Yamaha To Receive 2007 Technical Grammy Award

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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.

The award is part of the Special Merit Awards category ceremony, and is voted on by the Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees and its Producers & Engineers Wing. It is presented to individuals and/or companies that have made contributions of outstanding technical significance in the recording field.

This year’s Technical Grammy Award recognizes the company’s long tradition of highly successful recording products, including its REV Series digital reverbs, the NS-10M studio reference monitors (pictured), the recently launched HS monitors and the Yamaha DMP7, DMC1000, ProMix01, 02R and DM2000 digital mixing consoles.

“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, Yamaha Corporation's president and chief executive officer. “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.”

“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,” says Larry Italia, vice president/general manager of 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, visit www.yamaha.com/ca and www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Technical_Awards.