From the building of Torakuso Yamaha's first reed organ in 1887 to the release of their latest products at the NAMM show, Yamaha has been committed to creating kando (a Japanese word meaning "a creative state of mind") for musicians around the world. One of the oldest extant manufacturers of musical instruments, they have frequently been at the forefront of developing new technologies and of encouraging people of all ages to make music for personal expression and satisfaction.
Starting with organs and pianos in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Yamaha has expanded to design and manufacture virtually every different type of music instrument as well as pro audio gear for both live and studio use. Over the years, in addition to developing new products, they have strategically acquired existing brands, like Bosendorfer pianos and Steinberg Media Technologies (developers of Cubase) to broaden and strengthen the resources they make available to musicians.
Frequently pioneering new technology, Yamaha has been responsible for their share of firsts. Their DX-7 synthesizer introduced FM synthesis to the masses and became one of the most-heard keyboards in recorded history. A pioneer in affordable digital mixing boards for both live and studio use, a Yamaha was frequently the first mixer in many studios as the digital recording revolution picked up speed in the 1990s.
125 years after their founding, Yamaha is still going strong, with a constant stream of technically-advanced, user-friendly products to help you all achieve kando.