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YAMAHA CORPORATION TO RECEIVE THE 2007 TECHNICAL GRAMMY AWARD

–Special Merit Award Voted On By the Trustees and Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy–

BUENA PARK, Calif.–The Recording Academy® will present the 2007 Technical GRAMMY® Award to Yamaha Corporation at a special ceremony prior to the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 11, 2007, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and are televised worldwide.
The award, which is part of the Special Merit Awards category ceremony, is voted on by The Recording Academy‘s Board of Trustees and its Producers & Engineers Wing. It is presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance in the recording field.
This year‘s Technical GRAMMY Award presentation to Yamaha Corporation recognizes the company‘s long tradition of highly-successful recording products, including the REV series digital reverbs; the legendary NS-10M studio reference monitors and recently launched HS monitors, as well the Yamaha DMP7, DMC1000, ProMix01, 02R and DM2000 digital mixing consoles.

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“Yamaha has been committed to the music products industry for 120 years and the professional audio market for nearly 40 years, and remains dedicated to superior sound quality, acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer-oriented services,” states Shuji Ito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yamaha Corporation. “We are honored to be recognized by The Recording Academy for technical innovation and achievement in the field of recording, and we will continue to make improvements to satisfy the needs and desires of engineers and producers worldwide.”
From its early years in analog recording, Yamaha forever changed the way in which music is recorded.
The company led the fast-paced movement from single-dimensional analog mixing to the multi-dimensional world of digital recording technology, recognizing audio professionals‘ demands for production tools that supplied superior sound quality, greater power and unrivaled versatility. Yamaha‘s groundbreaking recording products, from the NS-10M studio reference monitors and 02R digital mixing console, to current products such as the SPX2000 signal processor and the DM2000 digital mixing console, have given industry professionals the most effective methods to achieve their project goals, and have helped them earn numerous GRAMMY Awards along the way.
“We appreciate the long relationship we have had with so many very talented engineers and producers and take great pride in supplying them with the best possible recording equipment in order to meet their needs,” states Larry Italia, vice president/general manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “Receiving a Technical GRAMMY reinforces that we are on the right track and we will continue to develop even more superior recording solutions.”
For more information, contact Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc., 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620, telephone 714-522-9011, e-mail infostation@yamaha.com or visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha:
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, wireless content, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets. Yamaha Corporation of America also owns Yamaha Exporting, Inc., a subsidiary engaged in exporting many products and materials to overseas markets including Japan.

About the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences:
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What‘s The Download® (WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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