How the Clarinet is Made
How is a clarinet designed?
Design by computer simulation
Yamaha began full-scale development of wind instruments in 1963. It has fully preserved its traditional technology, intended to produce top-quality products, and established the Yamaha brand as one of the best in the world. Having begun acoustic research in around 1967, Yamaha quickly adopted a tubular shape based on the results obtained, and revolutionized the wind instrument sound with a precise design created using computer simulation.
A fusion of craftsmanship and new technology enabled the mass production of musical instruments of a consistent pitch-that is, the creation of products of uniformly high quality.
Computer simulation was fully utilized to create precise body designs. In these designs close attention is also paid to the product materials and processing methods, in order to produce consistent pitch and beautiful timbres.