Research and Development

A Company with Core Operations Centered on Sound and Music,
Yamaha Develops Its Unique Technologies and
Provides Them to the World


Through its history that spans more than 120 years, Yamaha has constantly interacted with artists and music lovers throughout the world and been committed to providing better products and services. Since the 1970s, Yamaha has been a leader in the musical instruments and acoustics industry through its development and application of digital technologies, while working on applications for communications technologies in “sound and music.” Unique technologies that combine acoustic and digital elements, as represented by the SILENT™ series of musical instruments, have also contributed to finding musical instruments a new place in modern society. Yamaha has been offering cutting-edge technologies and solutions that are compatible with mobile phones and the Internet since the 1990s.

While covering the vast area of two worlds—that of traditional musical instruments that have evolved over long periods of 100 to 200 years and that of the rapidly changing digital world—Yamaha develops technologies and regards their worldwide provision as the mission that drives its R&D efforts.

Featured Technologies

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)

Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.)

By controlling temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, within a short period of time this revolutionary wood-reforming technology matures wood and causes its tone to change to that of wood used for many years.

Speech Privacy

Speech Privacy

This Yamaha-developed technology camouflages what is being said in a conversation and keeps it private by blending Yamaha-developed sounds with the voices in the conversation.

Sound-Field Control Panel (Articulation Panel)

Sound-Field Control Panel (Articulation Panel)

The mere mounting of sound-field control panels on walls makes voices clearer and endows spaces where musical performances and meetings take place with optimal acoustics.

Yamaha Hall, Part 1

Yamaha Hall, Part 1

Bringing together the essence of Yamaha’s accumulated acoustic technologies, Yamaha Ginza Hall opened in February 2010. Part 1 covers the measures taken to minimize vibration and the soundproofing.

Yamaha Hall, Part 2

Yamaha Hall, Part 2

Part 2 provides details of the design of Yamaha Ginza Hall’s sound field. The rich and clear sound arose from state-of-the-art acoustic simulation technologies.

Acoustic Simulation Technology

Acoustic Simulation Technology

This technology realizes optimal acoustics quickly and cost-effectively by accurately simulating the sound field at the design stage.

Soundscape Productions

Soundscape Productions

Soundscape productions are a new space performance technique that incorporates sound effects. This draws on Yamaha’s proprietary sound beam control and indirect acoustic technologies.

VOCALOID

VOCALOID™

Yamaha-developed singing voice synthesis software. The music and video that use and are created by VOCALOID are a major talking point.

Cloud VST

Cloud VST

By performing advanced audio processing on the server side, this innovative music production technology provides an environment in which music can be created with no special equipment.

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