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Yamaha Announces Distribution Agreement With Arturia

Yamaha Corporation of America reached an agreement with leading virtual software synthesizer manufacturer Arturia to assume distribution and marketing of Arturia products in the United States, effective July 1, 2005.

Based in Grenoble, France, Arturia is known for developing some of the industry’s most realistic-sounding virtual re-creations of vintage analog and classic synthesizers, including the Yamaha CS80 and ARP 2600. The company’s Moog Modular V and Minimoog V are the only software synthesizers to be officially endorsed by Dr. Bob Moog.

All products use Arturia’s proprietary TAE modeling engine, which allows accurate re-creation of sounds, tonal characteristics and graphic user interfaces. Arturia software synthesizers are also compatible with VST, AudioUnits, MAS, RTAS, DXi and other plug-in formats.

“Arturia has created a unique niche in the software synth market by offering products with stunningly faithful graphic design and sound quality,” states Tom Sumner, general manager of the Pro Audio and Combo division at Yamaha Corporation of America. “Its product line is a perfect addition and complement to our current array of music production products, including Yamaha hardware and Steinberg software.”

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