Yep, itâ€™ s true â€“ Yamaha have won the 2007 Technical Grammy in recognition of their long tradition of recording products, including the ubiquitous but now discontinued NS10M studio monitors. Hereâ€™s the text of their press release in fullâ€¦
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 Academyâ€™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 yearâ€™s Technical GRAMMY Award presentation to Yamaha Corporation recognizes the companyâ€™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.
â€œYamaha 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,â€� states Shuji Ito, President and Representative Director, Yamaha Corporation. â€œWe 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.â€�
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 professionalsâ€™ demands for production tools that supplied superior sound quality, greater power and unrivaled versatility. Yamahaâ€™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.
â€œWe 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,â€� states Larry Italia, vice president/general manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. â€œReceiving a Technical GRAMMY reinforces that we are on the right track and we will continue to develop even more superior recording solutions.â€�