The recording studio is designed for engineers to bring in any audio I/O, mixing and processing equipment they choose. In addition a large session studio is also provided, with lighting and cameras.
The recording studio, session studio and experiment rooms are all linked with both analog and Dante digital audio networks. The Dante network allows for running remote session in multiple rooms, making it possible to simultaneously record studio sessions in different monitoring environments.
The offices of the new Innovation Center are designed in an equally collaborative way, with open plan spaces, free movement (rather than fixed desks), meeting rooms and a restaurant, where guests can spend lunchtime with Yamaha staff. It is all designed to encourage ingenuity and invention, accelerating efficient and flexible development of ideas and products for an increasingly diverse market.
If any inspiration from the past is needed, the new building also features Yamaha’s Innovation Road, a corporate museum which showcases over 130 years of development challenges and engineering passion. Featuring over 230 products, it includes an organ from 1887, the year Yamaha was founded.
“The Yamaha Innovation Center addresses three vital aims for our future product development,” says Mr. Fumiteru Takeda, Senior General Manager at Audio Products Development Division at the Yamaha Corporation. “The first is that, by giving our engineers the benefit of the best technical facilities, we aim to achieve even better accuracy with audio measuring, analyzing and testing for all of our audio products.”
“The second aim is that, by encouraging better communication, sharing knowledge and experience more widely and efficiently between engineers, we will push our products to the next levels of audio quality, DSP technology, audio networking and ease of use.”
“Thirdly, the new facility delivers a very cool, dynamic and enjoyable working environment, designed to inspire the best ideas from the creative minds of our staff. These innovations will all benefit our customers by making the next generations of Yamaha products the most powerful, flexible and user-friendly available.”―BCS Bureau