Throughout our many years of involvement in the production of musical instruments, we have fine-tuned our craftsmanship capabilities to create even better musical instruments. At the same time, we have amassed industry-leading technologies by scientifically researching each step of the production and making use of cutting-edge technologies. We maintain both these strengths at a high level and take steps to intricately meld them, and this represents the most important aspect of our manufacturing.
The greatest strength in our production structure is that our products are finished using the eyes and hands of actual people. This technique is what we refer to as craftsmanship. Since our establishment, we have continued to fine-tune our craftsmanship. In addition, if we can form linkages between this craftsmanship with our technologies for the scientific evaluation of assessing human sensitivities, we believe we can achieve further differentiation going forward.
Yamaha is working to scientifically research and clarify the characteristics of objects and human sensitivity toward sound and music. By applying these evaluation technologies to product development, we are aiming to create new customer value.
Technology that Crosses Over Sound and People
— to express minute movements —
Through the fusion of craftsmanship cultivated through musical instrument manufacturing and leading-edge technologies, we are working to realize advanced levels of functionality, such as high speed, high precision, and high reliability.
— to accurately track motion —
Sensing technologies are utilized to accurately sense interface movements, such as keyboard actions, to facilitate varying tone color and performance. These technologies have been enhanced and are now implemented in products, centered on musical instruments.
— to bring out the best qualities in raw materials —
Design factors, such as materials, forms, and structures, have a major influence on sound. In addition to research into wood, metal, and other materials and the development of processing technologies, we have also significantly advanced measurement technologies and simulation technologies for the analysis of the influence of design factor differences and the movement of each part.
Sound Generator Technologies
— enabling diverse expression —
Since the launch of the D-1, the first Electone™ electronic organ in 1959, we have facilitated rich performance expression through the introduction of products with advanced sound sources, such as the SY-1 synthesizer in 1974; the DX7 digital synthesizer, which took the world by storm, in 1983; the VL-1 virtual acoustic synthesizer in 1993; the MOTIF™ in 2001; and the MONTAGE™ in 2016.
Signal Processing Technologies
— to accurately track motion —
Signal processing technologies play the most important role in enabling Yamaha to differentiate itself from other companies. Through the use of advanced digital signal processing technologies, we have achieved convenience only possible in the digital era, including high-quality performance expression and sound reproducibility.
— with high quality, easy to operate —
Since we entered the router market in 1995, for over a period of more than 20 years, we have accumulated and strengthened network technologies. In addition to network devices, our advanced network technologies are also included in other products, such as musical instruments, AV products, and PA equipment. Accordingly, we are developing products with high added value that cannot be imitated by other companies.