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October 07, 2019 03:06 PM

Yamaha and Roland instruments Registered As Technological Heritage

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo selected Yamaha D-1 Electone electronic organ (1959), DX-7 digital synthesizer (1983), YM3526 and YMU757 FM sound generator LSIs (1984), and Roland TR-808 rhythm machine (1980) for Japan’s Leading Historical Technologies (technological heritage).

National Museum of Nature and Science has recognized products made in Japan as a legendary technological achievement, which impacted people’s life, economy, society and culture, and to be remembered by future generations every year since 2008. It’s the first time that musical instruments and related technologies were selected for the heritage. (photos clockwise from top to bottom, Yamaha D-1 Electone, Yamaha DX-7 digital synthesizer, Roland TR-808 rhythm machine, and Yamaha YM3526 and YMU757  FM sound generator LSIs.)

The registration ceremony took place on September 10 at the Japan Pavilion of the Museum.

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