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IndustryMusical instrument manufacturing
Founded1987 in Italy
ProductsMusical instruments
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Generalmusic was established in 1987 as an Italian musical instrument manufacturing company focusing on digital and acoustic pianos, synthesizers and music workstations. The company had been producing three lines; musical instrument series called GEM, various studio equipment series called LEM and amplifier products called ELKA.

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GEM has always been synonymous for technological innovation in the field of electronic pianos and keyboards. Ever since the enormous success of the WS model, GEM has been inspiring both the. Melodies in music notation have become an integral part of the data controlled within the keyboard itself.

First production[edit]

Generalmusic's first arranger workstation models were their WS series, released in 1990. Featuring a 5-track sequencer, 32 built-in arranger styles, and 32 user-programmable styles, they predated the General MIDI standard. This limited easy interoperability with other devices. The WX series (released in 1993) did implement General MIDI, offered a large blue LCD display, a user-friendly interface and some vintage synth sound presets like Oberheim, ARP 2600, Prophet or Elka Synthex. Although designed as arranger workstations, WX series had some professional synthesizer capabilities like filter and cutoff (resonance) editing with an integrated powerful 16-track sequencer. The company also offered more sophisticated versions of the WX series as S series synthesizers. The S2 was similar to a Kurzweil K2000 for its functionalities such as optional sampling, and layout and patch manipulation.

RealPiano Expander and RP-X[edit]

From the 1990s to 2000, Generalmusic made a physically modeled, digital half-rack piano module called the RealPiano Expander.[1] It featured realistic, physically modelled grand pianos with continuous damper pedal functionality.[2] The RealPiano Expander has a delicate LCD readout that is prone to failure. This is due to the internal placement of the LCD ribbon wire in proximity to the top front edge of the plastic front bezel. To prevent damage to the LCD ribbon wire, users should not place heavy objects on top of the module. Users have replaced the LCD ribbon wire themselves.[3][4] A damaged LCD ribbon wire does not affect sound quality or other functions at all. The device also has a few bugs related to key velocity that were never corrected in the upgradable EPROM firmware.

The RealPiano Expander was succeeded by the GEM RP-X half-rack module in 2006. The RP-X featured the DRAKE (DSPRISC Advanced Keyboard Engine) which simulates a Fazioli F308 and Steinway & Sons grand piano among other instruments.[5]

Further developments[edit]

Next-generation Generalmusic arranger keyboards were the WK series. Again, they offered a more sophisticated SK series as a synth-arranger alternative and Equinox as a standalone Kurzweil K2500 clone.

Product 1990–2006[edit]

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Portable Style Keyboards: CD10 / cd754 /CD30/ WK1 / WK2 / WK3 / WK4 / WK6 / WK8 / gk300 / gk320 / gk360 / gk380 / wk1000 /wk10R / wk2000 OR / ws1 /ws2 / WX2

Professional Keyboards & Sound Modules: SX2 / SX3 / S2 / S2R[6] / S3 (design Marcello Gennari) / Equinox 61, 76, 88PRO / SK760 / SK880 / Realpiano PRO1 e PRO2 / pRP700 / Promega 2 / Promega 3 / Genesys Pro S (OR) / Genesys S / Genesys XP / RP-X Piano Expander / GM-X Multi-Sound Expander / ws3

DRAKE Powered Home Digital Pianos: RP700 / RP800 / GRP800 / RP910 / RP710 / RP810

Ensemble Piano: PS 1600 / Genesys Ensemble / ws4

Ensemble Piano: PS 1300

Ensemble Grand Piano: GPS 1600 / Genesys Ensemble Grand

Recent Situation[edit]


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The last generation of Generalmusic synthesizers is the Genesys series, offering onboard sampling from an integrated CD-ROM, audio sequencer tracks, and flash ROM. In addition to Genesys, the company offered an entry-level version named GK series and a simplified WK version named WK-1000/2000.

Generalmusic also produced digital pianos, the Promega series, which attracted more interest than their synthesizer products.

In February 2009 Generalmusic dismissed all employees and immediately filed for bankruptcy, which was declared in 2011.[7]

In December 2014 the Finnish group Soundion Oy Ltd (new owner of GEM, LEM and Elka) announced that, in 2015, Generalmusic will bring to market a product lineup composed of re-issued as well as brand new technology models. The new production is planned to be set up in Finland.

As of July 2015, there were plans to launch a reissue of the classic Elka Synthex synthesizer, and a crowdfounding campaign was set on Indiegogo. Unfortunately it failed to reach the expected funding and the Synthex project seems to have been cancelled.[8][9][10]



  1. ^Fogwall, Niclas. 'RealPiano Expander'. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. ^Heinous, Harvey. 'RealPiano Expander, Chopin Concerto No. 1, second movement'. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  3. ^'How to replace RealPiano Expander LCD ribbon wire (french)'. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  4. ^'Replace RealPiano Expander LCD'. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  5. ^'GEM RP-X SOUNDS DEMO'. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  6. ^'GEM S2R'. Sound On Sound. March 1994. Archived from the original on 6 June 2015.
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