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Built for people – by people

The human interface is vital not only for product design and development, but also for Yamaha’s manufacturing process. Gez Kahan takes a tour of the Toyooka factory.

Design for loving

Product development goes beyond getting the circuits and components right. The user interface is critical. Gez Kahan examines the design process behind Yamaha’s M7CL.

Recipe for success

Yamaha’s ISO:9001-compliant product design process leaves nothing to chance, with set procedures every step of the way. But, as Gez Kahan discovers, there’s also plenty of scope for innovation and flair.

The Show Must Go On

The three most important attributes of any professional audio product? Reliability, reliability and reliability. Toshihiro Inoue tells Gez Kahan about Yamaha’s Quality Management System.

Signal Path

Gez Kahan traces Yamaha’s Commercial Audio Division’s journey from internal solution to market leader.

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