - the solo singing voice within the song, without losing the original background instrumentation of the recording. The Multimedia Song Player allows direct playback of a huge variety of song formats: MIDI Files (0,1 & 1 + Lyrics), .KAR files, WordBox, PianoDisk, Doc, Disklavier, MP3 and MP3+Lyrics, CD Audio, WAV Audio (44.1K, 16 bit mono or stereo) and GEM Song formats WK4-8/SK Series and WX/SX.
Vocal Genius is the new exclusive vocal processor from GEM, with high quality A/D conversion and three separate effects dedicated to vocal performance, (reverb, delay and compressor). The two sliders MIC and GENIUS allows you to control, independently, the relative levels of the audio signal, from a microphone or any other instrument connected to the audio inputs and the level of the four harmonized melody lines which are generated by the Vocal Genius.
Equipped with every type of input and output necessary, including 2 MIDI In, 2 MIDI Out and 2 MIDI Thru and four pedal inputs, the Genesys XP in able to provide real-time control over a remarkable quantity of functions. The optional SCSI interface even allows you to archive and manage a huge quantity of data on external devices.
Video, score and karaoke display
The spacious graphic display offers a clear and complete view of all current operations at any given time which, thanks to the intelligent system of icons and display function keys, allows the simplest possible navigation of the various menu pages avaialable. Connecting the Genesys XP to a T.V or video projector, (using composite video, S-VHS or SCART), makes it possible to display the musical score, chords or karaoke-style lyrics to the song currently being played.
Sliders and volume controls
The 3 sliders allows direct independent control of the volume for every section: the parts of a style of the individual tracks of a song, the level of an audio CD, MP3 or WAVE file. The master slider Style/Seq controls the general level of MIDI file playback and the style section, effectively allowing you to quickly and easily balance this with the other sounds of the keyboard.
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