US: It has been revealed that Yamaha Corporation is to receive the 2007 Technical Grammy Award at the 49th annual event next month. The honour, says the manufacturer, recognises its "long tradition of highly successful recording products".
The award - which will be presented at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 11 - is voted for by The Recording Academy's Board of Trustees and its Producers & Engineers Wing. It is presented to companies and/or individuals who are deemed to have made contributions of "outstanding technical significance" in the recording world.
Yamaha Commercial Audio's marketing manager, Karl Christmas, is delighted by the honour and tells PSN-e: "Having worked for Yamaha all this time, I'm lucky enough to know most of the product managers and engineers who have developed these products over the years. They work extremely hard and are all genuinely dedicated to moving music technology forward; always looking for that extra something that'll improve a recording engineer's sound and workflow. It's good to see an organisation such as the Recording Academy making the effort to recognise the more technical aspects of the recording industry, and I know their award will make a lot of deserving people very proud."
Shuji Ito, president and representative director of Yamaha Corporation, commented: "We are honoured to be recognised by the 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."
Pivotal products of the manufacturer's long history have included the NS-10M studio reference monitors, REV series digital reverbs and the DM2000 digital mixing console (pictured here).